Athlete. Class of 1996
Nicole Kubik epitomized the word winner. She led Cambridge to four state tournament finals, three state championships and an 81-game winning streak, averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5.9 steals per game. An outstanding 3-point shooter, she finished with 2,179 points and averaged 28.3 points per game her senior year. At the University of Nebraska, she earned All-Big 12 and second-team All-American honors as a senior and was drafted in the first round of the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She ranked in the top 10 in steals in NCAA history and fourth in career scoring for the Cornhuskers. Basketball wasn’t her only sport. In high school she was a four-year starter in volleyball, playing on two conference championship teams and earning all-state honors as a senior. In track, she qualified for state three times, winning silver medals in the long jump and 100-meter high hurdles. She also placed in the 300-meter low hurdles and ran on the 1,600-meter relay that set the school record.