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#49 Niki Schultheis

Class Fr.
Hometown Hamburg, Germany
High School Carl-von-Ossietzky Gymnasium Hamburg

Hawk Item… Competed in 76 career games, with 69 career starts… named Academic All-Big Ten as a sophomore, junior, and senior… four-time NFHCA National Academic Squad member… earned Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Award three times (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14).

2013 as a Senior…Started all 21 games for the Hawkeyes… recorded 13 points, including three goals… registered six shots on goal… named to NFHCA National Academic Squad… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2012 as a Junior… Named Academic All-Big Ten… started all 21 games… tallied 12 points (1 goal, 10 assists)… scored only goal of season Sept. 7 at Stanford… the 10 assists were second-highest total on the team, and ranked 10th in the Big Ten… named to NFHCA National Academic Squad… named to UI Dean’s List… letterwinner… named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2011 as a Sophomore… Named Academic All-Big Ten… started all 20 games… tied for fifth on the team with 14 points… ranked tied for fifth on team with five goals… tied for third on the team with four assists… had one game-winning goal (Sept. 4 against Umass)… tallied season-highs with three points in wins over Northwestern (Oct. 22) and UMass (Sept. 4)… notched first career goal and points in season-opening win over No. 11 Wake Forest (Aug. 27)… recorded first career assist in win over UMass (Sept. 4)… named to NFHCA National Academic Squad… earned Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Award.

2010 as a Freshman… Saw action in 14 contests, including seven starts… one of seven true freshmen to see action… named to NFHCA National Academic Squad.

High School… Member of club team that won 2009 outdoor and 2010 indoor Federal State of Hamburg Championships… club team finished second at both indoor and outdoor Championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (outdoor), 2007 and 2008… member of club team that finished third at 2006 and 2009 indoor Federal State of Hamburg Championships… member of club team that also enjoyed success at German Championship, advancing to round of 16 in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008… team won the outdoor championship in 2009… member of school team that won both indoor and outdoor Federal State of Hamburg Championships from 2006-2010.

Personal… Born July 16, 1992… daughter of Andreas and Kirsten Schultheis… finance major.