Lindsey Walljasper is proud to be Cornhusker.
The Sierra High softball standout signed Wednesday to play for the University of Nebraska.
The daughter of Troy and Kelli Walljasper — her sister Allie, who was also a standout athlete at Sierra, was an All-American pitcher for LSU — is one of six highly-touted recruits who just inked National Letters of Intent to join the Nebraska softball team next fall under coach Rhonda Revelle.
“I liked everything about Nebraska — the atmosphere, the (Lincoln) campus, the coaches, the (Big Ten Conference) football team,” she said at her heavily-attended signing event in the SHS library.
“This is a special day,” said Vice Principal/Athletic Director Andrew Lee.
Walljasper was thankful for sister, Allie, who was also there, for helping her on the recruiting trail.
“I went on a lot of (the various college campuses) during Allie’s recruiting visits,” said Lindsey Walljasper, who is four years her junior.
She’ll soon begin her fourth year with the Timberwolves softball program, playing at the varsity level under coach Vic DeAnda since her freshman year.
Lindsey Walljasper has a career ERA of 0.99, which includes a 0.58 as a sophomore and 0.23 as a junior.
All told, she’s pitched 232.1 innings with 394 strikeouts, compiling 28 wins and an opponent batting average of .129 during those past three years.
Walljasper was also an offensive threat, batting .467 as a sophomore and .407 a year ago while her team to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title.
She’s looking forward to pitching and hitting for the Cornhuskers, who also welcomed infielder Carson Fisher (Denton, Neb.), outfielder Peyton Glatter (Omaha), catcher/outfielder Anni Raley (Clovis), pitcher Karlee Seevers (York, Neb.) and pitcher / infielder Courtney Wallace (Omaha).
In the classroom, Walljasper maintained a 3.56 GPA. She’s currently undecided on her major.