Honors and Awards
Winning the NCAA title was not enough for Mickelson, as she won the X-Bowling Intercollegiate Singles Championship (ran by the USBC) a week after the NCAA championship match at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln.
Mickelson’s run to an individual national title included a perfect game in the second round, and a perfect game into the 10th frame in her championship match victory. She finished with a 289-223 win over Wichita State's Tannya Rournimper.
In five tournaments during the 2012-13 season, Mickelson rattled off five 200 and above game averages. The most important being her 224.8 game average at the NCAA Championships, including 95 pocket hits with only 15 open frames.
She also excelled at the Central Missouri Women’s Collegiate Invitational, posting a 218.2 average with 103 pocket hits and only 13 open frames. Mickelson’s efforts helped the Huskers sweep the field at the tournament.
A tremendously hard worker in the classroom, Mickelson captured academic All-Big Ten honors and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. She also earned spots on Nebraska’s Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
During her junior season, Mickelson was the only Husker to bowl a game average over 220 multiple times. She was at her best at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. when she bowled a game average of 223 with 97 pocket hits, helping the Huskers win the tournament.
Mickelson finished her season strong at the NCAA Championships, posting the second highest game average on the team with 201.4, while also recording 82 pocket hits.
At seasons end, Mickelson earned NCAA First Team All-American and Third Team NCAA All-Tournament honors.
At seasons end, Mickelson earnd a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament Third Team
Mickelson earned spots on both the Big 12 Academic At-Large team and the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.