The Husker women’s basketball team got some horrible, terrible, no good, very bad news today. Senior team captain and All-Big Ten selection Sam Haiby will miss the 2022-23 season due to a leg injury.
Haiby has been known for her ability to make plays in clutch situations. When the shot clock is winding down, she is the one who should have the ball. Haiby is also a clear leader on the floor and off. She chose to come back for her bonus COVID year, so I’m sure this injury has disappointed her more than us fans.
Get well soon Sam!
From the athletic department:
Nebraska guard Sam Haiby will miss the 2022-23 women’s basketball season with a leg injury, Head Coach Amy Williams announced on Friday, Sept. 23.
A two-time All-Big Ten selection on and off the court, Haiby is the only Husker women’s basketball player in history to achieve the combined career milestones of 1,000 points (1,381), 500 rebounds (532) and 400 assists (414). She currently ranks No. 8 at Nebraska in career assists and No. 15 in career points.
“We are obviously disappointed that Sammi will not be on the court with us this season,” Williams said, “but she remains a critical member of our team. We will continue to lean on her for leadership and guidance.”
A four-time letter winner and two-time team captain who has played 117 games over the past four seasons, Haiby was a second-team All-Big Ten choice as a junior in 2020-21 when she averaged 16.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Last season, playing alongside fellow All-Big Ten honorees Jaz Shelley, Alexis Markowski and Isabelle Bourne, Haiby helped the Huskers to the NCAA Tournament by averaging 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists on her way to honorable-mention all-conference accolades.
A graduate student at Nebraska in 2022-23, Haiby earned her bachelor’s degree as a nutrition and health sciences major in May of 2022.