Lexi Sun interested to see how NIL proposal effects Husker athletics

Lexi Sun didn't know what to think when she first saw the projected annual earnings list released by Opendorse a couple weeks ago. The report had Sun earning close to $40,000 annually under the NCAA's latest name, image and likeness proposal. 

LINCOLN – Lexi Sun didn’t know what to think when she first saw the projected annual earnings list released by Opendorse a couple weeks ago. The report had Sun earning close to $40,000 annually under the NCAA’s latest name, image and likeness proposal.

“I’m really interested to see how it all works out,” Sun said.

Sun, a senior outside hittrer, won’t be around to take advantage of those benefits if the proposal is indeed passed. However, she knows it’s a great opportunity for her fellow teammates.

“For me personally, I feel like we as athletes get so much just to begin with,” Sun said. “Like attention wise, all the facilities and things like that. I feel like we’re really, really, really blessed. So it’s hard to think about if we got even more things. I’m interested to see how it will all work out.”

Sun is just one of the many Husker student-athletes who are projected to make more than $10,000 annually in Opendorse’s report. Adrian Martinez, the Huskers’ starting quarterback, is projected to make close to $150,000 under the new NIL guidelines if passed.

Opendorse and Nebraska athletics partnered earlier this year to help Husker student-athletes develop their own personal brands through their social media platforms. Sun said the Nebraska volleyball team has only had one or two conversations with the company so far.

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