Nebraska. Volleyball. Three National Championships 35 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 120 Consecutive Coliseum Sellouts. 1,060 All-Time Wins

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1 2009 Nebraska Volleyball 1,060 All-Time Wins 1,060 All-Time Wins 30 Conference Champions 11 NCAA Semifinals 4 NCAA Today s Top VIII Winners 65 AVCA All-America Awards 11 NCAA Semifinals Three National Championships 120 Consecutive Sellouts 65 AVCA All-America Awards 35 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Three National Championships 35 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 120 Consecutive Coliseum Sellouts

2 Volleyball Locker Room Myers Performance Center Volleyball Players Lounge Indoor Sand Court

3 Table of Contents 2009 INTRODUCTION Introduction Athletic Department Phone Directory...2 Media Information/Outlets Big 12 Conference Schedule/Roster/Pronunciation Guide Nebraska Coliseum Travel Info/Cornhusker Mascot...13 Season Outlook/Notes The 2009 Huskers Kori Cooper Sydney Anderson Kayla Banwarth Lindsey Licht Tara Mueller Brooke Delano/Brigette Root Jordan Wilberger/Jessica Yanz Kaitlynn James/Allison McNeal...32 Paige Hubl/Gina Mancuso...33 Megan Pendergast/Hayley Thramer...34 Hannah Werth...35 Radio/TV Roster...36 Coaching Staff/Administration Head Coach John Cook Assistant Coach Lizzy Stemke...42 Assistant Coach Erik Sullivan...43 Volunteer Assistant Coach Dan Meske...44 Director of Operations Lindsay Peterson...44 Volleyball Support Staff...45 Guide Credits The 2009 Nebraska Volleyball Media and Recruiting Guide was written and designed by Associate Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight with assistance from Media Relations student assistants Jessica Schwager and Nate Rohr. Editing assistance from Nebraska Media Relations Director Keith Mann, Director of Media Relations Operations Jeff Griesch, Administrative Assistant Vicki Cartwright and the NU Volleyball coaching staff. Cover design by Athletic Department Design Specialist Annie Wood. The guide was produced on Adobe InDesign CS4 and was printed at the University of Nebraska Printing Services. Special thanks to Mike Babcock for historical content. Photo Credits: Media Relations photographer Scott Bruhn, Volleyball Magazine, Alan Jackson of Jackson Studios, USA Volleyball, FIVB, UNL Photography Services, Jill Peitzmeier of the Lincoln Journal Star, Matt Miller, Jeff Bundy and Laura Inns of the Omaha World-Herald, Melissa Corwell and the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cost for the 2009 Nebraska Volleyball Media and Recruiting Guide is $10, tax included. University Administration/Regents Athletic Director Tom Osborne...48 Athletic Department Administration Compliance Information Season in Review Season Recap and Honors Results and Statistics Big 12/NCAA Stats Box Scores Senior Bios Opponents Non-Conference Opponents Big 12 Schools Big 12 Composite Schedule...87 All-Time Series Results/Records Records Single Match Team/Individual/NU Coliseum Season Records/Freshman Records Yearly Category Leaders Career Record/Miscellaneous Records Postseason Records Big 12 Records/Stat Champions Team Season Totals History A Look at Nebraska s History NCAA Tournament History Facility Use Restrictions The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an interest in protecting its facilities, property and reputation associated with its intercollegiate sports. Therefore, no person shall be permitted to access, use or photograph the arenas, facilities and other University of Nebraska intercollegiate athletic venues without first securing the permission of the Athletic Director or his/her designee. The only exception is an individual who upon admission to a facility records an image (e.g. photograph, videotape) for his/ her non-commercial personal use. In no case shall any person be permitted to use these venues for the purposes of promoting the sale or manufacture of alcohol or tobacco or the promotion of any venture associated directly or indirectly with legal or illegal gaming or gambling. National Championship Teams Final Four Teams All-Americans All-Time Honors and Awards AVCA Final Season Polls All-Time Year-by-Year Results All-Time Letterwinners/Jersey Numbers Coaching History The Match Club This is Nebraska Winning Tradition National Championships Match Day at Nebraska NU Coliseum/Volleyball Facilities Setter Tradition Middle Blockers Dominance Outside Hitters All-Around Excellence Husker Coaches/Retired Jerseys Athletic Medicine/Nutrition Husker Power Academic Success Academic Support Life Skills Nebraska All-Sports Facilities National Powers/Big 12 Leaders University of Nebraska City of Lincoln/State of Nebraska Huskers in the Pros Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action; Building and maintaining TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter; Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK; Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, coworkers, fans and the University of Nebraska. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran s status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

4 2009 INTRODUCTION University of Nebraska ADMINISTRATION University Administration...Area Code (402) Chancellor: Harvey Perlman, J.D President: James B. Milliken, J.D Institutional Representative: Josephine Potuto, J.D Athletic Administration Athletic Director: Tom Osborne Executive Associate A.D.: Marc Boehm Senior Associate A.D./Academics, Compliance and Planning: Dennis Leblanc Associate A.D./Community Relations: Chris Anderson Associate A.D./Administration: Bob Burton Associate A.D./Facilities and Events Butch Hug Associate A.D./Capital Planning and Construction: John Ingram Associate A.D./Chief Financial Officer: Nancy Kenny Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator: Pat Logsdon Associate A.D./Development: Paul Meyers Associate A.D./Life Skills: Keith Zimmer Assistant A.D./Ticketing: Holly Adam Assistant A.D./Athletic Medicine: Lonnie Albers Assistant A.D./Compliance: Gary Bargen Assistant A.D./Football Operations: Jeff Jamrog Assistant A.D./HuskerVision: Shot Kleen Assistant A.D./Media Relations: Keith Mann Assistant A.D./Marketing, Licensing and Concessions: Michael Stephens Assistant A.D./Compliance and Planning: Josh White Volleyball Staff Head Coach: John Cook Assistant Coach: Erik Sullivan Assistant Coach: Lizzy Stemke Volunteer Assistant Coach: Dan Meske Director of Volleyball Operations: Lindsey Peterson Volleyball Office Secretary: Karin Alexander Athletic Performance Staff Director of Strength and Conditioning: Mike Arthur Head Football Strength Coach: James Dobson Head Basketball Strength Coach: Rusty Ruffcorn Volleyball Strength Coach: Laura Buttermore Assistant Strength Coaches: Tyler Clarke, Chad Wade, Brian Kmitta, Brandon Rigoni Athletic Medicine Staff Chief of Staff/Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr. Pat Clare Head Trainer/Associate Director of Athletic Medicine: Jerry Weber Head Football Trainer: Mark Mayer Volleyball Trainer: Jolene Emricson Assistant Athletic Trainers: Brad Brown, Tom Dufresne, Lisa Loewenstein, Patrick Spieldenner Orthopaedists: Dr. Scott Strasburger, Dr. David Clare Sports Nutritionists: Josh Hingst, Lindsey Remmers Academic Performance Staff Associate Directors of Academic Programs: Katie Jewell, Kim Schellpeper Academic Counselors: Alvin Banks, William Sheppard, Mike Nieman, Sheri Hastings HuskerVision HuskerVision Creative Director: Kirk Hartman Chief Engineer: Scott Guthrie Production Coordinator: Kelly Mosier Video Production Specialists: Mike Hodges, Brad Colee, Chris Pankonin, Amanda Pohlmann Event Management Event Management Specialists: Derek Bombeck, Katie Butzke, Ervin Williams Media Relations Media Relations Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch Associate Directors: Shamus McKnight, Jerry Trickie Assistant Director: Matt Smith Design Specialist: Annie Wood Photographer: Scott Bruhn Administrative Assistant: Vicki Cartwright Nebraska Volleyball Quick Facts University Information Location... Lincoln, Neb. Population ,264 Founded Enrollment... 23,573 Chancellor... Harvey Perlman, J.D. Nickname... Cornhuskers/Huskers Colors... Scarlet and Cream Conference... Big 12 History First Year of Volleyball Overall All-Time Record...1, Conference All-Time Record NCAA Tournament Years straight NCAA Tournament Record NCAA Semifinal Appearances ( ) National Championships...Three (1995, 2000, 2006) Facility (Capacity)... Nebraska Coliseum (4,030) 2009 Team Information Head Coach...John Cook (San Diego, 1979) Nebraska Record/Years /9 Career Record/Years /16 Asst. Coach... Lizzy Stemke (Wisconsin, 2004) Asst. Coach... Erik Sullivan (UCLA, 1995) Volleyball Office Phone...(402) Volleyball Office Fax...(402) Overall Record Big 12 Record (Finish) (T-First) 2008 NCAA Tournament Final AVCA Ranking...3rd All-Americans Returning/Lost...2/1 Starters Returning/Lost...4+Libero/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost...8/3 Media Relations Contact Information VB Media Relations Director... Shamus McKnight Office Phone...(402) Cell Phone...(402) Home Phone...(402) Fax Number...(402) Website...Huskers.com Mailing Address...One Memorial Stadium P.O.Box Lincoln, NE Press Row Phone...(402) Best time to reach Coach Cook...Contact MRD University of Nebraska Board of Regents President James B. Milliken, J.D...Lincoln Timothy Clare...Lincoln Randolph Ferlic, M.D...Omaha Chuck Hassebrook... Lyons Howard Hawks...Omaha Jim McClurg, Ph.D...Lincoln Bob Phares...North Platte Kent Schroeder, J.D... Kearney Bob Whitehouse...Omaha Cade Craig...Nebraska-Kearney Brad Bohn...Nebraska-Medical Center Neal Bonacci... Nebraska-Omaha Megan Collins...Nebraska-Lincoln NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

5 Media Information/Policies The 2009 Nebraska Volleyball Media Guide is designed to assist the media in its coverage of Husker volleyball. Additional information, including releases, photographs and videotapes may be obtained by contacting the Nebraska Media Relations Office at (402) Media Credentials All requests for press, broadcast, photo and parking credentials for Nebraska volleyball home matches should be directed to Shamus McKnight, Nebraska Volleyball Media Relations Director, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box , Lincoln, NE Requests must be made in writing on appropriate letterhead at least one week before the match. Requests via fax and are acceptable (see fax information below). As a general rule, working space is allocated on the following basis: (1) daily newspaper and wire-service writers covering for next-day publication; (2) radio and television personnel for broadcast origination; (3) sports editors of Nebraska daily newspapers; (4) official school student daily newspaper, one seat only; (5) approved special coverage; (6) press and TV working photographers. Media Will Call Media passes that are not mailed may be picked up with identification at the media entrance at the southwest corner of the Nebraska Coliseum (adjacent to the Ed Weir Track). The media entrance opens 90 minutes before first serve. Media Parking Media outlets will be issued parking credentials for the horseshoe-shaped parking lot south of the Nebraska Coliseum. To request a parking pass please call Assistant Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight at (402) or Administrative Assistant Vicki Cartwright in the Media Relations Office at (402) Nebraska Coliseum Directions From Lincoln s Municipal Airport: Exit the airport on West Adams Street to the first stoplight and turn right onto Cornhusker Highway. Follow Cornhusker Highway to 14th Street and turn right. Follow 14th Street to Salt Creek Roadway and turn right. At the first stoplight at the bottom of the hill, turn left and go ahead approximately two blocks. The NU Coliseum is located a half block west of the 14th and Vine streets intersection. From Omaha s Eppley Airport: Exit the airport to the stoplight. Turn right onto Abbott Drive. Go approximately one mile to Storz Expressway (Abbott Drive turns into Storz Expressway). Proceed approximately three miles to I-480 South. Follow the signs and get onto I-80 West to Lincoln. Follow I-80 for about 60 miles and take the 27th Street Exit. Follow 27th Street south to Vine Street and turn right. Go west on Vine until you reach 14th Street. The NU Coliseum is located a half block west of the 14th and Vine streets intersection. Player Interviews All media requests for interviews with Nebraska volleyball players should be directed to Assistant Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight (office phone: ), preferably 24 hours in advance. The best time for in-season interviews is after practice at the NU Coliseum. Nebraska is tentatively scheduled to practice from 3 to 5:45 p.m. during the season. With advance notice, interviews can be arranged for other hours, depending on student-athlete class schedules. Coach Cook Interviews The best time to reach Coach John Cook for an interview is weekdays after practice. Interviews with Coach Cook should be scheduled through the Media Relations Office by calling (402) During the season, Cook will also have weekly press conferences preceding Coach Bo Pelini's football press conferences on Tuesdays on the sixth floor of the Don Bryant Media Facility at Memorial Stadium. Postgame Interviews The Nebraska volleyball locker room is closed to the media. For home matches, NU s postgame news conference will be held following a brief cooling off period in the press room, located on the southeast corner on the second floor. The visiting team is housed in the visitor s locker room, located in the hallway off the southeast corner of the playing floor. Opposing coaches and players may be brought to the press room. On the road, Cook will be available to the media immediately following his postgame radio show. Husker players will be available to the media at that time Press Row Location Press row for Nebraska volleyball games is located on the upper level of the Coliseum behind the east serving line of the playing floor. Television crews broadcasting live may 2009 INTRODUCTION John Cook talks with ESPNU during the Huskers televised match against Oklahoma from the NU Coliseum. Nebraska played four matches on the ESPN family of networks in shoot from either end on the media platforms, located next to the Courtside Club. Prior to matches, game notes and roster sheets will be available for working media in the Media/ Corporate Sponsorship area, which is one of the racquetball courts adjacent to the playing court. Photo Areas For photographers, courtside areas have been set aside along the end line on the North and South side of the Nebraska Coliseum, next to the Nebraska Courtside Club. Additional still photographer areas are located throughout the NU Coliseum. Contact Assistant Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight at (402) or Athletic Department Photographer Scott Bruhn at (402) for specific locations. Media Services Pregame notes, programs and media guides will be provided before each match. Playby-play sheets and final statistics will be distributed. Starting approximately 60 minutes before first serve, refreshments will be served in the Media/Corporate Sponsorship area, which will be in one of the racquetball courts adjacent to the playing court. Radio/Television Broadcast Space Requests for live radio and television broadcast space and credentials should be made to Shamus McKnight, Nebraska Media Relations, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box , University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, , telephone (402) If statisticians are needed, please contact the Media Relations Office at least one week in advance. Broadcast Rights The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Husker Sports Network own exclusive radio broadcast rights to all of the University of Nebraska volleyball matches. Other than the Husker Sports Network and the University of Nebraska student station (KRNU), the only stations or networks that will be allowed to broadcast Nebraska matches from the NU Coliseum are those that have rights to broadcast games played by the opposing team. All radio stations and networks broadcasting from the NU Coliseum must have permission from the University of Nebraska and are subject to a rights fee. Any representative of a radio station or network that has not purchased such rights shall not air live match action or description of any match while it is in progress. Only stations that have purchased broadcast rights may install telephones on press row, or use telephones on press row for reporting on matches. By accepting media credentials, representatives of stations and networks that have not purchased broadcast rights signify their agreement to the above stipulations. Internet Access High-speed wireless Internet access is available on press row for Nebraska volleyball matches. For more information on how to access the secure network, contact Assistant Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight at (402) NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

6 2009 INTRODUCTION MEDIA INFORMATION Sydney Anderson talks to the media following Nebraska s second-round NCAA Tournament win over UAB at the NU Coliseum. Broadcast Telephone Lines Visiting radio stations are welcome to have their own telephone lines installed on press row and may do so by contacting UNL Telecommunications at (402) However, the Husker Sports Network installs telephone lines for visiting official broadcasts and charges a fee for the use of those lines for non-conference games (Big 12 official stations receive the use of the lines free of charge as part of a cooperative). Stations interested in using the lines should contact Mike Elliott of the Husker Sports Network at (402) Media Relations Office The Media Relations Office is located on the third floor of the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex in the North end of Memorial Stadium. To reach the Media Relations Office, please enter at the main entrance on the North end of Memorial Stadium. Fax and Access The Nebraska Media Relations Office has an automatic facsimile machine that can transmit or receive documents. The phone number for the fax is (402) Match recaps will be ed to media outlets following every match. Contact Assistant Media Relations Director Shamus McKnight at (402) or to add your name to the post-match list. Huskers.com/HuskersNside For the most up-to-the minute coverage of Nebraska women s volleyball on the Internet, visit Huskers.com, the official website of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. In addition to updated results, statistics and game stories, you can find photos, player and coach biographies, schedule and roster information and weekly releases on the Husker volleyball program. Husker fans have the opportunity to gain even greater access to the NU volleyball program through HuskersNside, the premium site of the Nebraska Athletic Department. HuskersNside provides live video streaming of NU athletic events and daily video content to its subscribers not available anywhere else. In 2009, HuskersNside will stream nearly every regular-season volleyball match, both home and away, as well as Coach Cook's weekly press conferences. The Husker Volleyball Show will also be available to subscribers. To join, visit Huskers.com and click on HuskersNside. Because this is quality video streaming, subscribers to the site must have broadband Internet access. Nebraska Volleyball on the Husker Sports Network The Husker Sports Network will continue the strong tradition of broadcasting excellence in 2009, as it brings Husker volleyball to fans across the state. Every volleyball match this season is available to a network of 25 radio stations that reaches every corner of the state. KBBK (107.3 FM) in Lincoln and KTWI (93.3 FM) in Omaha will serve as the flagship stations for volleyball. The Husker Sports Network, in its 15th year of producing and marketing the live broadcasts of University of Nebraska Athletics, extended and expanded its agreement with the University on June 13, Under the agreement, IMG College s Husker Sports Network will manage and market all rights associated with radio programming, coaches TV and radio shows, program sales, sponsorship inventory and publication printing rights. IMG College, which purchased Host Communications and the Husker Sports Network on Nov. 16, 2007, is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing and multi-media opportunities for the nation s top collegiate brands across local, regional and national platforms. In addition to Nebraska, IMG College represents athletic organizations from across the country including such universities as Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA football, leading conferences, some of the most prestigious universities and licensing for nearly 200 institutions. IMG College is a division of IMG, the world s premier sports, entertainment and media company. IMG employs more than 3,000 people in 30 countries. For more information, visit John Baylor enters his 16th year as the voice of the Nebraska volleyball program and brings his high-energy broadcasts throughout the state. He has covered all three of the Huskers national title seasons. He is joined by color analysts Lindsay Peterson and Diane Mendenhall. In addition to broadcasting Husker matches, the Husker Sports Network also produces Sports Nightly, a daily, live call-in show focusing on NU athletics and other area sports. The show runs from 6 to 9 p.m. (central) across the state. During the season, Coach Cook will join Sports Nightly s Lane Grindle for an hour call-in show on Husker volleyball Husker Sports Network Volleyball Affiliates City Affiliate Station Ainsworth KBRB 1400 AM Alliance* KCOW 1400 AM Aurora* KRGY 97.3 FM Beatrice KWBE 1450 AM Broken Bow KBBN 95.3 FM Columbus KJSK 900 AM Fairbury* KUTT 99.5 FM Falls City KTNC 1230 AM Fremont* KHUB 1340 AM Grand Island* KRGI 1430 AM Hastings KHAS 1230 AM Holdrege* KUVR 1380 AM Kearney* KGFW 1340 AM Lexington* KRVN 880 AM Lincoln KBBK FM McCook* KSWN 93.9 FM North Platte* KODY 1240 AM Ogallala KOGA 930 AM Omaha KTWI 93.3 FM Scottsbluff* KNEB 960 AM/94.1 FM Sidney KSID 1340 AM Superior KRFS FM Valentine KVSH 940 AM West Point* KTIC 840 AM *-Affiliates that only carry selected broadcasts Husker Sports Network Offices Lincoln 201 North 8th Street, Suite #400 Lincoln, NE Phone: Fax: Gretna 921 Village Square Gretna, NE Phone: Fax: NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

7 Local Media Directory Newspapers/Wire Services Associated Press 909 N. 96th, Suite 104, Omaha, NE ( ) Fax: Eric Olson ap.org Lincoln Journal Star journalstar.com 926 P Street, Lincoln, NE Fax: Sports Editor Todd Henrichs Columnist Steve Sipple Omaha World-Herald omaha.com 14th & Dodge Streets, Omaha, NE ( ) Fax: Omaha World-Herald Lincoln Bureau 635 S. 14th, Suite 310, Lincoln, NE Sports Editor Thad Livingston Beat Writer Chad Purcell Columnist Tom Shatel Daily Nebraskan dailynebraskan.com 20 Nebraska Union, Lincoln, NE Fax: Sports Editor TBA Beatrice Sun beatricedailysun.com 200 North 7th Street, Beatrice, NE Fax: Sports Editor-Jane White Columbus Telegram columbustelegram.com th Ave., Columbus, NE Fax: Sports Editor Patrick Murphy Fremont Tribune 135 N. Main St., Fremont, NE Fax: Sports Editor Brent Wasenius ftrib.com Grand Island Independent theindependent.com 422 W 1st., P.O. Box 1208, Grand Island, NE Fax: Sports Editor-Terry Douglass Beat Writer Bob Hamar Hastings Tribune hastingstribune.com 908 W. 2nd Street, P.O. Box 788, Hastings, NE Fax: Sports Editor Vince Kuppig Holdrege Daily Citizen 418 Garfield Street, Holdrege, NE Fax: Sports Editors- Bob King and Tunney Price Kearney Hub kearneyhub.com 13 East 22nd Street, Kearney, NE Fax: Sports Editor Buck Mahoney McCook Gazette mccookgazette.com P.O. Box 1268, McCook, NE Fax: Sports Editor John Mesh Nebraska City News-Press ncnewspress.com P.O. Box 757, Nebraska City, NE Fax: Sports Editor Kirt Manion Norfolk Daily News norfolkdailynews.com 525 Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE Fax: Sports Editor Jay Prauner North Platte Telegraph nptelegraph.com 621 N. Chestnut Street, North Platte, NE Fax: Sports Editor Job Vigil Scottsbluff Star-Herald starherald.com Box 1709, Scottsbluff, NE Fax: Sports Editor Jeff Fielder York News-Times yorknewstimes.com P.O. Box 279, York, NE Fax: Sports Editor Ken Kush Television Stations KOLN-TV (CBS, Channels 10-11) kolnkgin.com 40th & W Streets, Lincoln, NE Fax: Sports Director Kevin Sjuts Dan Hedman, Thor Tripp KLKN-TV (ABC, Channel 8) 3240 So. 10th, Lincoln, NE Fax: Sports Director Dave Hunt Ryan Gager klkntv.com WOWT-TV (NBC, Channel 6) wowt.com 3501 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE Fax: Sports Director Dave Webber Merlyn Klaus, Ross Jernstrom, John Chapman KETV (ABC, Channel 7) ketv.com 26th & Douglas, Omaha, NE Fax: Sports Director Jon Schuetz Matt Schick KMTV (CBS, Channel 3) action3news.com Mockingbird, Omaha, NE Fax: Sports Director Travis Justice Matt Siegel KPTM-TV (Fox, Channel 9) 4625 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE Fax: Sports Director J.J. Davis kptm.com NET Sports (PBS, Channel 12) net.unl.edu 1800 No. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE Fax: Executive Producer Joe Turco Producer/Director Jim Carmichael NTV (ABC, Channel 13) nebraska.tv P.O. Box 220, Kearney, NE Fax: Sports Anchor Josh Jelden KHAS-TV (NBC, Channel 5) P.O. Box 578, Hastings, NE Fax: Sports Director Ed Littler KNOP-TV (NBC, Channel 2) P.O. Box 749, North Platte, NE Fax: Sports Director Joe Swift khastv.com knoptv.com KCAU-TV (ABC, Channel 9) kcautv.com 625 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA Fax: Sports Director Tim Seaman Ashley Chase KTIV (NBC, Channel 4) 3135 Floyd Blvd., Sioux City, IA Fax: Sports Director Brad Pautsch 2009 INTRODUCTION Radio Stations/Speciality Publications KLIN (1400 AM)* klin.com 4343 O St., Lincoln, NE Fax: Program Director John Bishop *Lincoln Designate for Husker Sports Network KFAB (1110 AM)* kfab.com 5010 Underwood Ave., Omaha, NE Fax: Program Director Gary Sadlemyer News Director Tom Stanton *Omaha Designate for Husker Sports Network KRVN (880 AM)* krvn.com 1007 Plum Creek Pkwy., Lexington, NE Fax: Program Director Stafford Thompson Sports Director Jayson Jorgensen *Designate for Husker Sports Network KRNU (90.3 FM) 201 Andersen Hall, Lincoln, NE Fax: Station Manager Rick Alloway krnu.unl.edu KLMS (1480 AM) espn1480.com 3800 Cornhusker Hwy., Lincoln, NE Fax: Sports Director Jeff Wilkerson KOZN (1620 AM) 5011 Capitol Suite, #300, Omaha, NE Fax: Program Director Kurt Owens Kevin Kugler KOMJ (590 AM) John Galt Blvd., Omaha, NE Fax: thezone.com bigsports590.com Huskers Illustrated huskersillustrated.com 7755 S. 23rd St., Lincoln, NE Fax: Customer Service: Editor Aaron Babcock Writer Mike Babcock ( , Big Red Report bigredreport.com 401 N. Coddington Ave., Lincoln, NE Fax: same as phone Editor Steve Ryan NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

8 2009 INTRODUCTION The big 12 conference The Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the field and in the classroom as it enters its 14th season in Since it began play in , the conference can boast of 34 team national titles and more than 400 individual NCAA Championships. The success continued through , as Texas A&M captured national titles in men s golf as well as men s and women s outdoor track and field. The league placed two teams in the Bowl Championship Series for the fifth time and had a team appear in the BCS National Championship for the sixth time. In addition, Nebraska and Texas advanced to the NCAA Volleyball semifinals while Missouri softball and Texas baseball punched tickets to the College World Series. Over the past five seasons a total of 13 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions. At least one national crown has been won in each of the past 12 seasons. The Big 12 leads all conferences with its six appearances in BCS title games. League squads have played for the football national championship six times in the last nine years with berths in 16 BCS games overall, including two each in 2007 and In basketball, 10 women s and nine men s teams have advanced to their respective Final Fours in the past eight seasons as the Big 12 continues its place among the elite intercollegiate athletic Dan Beebe Commissioner Carmen Branch Volleyball Contact conferences. The six men s Final Four participants since 2002 are tied for the most of any conference. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. Big 12 student-athletes also do well in garnering national academic recognition. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) was named Academic All-America of the Year in volleyball in 2006 and 2007 by ESPN The Magazine and College Sports Information Directors of America with a 4.0 grade-point average in biochemistry. She also won the national academic honor presented for all sports in and was named recipient of the prestigious Honda- Broderick Award as Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She is the first athlete since the Big 12 was formed to earn the accolade. Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and academic All-Big 12 squads are recognized for each sport at the end of their respective seasons. At the end of each academic year, the Conference honors its top male and female student-athletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. Institutions can also nominate studentathletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 225 scholars have received over $1.3 million in postgraduate financial aid through the first 13 years of the program. The conference consists of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include: Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 45 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint. The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling. Women s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The conference conducts championships for 20 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league s berth into the prestigious Bowl Championship Series. In the last several years the Big 12 has increased its bowl agreements and expanded television opportunities for all sports through contracts with ABC/ESPN and FSN. Most recently, the league renewed and expanded its multi-year arrangement with ABC/ESPN, Inc. The new contract began in In its first 13 years, the conference has distributed more than $1.1 billion to its 12 member institutions Big 12 Staff Directory Administration Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Senior Associate Commissioner Senior Associate Commissioner Associate Commissioner - Men s Basketball & Game Management Chief Financial Officer Assistant Commissioner - Communications Assistant Commissioner - Events & Human Resources Assistant Commissioner - Governance & Compliance Assistant Commissioner - Championships Assistant Commissioner - Football & Student Services Communications Staff Assistant Commissioner-Communications Director of Communications Associate Director of Communications Assistant Director of Communications Will Hancock Communications Assistant Will Hancock Communications Assistant Big 12 Conference Office 400 East John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas Phone: (214) Fax: (214) Dan Beebe Tim Weiser Tim Allen Dru Hancock John Underwood Steve Pace Bob Burda Brad Clements Lori Ebihara Dayna Scherf Edward T. Stewart Bob Burda Rob Carolla Joni James Lehmann Carmen Branch Candice Eng Emily Franzenburg NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

9 Nebraska and the big 12 conference Nebraska s Big 12 Conference Championships Since the Big 12 Conference began its inaugural athletic season in 1996, Nebraska has achieved substantial championship success. The Huskers have finished at the top of the league in nearly every sport, claiming 54 regularseason championships and 12 tournament titles since the league was formed. Men s Sports Sport League Titles (Years) Tournament Titles (Years)* Football 2 (1997, 1999) N/A Indoor Track 9 ( , , 2007) N/A Baseball 3 (2001, 2003, 2005) 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005) Outdoor Track 5 (1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2009) N/A Wrestling 1 (2009) N/A Totals 20 4 Women s Sports Sport League Titles (Years) Tournament Titles (Years) Volleyball 11 (1996, , ) N/A Soccer 3 (1996, 1999, 2000) 5 (1996, , 2002) Gymnastics 8 ( , , 2005, 2007) N/A Indoor Track 5 (1997, 1999, 2001, ) N/A Swimming/Diving 2 (1997, 1998) N/A Outdoor Track 2 (2000, 2005) N/A Softball 3 (1998, 2001, 2004) 3 (1998, 2000, 2004) Totals 34 8 Nebraska Totals *The Big 12 sponsors conference tournaments in baseball, men s and women s basketball, men s and women s golf, soccer, softball and men s and women s tennis. Overall, the Big 12 sponsors 10 men s sports and 11 women s sports. Big 12 Conference Championships - All Teams - Men Sport BU CU ISU KU KSU MU NU OU OSU UT A&M TT Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track Outdoor Track Swimming x x x x x 0 x x x 13 0 x Tennis 9 0 x x x x Wrestling x x 3 x x x x x Totals x-denotes school does not sponsor that sport; co- and multi-championships included. Men s basketball, Kansas, Oklahoma; Baseball, Nebraska, Baylor; Wrestling, Nebraska, Iowa State. Football divisional champions are 1996-North: Nebraska; South: Texas; 1997-North: Nebraska; South: Texas A&M; 1998-North: Kansas State; South: Texas A&M; 1999-North: Nebraska; South: Texas; 2000-North: Kansas State; South: Oklahoma; 2001-North: Colorado; South: Texas; 2002-North: Colorado; South: Oklahoma, Texas; 2003-North: Kansas State; South: Oklahoma; 2004-North: Colorado; South: Oklahoma; 2005-North: Colorado; South: Texas; 2006-North: Nebraska; South: Oklahoma; 2007-North: Missouri; South: Oklahoma; 2008-North: Missouri; South: Oklahoma. Big 12 Conference Championships - All Teams - Women Sport BU CU ISU KU KSU MU NU OU OSU UT A&M TT Basketball Cross Country Golf Gymnastics x x 2 x x x x x x Indoor Track Outdoor Track Soccer x Softball 0 x 0 0 x Swimming x x 0 0 x 0 2 x x 8 2 x Tennis Volleyball x Totals x-denotes school does not sponsor that sport; co- and multi-championships include women s basketball, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech; women s tennis, 2001 Oklahoma State, Texas; 2003 Baylor, Texas A&M. volleyball, 2007 Nebraska, Texas; volleyball, 2008 Nebraska, Texas; Oklahoma won 1996 Big 12 softball title prior to academic year conference competition. Cumulative Championships, Tournament Titles School BU CU ISU KU KSU MU NU OU OSU UT A&M TT Reg. Season Tournament Totals INTRODUCTION Men s Big 12 Champions Sport Champion Football Oklahoma Cross Country Oklahoma State Basketball Missouri Indoor Track Texas Wrestling Iowa State/Nebraska Swimming/Diving Texas Baseball Texas Golf Oklahoma State Outdoor Track Nebraska Tennis Baylor Women s Big 12 Champions Sport Champion Cross Country Texas Tech Volleyball Nebraska/Texas Soccer Missouri Basketball Baylor Gymnastics Oklahoma Indoor Track Texas A&M Swimming/Diving Texas Golf Oklahoma State Outdoor Track Texas A&M Softball Missouri Tennis Baylor NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

10 2009 INTRODUCTION 2009 Nebraska volleyball Schedule 2009 Schedule Notes Eleven of Nebraska's 28 regular-season matches this season are against teams that qualified for last season s NCAA Tournament, including national semifinalist Texas and Regional qualifiers UCLA, Iowa State and Michigan. Six of Nebraska's 2009 opponents were ranked in the top 20 of the final 2008 Bison/AVCA Coaches poll (Texas, UCLA, Iowa State, Minnesota, Michigan and Kansas State). Nebraska will make its eighth appearance in the Runza/AVCA Showcase, after winning the event in 2001, 2005 and 2007 and going 2-0 in The format for the 2009 Showcase is a Big 12/Big Ten Challenge with Michigan and Minnesota representing the Big Ten, while NU and Kansas State will represent the Big 12. It is the second year of a three-year deal to put the event in Omaha. Nebraska is (.956) in the NU Coliseum over the last 14 years. The Huskers have won 78 straight matches at the NU Coliseum dating back to September of In addition, NU has won its last 87 home matches to equal the longest home win streak in NCAA volleyball history. The 2009 campaign marks the 14th season of Big 12 volleyball. Last season, the Big 12 featured two teams in the national semifinals for the first time (NU and Texas), while Iowa State reached the Elite Eight. The Huskers have won 30 of 33 Big Eight/Big 12 titles. NU has won 11 of the 13 possible Big 12 regular-season titles all but the 1997 and 2003 crowns and claimed 17 Big Eight Tournament titles from 1976 to The Big 12 does not play a conference tournament. Since Nebraska began playing volleyball in 1975, the Huskers have lost only five home matches to conference opponents and only four regular-season league matches. Nebraska s all-time conference home record (Big Eight and Big 12 combined) is (.984). All of Nebraska's 2009 matches will be carried on the IMG Husker Sports Network, including KBBK (107.3 FM) in Lincoln, KTWI (93.3 FM) in Omaha, and on the Internet at Huskers.com Schedule Date Days Opponent (Tournament) Location Time Saturday Aug. 22 Red/White Scrimmage NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Aug Runza/AVCA Showcase Qwest Center Omaha Friday Aug. 28 Kansas State vs. Minnesota Qwest Center Omaha 6 p.m. vs. Michigan Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 29 Kansas State vs. Michigan Qwest Center Omaha 6 p.m. vs. Minnesota Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 1 Creighton NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Sept. 4-5 at LSU Tournament Baton Rouge, La. (Maravich Center) Friday Sept. 4 vs. UL-Lafayette Baton Rouge, La. (Maravich Center) 11 a.m. at LSU Baton Rouge, La. (Maravich Center) 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 5 vs. Tulane Baton Rouge, La. (Maravich Center) 12:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Sept Ameritas Players Challenge NU Coliseum/Devaney Center Thursday Sept. 10 BYU vs. UCLA NU Coliseum 4:30 p.m. Virginia NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 11 UCLA vs. Virginia NU Coliseum 4:30 p.m. BYU NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 12 Virginia vs. BYU NU Coliseum 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 13 UCLA Bob Devaney Sports Center 2 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 16 Texas Tech^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 19 at Colorado^ Boulder, Colo. (Coors Event Center) TBA Wednesday Sept. 23 at Texas A&M^ College Station, Texas (Reed Arena) 6:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 26 Texas^ NU Coliseum 1 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 30 at Oklahoma^ Norman, Okla. (McCasland Field House) 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 7 Kansas^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10 Kansas State^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 14 at Baylor^ Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center) 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 17 at Missouri^ Columbia, Mo. (Hearnes Center) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 21 Iowa State^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24 Oklahoma^ NU Coliseum TBA Wednesday Oct. 28 at Texas Tech^ Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena) 6:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 30 at Texas^ Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 4 Missouri^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7 at Iowa State^ Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 13 Texas A&M^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 18 Baylor^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 at Kansas^ Lawrence, Kan. (Horesji Center) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 25 at Kansas State^ Manhattan, Kan. (Ahearn Fieldhouse) 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 28 Colorado^ NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 4-5 NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds Campus Sites TBA Fri.-Sat. Dec NCAA Regionals Qwest Center Omaha TBA Thursday Dec. 17 NCAA National Semifinals Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum) TBA Saturday Dec. 19 NCAA Championship Match Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum) TBA ^-Big 12 Matches; All times listed are Central, and dates and times are subject to change; The match time for NU s home contest on Oct. 24 against Oklahoma will not be determined until the NU football time for that day is determined. The St. Pete Times Forum will play host to the 2009 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships Dec NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

11 2009 Nebraska Volleyball Roster Numerical Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown (Previous Schools) 1 Sydney Anderson* S 6-0 Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah (Alta/Utah) 2 Kayla Banwarth** L 5-10 Jr. Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic) 3 Brigette Root* S 5-10 So. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island) 4 Lindsey Licht* RS 6-5 Jr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) 5 Paige Hubl DS/L 5-6 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 6 Jordan Wilberger* MB 6-1 So. Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff) 7 Gina Mancuso OH 6-1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) 8 Brooke Delano* MB/RS 6-4 So. Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue West) 10 Megan Pendergast DS/L 5-7 Fr. League City, Texas (Clear Creek) 11 Jessica Yanz S 6-0 Jr. Bolingbrook, Ill. (Naperville Central/Penn State) 14 Kaitlynn James OH 5-11 RFr. Louisville, Ky. (Assumption) 15 Kori Cooper*** MB 6-2 Sr. Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo) 16 Allison McNeal MB 6-3 RFr. Schulenburg, Texas (Schulenburg) 17 Hayley Thramer MB 6-2 Fr. Ewing, Neb. (Ewing) 19 Tara Mueller ** OH 6-0 Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain) 44 Hannah Werth OH 6-1 Fr. Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood) Alphabetical Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown (Previous Schools) 1 Anderson, Sydney * S 6-0 So. Salt Lake City, Utah (Alta/Utah) 2 Banwarth, Kayla ** L 5-10 So. Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic) 15 Cooper, Kori *** MB 6-2 Jr. Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo) 8 Delano, Brooke * MB/RS 6-4 RFr. Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue West) 5 Hubl, Paige DS/L 5-6 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 14 James, Kaitlynn OH 5-11 Fr. Louisville, Ky. (Assumption) 4 Licht, Lindsey ** RS 6-5 So. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) 7 Mancuso, Gina OH 6-1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) 16 McNeal, Allison MB 6-3 Fr. Schulenburg, Texas (Schulenburg) 19 Mueller, Tara ** OH 6-0 So. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain) 10 Pendergast, Megan L/DS 5-7 Fr. League City, Texas (Clear Creek) 3 Root, Brigette * S 5-10 Fr. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island) 17 Thramer, Hayley MB 6-2 Fr. Ewing, Neb. (Ewing) 44 Werth, Hannah OH 6-1 Fr. Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood) 6 Wilberger Jordan * MB 6-1 RFr. Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff) 11 Yanz, Jessica S 6-0 Jr. Bolingbrook, Ill. (Naperville Central/Penn State) *-Letters earned Coaching and Support Staff Head Coach: John Cook, 10th Year (San Diego, 1979) NU Record: (Nine Years)/Overall Record: (16 Years) Assistant Coach: Lizzy Stemke, Third Year (Wisconsin, 2004) Assistant Coach: Erik Sullivan, Second Year (UCLA, 1995) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Dan Meske, First Year (Ohio State, 2007) Director of Operations: Lindsay Peterson, Fourth Year (Nebraska, 2003) Athletic Trainer: Jolene Emricson, Eighth Year (Metro State, 2001) Strength Coach: Laura Buttermore, Sixth Year (Nebraska, 2003) 2009 INTRODUCTION 2009 Roster Breakdown By State Arizona (1): Tara Mueller Colorado (1): Lindsey Licht Illinois (2): Hannah Werth, Jessica Yanz Iowa (1): Kayla Banwarth Kentucky (1): Kaitlynn James Nebraska (6): Brooke Delano, Paige Hubl, Brigette Root, Gina Mancuso, Hayley Thramer, Jordan Wilberger Texas (3): Kori Cooper, Allison McNeal, Megan Pendergast Utah (1): Sydney Anderson By Class Senior (1): Kori Cooper Juniors (5): Sydney Anderson, Kayla Banwarth, Lindsey Licht, Tara Mueller, Jessica Yanz Sophomores (3): Brooke Delano, Brigette Root, Jordan Wilberger Redshirt Freshmen (2): Kaitlynn James, Allison McNeal Freshmen (5): Paige Hubl, Gina Mancuso, Megan Pendergast, Hayley Thramer, Hannah Werth By Position Liberos/Defensive Specialists (3): Kayla Banwarth, Paige Hubl, Megan Pendergast Middle Blockers (4): Kori Cooper, Allison McNeal, Hayley Thramer, Jordan Wilberger Outside Hitters (4): Kaitlynn James, Gina Mancuso, Tara Mueller, Hannah Werth Right Side Hitters (2): Lindsey Licht, Brooke Delano Setters (3): Sydney Anderson, Brigette Root, Jessica Yanz By Major Advertising (1): Kaitlynn James Business Administration (1): Jessica Yanz Communication Studies (1): Tara Mueller Education (1): Megan Pendergast Elementary Education (1): Lindsey Licht English (1): Kayla Banwarth Middle Grades Education & Coaching (1): Jordan Wilberger Sociology (2): Sydney Anderson, Brooke Delano Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (1): Kori Cooper Undeclared (5): Paige Hubl, Gina Mancuso, Allison McNeal, Hayley Thramer, Hannah Werth Pronunciation Guide Name Kayla Banwarth Brooke Delano Lindsey Licht Gina Mancuso Tara Mueller Hayley Thramer Lizzy Stemke Dan Meske Pronunciation BAN-worth DUH-lay-no LITE Man-CUE-so MULE-er TRAY-mer STEM-key MESS-key The Huskers huddle up before taking the court against Missouri State during the 2009 spring exhibition season NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

12 2009 INTRODUCTION NEBRASKA coliseum The Nebraska Coliseum has been sold out for the last 120 matches dating back to the 2001 season. It is the longest sellout streak in NCAA women s athletics. One of the foundations for Nebraska s athletic success is its outstanding facilities, and few home courts in the country are as tradition-rich as the Nebraska Coliseum, the home of the Husker volleyball program. Over the years, the 4,030-seat NU Coliseum has provided the Nebraska volleyball program with an unmatched home-court advantage. Winston Churchill said in the beginning, we build buildings. In the end, we are shaped by the buildings we live in. I think the Coliseum shapes Nebraska volleyball, Former Nebraska volleyball coach Terry Pettit said. It s an environment that creates intimacy. It s a classic structure and in a lot of ways reflects what the Nebraska program is all about. The Coliseum, which sits nestled on the University campus, is a beautiful display of architecture highlighted by its powerful Roman columns gracing the front steps. But while it s beauty is appreciated by Husker players, coaches and fans, it is one of the most dreaded places for opponents to play in the sport of volleyball, and arguably one of the toughest places to play in college athletics. If the volleyball gods wanted to build a volleyball court, the Coliseum would be it, NU coach John Cook said. It s a very intimate setting. Everyone feels part of the event. During the Terry Pettit/John Cook era, the Huskers have qualified for 27 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, and the Coliseum crowd has willed the Huskers to many victories in the historic building. Cook credited the NU Coliseum crowd with willing the Huskers to a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over South Carolina in the 2000 NCAA second round that kept the Huskers national championship season alive. Nebraska volleyball has had unmatched success in the confines of the cozy Coliseum, posting 16 undefeated seasons and compiling an all-time record of (.940) under its roof. The Huskers are (.938) since 1990 in the building, including 11 The Wall of Honor was unveiled in 2003 to permanently showcase the greatest players in Nebraska volleyball history. Six former Huskers have received the honor, most recently Stephanie Thater in undefeated seasons in that span. While these numbers are impressive, Big 12 and former Big Eight members managed even fewer wins. That s because Nebraska doesn t lose to conference opponents in the Coliseum. Only three times in 33 years of regular-season Big Eight/Big 12 play has a conference opponent ever won on the Coliseum floor. In fact, during that time, only three conference opponents have managed to win in Lincoln. Nebraska suffered its first-ever regularseason loss to a conference foe in 1999, falling to Kansas State to snap a streak of 101 consecutive wins against regular-season conference opponents. Under John Cook, the Huskers have dropped only two Big 12 home matches at the Coliseum over the last eight years and none since Cook and Pettit said the home-court advantage is most valuable during its long, hard-fought battles. You feel incredibly confident when you get into a fifth game in the Coliseum because of the electricity in tight matches, Cook said. The home crowd was a big advantage when we were fatigued or drained in the middle of a four- or five-game match, Pettit said. The players used the energy and electricity from the fans to pull them through difficult stretches. I don t think that it s as big an advantage against the elite teams, but it definitely makes a difference. Nebraska has used that success at home to propel it through the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers have hosted an NCAA Tournament match every season since 1984 and have capitalized on each opportunity by compiling a 47-3 playoff record in the stoic building. And Nebraska fans have been rewarded by seeing eight of the Huskers 11 NCAA regional championships won on their home court. Nebraska carried a 65-match Coliseum win streak into the 1999 season, but suffered a loss to No. 6 Pacific in the State Farm/NACWAA Classic semifinal. In 2002, the Huskers carried a 63-match home winning streak into its NCAA regional final match against Hawaii, but fell, 3-1. The Huskers have now Yearly Home Record Year Record * Totals *-The 1991 season was played at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Note: Matches include all home sites, including the Devaney Center and home matches at Qwest Center Omaha NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

13 2009 INTRODUCTION NCAA Consecutive Home-Court Matches Win Streaks Rk. No. School Start of Streak End of Streak 1. 87# Nebraska Sept. 11, 2004 Present 87 Penn State Nov. 25, 1995 Sept. 16, Northern Iowa Nov. 1, 1997 Oct. 1, * Nebraska Sept. 29, 1999 Dec. 14, Florida Oct. 14, 1990 Sept. 4, Penn State Sept. 15, 2006 Present 57 Long Beach State Nov. 14, 1996 Nov. 11, Hawaii Oct. 23, 1986 Nov. 11, UCLA Oct. 28, 1987 Oct. 26, Stanford Nov. 19, 1993 Aug. 23, Northern Iowa Oct. 10, 1992 Oct. 4, 1996 *-NU Coliseum and Bob Devaney Sports Center matches; #-Coliseum, Devaney Center and Qwest Center. won 78 straight matches at the NU Coliseum dating back to 2004, as part of an NCAArecord 87-match home win streak. The win streaks are a direct result of Nebraska s frenzied crowds that routinely jam the building s bleachers. The Huskers finished second nationally in attendance in 2008 with a Coliseum average attendance of 4,152, a total that is 103 percent of the Coliseum's listed capacity. Single-match tickets in 2008 sold out in just 10 minutes, the quickest they have ever been sold out for an upcoming season. The Coliseum surroundings create a unique volleyball- and fan-friendly environment. To appreciate the athleticism and the speed of the game, you have to be down close and the Coliseum provides that intimate setting," Cook said about the NU Coliseum atmosphere. Fans have been known to line up as much as four to five hours in advance to see their Husker volleyball team in action. During the 2008 season, fans set an NCAA regular-season attendance mark of 13,412 for a match against LSU in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska has averaged more than 3,000 fans for 15 of the past 17 seasons and have been ranked in the top three nationally in attendance each year for the last 20 years. The Coliseum s roots go back to the 1920s when it was the home for the Husker basketball team. NU s cagers played on its hardwood floors from 1926 to 1977, when the construction on the Bob Devaney Sports Center was completed. Since then, the volleyball team has been its lone tenant. In 1991, the Huskers had a one-year hiatus from the Coliseum while the building was being renovated and tailored for volleyball. The renovation provided a more comfortable atmosphere for players, coaches and fans. Among the additions were a new sound system, scoreboard, overhead lights and a new floor. Offices for coaches and administrators, as well as a conference/ media room, were constructed for a better working environment. Over the years, the building has seen numerous additions to add to the comfort of both players and fans, while keeping the tradition of the building and the Husker volleyball program. Over the past decade, locker rooms, training areas and coaches offices have all been upgraded to provide Husker student-athletes with some of the best facilities in the country. For fans, HuskerVision replay boards, a new scoreboard and new displays have been added, recognizing the great heritage and tradition of the program. Additional seating for fans was created in 2005, with the addition of the Husker Courtside Club. This added 64 premium seats on the Coliseum floor, giving fans an upclose view of all of the exciting volleyball action, and making Nebraska one of the first programs in the country to add premium courtside seating for volleyball. The NU Coliseum was the home of the Nebraska s men s basketball team until the Bob Devaney Sports Center opened in the mid-1970s. The Husker Courtside Club was established in 2005, providing fans an up-close view of Husker volleyball. It was one of the first premium seating locations for volleyball in the country. Jordan Larson and the Huskers take on Oklahoma during the 2007 season. The Huskers have won their last 78 matches at the NU Coliseum dating back to NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

14 2009 INTRODUCTION Nebraska COliseum Fan Information Fan Information There are two entrances into the NU Coliseum. The main entrance is located at the south end of the Coliseum near the Columns. The handicapped, media and player pass gate entrance is located at the Southwest corner adjacent to the Ed Weir Track and NU Soccer Field. Gates to the Coliseum will open 90 minutes prior to first serve during the regular season (60 minutes prior if NU is not playing the first match). All fans, regardless of age, must have a ticket to gain admission. Concessions, Programs and Chairback Seats The concession stands are located on the east and west concourses on the main level. Game programs, chairback seats and other Match Club merchandise can be purchased in the east concourse. First Aid The Red Cross provides emergency medical services and the first aid station is located in the northeast concourse of the Coliseum, near the concession stand. Lost and Found If you have lost anything - or found a lost item - please report/return it to the nearest fan host or police officer. All lost and found items will be kept until the end of the season. Items may be claimed by contacting the Athletic Events Office at (402) Meeting Places In case you become separated from your family or friends, please plan ahead to have two designated meeting places - one inside the Coliseum (such as the concession stand) and another outside the Coliseum (such as the Columns). If you need assistance, contact the nearest fan host or police officer. Restrooms Restrooms are located on the southwest and southeast corners of the main concourse. Prohibited Items The University of Nebraska reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into the Coliseum. The following items are prohibited: Coolers, large bags and backpacks Video cameras Noise makers Banners/Flags on poles Glass bottles and cans Open umbrellas Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances Limited use of cameras and portable radios is permitted. Flash photography is prohibited. Game action may not be filmed. Consideration of other spectators is expected. With the passage of a new concealed weapons law in the state of Nebraska, fans are reminded that concealed weapons are not allowed on the UNL campus and are prohibited at all collegiate sporting events. Public Telephones & ATMs Public pay phones are located on the east wall of the Coliseum and in the lobby of Campus Recreation, located north of the Coliseum down the east hallway. The closest ATM can also be found in the Campus Recreation lobby. Smoking Policy Smoking is NOT permitted in the Coliseum. If you choose to leave the building to smoke, you must have both your ticket stub and a hand stamp (available from fan hosts) to re-enter the Coliseum. Will Call Will call tickets will be available for pickup at the Coliseum ticket window, located inside the main entrance on the south side near the Columns, beginning 90 minutes prior to first serve. The media will call and player pass gate is located at the entrance on the southwest corner. Photo ID is required to pick up will call tickets NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

15 2009 Travel Schedule 2009 INTRODUCTION Regular-Season Travel Plans at AVCA Showcase Aug Charter Bus Depart: 8/27 Return: 8/29 Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn 1005 Dodge Street Omaha, NE (402) at LSU Tiger Invitational Sept. 4-5 Commercial Flight Depart: 9/3 Return: 9/5 Hyatt Place 6080 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA (225) at Colorado Sept. 19 Commercial Flight Depart: 9/18 Return: 9/20 Hotel: Courtyard Marriott 4710 Pearl East Circle Boulder, CO (303) at Texas A&M Sept. 23 Charter Flight Depart: 9/22 Return: 9/23 Hotel: Hilton College Station 801 University Drive East College Station, TX (979) at Oklahoma Sept. 30 Charter Flight Depart: 9/29 Return: 9/30 Hotel: NCED by Marriott 2801 State Highway 9, East Norman, OK (405) at Baylor Oct. 14 Charter Flight Depart: 10/14 Return: 10/15 Hotel: Hilton Waco 113 South University Parks Drive Waco, TX (254) at Missouri Oct. 17 Charter Flight Depart: 10/16 Return: 10/17 Hotel: Holiday Inn Select 2200 I-70 Drive Southwest Columbia, MO (573) at Texas Tech Oct. 28 Charter Flight Depart: 10/27 10/28 (fly to Austin) Hotel: Embassy Suites Lubbock 5215 South Loop 289 Lubbock, TX (806) at Texas Oct. 30 Charter Flight Depart: 10/28 (from Lubbock) Return: 10/30 Hotel: Embassy Suites 300 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX (512) at Iowa State Nov. 7 Charter Bus Depart: 11/6 Return: 11/7 Hotel: The Hotel at Gateway Center U.S. 30 & Elwood Drive Ames, IA (515) at Kansas Nov. 21 Charter Bus Depart: 11/20 Return: 11/21 Hotel: SpringHill Suites 1 Riverfront Plaza #300 Lawrence, KS (785) at Kansas State Nov. 25 Charter Bus Depart: 11/24 Return: 11/25 Hotel: Holiday Inn Manhattan 530 Richards Drive Manhattan, KS (785) The Cornhusker Legend Before 1900, Nebraska football teams were known by such names as the Old Gold Knights, Antelopes, Rattlesnake Boys and the Bugeaters. In its first two seasons ( ), Nebraska competed as the Old Gold Knights, but beginning in 1892, Nebraska adopted Scarlet and Cream as its colors and accepted the Bugeaters as its most popular nickname until the turn of the century. Named after the insect-devouring bull bats that hovered over the plains, the Bugeaters also found their prey in the Midwest, enjoying winning campaigns in every year of the 1890s until a disappointing season in After its first losing season in a decade, it must have seemed only fitting that Nebraska move in a new direction, and Lincoln sportswriter Charles S. (Cy) Sherman, who was to gain national renown as the sports editor of the Lincoln Star and help to originate the Associated Press poll, provided the nickname that has gained fame for more than a century. Sherman tired of referring to the Nebraska teams with such an unglamorous term as Bugeaters. Iowa had, from time to time, been called the Cornhuskers, and the name appealed to Sherman. Iowa partisans seemed to prefer Hawkeyes, so Sherman started referring to the Nebraska team as Cornhuskers, and the 1900 team was first to bear that label. Of course, the name caught on and became a Nebraska byword, eventually becoming the official nickname for the state. There was no official symbol of a Cornhusker, and various cartoonists have caricatured the mystical something that typifies Nebraska football some winning fan approval and others arousing fan ire. The cartoon character, Herbie Husker, evolved out of Nebraska s trip to the 1974 Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Artist Dirk West of Lubbock, Texas, designed a Cornhusker cartoon for the Cotton Bowl press headquarters that caught the eye of former Husker SID Don Bryant. Later, Bryant contacted West for permission to use the cartoon, and West expressed a desire to refine his original cartoon and improve some of the character s features. As a result, West was commissioned to draw an original Cornhusker cartoon character that served as a mascot for all Husker athletic teams. Herbie is the registered logo of the Cornhusker Athletic Department, which controls its use. West s concept of Nebraska football is appropriate a burly, rugged and confident fellow who is proud of both the athletic and the agricultural traditions of the University of Nebraska. In 2003, Herbie enjoyed a resurgence in the spotlight as he underwent a makeover, helping him better portray Nebraska's "image of strength and power." A new and improved Herbie was unveiled Aug. 30, Along with Herbie, the athletic department unveiled Lil Red, the Cornhuskers contemporary mascot, in Lil Red has been commonly seen on the sideline of all Nebraska athletic teams in recent years and remains NU s official mascot along with Herbie NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

16 2009 INTRODUCTION Healthy Huskers Look to Contend for NCAA Title All-American outside hitter Tara Mueller ranked among the Big 12 Conference leaders in kills and points per set in For the Nebraska volleyball team, the 2009 season is a new challenge. Last season, the Huskers exceeded nearly every expectation by going 31-3, winning their fifth consecutive Big 12 title and reaching the NCAA semifinals. With five returning starters, including All-Americans Sydney Anderson and Tara Mueller, the Huskers seem to be stocked for another postseason run. Nebraska also welcomes back two-year starter Kayla Banwarth at libero, right side hitter Lindsey Licht and All-Big 12 middle blocker Kori Cooper, who is returning from a season-ending knee injury. In addition to talent and experience, the 2009 Huskers also have a tremendous work ethic according to Coach John Cook, who is beginning his 10th season at NU. What we have seen in the offseason is a group that has a great work ethic and are passionate about volleyball, Cook said. They are a bunch of gym rats, who love being around the game and working to improve themselves, whether it is on the sand or in the weight room. Second, for the first time in a couple of years, we are going to have competition for a lot of positions. We have a lot of young players who are making pushes for playing time and there are going to be some great battles in the fall. To be on the court, our players are going to have to earn it every day in practice, and competition brings out the best in everyone. A lot of it is going to depend on the health of players such as Lindsey, Kori and Kaitlynn to see how close they are to 100 percent. Last year, the Huskers bench was depleted down the stretch after season-ending injuries to Cooper, Brooke Delano and James. In addition, Licht battled foot and elbow issues that eventually required surgery. Last year s injuries may end up helping the Huskers this fall. Jordan Wilberger stepped into the starting lineup and performed admirably in Cooper s spot, while players such as Allison McNeal, Brigette Root and Jessica Yanz took advantage of the spring season to impress the Husker coaches. In addition, freshmen Hannah Werth and Megan Pendergast enrolled in January and put themselves in the mix for playing time. Sometimes, we just hope to get through the spring without any injuries, but this was a valuable one for NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL All-American setter Sydney Anderson ranked eighth nationally in assists per set in us, Cook said. We were able to work on offensive and defensive systems, and playing at Hawaii allowed us to put our young players in a great environment that will only quicken their development. Libero/Defensive Specialist One of the strengths for the Huskers in recent years has been their back row defense and the return of junior Kayla Banwarth enhances the Huskers defensive abilities. Banwarth, who has started at the position since her freshman year, ranked third in the Big 12 with 4.12 digs per set while averaging 0.86 assists and 0.22 service aces per set in Her 470 digs last year ranked third on NU s single-season list, and she has reached double figures in 37 of her 42 career starts. According to Cook, Banwarth has worked hard in the offseason and has put herself in position to be one of the nation s top liberos this fall. I ll go on record as saying that Kayla is as good as any libero in the country, if not the best, Cook said. That is saying a lot, but I believe Kayla is up to the challenge. She is a complete libero and is perfect for our program because of her ability to play defense, pass and run an offense if our setters are making digs. She can impact a match in so many ways and has worked hard in providing leadership and direction on the court. While Banwarth will hold down the libero spot, the Huskers will need to find a new defensive specialist with the graduation of four-year performer Rachel Schwartz. Freshmen Megan Pendergast, who enrolled in January, and walk-on Paige Hubl will train at the position. Pendergast was one of the top libero recruits in the country following her career at Clear Creek (Texas) High School. She averaged 4.3 kills and 3.1 digs per set as a senior, earning Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 accolades. Pendergast is athletic and performed well during the spring exhibition season. Megan is a super athlete who has a tremendous work ethic, Cook said. The biggest adjustment for her, like all freshmen, is whether she be able to consistently play at a high level throughout the year. Megan has the moxie that you look for in that spot and communicates well on the court. Hubl is another newcomer looking to make an impact on the Huskers back row defense. Hubl collected all-state honors at Lincoln Southeast High School as a senior, averaging 4.0 digs and 0.62 service aces per set to rank among the state s top performers in both categories. Setter After entering last season without a returning setter on the roster, Nebraska begins 2009 with a returning All- American in Sydney Anderson along with Jessica Yanz and Brigette Root. Anderson put together a remarkable year, stepping into the starting setter s role and leading NU to a berth in the national semifinals. Anderson averaged assists, 2.05 digs and 0.29 service aces per set last season, ranking among Big 12 leaders in assists and aces. A former U.S. National team member, she totaled eight double-doubles and helped the Huskers hit.300 or better 15 times. Anderson played her best in NU s biggest matches, dishing out 50 or more assists three times in five NCAA matches, and her leadership skills help her get the most out of her teammates. Sydney did an outstanding job of coming here last summer and helping this team have a great season, Cook said. That is a testament to her character, her work ethic and the ability that she has to build trust among her teammates. Sydney has the gift to make her teammates better. With a year in our strength program, we think she will be a better athlete, and when you combine that with her leadership skills and natural ability, she has a chance to be a great player. Yanz sat out the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer rules after spending two seasons at Penn State. In 2007, she appeared in 18 matches for the Nittany Lions, averaging 6.33 assists per set. Yanz, a former Fab 50 selection, made four starts in 2007, helping Penn State hit.477 in those contests. Her development could allow the Huskers to potentially run a 6-2 offense to take advantage of both players skills. We know the level of setter that Jess is, and she is an outstanding blocker and attacker for a setter, Cook said. Now that she is able to play, the key will be to see if she can challenge Sydney (Anderson) and become one of our best six players on the court in order for us to potentially run a two-setter system. Our team saw what she did for us every day in practice last year, and Jess is on a mission to prove to everyone that she can play at that level. Root served a vital role for the Huskers working as the second-string setter in 2008, after walking on to the Husker program. Root appeared in one match, recording her first career ace against Oral Roberts, and could see more time as a serving specialist this season. In high school, she was an all-state performer who led Grand Island to Class A runner-up finishes in both 2006 and Brigette has been a pleasant surprise for us and filled a valuable role for us in a critical time, Cook said. She will continue to train at setter and she could be someone who we can use as a serving specialist. Brigette is not afraid to work to improve and will push her teammates every day in the gym. Middle Blocker Last year, Nebraska had unfortunate luck at the middle blocker spots, losing Kori Cooper and Brooke Delano to season-ending surgeries. NU could reap the benefits this season, as both players are healthy, while sophomore Jordan Wilberger performed well in Cooper s absence during the postseason run. When you add redshirt

17 2009 INTRODUCTION freshman Allison McNeal and true freshman Hayley Thramer to the mix, that group could be among the deepest and most talented units in the country. Cooper enjoyed an outstanding season before undergoing knee surgery, earning honorable-mention AVCA All-America honors. Cooper averaged 2.09 kills and 0.88 blocks per set, while ranking 10th nationally with a.396 hitting percentage. She reached double figures in kills on four occasions, including a season-high 12 kills at Iowa State, and hit.400 or better in 14 matches. A three-year starter and 2009 team co-captain, Cooper has worked diligently in hopes to return to the lineup this fall. Kori is on a mission to be ready for the season, Cook said. She knows this is her last semester of volleyball and is way ahead in her rehab. For her, it will be having the confidence to get on the court and play at a high level. Our team looks up to her, not only for her experience but because she understands what it takes to be successful on the court. Wilberger s rapid development was critical to the Huskers efforts in the postseason, as she put herself in contention for a starting spot. Wilberger averaged 1.11 kills and 1.00 blocks in her seven starts, collecting a careerhigh eight blocks in the Huskers Big 12 title clinching win at Baylor and adding seven kills on.700 hitting in a win over Liberty. I think Jordan s expectations for herself have completely changed over the last year, Cook said. Jordan went from trying to find a role to believing that she can be a starter. She is a great example of what Nebraska volleyball is all about, as someone who came in, was not afraid to work hard and developed into a great player. After a redshirt season, McNeal has put herself in position to contend for one of the middle blocker spots. McNeal was one of the nation s top recruits two years ago when she totaled 399 kills and 208 blocks as a senior at Schulenburg (Texas) High School. With a year in the program, it is evident that McNeal s diligence in the Husker Power strength program paid off. Allison made great strides in her first year in our program and had a great match at Hawaii in the spring, Cook said. She has had a year to get stronger and it shows on the court. She has a lot of natural ability and has the jumping ability to create angles that many of our players can t. The key for her is to be able to stay focused and disciplined on the court. If she can do that, Allison will be in the mix to start at middle blocker. Thramer is another performer with a world of potential. A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection, Thramer was one of the dominant players in the state at Ewing High School. She earned first-team all-state honors, totaling 478 kills on.515 hitting, 110 blocks, 138 digs and 98 aces to lead the school to an undefeated campaign. Thramer will add depth to the position this year, as she adjusts to the college ranks. Hayley is just starting to see the potential she has as a volleyball player, Cook said. She has an excellent frame and outstanding athleticism and has really made a lot of progress over the past year. She reminds me of Melissa Elmer in her athleticism and blocking ability, and could be a player who could develop in a similar way in our program. Right Side/Opposite One of the most intriguing situations is at right side, as returning starter Lindsey Licht and Brooke Delano provide a potent 1-2 punch. Licht started all of last year, while Delano was impressive in the spring season, as Licht was sidelined because of surgery. Licht manned the right side position in 2008, averaging 2.56 kills and 0.90 blocks per set to rank among team leaders in both categories. She showed the talent to take over matches as both an attacker and blocker, coming up with 17 kills on.500 hitting in a win over Texas and recording 11 blocks in two NCAA Regional matches to earn a spot on the all-tournament team. Licht had a pair of offseason surgeries and could be a dominant force if healthy. The biggest question for Lindsey is if she can stay healthy, but all indications are that she is doing fantastic in her rehab, Cook said. She showed the ability to take over matches last year with her attacking and defense, but really battled injuries throughout the year. Lindsey has an opportunity to play at a higher level than last year because she will be fully healthy, and that is exciting, not only for her, but for our program. Delano was the Huskers top utility player in 2008, seeing time at all three front row positions (middle blocker, outside and right side hitter). She appeared in 13 matches, averaging 1.00 kills, 0.71 digs and 0.67 blocks per set before undergoing season-ending surgery on Nov. 13. Delano totaled seven kills, four blocks and 16 digs in a win at Kansas State. According to Cook, Delano could be an impact player at several positions. Brooke showed last year that she can play three positions for us and now is working hard to play in the back row, Cook said. If she can develop her attacking from that spot, it puts her in a great position to see time at opposite. When we played her there in the spring, Brooke was not only our most improved player, but our best player and brought a new dimension to our attack. Outside Hitters The Huskers will likely have a youthful set of outside hitters in 2009 following the graduation of three-time All-American Jordan Larson. Junior Tara Mueller was impressive in her first year as a starter, earning All-America honors. Delano could see time on the outside, while Kaitlynn James, Hannah Werth and Gina Mancuso could all play a prominent role this fall. Mueller exceeded her coach s expectations by delivering an outstanding sophomore campaign. A firstteam All-Big 12 pick, she averaged 3.51 kills and 2.37 digs per set, ranking among conference leaders in both kills and points. Mueller had seven double-doubles and topped NU in kills in 13 matches. She earned MVP honors in the Seattle Regional, as she set career bests in kills (24) and digs (16) in the regional final at Washington. Mueller will once again be counted on as one of the focal points in the Huskers offensive attack. Tara is going to have a similar role to last year, but teams will focus on her without Jordan, and it is something we worked with her on during the spring, Cook said. Not only does Tara have the all-around ability to play at an elite level, but also is a hard worker who pushes herself to get better. That is what makes her an All-America caliber player. James looks to make her Husker debut after being forced to redshirt last season following shoulder surgery. A two-time Volleyball Magazine High School All-American, James averaged 5.80 kills, 3.80 digs and 1.20 blocks per set for national power Assumption High School as a senior in She saw limited action in the spring, but has impressed the coaches with her work ethic in hopes of being 100 percent. Kaitlynn has worked as hard as any player we have had to come back from an injury, and you hope that when someone works that hard, they would be rewarded, Cook said. She is a dynamic attacker with a lot of athleticism and a strong competitive drive, and we are hoping that she is healthy for this season. Werth made an immediate impact on the Husker attack after graduating from high school last December. A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick, Werth set the Illinois High School record with 2,022 career kills and was the MVP of the AVCA/Under Armour All-America match. She totaled 606 kills on.414 hitting, 252 assists and 220 digs to earn consensus first-team All-America honors. Werth started at outside hitter in the spring, delivering 15 kills in NU s exhibition win at Hawaii. Hannah graduated a semester early, which put her in a position to start for us in the spring, Cook said. She is an exceptional athlete and may hit the ball as hard as any player I ve coached, but the thing that impressed me the most was how much she improved her passing in the spring. She was one of our best passers, and her desire to constantly improve could make her a special player. Mancuso comes to Nebraska following one of the top high school careers in state history. She was named Gatorade National High School Player of the Year in 2008, leading Papillion-LaVista to a second straight state title and starred on the Nebraska Junior 18-and-Under national championship team over the summer. She totaled 721 kills on.453 hitting, 373 digs and 53 blocks as a senior, finishing her high school career with 2,371 kills. Gina is one of those hitters who is tough to find because she has all the skills you look for and has shown the ability to perform in pressure situations, Cook said. It s going to be fun to watch her develop over the next four or five years, as she gets stronger and adjusts to the college game. She has a chance to be a special player before her Husker career is over. Right side hitter Lindsey Licht and Kori Cooper return to anchor the Husker attack. Licht averaged 2.56 kills and 0.90 blocks per set, while Cooper earned honorable-mention All-America honors after averaging 2.09 kills per set on a team-high.396 hitting percentage NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

18 2009 INTRODUCTION 2009 Husker Volleyball Notebook Nebraska Ranks Second All-Time in Wins The Nebraska volleyball program begins the 2009 season as one of only six Division I programs to win 1,000 matches in program history. The Huskers 1,060 wins is second only to UCLA s 1,082 wins. Nebraska will face both UCLA and BYU, which is fourth all-time in wins with 1,031, at the Ameritas Players Challenge in Lincoln. NCAA All-Time Win Totals No. School Wins 1. UCLA 1, Nebraska 1, Missouri State 1, Brigham Young 1, Long Beach State 1,026 Huskers Continue Big 12 Dominance Nebraska s Big 12 title in 2008 continues one of the most successful runs in NCAA history. The Huskers have won or shared 11 Big 12 titles in the last 13 years and 30 Big Eight/Big 12 crowns in 33 years. Since the Big 12 s inception in 1996, Nebraska is (.935) in Big 12 matches, including under Head Coach John Cook. Husker Roster is Well Stocked for 2009 Nebraska has 13 players on its 2009 roster who were Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selections, representing the top-50 players in that year s recruiting class. In all, five of the Huskers last six recruiting classes have ranked in the top five nationally. In 2009, Prepvolleyball.com rated the Huskers incoming recruiting class second nationally. Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 Members Year Players 2006 Sydney Anderson, Kori Cooper, Jessica Yanz 2007 Kayla Banwarth, Lindsey Licht, Tara Mueller, Brooke Delano 2008 Allison McNeal, Kaitlynn James 2009 Gina Mancuso, Hannah Werth, Megan Pendergast, Hayley Thramer Nebraska: All-American U Nebraska continued its string of All-America success in 2008, as Jordan Larson, Sydney Anderson and Tara Mueller were all named AVCA All-Americans. The trip upped Nebraska s NCAA-leading totals to 31 players and 65 certificates. Nebraska has had at least one All-American every season since 1983, a total of 27 straight seasons, including 30 All- America awards in Cook s nine seasons at Nebraska. AVCA All-America Certificates No. School Awards 1. Nebraska Stanford Hawaii Penn State UCLA 40 NU Coliseum Sellout Streak Reaches 120 Nebraska will carry a streak of 120 consecutive sellouts at the NU Coliseum into the 2009 season. The Huskers sold out all 12 regular-season matches at the Coliseum last season, needing only 10 minutes to sell out the entire allotment. The sellout streak - which is the longest ever by an NCAA women s college program - began with a 10-match stretch to close the 2001 campaign, and has carried over through the last seven seasons. The last non-sellout came on Sept. 25, 2001, against Creighton NCAA Attendance Leaders No. School Avg. Total Matches 1. Hawaii 5, , Nebraska 4,769 71, Wisconsin 4,349 56, Minnesota 3,442 61, Wichita State 3,177 44, Playing in Front of NCAA Record Crowds In addition to the NU Coliseum sellout streak, the Huskers played in front of the largest regular-season crowd in NCAA history, for the second straight season in Nebraska drew a sellout crowd of 13,412 to the Bob Devaney Sports Center for its match against LSU, breaking the NCAA regular-season attendance mark of 13,081 set by Nebraska against Hawaii in In fact, all eight of the largest regular-season crowds in the sport s history have involved the Huskers. Largest Regular-Season NCAA Volleyball Crowds No. Attend. Match (Location) Date 1. 13,412* Nebraska vs. LSU (Devaney) 9/12/ ,396 Nebraska vs. Hawaii (Devaney) 10/21/ ,081 Nebraska vs. Penn State (Qwest) 9/2/ ,504 Nebraska vs. Colorado (Devaney) 11/4/ ,112 Nebraska at Creighton (Qwest) 9/24/ ,529 Nebraska vs. Colorado (Devaney) 10/22/ ,076 Nebraska vs. UCLA (Qwest) 8/25/ ,032 Nebraska vs. UCLA (Devaney) 9/14/91 *-NCAA regular-season record Success in the Classroom Nebraska continued to excel in the classroom in 2008, as three Huskers - Kori Cooper, Amanda Gates and Jordan Larson - earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors. Nebraska was the only school in the nation with three selections or two first-team honorees. The Huskers have had nation-leading 35 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in volleyball, including at least one in 21 of the past 25 seasons. Nebraska volleyball has had 16 academic All-Americans under Head Coach John Cook, including seven players who have combined for 10 first-team certificates. In July of 2008, Nebraska was also awarded the AVCA GamePlan Academic Team award for the 13th time, the most of any Division I program. All-Time CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-Americans No. School Academic All-Americans 1. Nebraska M.I.T Penn State 10 Returning Starters (4+1 in 2009) No. Player Sets K K/Set E TA Pct A A/Set SA SE SA/Set DIG D/Set BS BA Total B/Set Points 15 Cooper, Kori Anderson, Sydney Mueller, Tara Licht, Lindsey Banwarth, Kayla Other Returning Letterwinners (3) No. Player Sets K K/Set E TA Pct A A/Set SA SE SA/Set DIG D/Set BS BA Total B/Set Points 6 Wilberger, Jordan Root, Brigette Delano, Brooke Key Losses (3) No. Player Sets K K/Set E TA Pct A A/Set SA SE SA/Set DIG D/Set BS BA Total B/Set Points 10 Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Schwartz, Rachel NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

19 2009 HUSKERS 2009 PLAYERS Kayla Banwarth Tara Mueller NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

20 2009 PLAYERS About Kori Full name: Kori Marie Cooper Parents: Rick and Janie Cooper Place of Birth: Plainview, Texas Major: Speech Language Pathology & Audiology (3.819 GPA) Honors & Awards 2009 Team Captain 2008 Honorable-Mention AVCA All-American 2008 First-Team AVCA All-Central Region 2008 First-Team All-Big First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American 2008 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team 2008 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ( ) 2008 Hero Award for Student-Athlete Leadership Seven-Time Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll 2005 U.S. Youth National Team Captain 2006 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 KORI COOPER # Senior Middle Blocker Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo) 2009: Outlook The only senior on the 2009 roster, middle blocker Kori Cooper has worked diligently to return to the court Was enjoying her best season at Nebraska in 2008, averaging 2.09 kills and 0.88 blocks per set and hitting.396 before suffering a knee injury at Texas on Nov. 19 Missed the last seven matches of the year, but still earned first-team All-Big 12 and honorable-mention AVCA All-America accolades Was limited in spring drills, but is hoping to be close to 100 percent for the start of fall drills Plays with unbridled energy, making her a fan favorite at the NU Coliseum Is a career.366 hitter in 87 career matches Her.396 hitting percentage in 2008 ranked second in the Big 12 and ninth on NU s single-season list Has had 12 matches with at least 10 kills and has hit.450 or better in a match 19 times during her career Is an exceptional student, earning first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2008 and carries a GPA in speech language pathology and audiology Is on track to graduate in December Was involved in UNL s UCARE program, which allows undergraduate students to work alongside faculty members in research projects, as her project was titled A Landscape of and for Learning: A Social Constructivist View of Social Foundations Coursework. Kori is on a mission to be ready for the season, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She knows this is her last semester of volleyball and is way ahead in her rehab. For her, it will be having the confidence to get on the court and play at a high level. Our team looks up to her, not only for her experience but because she understands what it takes to be successful on the court. 2008: Junior Cooper was enjoying her best season as Nebraska s middle blocker until suffering a season-ending knee injury at Texas on Nov. 19 Collected honorable-mention All- Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 14 vs. Missouri, 10/31/07 Attacks: 26 vs. Missouri, 10/31/07 Hitting Pct.:.706 ( ) vs. Baylor, 9/28/07 Aces: 0 Block Asst.: 7 (2x) at Texas, 10/18/06 vs. Kansas State, 10/3/07 Blocks: 8 at Texas, 10/18/06 Digs: 3 vs. Texas A&M, 11/15/06 at Texas A&M, 11/5/07 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.: or More Kills: 0 15 or More Digs: 0 8 or More Blocks: 1 10 or More Blocks: 0 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. Cooper s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

21 America honors from the AVCA, as she averaged 2.09 kills and 0.88 blocks per set in 27 matches Chosen as a firstteam All-Big 12 and All-Central Region performer, finishing second in the Big 12 and 10th nationally with a.396 hitting percentage, ranking ninth on Nebraska s single-season list Hit.400 or better in 14 matches, including a season-best.875 on just eight swings against New Mexico on Sept. 13 Reached double figures in kills on four occasions, including a season-high 12 kills on.524 hitting and three blocks at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Totaled eight kills on.375 hitting at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19, before suffering her injury at the start of the fourth set Totaled 10 kills on 22 swings in a sweep of Missouri on Nov. 12 Tied a season high with six blocks and added nine kills vs. Iowa State on Nov. 1 Totaled eight kills on.538 hitting and three blocks against Baylor on Oct. 15 Matched her season high with six blocks and added seven kills on.455 hitting at Creighton on Oct. 5 Totaled eight kills and two blocks in NU s win over No. 3 Texas on Sept. 20 Put together a dominant effort at No. 18 K-State on Sept. 17 with a then-season-high 11 kills without an error and five stuffs in a four-set victory Enjoyed her best weekend of the year at the Ameritas Players Challenge, averaging 2.50 kills on.636 hitting and 1.50 blocks per set to earn all-tournament honors Collected nine kills and six blocks in a win over No. 4 USC at the Qwest Center in Omaha on Aug : Sophomore Cooper was one of Nebraska s most improved players in 2007, as she earned the starting spot alongside All- American Tracy Stalls at middle blocker Averaged 2.31 kills and 1.01 blocks per set, while ranking seventh in the Big 12 in hitting percentage (.356) Reached double figures in kills seven times on the year, including a careerhigh 14 kills on.385 hitting against Missouri on Oct. 31 Hit.400 or better on 12 occasions, including a career-best.706 on 17 swings against Baylor on Sept. 29 Was one of NU s top performers at the NCAA Madison Regional, hitting.432 in matches against Michigan State and Cal Totaled seven kills on.462 hitting and three blocks in the loss to the sixth-ranked Golden Bears on Dec. 8 Was one of four Huskers in double figures with 12 kills on.417 hitting and three blocks in a five-set win over No. 24 Career Match-by-Match 2006 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Sept. 1 SAINT MARY S Sept. 2 MIDDLE TENNESSEE Sept. 8 LOUISVILLE Sept. 9 CAL POLY Sept. 10 MINNESOTA Sept. 20 IOWA STATE Sept. 23 TEXAS TECH Sept. 24 at Creighton Sept. 30 at Baylor Oct. 4 KANSAS STATE Oct. 7 at Texas A&M Oct. 11 at Missouri Oct. 14 COLORADO Oct. 18 at Texas Oct. 25 MISSOURI Oct. 28 at Kansas State Nov. 1 at Texas Tech Nov. 4 OKLAHOMA Nov. 8 at Iowa State Nov. 11 at Colorado Nov. 15 TEXAS A&M Nov. 18 BAYLOR Nov. 22 at Kansas Nov. 25 TEXAS Dec. 1 AMERICAN Dec. 2 NORTHERN IOWA Dec. 8 vs. San Diego Dec. 9 vs. Minnesota Dec. 14 vs. UCLA Dec. 16 vs. Stanford Totals Michigan State on Dec. 7 Had six kills on 13 swings and a pair of blocks in a sweep against Wichita State on Dec. 1 Recorded eight kills on.389 hitting and three blocks in a sweep at Iowa State on Nov. 11 Finished with nine kills on.500 hitting and a team-high four blocks in a sweep of Colorado on Nov. 7 Established a season high with seven blocks against No. 17 Kansas State on Oct. 3, while also contributing 11 kills on.688 hitting Was dominant against Baylor on Sept. 29, setting a then-personal best with 12 kills on 17 swings for a career-best.706 hitting Led NU in kills for the first time in her career with 11 kills on.579 hitting and three blocks in a sweep of Texas Tech on Sept. 15 Keyed the Huskers sweep of seventh-ranked Texas with nine kills on.692 hitting and three blocks against the Longhorns on Sept. 12 Totaled 10 kills on.350 hitting in a sweep of third-ranked Penn State on Sept. 2 Sparked NU to a four-set win over UCLA in the title match of the AVCA Showcase by chipping in 10 kills on.526 hitting and four blocks against the Bruins. 2006: Freshman Cooper enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2006 and alternated with Amanda Gates at one of the middle blocker spots Averaged 1.67 kills and 0.95 blocks per set in 30 matches Finished fourth in the Big 12 in hitting percentage (.344) - topping all conference newcomers - and was second in hitting percentage in league matches (.354) Came up with a strong performance against No. 4 UCLA in the NCAA national semifinals on Dec. 14 with eight kills on.389 hitting and a team-high six blocks Enjoyed one of her best efforts of the year in the regional semifinal against No. 14 San Diego on Dec. 8, recording nine kills on.571 hitting with a team-best six blocks Totaled six kills and three blocks in a sweep of Northern Iowa on Dec. 2 Had her best match of the season at Iowa State on Nov. 8, setting season highs in kills (12) and attempts (21) while hitting.429 and adding five blocks Recorded four kills and five blocks in a sweep of No. 17 Oklahoma on Nov. 4 Totaled six blocks and a pair of kills in a sweep at Kansas State on Oct. 28 Turned in a solid performance against No. 16 Missouri, totaling six kills on 10 swings and tying for team-high honors with three blocks Enjoyed one of her best matches of the year at 2007 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 24 vs. Tennessee Aug. 25 vs. UCLA Aug. 31 CREIGHTON Sept. 2 PENN STATE Sept. 3 CAL POLY Sept. 7 DUKE Sept. 8 NEW MEXICO ST Sept. 12 TEXAS Sept. 15 at Texas Tech Sept. 29 BAYLOR Oct. 3 KANSAS STATE Oct. 6 at Colorado Oct. 10 IOWA STATE Oct. 13 at Oklahoma Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 20 KANSAS Oct. 21 HAWAII Oct. 24 at Texas Oct. 31 MISSOURI Nov. 3 at Kansas State Nov. 7 COLORADO Nov. 11 at Iowa State Nov. 14 at Texas A&M Nov. 17 OKLAHOMA Nov. 21 at Baylor Nov. 24 TEXAS TECH Nov. 30 SOUTH DAKOTA ST Dec. 1 WICHITA STATE Dec. 7 vs. Michigan State Dec. 8 vs. California Totals PLAYERS No. 9 Texas, recording a career-high eight blocks and seven kills on 15 swings against the Longhorns Tied her thenseason high with eight kills and chipped in three blocks against Texas A&M on Oct. 7 Set then-season highs in kills (eight) and blocks (five) against Kansas State on Oct. 4 Made her first career start against Texas Tech on Sept. 23, finishing with five kills on.455 hitting and a block in a sweep of the Red Raiders. High School Cooper was considered one of the elite players in the class of 2006 before suffering a knee injury that forced her to miss nearly her entire senior season Tabbed a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and the No. 12 player in the country according to Prepvolleyball.com Co-captained the U.S. Youth National Team to a fourthplace finish at the 2005 Under-18 World Championships in Macau, China, and a first-place showing at the 2004 NORCECA Girls Youth Championships Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Camp for two years Was a three-year starter for Coach Jan Barker at Amarillo High School, leading her team to a regional finals appearance and two regional semifinals Earned first-team all-state honors for the second straight year in 2004, totaling 439 kills, 103 block assists and 55 block solos Played club volleyball for Coach Tom Paszko on the Colorado Juniors, leading her team to a 17th-place finish at the open nationals Was a member of the National Honor Society and was awarded the Ace Achievement Award, recognizing the highest GPA on the Amarillo High School Volleyball team Chose Nebraska over Texas A&M, Florida and Texas Possesses a strong athletic pedigree, as her mother (Janie) played college basketball at Texas and Wayland Baptist, her father (Rick) played college basketball at Wayland Baptist and her brother (Tyler) finished his career at West Texas A&M in 2008, where Rick is currently in his 17th season as head coach Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Totals NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

22 2009 PLAYERS About Sydney Full Name: Sydney Lynne Anderson Parents: Todd and Tari Anderson Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Sociology Honors & Awards 2009 Team Captain 2008 Second-Team AVCA All-American 2008 Second-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year 2008 First-Team AVCA All-Central Region 2008 First-Team All-Big Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team 2008 Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team 2008 Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team 2008 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team Five-Time Big 12 Rookie of the Week U.S. National Team A-2 National Team 2006 AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year 2006 Mountain West Setter & Freshman of the Year 2005 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 5 (2x) vs. New Mexico, 9/13/08 at Colorado, 10/29/08 Attacks: 12 at Washington, 12/13/08 Hitting Pct.:.833 (5-0-6) vs. New Mexico, 9/13/08 Assists: 57 at Washington, 12/13/08 Aces: 5 vs. USC, 8/31/08 Block Asst.: 5 vs. Baylor, 10/15/08 Blocks: 5 at Iowa State, 9/27/08 vs. Baylor, 10/15/08 Digs: 14 at Colorado, 10/29/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.:* 0 50 or More Assists: 6 60 or More Assists: 0 15 or More Kills: 0 15 or More Digs: 0 8 or More Blocks: 0 4 or More Aces: 1 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. SYDNEY ANDERSON #1 6-0 Junior Setter Salt Lake City, Utah (Alta/Utah) 2009: Outlook It is hard to imagine a more impressive first year at Nebraska than Sydney Anderson s 2008 season Stepped into the starting lineup at setter and guided Nebraska to 31 wins and a berth in the NCAA semifinals Averaged assists, 2.05 digs and 0.29 service aces per set, ranking among Big 12 leaders in assists and aces Showed a strong all-around game, as she recorded eight doubledoubles (assists-digs) and averaged nearly a kill per set Was rewarded for her efforts by earning second-team All-America honors and first-team All-Big 12 accolades Marks the sixth time a Husker setter has earned AVCA All-America honors this decade Continues to work on improving her game, as she joined Tara Mueller for three weeks of beach volleyball training in California earlier this year Has natural leadership qualities and a personality that draws teammates to her Was a member of the U.S. National Team before joining the Husker program, spending two summers playing for the U.S. A-2 National Team Helped the USA-Blue team to a third-place finish at the 2008 USA Open Championships in Atlanta Began her college career at Utah in 2006, guiding the Utes to a 28-4 record and a berth in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Is the first player from Utah to play volleyball at Nebraska. Sydney did an outstanding job of coming here last summer and helping this team have a great season, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. That is a testament to her character, her work ethic and the ability that she has to build trust among her teammates. Sydney has the gift to make her teammates better. With a year in our strength program, we think she will be a better athlete, and when you combine that with her leadership skills and natural ability, she has a chance to be a great player. 2008: Sophomore Anderson stepped into the starting lineup in her first season at Nebraska and piloted the Huskers to 31 wins and a berth in the NCAA semifinals Averaged assists, 2.05 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.29 aces per set en route to second-team All-America honors from the AVCA Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and a first-team All-Big 12 selection after ranking second in the league in assists and sixth in service aces Helped Nebraska hit.300 or better in 15 matches during the season and totaled eight double-doubles (assists/digs), including three in the NCAA Tournament Dished out 50-or-more assists five times, including three times in five NCAA Tournament matches Totaled 51 assists, four kills, six digs and two blocks in NU s loss to No. 1 Penn State in the national semifinals on Dec. 18 Named to the Seattle Regional All-Tournament team after dishing out a season-best 57 assists and adding 13 digs in a win over No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13 Eclipsed the 50-assist mark and posted a double-double with 51 assists and 10 digs in a win over Liberty in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 Helped the Huskers hit.447 in a sweep at Kansas with 42 assists, nine digs and four kills on Nov. 15 Dished out 42 assists as NU hit.352 as a team against No. 15 K-State on Nov. 8 Totaled 51 assists, four kills and four blocks in a win over Iowa State on Nov. 1 Led NU with five blocks and recorded her fourth double-double with 48 assists and 10 digs in a win at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Guided Nebraska to a 3-1 win over third-ranked Texas on Sept. 20, dishing out a season-high 52 assists and adding 10 digs for her third double-double on Sept. 20 Recorded a doubledouble at No. 17 Kansas State on Sept. 17, finishing with then-season bests in both assists (46) and digs (10) while adding three aces Earned a spot on the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament team after averaging assists, 1.33 kills and 2.67 digs a set against LSU and New Mexico Was selected to the all-tournament team at Cal Poly, averaging assists per set, including 39 assists and 10 digs against No. 14 Cal Poly Tabbed to the Runza/ AVCA Showcase All-Tournament team after leading the Huskers to wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC, as she recorded a career-best five aces against the fourth-ranked Women of Troy. Before Nebraska Anderson trained with the U.S. National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs beginning in July of 2007 until the spring of 2008 Played at the USA Open in both 2007 and 2008, helping the USA-Blue team to a third-place finish in 2008 Selected to the all-tournament team in 2008 Spent the 2006 season at the University of Utah, helping the Utes to a Mountain West Conference regular-season title Selected as the AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year after guiding Utah to a 28-4 record and a final No. 15 national ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Poll Averaged assists, 2.77 digs and 0.76 blocks per set en route to being named both the Mountain West Conference Setter and Freshman of the Year Posted nine double-doubles on the season, including a 64-assist, 19-dig performance against Wyoming Named to the All-MWC Tournament team after totaling 60 assists and 12 digs in the championship match against Colorado State Had six matches with at least 50 assists, including 52 assists and 13 digs in an NCAA first-round win over Michigan State Had a personal-best seven blocks in a win over Colorado State Was a four-year letterwinner at Alta High School, earning Utah Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior Was the No. 10 player in the country by the website Prepvolleyball.com in 2006 Was a four-time all-region and all-state honoree and helped Alta to a No. 5 ranking in the state as a senior in 2005 Selected as a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick following her senior year Selected Nebraska over Washington, Penn State, Cal Poly and Pepperdine. Anderson s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S 2006* TOTAL *-stats from Utah NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

23 2009 PLAYERS Career Match-by-Match 2008 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Totals , NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

24 2009 PLAYERS About Kayla Full Name: Kayla Grace Banwarth Parents: Tom and Anne Banwarth Place of Birth: Dubuque, Iowa Major: English Honors & Awards 2008 Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team 2009 Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Prepvolleyball.com All-American Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 1 (5x) last, vs. Iowa State, 11/1/08 Attacks: 2 (5x) last, at Texas, 11/19/08 Hitting Pct.: (1-0-1) last, vs. Texas, 9/20/08 Aces: 3 (3x) at Texas A&M, 11/5/08 vs. Liberty, 12/5/08 at Washington, 12/13/08 Assists 5 (5x) last, at Washington, 12/13/08 Block Asst.: 0 Blocks: 0 Digs: 27 at Texas A&M, 11/5/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.:* 0 10 or More Assists: 0 15 or More Digs: or More Digs: 6 25 or More Digs: 1 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. KAYLA BANWARTH # Junior Libero Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic) 2009: Outlook One of the strengths of the 2009 Huskers will be at the libero spot, as Kayla Banwarth (pronounced BAN-worth) returns for her second season as a starter Has been a consistent performer on the back line, reaching double figures in digs in 37 of 42 career starts dating back to her freshman year Totaled 470 digs as a sophomore, the most by a Husker since Dani Busboom s school record 580 in 2006, and ranked third in the Big 12 in digs per set (4.12) Averaged 0.86 assists and 0.22 service aces per set while helping NU lead the Big 12 in opponent hitting percentage and fewest aces allowed Is one of the best athletes in the program, as her physical testing scores lead the team and are in the top-five all-time for Husker volleyball players Is expected to contend for All-America and All-Big 12 honors, as she can change a match multiple ways with her skill set Is the first multiple-year starter for the Huskers at libero since 2004 and was only the second freshman to earn a starting nod at the position since the libero spot was created in 2002 Is the first Iowa native on the Nebraska roster since current U.S. National Team member Nancy Metcalf in I ll go on record as saying that Kayla is as good as any libero in the country, if not the best, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. That is saying a lot, but I believe Kayla is up to the challenge. She is a complete libero and is perfect for our program because of her ability to play defense, pass and run an offense if our setters are making digs. She can impact a match in so many ways and has worked hard in providing leadership and direction on the court. 2008: Sophomore Banwarth put together one of the best seasons by a libero in school history, helping the Huskers to 31 wins and a berth in the NCAA semifinals Averaged 4.12 digs, 0.84 assists and 0.22 service aces per set, as she appeared in 33 matches Ranked third in the Big 12 in digs per set and helped the Huskers hold foes to a league-best.149 hitting percentage Ranked third on NU s singleseason list with 470 digs becoming just the third player in history to average more than four digs per set Reached double figures in digs 29 times, including five matches with at least 20 digs Topped NU in digs in 24 matches, establishing personal bests with 27 digs and three service aces at Texas A&M on Nov. 5 Notched the most digs by a Husker libero in three seasons with her 27 digs against the Aggies Recorded 14 digs and four assists in the national semifinals against No. 1 Penn State Totaled a team-high 22 digs and matched personal bests in aces (three) and digs (five) at No. 5 Washington in the Seattle Regional final on Dec. 13 Keyed the decisive run in the fifth set when she ran off eight straight points at the service line, helping turn a 9-3 deficit into a 12-9 lead Totaled 17 digs and tied a career high with three aces against Liberty on Dec. 5 Helped NU clinch the Big 12 title at Baylor on Nov. 29, coming up with 22 digs and limiting Baylor to.116 hitting in a four-set win Picked up 14 digs and added four assists vs. No. 15 K-State on Nov. 8 Collected a match-high 14 digs, two service aces and a kill against Texas A&M on Oct. 22 Led NU with 18 digs while helping hold Baylor to.000 hitting on Oct. 15 Recorded a match-high 19 digs in limiting Missouri to.165 hitting on Oct. 12 Played one of her best matches of the year at Creighton on Oct. 5, recording a match-high 20 digs and adding four assists in holding the Bluejays to a season-low.091 hitting Finished with 17 digs in a four-set win at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Recorded a team-best 15 digs and a careerhigh five assists in a 3-1 win over No. 3 Texas on Sept. 20 Earned a spot on the AVCA Showcase All-Tournament team after averaging 4.85 digs per set in wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC Reached the 20-dig mark for the first time in 2008 with 20 in a four-set win over USC. 2007: Freshman Banwarth became a major contributor as a true freshman, winning the starting job at libero during the second half of the year Played just two points in the Huskers first 10 contests before gradually earning more playing time and starting NU s final nine matches Appeared in 22 matches, averaging 2.75 digs, 0.45 assists and 0.17 service aces per set Started the last nine matches, averaging 4.24 digs and 0.69 assists per set, as NU held its final nine foes to a combined.136 hitting percentage Reached double figures in digs eight times, including a season-high 21 digs against No. 24 Michigan State at the NCAA Madison Regional on Dec. 7 Totaled 10 digs and three assists during the NCAA Regional final against No. 6 Cal on Dec. 8 Turned in one of her best efforts in the regional semifinals against No. 24 Michigan State, setting personal bests in both digs (21) and service aces (2) as NU overcame a 2-0 deficit Her 21 digs against MSU were the second-best postseason total by a freshman in school history Averaged 4.50 digs, 0.50 assists and.33 service aces per set during the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, leading the Huskers in digs in both contests Recorded 14 digs versus South Dakota State, helping limit the Jackrabbits to hitting on Nov. 30 Totaled 13 digs in helping to hold No. 22 Oklahoma to a season-low.122 hitting on Nov. 17 Recorded 11 digs, as NU held Texas A&M to a season-low.099 hitting on Nov. 14 Made her first career start against Iowa State on Nov. 11, thrilling more than 40 family and friends with then-career bests in digs (19) and assists (5) Played all five sets as a back row specialist at No. 12 Kansas State on Nov. 3, totaling four digs and an ace Recorded five digs in the finale against Kansas on Oct. 20 Started the final set against Kansas at libero on Sept. 26, totaling five digs and a pair of aces. High School Banwarth was one of the nation s top high school seniors playing for coaches Julie Kieffer and Tom Keating at Wahlert Catholic High School Totaled 1,155 kills, 1,093 digs and 364 aces during her four-year career, as Wahlert Catholic won three Iowa Class 3A state titles ( ) Finished her career holding school marks for career digs and aces Named an alternate for the 2007 U.S. Junior National Team Tabbed a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and ranked the No. 62 player nationally by Prepvolleyball.com Chosen as the Iowa Gatorade Player Banwarth s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

25 2009 PLAYERS Career Match-by-Match 2007 Season Date Opponent K E TA.Pct A SA D BL Aug. 24 vs. Tennessee Sept. 3 CAL POLY Sept. 26 at Kansas Sept. 29 BAYLOR Oct. 6 at Colorado Oct. 13 at Oklahoma Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 20 KANSAS Oct. 21 HAWAII Oct. 24 at Texas Oct. 31 MISSOURI Nov. 3 at Kansas State Nov. 7 COLORADO Nov. 11 at Iowa State Nov. 14 at Texas A&M Nov. 17 OKLAHOMA Nov. 21 at Baylor Nov. 24 TEXAS TECH Nov. 30 SOUTH DAKOTA ST Dec. 1 WICHITA STATE Dec. 7 vs. Michigan State Dec. 8 vs. California Totals Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Totals of the Year in 2006 after averaging 4.00 kills, 3.70 digs and 1.43 aces per game Led WCHS to a 31-7 record and the state semifinals Garnered All-America honors from Prepvolleyball.com as a senior, as she established single-season school records for digs (372) and service aces (142) while adding 396 kills on.316 hitting Totaled 14 aces in one match as a senior Was a three-time Iowa Elite Team selection (all-state, all classes) in each of her final three seasons Chosen the Iowa Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 3.50 kills and 3.80 digs per set Named the Class 3A Player of the Year for three consecutive years ( ) Played club volleyball for the Six Pack Volleyball Club and Coach Jay Grassley, helping the program to an appearance at the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2007 Lettered four seasons in softball, earning second-team Class 3A all-state accolades in 2006 Excelled in the classroom as well, graduating with high honors and earning the Presidential Achievement Award Selected NU over a host of schools, including Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Iowa, Duke, New Mexico State, Florida State and College of Charleston NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

26 2009 PLAYERS About Lindsey Full Name: Lindsey Michelle Licht Parents: Ross and Michelle Licht Place of Birth: Billings, Mont. Major: Elementary Education Honors & Awards 2008 Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team 2009 Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab USA Volleyball Youth National Team 2005 Denver Post Colorado Player of the Year Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 17 vs. Texas, 9/20/08 Attacks: 44 at Colorado, 10/29/08 Hitting Pct.:.667 (9-1-12) at Texas Tech, 10/1/08 Aces: 0 Block Asst.: 8 vs. USC, 8/31/08 Blocks: 8 vs. USC, 8/31/08 Digs: 12 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.:* 6 15 or More Kills: 1 20 or More Kills 0 15 or More Digs: 0 8 or More Blocks: 1 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. LINDSEY LICHT #4 6-5 Junior Right Side Hitter Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) 2009: Outlook It would be tough to imagine any Husker having bigger shoes to fill than the ones that Lindsey Licht (pronounced LITE) had to fill last year Replaced four-time All-American Sarah Pavan as the Huskers right side hitter and performed admirably in her first year as a starter Averaged 2.56 kills and 0.90 blocks per set, ranking among team leaders in both blocks and kills Showed the ability to come up big in key situations, drilling home a season-high 17 kills on.500 hitting in a win over No. 3 Texas and recording 17 kills and 11 blocks at the Seattle Regional Played in pain late last season with a pair of injuries and underwent surgeries on both her foot and elbow in January, taking her out of the spring season Is an imposing blocker at 6-foot-5, as she ties Pavan for the tallest player in school history Comes from the Front Range Volleyball Club in Colorado, the same program that produced former Husker All-Americans Rachel Holloway and Tracy Stalls. The biggest question for Lindsey is if she can stay healthy, but all indications are that she is doing fantastic in her rehab, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. Lindsey showed the ability to take over matches last year with her attacking and defense, but really battled injuries throughout the year. She has an opportunity to play at a higher level than last year because she will be fully healthy, and that is exciting, not only for her, but for our program. 2008: Sophomore Licht stepped into the starting role on the right side and gave the Huskers a formidable attacker and blocker at the position Averaged 2.56 kills and 0.90 blocks per set, ranking second on the team in blocking and third in kills Reached double figures in kills 13 times, highlighted by a career-high 17 kills in a victory over No. 3 Texas on Sept. 20 Hit.450 or better in six matches, including a personalbest.667 at Texas Tech on Oct. 1, when she slammed nine kills on just 12 swings Totaled 13 kills and a pair of blocks in the national semifinals against No. 1 Penn State on Dec. 18 Selected to the Seattle Regional All- Tournament team after leading NU with six blocks against No. 19 Michigan and adding 10 kills and five blocks in a victory at No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13 Enjoyed one of the best matches of her career against UAB in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6, finishing with 12 kills on.556 hitting and four blocks, including a pair of solo stuffs Turned in a solid effort at Baylor with 12 kills and six blocks on Nov. 29, helping the Huskers win the Big 12 title Missed a match because of elbow soreness, but returned against Kansas on Nov. 15, chipping in 10 kills and a team-high three stuffs Chipped in 12 kills and three blocks in the win at Texas A&M on Nov. 5 Totaled 12 kills on.435 hitting and a pair of blocks against Iowa State on Nov. 1 Led NU with 14 kills and six blocks in the loss at Colorado on Oct. 29, pacing the Huskers in kills for the first time in her career Recorded five blocks, including three solo stuffs, and eight kills at Oklahoma on Oct. 25 Hit.533 against Colorado on Oct. 4, pounding home 11 kills in just 15 swings Put together the best match of her career against No. 3 Texas, delivering 17 kills on 30 swings while hitting.500 in a 3-1 victory on Sept. 20 Played the entire match at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, as NU was without two starters, recording a career-best 12 digs, seven blocks and six kills Tied a then-career high with 10 kills on 22 swings and led NU with four blocks in a sweep of LSU on Sept. 12 Totaled a career-best eight blocks against No. 4 USC on Aug. 31, as her total was the most by a Husker outside hitter in two seasons Posted 10 kills in her first collegiate start, hitting.450 on 20 swings against No. 2 Stanford on Aug : Freshman Licht served as a backup to four-time All-American Sarah Pavan on the right side, seeing time when the Huskers rotated into a 6-2 offense Averaged 0.59 kills and 0.14 blocks per set in 25 matches Became one of two freshmen to see time in all four of NU s NCAA Tournament matches, chipping in three kills on five swings in the NCAA opener against South Dakota State on Nov. 30 Played in 14 Big 12 matches, totaling 10 kills and four blocks in 20 sets Enjoyed her best match in Big 12 play against No. 22 Oklahoma on Nov. 17, coming off the bench for two kills in as many swings and a solo block Had two kills on three swings and a block at Texas Tech on Sept. 15 Totaled two kills on three swings in a sweep of No. 7 Texas on Sept. 12 Had two kills on three swings against No. 11 Duke on Sept. 7 Turned in season bests in kills (4), attacks (8) and digs (3) in extensive action against Creighton on Aug. 31. High School Licht started for four seasons at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. Was a two-time Mizuno/ Volleyball Magazine All-American and was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection in 2007 Rated No. 11 nationally on Prepvolleyball.com s Senior Aces list Started all four seasons, totaling 1,199 kills, 335 blocks, 385 digs and 80 aces for Coach Patty Childress during her high school career Named a finalist for the Denver Post High School Female Athlete of the Year in Garnered all-state honors in each of her four seasons, including first-team honors on three occasions Led Grandview to a 27-4 record, a runner-up Class 5A state tournament finish and a No. 20 national ranking in 2006 Accumulated 242 kills, 88 blocks, 84 digs and 31 service aces en route to first-team All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post Guided Grandview to consecutive Class 5A state titles in 2004 and 2005, earning Denver Post Player-of-the-Year honors as a junior after averaging 3.32 kills, 1.19 blocks, 1.61 digs and 0.36 aces per set Named the state tournament MVP as a junior, as Grandview went 28-3 en route to its second straight state title Played club volleyball for the Front Range Volleyball Club and Coach Jim Miret Earned MVP honors at the Junior National Volleyball Championships in 2005, as Front Range won the 16-and-under open division title Helped Front Range place fifth in the 18-and-under Division at the 2006 USA Junior Olympics Served a stint on the U.S. Youth National A-2 Team in 2005 Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Camp in 2004 Took visits to Washington and Penn State before choosing Nebraska. Licht s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

27 2009 PLAYERS Career Match-by-Match 2007 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 24 vs. Tennessee Aug. 25 vs. UCLA Aug. 31 CREIGHTON Sept. 3 CAL POLY Sept. 7 DUKE Sept. 8 NEW MEXICO STATE Sept. 12 TEXAS Sept. 15 at Texas Tech Sept. 26 at Kansas Sept. 29 BAYLOR Oct. 6 at Colorado Oct. 13 at Oklahoma Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 20 KANSAS Oct. 21 HAWAII Oct. 24 at Texas Oct. 31 MISSOURI Nov. 3 at Kansas State Nov. 7 COLORADO Nov. 17 OKLAHOMA Nov. 21 at Baylor Nov. 30 SOUTH DAKOTA ST Dec. 1 WICHITA STATE Dec. 7 vs. Michigan State Dec. 8 vs. California Totals Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Totals NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

28 2009 PLAYERS About Tara Full Name: Tara Danielle Mueller Parents: Larry and Donna Mueller Place of Birth: Scottsdale, Ariz. Major: Communication Studies Honors & Awards 2008 Second-Team AVCA All-American 2008 Second-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American 2008 Seattle Regional Most Outstanding Player 2008 Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team 2008 First-Team AVCA All-Central Region 2008 First-Team All-Big 12 College Volleyball Update National Player of the Week (12/15/08) 2008 Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team U.S. Junior National Team Member 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 24 at Washington, 12/13/08 Attacks: 65 at Washington, 12/13/08 Hitting Pct.:.613 ( ) vs. Kansas State, 11/8/08 Aces: 3 vs. New Mexico, 9/13/08 Block Asst.: 5 vs. Texas A&M, 10/22/08 Blocks: 5 vs. Texas A&M, 10/22/08 Digs: 16 at Texas A&M, 11/5/08 at Washington, 12/13/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.:* 3 15 or More Kills: 9 20 or More Kills: 2 15 or More Digs: 2 8 or More Blocks: 0 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. TARA MUELLER # Junior Outside Hitter Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain) 2009: Outlook In 2008, Tara Mueller (pronounced MULE-er) even exceeded Coach John Cook s lofty expectations, even though he hoped she would have an All-Big 12 caliber season Earned second-team AVCA All-America honors as the Huskers won 31 matches and returned to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 2006 Averaged 3.51 kills and 2.37 digs per set, combining with fellow All-American Jordan Larson to give NU a potent outside hitting duo Ranked sixth in the Big 12 in kills and seventh in points en route to first-team All-Big 12 accolades Chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Seattle Regional, setting career bests in kills (24) and digs (16) in the five-set win over Washington in the regional title match Has worked hard to prepare for the 2009 season, spending three weeks training in beach volleyball with Sydney Anderson in California, which helped refine Mueller s skills Versatile outside hitter who has the exceptional athleticism and the defensive skills to cover nearly the entire floor Started a match at libero in 2007 for the Huskers, as she also trained behind former AVCA National Player of the Year Christina Houghtelling Former two-time Arizona Player of the Year played with the U.S. Youth National Team in 2007 Is the first Husker volleyball player from Arizona. Tara is going to have a similar role to last year, but teams will focus on her without Jordan and it is something we worked with her on during the spring, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. Not only does Tara have the all-around ability to play at an elite level, but also is a hard worker who pushes herself to get better and that is what makes her an All-America caliber player. 2008: Sophomore Mueller emerged as one of the country s top performers in 2008, garnering second-team AVCA All- America laurels Started 33 matches, averaging 3.51 kills and 2.37 digs per set to earn first-team All-Big 12 conference honors Ranked sixth in the Big 12 in kills and seventh in points per set (3.94) Ranked third on the team with seven double-doubles (kills-digs) as she teamed with Jordan Larson to give NU a pair of All-America outside hitters Tied or led the team in kills 13 times, highlighted by a career-best 24 kills in the regional final at No. 5 Washington Nearly helped NU knock off No. 1 Penn State with 15 kills and nine digs, as the Huskers rallied from an 0-2 deficit to force a five-set match Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Seattle Regional, averaging 4.00 kills, 3.25 digs and 0.38 service aces per set in leading the Huskers to the NCAA semifinals Established career bests in kills (24), digs (16) and attempts (65) in the regional title match at Washington on Dec. 13 Averaged 3.00 kills and 2.29 digs per set in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by a 15-kill effort against Liberty on Dec. 5 Turned in a solid performance at Baylor on Nov. 29 with 12 kills, four blocks and eight digs, as the Huskers earned a share of the Big 12 title Saw her streak of eight straight matches with at least 10 kills end against Texas Tech on Nov. 22, but had eight kills without an error on 14 swings versus the Red Raiders Had 13 kills and seven digs in a loss at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19 Totaled 10 kills and eight digs at Kansas on Nov. 15, as NU swept the Jayhawks Posted 13 kills and eight digs in a sweep of Missouri on Nov. 12 Enjoyed one of the most impressive matches of her career in the win over No. 15 Kansas State on Nov. 8, drilling 20 kills on.613 hitting while adding six digs and a pair of blocks Put together a strong performance at Texas A&M on Nov. 5, finishing with thencareer highs in kills (19) and digs (16) while adding a pair of service aces in NU s five-set win Posted her second straight double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs against Iowa State on Nov. 1 Picked up her fourth double-double with 13 kills and 12 digs in a loss at Colorado on Oct. 29 Totaled a match-high 13 kills, while setting then-personal bests in hitting percentage (.478) and blocks (5) in a sweep of Texas A&M on Oct. 22 Recorded 16 kills on.364 hitting and seven digs in a sweep at Missouri on Oct. 12 Collected her third double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs vs. Oklahoma on Oct. 8 Led NU with 15 kills and added eight digs in a sweep of Creighton on Oct. 5 Reached her season high for kills for the third time with 16 kills and 10 digs at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Tied for team-high honors with 12 kills and added eight digs and three blocks in a four-set win over Kansas on Sept. 24 Collected her first career double-double against No. 3 Texas on Sept. 20, finishing with 14 kills and 11 digs Led NU with 12 kills on.370 hitting in a sweep of New Mexico on Sept. 13 Selected to the Cal Poly All-Tournament team after averaging 3.67 kills, 1.67 digs and 0.78 blocks per set in three sweeps Matched her then-career best with 15 kills in a sweep of Tulane on Sept. 6 Hit.440 with 13 kills and added seven digs and three blocks in a sweep at No. 14 Cal Poly on Sept. 5 Opened the 2008 campaign with a then-career-best 15 kills in a sweep of No. 2 Stanford on Aug : Freshman Mueller was one of three freshmen who played a significant role in helping the Huskers to a 30-2 record and an NCAA regional final appearance Trained at outside hitter and saw time at libero during the year, appearing in 13 matches Averaged 1.27 kills on.211 hitting, 0.95 digs and 0.36 blocks per set in backing up two-time All-Americans Christina Houghtelling and Jordan Larson Played extensively in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, as Houghtelling battled back spasms Turned in her finest performance as a Husker in a secondround win over Wichita State, totaling a season-high nine kills on.316 hitting and her first career solo block in a sweep of the Shockers Started at outside hitter against South Dakota State in NU s NCAA opener, turning in a then-career high five kills and two blocks in a 3-0 Husker sweep Appeared in half of the Huskers Big 12 matches, averaging 1.20 kills per set on.259 hitting Came off the bench for the final two kills in a sweep at Missouri on Oct. 17 Shined in the finale against Baylor on Sept. 29, totaling four kills without an error on eight swings, as NU hit.500 as a team against the Bears Matched her then-season high with four kills on eight swings and added a pair of digs against Iowa State on Oct. 10 Showed her Mueller s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

29 2009 PLAYERS Career Match-by-Match 2007 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 31 CREIGHTON Sept. 8 NEW MEXICO STATE Sept. 15 at Texas Tech Sept. 29 BAYLOR Oct. 10 IOWA STATE Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 24 at Texas Oct. 31 MISSOURI Nov. 3 at Kansas State Nov. 7 COLORADO Nov. 30 SOUTH DAKOTA ST Dec. 1 WICHITA STATE Dec. 7 vs. Michigan State Totals Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Totals versatility, as she started against New Mexico State at libero on Sept. 8, finishing with eight digs and three assists while helping NU hold the Aggies to.161 hitting Made her college debut against Creighton on Aug. 31, totaling a pair of kills and three blocks in the final two sets from the outside hitter spot. High School Mueller was considered one of the best high school volleyball players to ever come out of Arizona, playing for Desert Mountain High School and Coach Amanda Burbridge Led Desert Mountain to Class 5A-II back-toback titles in 2005 and 2006 and four state tournament appearances during her career Ranked No. 12 nationally on Prepvolleyball.com s Senior Aces list Awarded second-team Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-America honors following her junior and senior seasons and was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection in 2007 Totaled 304 kills, 218 digs, 46 blocks and 45 aces in just 22 matches as a senior after missing the first half of her senior year with a broken hand suffered while training with the U.S. Junior National Team Totaled 13 double-doubles, including a 23-kill, 18-dig effort in the state title victory over Ironwood Finished with 62 kills, 55 digs and eight aces in the state tournament Selected as the Arizona Player of the Year in both 2005 and 2006 by the Scottsdale East Valley Tribune Garnered first-team All-Arizona accolades from both the East Valley Tribune and Arizona Republic in each of her final three years Named Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005 after leading Desert Mountain to its first state title Selected to the 2006 U.S. Junior National Team, but was forced to miss the NORCECA Championships because of an injury Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Program in 2003 under former NU assistant Lee Maes Played club volleyball for Coach Joe Hesse and the Club Red program, leading the club to back-to-back regional titles in 2005 and 2006 Looked at UCLA, Long Beach State, Arizona, Arizona State and Loyola Marymount before committing to Nebraska in February of 2006 Comes from an athletic background, as her father played football at Wyoming, while her aunt (Linda Mueller Jensen) played volleyball at Oklahoma NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

30 2009 PLAYERS BROOKE DELANO #8 6-4 Sophomore Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter Bellevue, Neb. (West) About Brooke Full Name: Brooke Ann Delano Parents: Tammy and Bill Delano Place of Birth: Omaha, Neb. Major: Sociology Honors & Awards 2008 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab Prepvolleyball.com All-American Season/Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 7 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Attacks: 33 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Hitting Pct:.250 (4-0-16) vs. Missouri, 11/12/08 Aces: 1 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Block Asst.: 4 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Blocks: 4 (2x) at Kansas State, 9/17 vs. Missouri, 11/12/08 Digs: 16 at Kansas State, 9/17/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.: 0 15 or More Kills: 0 20 or More Kills 0 15 or More Digs: 1 8 or More Blocks: 0 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. Career Match-by-Match 2008 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Totals : Outlook Brooke Delano (pronounced DUH-lay-no) was one of the Huskers unsung heroes last year, providing depth at all three spots along the front line Started at both outside hitter and right side hitter in 2008 Shined in the Huskers win at No. 17 Kansas State, recording season highs in kills (7), digs (16) and blocks (4) Has exceptional size and athleticism along with a competitive spirit that sets her apart from most players Has been around successful teams throughout her career, as she helped Bellevue West High School to four straight Class A state titles and a record Was an all-state performer in both volleyball and basketball in high school and was recruited to play both sports at the college level Is fully healthy entering the 2009 season and the coaching staff believes that she is ready to enjoy a breakout season. Brooke showed last year that she can play three positions for us and now is working hard to play in the back row, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. If she can develop her attacking from that spot, it puts her in a great position to see time at opposite. When we played her there in the spring, Brooke was not only our most improved player, but our best player and brought a new dimension to our attack. We are starting to see Brooke s potential, and she has the ability to potentially play at an All-America level. 2008: Redshirt Freshman Delano was the Huskers utility player in 2008, training at middle blocker, right side hitter and outside hitter before undergoing season-ending surgery on Nov. 13 Appeared in 13 matches, averaging 1.00 kills, 0.71 digs and 0.67 blocks per set Started at right side hitter against Missouri on Nov. 12 in place of an injured Lindsey Licht, as Delano matched her season high with four blocks and added four kills Had one kill and a block in the final set against Oklahoma on Oct. 8 Recorded a block in limited duty against Texas A&M on Oct. 22 Made her first career start at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, establishing career bests for kills (7), digs (16) and blocks (4) while also recording her first ace Established then-career bests for kills (6) and attempts (12), as she split time at outside hitter against Northeastern on Sept. 5 Totaled two kills and two blocks against Oral Roberts on Sept : Freshman Delano redshirted in High School Delano was one of the anchors of a Bellevue West volleyball program that compiled a record and won four consecutive Class A state titles Rated No. 25 nationally on Prepvolleyball.com s 2006 Senior Aces list Selected for Volleyball Magazine s Fab 50 in 2007 Was a four-year starter for coaches Joanne Kappas and Alyssa LeGrand, earning first-team all-state honors in each of her last three seasons in volleyball Selected to the AVCA High School Senior All-America Team after totaling 487 kills on.356 hitting while adding 107 blocks in leading Bellevue West to a 43-1 record and a No. 7 national ranking in 2006 Totaled 53 kills in three state tournament matches, including a match-high 21 kills in the state title match against Grand Island Collected first-team Super-State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star in each of her final three years Led Bellevue West to a 39-3 record and a state title in 2005 with 400 kills and 102 blocks to garner first-team all-state honors Multi-sport athlete who was the only athlete in the state to earn first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald in both volleyball and basketball in Started all four seasons in basketball and earned all-state accolades in each of her last three campaigns Guided BWHS to a 26-3 record and the school s first Class A basketball state title as a senior, averaging 11.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game en route to second-team Super-State honors Averaged 13.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior to earn first-team all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald Played club volleyball for the Nebraska Juniors and the Nebraska Volleyball Academy Selected to the All-Tournament team at the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships Recruited to play both volleyball and basketball by a number of programs including Missouri, Iowa State and Creighton and also looked at Duke and Kansas State for basketball before committing to NU in June of 2006 Her dad (Bill) played basketball at Nebraska-Omaha, while her older brother (Bill) played basketball at Wayne State. Delano s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

31 BRIGETTE ROOT # Sophomore Setter Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island) 2009: Outlook It is not often that a true freshman walk-on has a chance to earn playing time in the Husker volleyball program, but Brigette Root earned that opportunity last season Backed up All-America setter Sydney Anderson and was used as a serving specialist Played a significant amount against Oral Roberts in her Husker debut, collecting her first career ace against the Golden Eagles Is a smart player who maximizes her abilities on the court and is highly competitive Teamed with Megan Pendergast to win the D Flight at the 2009 Collegiate Beach Nationals in Riverside, Calif. Is one of six in-state products on the 2009 Husker roster Former all-state selection who led Grand Island to a pair of Class A runnerup finishes in 2006 and 2007 Is the first Grand Island native in the Husker program since former All-American and current AVP professional Jenny Kropp in Brigette has been a pleasant surprise for us and filled a valuable role for us in a critical time, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She will continue to train at setter and she could be someone who we can use as a serving specialist. Brigette is not afraid to work to improve and will push her teammates every day in the gym. That is the reason why her teammates have so much respect for her. 2008: Freshman Root provided valuable depth for the Huskers, serving as the backup to All-American Sydney Anderson and also seeing time as a serving specialist Appeared in just one match, recording an ace in her collegiate debut against Oral Roberts on Sept. 1 Keyed a 4-0 spurt in the finale that turned a 9-8 lead into a 13-8 advantage in a sweep of Oral Roberts. High School Root was one of the state s top performers, competing for her dad, Bill, at Grand Island High School Led GIHS to back-to-back Class A state runner-up finishes as a junior and senior Collected second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald after totaling 1,174 assists, 214 digs and 49 service aces en route to a 29-6 record in 2007 Earned first-team Class A honors from both papers and was a two-time Heartland Super Squad selection by the Grand Island Independent after leading Class A with 11.4 assists per set Was a two-year starter at setter, earning third-team Super-State accolades as a junior after guiding the Islanders to a 31-3 record Earned four letters apiece in both volleyball and tennis Won the Nebraska state title at No. 2 singles as a senior Equally as successful in the classroom, earning first-team academic All-America honors from Prepvolleyball.com - one of only eight high school seniors in the nation to win the award Graduated first in her class of 443 and was a class officer and National Honor Society member Selected NU over Creighton, Iowa State and Nebraska-Omaha Has an athletic background, as her mother (Brenda Campbell) competed in gymnastics at Nebraska in 1981, while her father played tennis at Nebraska-Kearney. About Brigette Full Name: Brigette Tori Root Parents: Bill and Brenda Root Place of Birth: Grand Island, Neb. Major: Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science (3.917) Honors & Awards 2009 Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll 2008 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll 2007 Second-Team Nebraska Super-State 2007 First-team Prepvolleyball.com Academic All-American Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 0 Attacks: 0 Hitting Pct.: 0 Assists: 0 Aces: 1 vs. Oral Roberts, 9/1/08 Block Asst.: 0 Total Blocks: 0 Digs: PLAYERS Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.: 0 15 or More Kills: 0 20 or More Kills 0 15 or More Digs: 0 8 or More Blocks: 0 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. Career Match-by-Match 2008 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Totals Root s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

32 2009 PLAYERS JORDAN WILBERGER #6 6-1 Sophomore Middle Blocker Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff) About Jordan Full Name: Jordan Renee Wilberger Parents: Rich and Renee Wilberger Place of Birth: Scottsbluff, Neb. Major: Middle Grades Education & Coaching (3.523 GPA) Honors & Awards Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll 2007 Scottsbluff Star-Herald Female Athlete of the Year 2006 Second-Team Class B All-State Season/Career Bests Category No. Opponent, Date Kills: 7 vs. Liberty, 12/5/08 Attacks: 16 at Washington, 12/13/08 Hitting Pct.:.700 (7-0-10) at Liberty, 12/5/08 Aces: 0 Block Asst.: 8 at Baylor, 11/29/08 Total Blocks: 8 at Baylor, 11/29/08 Digs: 1 at Baylor, 11/29/08 vs. Michigan, 12/12/08 Miscellaneous Stats Category No. of Times Double-Doubles: or Better Hitting Pct.: 0 15 or More Kills: 0 20 or More Kills 0 15 or More Digs: 0 8 or More Blocks: 1 4 or More Aces: 0 *-Hitting percentage marks based on min. 10 attempts. Career Match-by-Match 2008 Season Date Opponent K E TA Pct A SA D BL Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 6 vs. TULANE Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 15 BAYLOR Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Totals : Outlook Jordan Wilberger made the most of her opportunities in 2008, and that success drove the Huskers to the NCAA semifinals Stepped into the lineup after season-ending injuries to Brooke Delano and Kori Cooper and stabilized the Husker lineup down the stretch Averaged 1.11 kills and 1.00 blocks in her final seven matches, including a career-high eight blocks in the Big 12 title-clinching win at Baylor Made tremendous strides over the past two years and is now in position to challenge for one of the starting middle blocker spots Possesses a tremendous work ethic and is an inspiration to her teammates. I think Jordan s expectations for herself have completely changed over the last year, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. We had bigger expectations of her then she had of herself, but she was in a position where she was forced to believe, and it was an eye-opener for her. Jordan went from trying to find a role to believing that she can be a starter. She is a great example of what Nebraska volleyball is all about, as someone who came in, was not afraid to work hard and developed into a great player. 2008: Redshirt Freshman Wilberger was one of the unsung heroes in helping the Huskers reach the national semifinals in 2008, stepping into the lineup after season-ending injuries to Kori Cooper and Brooke Delano Appeared in 13 matches, averaging 1.12 kills and 0.85 blocks per set while hitting.338 Moved into the starting lineup following Kori Cooper s season-ending knee injury and averaged 1.11 kills and 1.00 blocks per set over the final seven matches Helped the Huskers reach double figures in blocks four times in that stretch Recorded six kills on.308 hitting and a block in NU s national semifinal loss to No. 1 Penn State Totaled eight kills and seven blocks in NU s two regional matches Chipped in four kills on.500 hitting and a team-high four blocks against UAB in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6 Put together the best offensive match of her career with seven kills on 10 swings against Liberty on Dec. 5, establishing personal bests in kills and hitting percentage (.700) Turned in a strong defensive effort at Baylor on Nov. 29, setting a career-high with eight blocks - the most by a Husker freshman in three years - to help the Huskers win the Big 12 title Made her first career start against Texas Tech on Nov. 22, coming up with three kills on seven swings and three blocks Replaced an injured Kori Cooper in the finale at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19, recording two kills on a pair of swings while adding a block Drilled a then-season-high two kills on just four swings against Oklahoma on Oct : Freshman Wilberger redshirted during the 2007 season and did not see any action, as she backed up Tracy Stalls, Amanda Gates and Kori Cooper at the middle blocker spots. High School Wilberger was one of the top high school players in the state at Scottsbluff High School for Coach Heidi Huck Was a three-year starter in volleyball, totaling 727 kills and 514 blocks during her prep career Was a two-time Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference selection and two-time all-region honoree after leading the Bearcats to consecutive state tournament appearances Garnered second-team Class B all-state honors as a senior, leading Scottsbluff to a 25-9 record and a state tournament appearance Totaled 311 kills, 158 blocks, 187 digs and 26 aces as a senior Selected as the MVP of the 2007 Western Nebraska All-Star match with 13 kills and 14 digs Chosen the KDUH-TV Fab 5 Player of the Year in 2006 Totaled 245 blocks and 229 kills as a junior, highlighted by a 25-kill, 22-block effort in the district championship match Named the 2007 Scottsbluff Star-Herald Female High School Athlete of the Year after starring in volleyball, basketball and track in high school Placed in the state track meet in three events (high jump, fourth; 200 meters, sixth; 4x100 relay, second) to help Scottsbluff to its first state track championship since 1978 Was a member of the National Honor Society and a two-time academic all-conference pick Looked at Creighton, Colorado State, Tulsa, Oral Roberts and Kansas State before deciding to walk-on at Nebraska. Wilberger s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

33 JESSICA YANZ # Junior Setter Bolingbrook, Ill. (Naperville Central/Penn State) 2009: Outlook After a year of waiting, Jessica Yanz is ready to go for the 2009 season Was forced to sit out the 2008 season after transferring from Penn State Spent two years in the Nittany Lion program, appearing in 35 matches and helping the Nittany Lions to back-to-back Big Ten crowns and the 2007 NCAA title Highly developed setter who makes good decisions and has shown the ability to block and attack from the position Looks to challenge for a starting role and greatly enhances the Huskers depth at the position Former Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year Trained at Sports Performance, the same club program that produced former NU setter Maggie Griffin. We know the level of setter that Jess is, and she is an outstanding blocker and attacker for a setter, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. Now that she is able to play, the key will be to see if she can challenge Sydney (Anderson) and become one of our best six players on the court in order for us to potentially run a two-setter system. Our team saw what she did for us every day in practice last year, and Jess is on a mission to prove to everyone that she can play at that level. 2008: Redshirt Season Yanz sat out the season because of NCAA transfer rules, but was able to practice with the team. Before Nebraska Yanz began her collegiate career at Penn State, spending two seasons in the Nittany Lion program Played in 18 matches, including four starts, as a sophomore in 2007, helping the Nittany Lions to a 34-2 record and a national title Averaged 6.33 assists per set, including 22 assists in a match against NU Averaged assists per set in the four matches she started, as she posted a career-best 42 assists against Virginia Commonwealth Guided the PSU attack to a.477 team hitting percentage in that span, including a.438 mark in a sweep of a St. John s team that reached the NCAA Regional Appeared in 17 matches in 2006, as Penn State went 32-3 and advanced to the regional final Averaged 4.10 assists and 1.48 digs per set, as she played in both a 6-2 and 5-1 offense Had a double-double with 17 assists and a career-best 11 digs in a win over LSU Played four years at Naperville Central (Ill.) High School for Coach Brie Isaacson, leading the Redhawks to a 39-4 mark and a Class AA state title in 2005 Selected as the Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year and chosen as a first-team all-state performer by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign Gazette as a senior after racking up a school-record 902 assists Finished her career with a school-best 2,705 assists and was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 honoree Collected all-area honors in each of her final two years by the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and the Naperville Sun Played club volleyball at Sports Performance for Coach Rick Butler, leading the team to first-place finishes at the 2005 National Junior Classic and Junior Olympic National Open Championship Named Best Setter at both the 2004 and 2006 National Junior Classic Led Sports Performance to a first-place finish at the 2006 National Junior Classic Excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, while earning first-team DuPage Valley Conference academic all-league selection in her four years at the school. About Jessica Full Name: Jessica Noelle Yanz Parents: Charles and Joan Yanz Place of Birth: Hinsdale, Ill. Major: Business Administration Honors & Awards 2008 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll 2006 Volleyball Magazine Fab Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year 2009 PLAYERS Yanz s Career Statistics Season SP-MP K K/S E TA.Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS-BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S 2006* * Redshirt *-stats from Penn State NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

34 2009 PLAYERS About Kaitlynn Full Name: Kaitlynn Ann James Parents: Wayne and Kim James Place of Birth: Louisville, Ky. Major: Advertising (3.121 GPA) Honors & Awards 2009 Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll 2008 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Two-Time Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American 2008 Volleyball Magazine Fab AVCA High School Senior All-America Team 2007 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year KAITLYNN JAMES # R-Freshman Outside Hitter Louisville, Ky. (Assumption) 2009: Outlook For outside hitter Kaitlynn James, the hope is that hard work will pay off Was forced to redshirt as a freshman following shoulder surgery and underwent another procedure in January to clean out the shoulder in hopes of being close to 100 percent for the upcoming year Saw limited action in the spring, as she continued her rehabilitation from shoulder surgery Named a two-time first-team Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-American after leading Assumption (Ky.) High School to an 81-5 record and a pair of top-five national rankings Was the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007, averaging 5.80 kills, 3.80 digs and 1.20 blocks per set Highly competitive player who has outstanding athleticism and leaping ability Is the first native of Kentucky to play volleyball at Nebraska Is the first Husker to wear the No. 14 since Jaime Krondak in 1998 Will contend for one of the outside hitter spots if healthy. Kaitlynn has worked as hard as any player we have had to come back from an injury and you hope that when someone works that hard, they would be rewarded, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She is a dynamic attacker with a lot of athleticism and a strong competitive drive, and we are hoping that she is healthy for this season. 2008: Freshman James took a medical redshirt season, recovering from shoulder surgery in the spring of High School James was one of the nation s top outside hitters playing for legendary Coach Ron Kordes at Assumption High School Started her final two seasons at the school, earning first-team All-America accolades from Mizuno/ Volleyball Magazine in both 2006 and 2007 Starred as Assumption High School went 40-3 with a state title and a No. 4 national ranking in 2007, averaging 5.80 kills, 1.20 blocks, 3.80 digs and 0.80 aces per set to earn Kentucky Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors Rated the No. 13 senior in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com and was a fouryear letterwinner for a program that captured four state titles and was the national high school champion with a 43-0 record in 2005 Garnered first-team all-state laurels as a junior, leading the team in kills as Assumption went 41-2 and ranked second nationally Played club volleyball at KIVA (Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy) and led her squad to a runner-up finish at the 2007 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships, earning a spot on the alltournament team Was a member of the 2006 USA Junior National A-2 Team Finished her high school career with a 3.7 GPA and served as an editor for her school paper and was involved in campus leadership groups Recognized for her athletic and academic achievements with the Kentucky Senate accolade in 2008 Looked at Illinois, Kentucky and Florida before deciding to become a Husker. About Allison Full Name: Allison Renee McNeal Parents: Gary and Tammi McNeal Place of Birth: Marshalltown, Iowa Major: Undeclared (3.861 GPA) Honors & Awards Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll 2008 Volleyball Magazine Fab U.S. Youth National Team ALLISON MCNEAL # R-Freshman Middle Blocker Schulenburg, Texas (Schulenburg) 2009: Outlook One of two redshirt freshmen, Allison McNeal has a golden opportunity to make an impact this fall Redshirted last year to gain strength in order to compete at this level and the hard work has paid off on the court Was ranked No. 4 nationally in the 2008 senior class and totaled nearly 1,000 kills and 500 blocks at Schulenburg (Texas) High School Is a good athlete who also won a state high jump title in high school Possesses outstanding leaping ability and long arms and will only get better as she focuses on volleyball Will challenge Jordan Wilberger and Brooke Delano for one of the middle blocker spots. Allison made great strides in her first year in our program and had a great match at Hawaii in the spring, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She has had a year to get stronger and it shows on the court. She has a lot of natural ability and has the jumping ability to create angles that many of our players can t. The key for her is to be able to stay focused and disciplined on the court. If she can do that, Allison will be in the mix to start at middle blocker. 2008: Freshman McNeal redshirted, providing depth at the middle blocker spot behind Kori Cooper, Amanda Gates, Brooke Delano and Jordan Wilberger. High School McNeal was one of the country s top middle blockers playing for Coach Donald Zapalac at Schulenburg High School Rated as the No. 4 prospect in the country by Prepvolleyball.com and was chosen a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection in 2008 Totaled 399 kills and 208 blocks as a senior, leading Schulenburg High School to a regional final appearance Totaled 10 or more blocks in seven matches and was named the Victoria Advocate Blocker of the Year Highlighted her senior year with 23 kills and nine blocks against Rice High School in the district playoffs Selected as the District 28-2A Hitter of the Year as a junior and senior Enjoyed her best match as a junior against Edna with 25 kills while establishing career bests in blocks (13) and digs (12) Garnered first-team all-state accolades for the first time as a junior, racking up 345 kills, 214 blocks, 156 digs and 64 service aces Started for three seasons, amassing 987 kills, 532 blocks and 158 aces Gained experience at both the club and international levels during her high school career Started at middle blocker for the U.S. Youth National Team at the 2007 FIVB Girls Youth World Championship in Mexicali, Mexico Played for four-time Olympian Tara Cross-Battle at the Texas Tornados Volleyball Club in 2008 following three years at the Texstar Volleyball Club under coaches Milton Kollere and Brian Froebel Competed all four years in track and field in the high jump Won the Texas Class 2A state title in the high jump in 2007 and was a two-time runner-up (2006, 2008) Excelled in the classroom as well, carrying a 3.90 GPA Looked at Florida, Texas and Texas A&M before selecting Nebraska NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

35 PAIGE HUBL #5 5-6 Freshman Defensive Specialist Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 2009: Outlook The only walk-on in this year s recruiting class, freshman Paige Hubl comes to Nebraska after a distinguished high school career Garnered all-state honors in 2008 for Lincoln Southeast, averaging 4.0 digs and 0.63 service aces per set for the Knights Was one of the state s top all-around athletes, earning all-state honors in both volleyball and soccer before choosing to continue her volleyball career at Nebraska Will add depth at defensive specialist and could be used as a serving specialist. Paige is a little bit of an unknown on the national scene, since she didn t play club volleyball, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She has a lot of athleticism and was a three-sport standout in high school. She s been on successful teams and understands how to win. Paige is a little behind in volleyball because she played basketball and soccer, but once she starts focusing on volleyball, she will develop in our program. High School Hubl was a four-year starter at libero for Coach Lindsay Coleman at Lincoln Southeast High School Finished her career among the school s all-time leaders in both aces and digs Holds school single-match records for both digs (30) and service aces (six) Named second-team Super-State by the Lincoln Journal Star after recording 513 digs and 75 service aces to set school records in both categories Ranked among the Class A state leaders in both service aces (0.63) and digs (4.0) per set as a senior Earned first-team Class A and all-city accolades Earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a sophomore and junior Was a multi-sport standout who started four seasons in both basketball and soccer Garnered all-state honors twice in soccer, earning first-team all-state laurels as a midfielder as a freshman and as a defender as a senior Named second-team Super-State in soccer in 2009, anchoring a defense that allowed just four goals all season and finished with a 16-2 record Started four seasons on the court at point guard, averaging five points and three rebounds per game in basketball, helping Lincoln Southeast to a Class A state title in 2008 and a runner-up finish in About Paige Full Name: Paige Laureen Hubl Parents: Jerry and Gay Hubl Place of Birth: Lincoln, Neb. Major: Undeclared 2009 PLAYERS Honors & Awards 2008 Second-Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star) 2008 First-Team Class A (Lincoln Journal Star) Two-Time Honorable-Mention All-State 2009 Second-Team Super-State in Soccer (Lincoln Journal Star) GINA MANCUSO #7 6-1 Freshman Outside Hitter Omaha, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) 2009: Outlook One of the nation s top recruits, Gina Mancuso (Man- CUE-so) comes to Nebraska after one of the best high school careers in state history Named National Player of the Year by Gatorade and Volleyball Magazine after totaling 721 kills on.452 hitting and 373 digs for Papillion- LaVista High School s state title team Led the Nebraska Juniors to the 2009 Junior Olympic 18-and-under title, earning MVP honors in the process Will wear No. 7, the same uniform her older sister Dani wore when helping the Huskers win the 2006 NCAA title. Gina is one of those hitters who is tough to find because she has all the skills you look for and has shown the ability to perform in pressure situations, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. It s going to be fun to watch her develop over the next four or five years, as she gets stronger and adjusts to the college game. She has a chance to be a special player before her Husker career is over. High School Mancuso was one of the nation s top outside hitters playing for coach JJ Toczek at Papillion-LaVista High School Named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year, becoming the first-ever high school athlete from Nebraska to earn Gatorade National Player-of-the-Year accolades Also named National Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine and was a first-team All-American by the publication and the AVCA Selected to play in the Under Armour/AVCA High School All-America match at the Qwest Center Was a three-time first-team all-state performer who finished second on Nebraska s all-time high school list with 2,371 kills and set the Class A career record for digs (1,320) Tabbed for Volleyball Magazine s Fab 50 Led PVHS to a 41-1 record and a state title in 2008, totaling 721 kills on.452 hitting, 373 digs, 53 blocks and 39 service aces Named captain of the all-state teams by the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald Totaled a match-high 25 kills in the state title match against Papillion-LaVista South Led the state in kills in each of her final three years, including 669 kills on.373 hitting while adding 418 digs and 76 blocks to lead PVHS to a state crown Drilled home 32 kills in the championship match against Grand Island Earned first-team all-state honors in 2006 with a state-best 568 kills Was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2008, as she led Team USA with nine kills and 13 points in the gold medal match at the 2008 NORCECA Continental Women s Junior Championships Played club volleyball for coach Gwen Egbert and the Nebraska Juniors, winning a pair of Junior Olympic titles ( ) Named the MVP of the 18-andunder Division in 2009 and was a two-time All-American Selected as the Nebraska High School Athlete of the Year by both state papers, as she played basketball and ran track in high school Earned second-team All-Class A honors in basketball as a senior after averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game Carried a 4.0 GPA and ranked eighth in her graduating class Comes from an athletic background as her father (Mike) was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, while her older sister (Dani) was a four-year letterwinner and started on NU s 2006 NCAA title team. About Gina Full Name: Gina Nicole Mancuso Parents: Mike and Billie Mancuso Place of Birth: Omaha, Neb. Major: Undeclared Honors & Awards 2008 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year 2008 Volleyball Magazine National High School Player of the Year 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star Prep Athlete of the Year 2008 U.S. Junior National Team NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

36 2009 PLAYERS About Megan Full Name: Megan Elizabeth Pendergast Parents: Jim and Betsy Pendergast Place of Birth: Webster, Texas Major: Education Honors & Awards 2009 Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab First-Team All-State (Texas Girls Coaches Association and Lonestarvolleyball.com) 2008 PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American MEGAN PENDERGAST # Freshman Libero/Defensive Specialist League City, Texas (Clear Creek) 2009: Outlook One of two freshmen who arrived during the spring semester, Megan Pendergast comes to Nebraska after a decorated high school career Earned all-state honors as an outside hitter after averaging 4.3 kills and 3.1 digs per set to help Clear Creek High School to the 2008 state semifinals Will train at libero and has an opportunity to see extensive time as the Huskers defensive specialist, replacing four-year performer Rachel Schwartz Has a similar background to Kayla Banwarth, as both were outside hitters in high school who had the defensive skills and athleticism to easily make the transition to the back row Already ranks in the top five on school performance charts on the step approach (32.5 inches, tied for first), vertical jump (28 inches, second) and pro-agility drill (4.36, fifth) Saw extensive action at defensive specialist in the spring, playing in all three of the Huskers exhibition matches. Megan is a super athlete who has a tremendous work ethic, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. The biggest adjustment for her, like all freshmen, is will she be able to consistently play at a high level throughout the year. Megan has the moxie that you look for in that spot on the court, and communicates well on the court. High School Pendergast was one of the top libero recruits in the country playing for Coach Scott Simonds at Clear Creek High School Led Clear Creek to a 41-5 record and a state semifinal appearance in 2008, earning co-mvp honors for All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle Named first-team all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and was an all-state honoree by Lonestarvolleyball.com Chosen to Prepvolleyball.com s All-America team and was rated the No. 42 senior in the country Garnered Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 honors by averaging 4.3 kills and 3.1 digs per set from her outside hitter spot as a senior, while also serving as one of the team s primary passers Earned District 24-5A MVP honors after hitting.341 and chipping in 61 aces Was a three-time allgreater Houston selection and all-district performer Chosen as the Galveston Daily News Player of the Year in 2008 Collected first-team All-Texas honors from Lonestarvolleyball.com, averaging 4.1 kills and 4.1 digs per set Played club volleyball for South Shore Juniors and Coach Todd Porter Led her team to a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Junior Olympics U-18 Championships, earning a spot on the all-tournament team Looked at a number of schools, including LSU, Oklahoma and Texas before selecting Nebraska. About Hayley Full Name: Hayley Elizabeth Thramer Parents: Greg and Carm Thramer Place of Birth: Norfolk, Neb. Major: Undeclared Honors & Awards 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American 2008 All-Nebraska Selection (Omaha World-Herald) 2008 Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star) Two-Time Class D-2 Player of the Year HAYLEY THRAMER # Freshman Middle Blocker Ewing, Neb. (Ewing) 2009: Outlook Over the years, one of the traits of Nebraska volleyball is turning athletes who were small school multi-sport performers into elite volleyball players, and Hayley Thramer (pronounced Tray-mer) looks to continue that tradition in 2009 Garnered first-team all-state honors in both volleyball and basketball in leading Ewing High School to state titles in both sports as a senior Has been around winning programs throughout her career, winning four state titles during her high school career and was a part of the Nebraska Juniors 18-and-under national championship volleyball team over the summer Will likely redshirt as she makes the transition to Division I volleyball and adds strength to compete at this level. Hayley is just starting to see the potential she has as a volleyball player, Nebraska Coach John Cook. She has an excellent frame and outstanding athleticism and has really made a lot of progress over the past year. I think winning a national title in club will be a real confidence boost for her because she can now believe that she can play with the best players in the country. She reminds me of Melissa Elmer in her athleticism and blocking ability, and could be a player who could develop in a similar way in our program. High School Thramer was one of the state s top high school seniors at Ewing High School for Coach Suz Funk Ranked No. 64 nationally by Prepvolleyball.com and was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 honoree Started four seasons, totaling 1,511 kills, 513 blocks, 232 service aces and 636 digs, as Ewing went 91-4 with a state title and two runner-up finishes Dominated at middle blocker as a senior, leading EHS to a perfect 36-0 record and a Class D-2 state title in 2008 Totaled 478 kills on.515 hitting, 110 blocks, 138 digs and 98 aces to earn first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star Totaled 61 kills in the state tournament, including 19 in the state title victory over Chambers, as she was the Class D-2 Player of the Year Totaled 450 kills as a junior, including 37 in a state title loss to Paxton, to earn Class D-2 Player-of-the-Year honors Honored for her basketball exploits, as she was a three-time all-state honoree who led her team to three straight state titles and a record Finished her career with 1,227 points, 1,107 rebounds and 265 blocked shots, as she averaged 11.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game as a senior Placed at the state track meet in the high jump in both her junior and senior years Excelled in the classroom, carrying a 4.0 GPA to earn academic all-state laurels and graduate first in her class Named a state finalist for the 2008 Wendy s High School Heisman Played club volleyball for the Nebraska Juniors and Coach Gwen Egbert and was a starter on the 2009 Junior Olympic 18-and-Under national championship team with fellow Husker freshman Gina Mancuso Recruited by Wisconsin and Creighton before deciding to become a Husker NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

37 HANNAH WERTH # Freshman Outside Hitter Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood) 2009: Outlook Hannah Werth wasted little time making an impact on the Husker program Graduated high school a semester early to participate in spring practice and led NU with 15 kills in her debut at Hawaii Enjoyed a stellar high school career, shattering the Illinois High School record for career kills (2,022) en route to first-team high school All-America honors Selected as the MVP of the inaugural AVCA/ Under Armour High School All-America match, a contest that featured the nation s top 24 seniors Already set NU s volleyball record for 10-yard dash (1.60 second) and is tied for third all-time in the vertical jump (27.5 inches) Considered the front-runner to nab the starting outside hitter spot vacated by the graduation of U.S. National Team starter Jordan Larson. Hannah graduated a semester early, which put her in a position to start for us in the spring, Nebraska Coach John Cook said. She is an exceptional athlete and may hit the ball as hard as any player I ve coached, but the thing that impressed me the most was how much she improved her passing in the spring. She was one of our best passers and her desire to constantly improve could make her a special player in our program. High School Werth was one of the nation s top high school players at Glenwood High School Selected to Volleyball Magazine s Fab 50 in February of 2009 Chosen as a first-team All-American by Volleyball Magazine and the AVCA after totaling 606 kills on.414 hitting, 252 assists, 220 digs and 54 aces Earned MVP honors at the 2008 AVCA/Under Armour High School All-America match at the Qwest Center with five kills and seven digs Named the Gatorade Illinois High School Player of the Year in 2008, as she established the Illinois High School state record with 2,022 career kills Rated the No. 4 senior by Prepvolleyball.com, Werth finished her career with school records for kills, digs (936), aces (183), blocks (252) and hitting percentage (.331) playing for Coach Larry Sample Was a three-time all-state pick by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Tribune, earning state playerof-the-year honors by the News-Gazette in 2008 Ranked second in the state with 699 kills while also chipping in 350 digs as a junior Participated on the U.S. Junior National Team that won a gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Continental Women s Junior Championships, as she spent two summers in the USA Volleyball program Played club volleyball for Coach Andy Erins at Illini Elite, earning MVP honors at the 2007 AAU National Championships after helping her team win the title Comes from a rich athletic heritage Her older brother (Jayson) starts for the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies while her older sister (Hillary) is a member of the UCLA track team Hannah s mother (Kim Schofield Werth) was a track star at the University of Florida, who competed in the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump and 100 meters, while her father (Dennis) played four years for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. In addition, Hannah s uncle (Dick Schofield) and grandfather (Dick Ducky Schofield) also played in the Major Leagues Was recruited by Illinois, Florida, UCLA, Stanford and Wisconsin before choosing to become a Husker. About Hannah Full Name: Hannah Jean Werth Parents: Kim and Dennis Werth Place of Birth: Springfield, Ill. Major: Undeclared Honors & Awards 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab U.S. Junior National Team 2008 AVCA/Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match MVP 2008 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year 2008 Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American Illinois All-Time High School Leader in Kills (2,022) 2009 PLAYERS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

38 2009 PLAYERS 2009 NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS #1 Sydney Anderson S 6-0 Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah (Alta/Utah) #2 Kayla Banwarth L 5-10 Jr. Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic) #3 Brigette Root S 5-10 So. Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island) #4 Lindsey Licht RS 6-5 Jr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) #5 Paige Hubl DS/L 5-6 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) #6 Jordan Wilberger MB 6-1 So. Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff) #7 Gina Mancuso OH 6-1 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) #8 Brooke Delano MB/RS 6-4 So. Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue West) #10 Megan Pendergast DS/L 5-7 Fr. League City, Texas (Clear Creek) #11 Jessica Yanz S 6-0 Jr. Bolingbrook, Ill. (Naperville Central/Penn State) #14 Kaitlynn James OH 5-11 RFr. Louisville, Ky. (Assumption) #15 Kori Cooper MB 6-2 Sr. Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo) #16 Allison McNeal MB 6-3 RFr. Schulenburg, Texas (Schulenburg) #17 Hayley Thramer MB 6-2 Fr. Ewing, Neb. (Ewing) #19 Tara Mueller OH 6-0 Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain) #44 Hannah Werth OH 6-1 Fr. Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood) John Cook Head Coach 10th Season Lizzy Stemke Assistant Coach Third Season Erik Sullivan Assistant Coach Second Season Dan Meske Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

39 COACHES & ADMINISTRATION COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION John Cook Head Coach 2000-Present Five NCAA Semifinals Terry Pettit Head Coach Six NCAA Semifinals NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

40 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION JOHN COOK Head Coach 10th Season University of San Diego (1979) Coaching Ledger Seasons at Nebraska Nebraska Head Coach, 2000-present Nebraska Associate Head Coach, 1999 Nebraska Assistant Coach, Other Coaching Experience Wisconsin Head Coach, U.S. Men s National Team, 1992 San Diego VB Club, UC-San Diego, Francis Parker High School, Collegiate Coaching Record Overall: (.828) Nebraska: (.937) Big 12: (.956) Big Ten: (.636) Coaching Honors 2008 USA Volleyball All-Time Great Coach Award 2005 AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year 2008 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year 2008 AVCA Division I Central Region Coach of the Year 2005 AVCA Division I Central Region Coach of the Year 2008 Big 12 Coach of the Year 2005 Big 12 Coach of the Year 2001 Big 12 Coach of the Year 2000 AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year 2000 AVCA Division I Central Region Coach of the Year 1997 Big Ten Co-Coach of the Year 1997 NACDA/USOC Collegiate Coaches Award More About Cook Education University of San Diego, 1979 Bachelor s Degree, History San Diego State University, 1991 Master s Degree, Teaching and Coaching Effectiveness Family Wife: Wendy Children: Lauren (18), Taylor (15) Birthdate: April 19, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL The philosophy of John Cook can be summarized in two simple words. Dream Big. When Cook took over the reins of the Nebraska volleyball program following the 1999 season, the challenge facing him was daunting. Cook replaced one of the sport s legendary coaches in Terry Pettit, who won 694 matches and guided the Huskers to 18 consecutive NCAA appearances and six national semifinals. Cook, who left an emerging power in Wisconsin to guide the tradition-rich Husker program, had his own vision for Nebraska volleyball. He saw a program that had even more potential to grow. His goals included consistently selling out home matches at the NU Coliseum, expanding the media exposure for his program and continuing the tradition of athletic and academic excellence started by Pettit nearly a quarter of a century earlier. Cook saw the long-range potential in reaching across the Husker Nation and making them a vital part of the program s success. He also believed Nebraska could shine by hosting the sport s championship in the largest setting college volleyball had ever seen. When others saw risks, Cook saw opportunities. In 2006, Cook s dream was realized, as the Husker Nation had an opportunity to see Nebraska raise the bar in college volleyball. From record-setting, sold-out crowds at the Qwest Center Omaha to a team that maximized its potential in winning the school s third national title, the Huskers enjoyed a remarkable season. The Huskers entered the season with many questions, as they were forced to replace three All-Americans, including AVCA National Player-of-the-Year Christina Houghtelling. With four first-year starters on the court, including freshmen starters at both setter and middle blocker, and sky-high expectations with the NCAA Championships in Omaha for the first time, 2006 shaped up to be Cook s toughest coaching job to date. Nebraska took on all challenges head-on, going 33-1 and becoming only the third team in NCAA history to be ranked No. 1 the entire season. The Huskers went on the road and overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Minnesota to reach the national semifinals, marking the first time that Nebraska had won a regional outside the state. That win set the stage for a watershed moment in college volleyball. Behind sellout crowds of over 17,000, the Huskers captured the school s third national title with victories over No. 4 UCLA and No. 2 Stanford. Four players earned AVCA All-America honors, highlighted by Sarah Pavan, who became Nebraska s first Honda-Broderick Cup winner and fourth AVCA National Player of the Year. Two years later, another Husker team completed a storybook season by reaching the NCAA semifinals in Omaha. The event once again was a smashing success, as an all-time NCAA attendance record of 17,430 traveled through a winter storm to witness one of the most memorable moments in school history. The Huskers dropped the first two sets to No. 1 Penn State, only to come back and win the next two sets to even the match and hand the Nittany Lions their only set losses of the year. Although the Huskers were unable to complete the comeback, the performance symbolized a neversay-quit attitude that fueled the team s success. Despite losing a pair of key performers to season-ending injuries, the Huskers went 31-3 and won its fifth consecutive conference title. The Huskers overcame a 2-0 deficit in the regional final at Washington and trailed 9-3 in the fifth set before regrouping and earning the school s 11th trip to the NCAA semifinals. Jordan Larson, Tara Mueller and Sydney Anderson all earned All-America honors, while Larson was named Big 12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Consistent excellence has been a hallmark of Cook s Nebraska squads. Over the last nine years, Cook has guided Nebraska to a pair of national titles, five NCAA semifinal appearances and eight Big 12 titles. His teams have compiled a overall record, including a league mark. Overall, Cook is against ranked teams at NU, including an 18-8 mark against top-five teams. With Cook at the helm, Nebraska has produced numerous individual honors including four U.S. National Team members, a Honda-Broderick Cup winner, three AVCA Division I National Players of the Year, two NCAA Top Eight Award winners, 30 AVCA All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans of the Year, 16 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, six Big 12 Players of the Year and three Big 12 Co-Players of the Year. Husker student-athletes have also combined for 33 All-Big 12 Conference awards and 52 academic All-Big 12 certificates. Cook s accomplishments haven t gone unnoticed, as he is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a three-time Big 12 Coach of the Year. He is one of only five active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award. The Huskers have enjoyed unprecedented success

41 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION over the last five seasons, making three appearances in the NCAA semifinals. Nebraska is also only school to reach the Elite Eight all five years. In 2007, the Huskers set a pair of NCAA single-match attendance records and won the Big 12 title for the fourth consecutive year. The Huskers advanced to the regional final before a loss to Cal ended a 30-2 season, while a school-record five Huskers earned AVCA All-America awards. Pavan, Houghtelling and Tracy Stalls all earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. The 2005 campaign was a special one for the Nebraska program. The Huskers advanced to the national title match for the fifth time in school history and finished with a 33-2 mark. Nebraska led the nation in blocking (4.12 per game) and ranked in the top 10 nationally in assists, kills and hitting percentage. Four Huskers earned AVCA All-America honors, while Houghtelling was named AVCA National Player of the Year. Cook s vision is for the Huskers to remain at the forefront of college volleyball to enhance the sport at both the local and national levels. Nebraska enters 2009 with an NCAA-record 120 consecutive sellouts at the NU Coliseum and will host the NCAA Regional in Omaha this December. Cook has also been instrumental in helping to expand the program s visibility throughout the state and the Midwest. In 2004, the Huskers hosted a regular-season match against Creighton in North Platte so that the fans in the western part of the state could see the Huskers in person. In addition, Cook s efforts have helped Nebraska enjoy one of the most extensive multi-media packages in the country, as every match is carried live on a state-wide radio network and nearly every contest is shown either live on television or streamed live on the Internet. It is a reflection of Nebraska volleyball and the program, and not about one person or one player, Cook said when accepting the AVCA Coach-of-the-Year Award in We re trying to be a leader in the sport. We re trying to take risks and dream big, and fortunately I m surrounded by a lot of people who have that vision. I m really proud of what we re doing to try and enhance the sport. Three Straight 30-Win Seasons Cook immediately started to create his own legacy after taking over for Pettit. In his first season at the helm, Cook was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year after guiding the Huskers to a 34-0 record and the 2000 national championship. The Huskers, who became just the second team in NCAA history to cap an undefeated season with a national title, were ranked No. 1 in the AVCA/USA Today Top 25 poll for 14 straight weeks. The Nebraska players flourished under Cook, whose responsibilities included working directly with the setters during his first two seasons. Greichaly Cepero earned AVCA National Player-of-the-Year honors. Three Huskers claimed AVCA All-America certificates, and five Nebraska players were named to the All-Big 12 teams. Laura Pilakowski earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, and a conference-best seven Huskers earned academic All-Big 12 recognition. In 2001, Cook s second season, Nebraska fell just two wins short of capturing another NCAA title. The Huskers, who were ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the AVCA poll all season, went 20-0 in the Big 12 while Cook was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year. NU finished the season with a 31-2 record after falling to eventual national champion Stanford in the NCAA semifinals. Nebraska placed four players on the AVCA All-America teams, while right side hitter Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) was selected as an NCAA Top Eight Award winner and was also named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. Pilakowski and Cepero joined Metcalf on the CoSIDA Academic All-America teams, as Pilakowski earned secondteam honors and Cepero received third-team recognition. In Cook s third season, the Huskers continued their remarkable success. NU finished the season ranked fifth in the AVCA poll with a 31-2 record to secure its third straight 30-win season. Nebraska produced the most dominant conference season in school history, going 20-0 and losing just two sets en route to winning the league championship for the third straight year. Cepero and Amber Holmquist again earned first-team AVCA All-America honors, and Pilakowski was recognized on the second team. Pilakowski was named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, and Holmquist was a second-team pick. Cepero, Holmquist and Pilakowski shared Big 12 Player-of-the-Year accolades. Cook faced perhaps his greatest coaching challenge at Nebraska during the 2003 season, when the Huskers had to replace three All-Americans and their first-ever libero. With so much young talent, Cook opted to run a 6-2 (twosetter) offense to utilize as many players as possible. NU went on to finish the season with a 28-5 record and an appearance in its 10th straight Sweet 16. The 2004 season may have been one of Cook s best coaching jobs, as a youthful squad that had as many as five freshmen or sophomores on the court went 30-2 and was ranked No. 1 in the country heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers displayed a suffocating defense, leading the nation in both opponent hitting percentage (.103) and blocks per game (4.02) before falling to twotime defending NCAA champion USC in five sets in the regional final. Three Huskers earned AVCA All-America Cook s Season-by-Season Record (Overall: , Nebraska: , Big 12: 172-8, Big Ten: 89-51) Year Record Pct. Big Ten/Big12 Pct. Place District Rk. National Finish AVCA 1992 (UW) th NR 1993 (UW) th t12th NCAA Second Round NR 1994 (UW) th 8th NCAA First Round NR 1995 (UW) th -- NIVC Champions NR 1996 (UW) th 4th Regional Semifinals 15th 1997 (UW) t1st 2nd Regional Finals 5th 1998 (UW) nd 3rd Regional Finals 7th 2000 (NU) st 1st National Champions 1st 2001 (NU) st 1st NCAA Semifinals 3rd 2002 (NU) st 1st Regional Finals 5th 2003 (NU) nd 2nd Regional Semifinals 13th 2004 (NU) st 1st Regional Finals 5th 2005 (NU) st 1st NCAA Finals 2nd 2006 (NU) st 1st National Champions 1st 2007 (NU) st 1st Regional Finals 5th 2008 (NU) st 1st NCAA Semifinals 3rd Totals Husker Players & National Honors Honda-Broderick Cup Winner Sarah Pavan, RS 2006 Olympian Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), RS 2004 U.S. National Team Members Greichaly Cepero, S Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), RS 2002-present Tracy Stalls, MB 2007-present Jordan Larson, OH 2009-present AVCA National Players of the Year Greichaly Cepero, S 2000 Christina Houghtelling, OH 2005 Sarah Pavan, RS 2006 Honda Sport Award Winners Greichaly Cepero, S 2000 Sarah Pavan, RS 2006 First-Team AVCA All-Americans Greichaly Cepero, S 2000, 2002 Laura Pilakowski, OH 2000 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), RS 2001 Amber Holmquist, MB 2001, 2002 Sarah Pavan, RS 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Melissa Elmer, MB 2004, 2005 Christina Houghtelling, OH 2005 Jordan Larson, OH 2006, 2008 Second-Team AVCA All-Americans Amber Holmquist, MB 2000 Jenny Kropp, MB 2001 Greichaly Cepero, S 2001 Laura Pilakowski, OH 2002 Melissa Elmer, MB 2003 Jennifer Saleaumua, OH 2004 Tracy Stalls, MB 2006, 2007 Rachel Holloway, S 2007 Christina Houghtelling, OH 2007 Sydney Anderson, S 2008 Tara Mueller, OH 2008 Third-Team AVCA All-Americans Jennifer Saleaumua, OH 2005 Rachel Holloway, S 2006 Jordan Larson, OH 2007 First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), RS 2001 Laura Pilakowski, OH 2002 Christina Houghtelling, OH 2005, 2007 Sarah Pavan, RS 2005, 2006, 2007 Tracy Stalls, MB 2007 Amanda Gates, MB 2008 Kori Cooper, MB 2008 Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Laura Pilakowski, OH 2000, 2001 Amber Holmquist, MB 2002 Anna Schrad, OH 2003 Jordan Larson, OH 2008 Third-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American Greichaly Cepero, S NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

42 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION honors, while Pavan was chosen as the AVCA National Freshman of the Year. That group of Huskers became the centerpiece of Nebraska s consecutive NCAA Finals teams in 2005 and Building the Badgers Cook, who served as an assistant under Pettit for three seasons from 1988 to 1991, took over the Nebraska head coaching job after serving as associate head coach during the 1999 season. Before returning to Nebraska in 1999, Cook led Wisconsin to six straight postseason appearances in seven seasons as the Badgers head coach. Cook s accomplishments at Wisconsin earned him praise as one of the game s top young coaches. Cook built the Badgers into a top-10 program during his seven-year career in Madison, which included back-to-back trips to the NCAA regional finals in 1997 and In his final match at Wisconsin, Cook s Badgers fell to the Huskers in a three-hour, five-set battle in the 1998 Pacific Regional Championship in the NU Coliseum. Wisconsin ended the season ranked seventh in the final USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll with a 30-5 record. Cook compiled a ledger at the helm of the Badgers, including an league mark in one of the nation s toughest conferences. He was named the Big Ten Co-Coach and AVCA District 2 Coach of the Year in 1997 after leading the Badgers to a share of the Big Ten title with a 19-1 mark and school-best 30-3 overall record. In his seven years at Wisconsin, the Badgers advanced to six straight postseason tournaments, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 and In 1995, Wisconsin won the National Invitational Volleyball Championship with a perfect 6-0 record. During his tenure at UW, he coached four All- Americans, nine AVCA All-District award winners, 11 All-Big Ten honorees and two Big Ten Freshmen of the Year. He also coached 21 academic All-Big Ten selections during his seven seasons. Other Coaching Experiences Cook also brings Olympic and championship experience to the Husker staff. As the first assistant coach with the U.S. Men s National Volleyball team, Cook aided the United States to a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. The team s defensive coordinator, he Cook vs. All Opponents Opponent Overall Wis. Neb. Alabama Alabama A&M American Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Arkansas-Little Rock Ball State Baylor Bowling Green Butler California Cal Poly Central Florida Clemson Colgate Colorado Colorado State Creighton Dayton DePaul Duke Eastern Illinois Florida Florida A&M Fresno State George Mason The Cook Family (from left): Lauren, John, Taylor and Wendy. was also in charge of scouting and supervising the team s flexibility, strength and conditioning programs. For his Olympic coaching experience, Cook was honored in June of 1993 at the NACDA/USOC Collegiate Coaches Recognition Awards Luncheon. In the summer of 2004, Cook served as head coach of the Women s National Volleyball Training Team, guiding his squad to the title in the Women s Open Division of the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships in Atlanta, Ga. During his first tenure at Nebraska ( ), the Huskers advanced to the NCAA semifinals two of the three seasons, including a runner-up finish in Nebraska also went 36-0 in conference play, capturing three Big Eight Conference championships each of those three seasons. During that time, he served as Pettit s recruiting coordinator, chief scout and strength and conditioning coordinator. Cook was also the liaison with the academic advising center. In the U.S. Olympic Festival competition, Cook served as head coach of the bronze medal-winning North team in 1989 and was an assistant coach with the third-place West team in A co-founder of the San Diego Volleyball Club, Cook served as a coach with the club from 1986 to The club won two Southern California Regional Championships Opponent Overall Wis. Neb. George Washington Georgia Georgia Tech Hawaii Hofstra Houston Idaho Illinois Illinois State Indiana Iona Iowa Iowa State Kansas State Kansas Kentucky Liberty Long Beach State LSU Louisville Loyola-Chicago Marquette Maryland Miami Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee Opponent Overall Wis. Neb. Minnesota Missouri Missouri State Nebraska New Mexico New Mexico State New Orleans North Carolina Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Northeastern Northwestern Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Oral Roberts Pacific Penn State Pepperdine Pittsburgh Princeton Purdue Sacramento State Saint Louis Saint Mary s San Diego Santa Clara and finished among the final four teams twice in the USVBA Junior Olympics for girls 18 and under. Cook also served as the head assistant coach at the University of California-San Diego from 1983 to 1984, where he aided the Tritons to an NCAA Division III national championship in 1984 and a second-place national finish in Cook s coaching credentials also include leading Francis Parker High School in San Diego to two California state championships. During his six-year coaching stint from 1981 to 1988, he had a.900 winning percentage with an overall record of , including a 90-match winning streak. A well-known speaker on volleyball skills, Cook travels around the nation participating in clinics. During his stay at Wisconsin, he served as the host of the Badger Coaching Symposium every spring. A graduate of the University of San Diego, Cook earned his bachelor s degree in history in He completed his master s degree in teaching and coaching effectiveness from San Diego State in Cook and his wife Wendy, a former two-time All- America setter at San Diego State, are the parents of two children, Lauren, 18, and Taylor, 15. Lauren will be a freshman at UCLA this fall. Opponent Overall Wis. Neb. South Carolina South Dakota State South Florida Southern California Stanford Stephen F. Austin Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Texas Texas A&M Texas-Arlington Texas Tech Tulane UAB UCLA UC-Santa Barbara Valparaiso Virginia Virginia Tech Washington West Virginia Western Michigan Wichita State Wisconsin UW-Green Bay UW-Milwaukee NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

43 Q AND A WITH COACH COOK COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION What is your coaching philosophy? There are four things that come to mind. No. 1, I see myself as a teacher. It was always my dream to be a teacher, and coaching is teaching. No. 2, next to my family and my faith, the people involved with Nebraska volleyball are the most important thing in my life. Third, at Nebraska, we like to recruit great athletes. Then we will figure out what those athletes are the most exceptional at and design our system to best take advantage of those qualities. How can we make each athlete the best volleyball player they can be? That s the question we try to answer. And finally, our players are committed to academic excellence and becoming complete student-athletes. What do you enjoy most about coaching at Nebraska? There are two things which make coaching at Nebraska so special. First, it is the passion of the people across the state for our team. There is a love affair between our players and the fans across the state. Second, is that our players are great young women who work hard, make great choices and are excellent students. In 2006, we won an NCAA title, as well as the Life Skills Award for the athletic department. We have a group of people who are committed to giving back to the community and understand that there is more to college life than volleyball. When you are recruiting a potential student-athlete, what are Nebraska s biggest selling points? I think the best thing for a recruit to do is see our team play. We play at a high level, but what may be most important, is how we play. It s a very exciting brand of volleyball based on great athletes moving very quickly and transitioning very fast. We ve always had a reputation of taking great athletes and training them to become exceptional volleyball players. We have a great tradition with our academic support staff and the Hewit Center. We lead the nation in academic All-America honors, NCAA Top Eight Award winners and the majority of our players go on to graduate school following their playing careers. I think another important factor is the exposure our program receives. Our goal is to be on the cutting edge. We are the only program in the country that has its own radio network with a flagship station that is one of the strongest in the state, a state-wide weekly television program and all of our matches shown live on the Internet. Our school s rich volleyball tradition over the years also plays an important role in recruiting. In many cases, people know they were meant to be here. What do you look for in a recruit? Academically we have a tradition of great studentathletes. Because the program s emphasis is on being accountable, the program attracts people who have already been successful in the classroom. But we ve also taken some people who were merely good students and helped them become great students. In addition to looking for great student-athletes, the players we attract to Nebraska are ones who not only have the athletic ability to be successful, but also are highly competitive. They don t shy away from challenges, whether it is in practices or in matches because they know it will allow them to reach their full potential as a player. We are also in a unique situation at Nebraska where our student-athletes have a platform to make a difference in people s lives. We look for people who are going to embrace that opportunity and give back to the community. Talk about your program s emphasis on developing players for their post collegiate careers? At Nebraska, we believe that the program we put in place gives our players a chance to play beyond their college career. When I was with the men s national team for the 1992 Olympics, I got an understanding of what it takes to be the best in the world. We ve tried to implement that at Nebraska and call it Training the Whole Athlete. It just doesn t mean we are going to make them a great volleyball player. Obviously, we are going to do that and our program s success reflects that. We are going to train them mentally on how to compete at the highest level and continue on if they elect to do so. It is also about getting them to understand the self-discipline it takes to work in the weight room, understanding their bodies and knowing how to take care of them in areas such as stretching, recovery and nutrition. Our mission in this program is two-fold. One is prepare them if they want to have a professional career. Second, many of our former players are going into coaching, and they are leaving Nebraska armed with lots of information. If they can go into coaching, they have the ability to make a tremendous impact on the lives of other people with that information. It is a two-fold mission, and we feel that our program has a great understanding and implements it as well as anyone in the country in a college setting. Charting John Cook NCAA Winningest Programs Since 2000 No. Team Record Pct. 1. Nebraska Florida Hawaii Penn State Stanford USC Long Beach State Louisville Northern Iowa Colorado State NCAA Winningest Active Coaches No. Coach, Current School Record Pct. 1. Russ Rose, Penn State Dave Shoji, Hawaii Mary Wise, Florida John Dunning, Stanford John Cook, Nebraska Brian Gimmillaro, Long Beach St Mick Haley, USC Andy Banachowski, UCLA 1, Leonid Yelin, Louisville Bobbi Petersen, Northern Iowa (record at four-year colleges only) NCAA All-Time Winningest Coaches No. Coach Record Pct. 1. Don Shaw *Russ Rose *Dave Shoji *Mary Wise *John Dunning *John Cook Terry Pettit *Brian Gimmillaro Elaine Michaelis *Mick Haley *-active What do you hope student-athletes take from their years with the Nebraska volleyball program? First, when they leave, we hope they still want to play volleyball or stay around the game. One of the ways we measure that is by how many of them go into coaching. Over 50 percent of our graduated players are in coaching now, whether it is at the college, high school or club level. The second thing we want them to understand is the importance of giving back. At Nebraska, our players are viewed by the public and kids in the state with almost a rock star status. What we hope they learned at Nebraska is to use that platform to create a positive message and take that lesson throughout their lives. How important is the NU Coliseum to Husker volleyball? I have coached at Nebraska in some capacity for over a decade, and time and time again, I ve seen the Coliseum will the Huskers to wins in close matches. I don t know if it s the ghosts or spirits of the building, or maybe just the intense energy of the fans, but playing in the Coliseum has become pivotal to our success. It s exciting for the players to know that no matter who the opponent may be, the Huskers will play in front of a sold-out crowd. We annually rank among the national attendance leaders and have 120 consecutive sellouts at the NU Coliseum. Our fans give us an unmatched home court advantage NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

44 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION LIZZY STEMKE Assistant Coach Third Season Wisconsin (2004) Coaching Ledger Seasons at Nebraska Assistant Coach, 2007-present Other Coaching Experience Assistant Coach: North Carolina, Volunteer Assistant Coach: Central Florida, 2003 Setting Coach: Triangle Setting Academy, 2007 Assistant Coach/Setters: Wisconsin Power Volleyball Club, 2004 Assistant Coach/Setters: All-American Volleyball Camps, 2004 Founder/Assistant Coach: Team Orlando Volleyball Club, Assistant Coach: Next Level Volleyball Camp, 2004 Playing Ledger Mulhouse (France), Carolina (Puerto Rico), 2003 U.S. National Team, Wisconsin, More About Stemke Education Wisconsin, 2004 Bachelor s Degree, Communication Studies Family Husband: Kevin Lizzy and Kevin Stemke Former All-American and U.S. National Team member Lizzy Stemke is in her third season in the Husker program. Prior to joining the Nebraska staff, Stemke spent two years at the University of North Carolina before joining the Husker program in February of At Nebraska, Stemke trains the Husker setters and serves as co-recruiting coordinator. Her additional duties include serving as the team video coordinator and as a liaison for academics and community involvement. She also assists with summer camps and coaching clinics, as well as assisting in Nebraska Volleyball Academy clinics. Over the last two seasons, Stemke has coached two All-American setters in Sydney Anderson and Rachel Holloway, who have combined to lead the Huskers to 61 wins and a pair of Big 12 titles. Last season, Anderson earned second-team AVCA All-America honors, ranking eighth nationally in assists at per set, as the Huskers replaced four All-Americans from the previous season. In Stemke s first year, Nebraska finished second in the nation with assists per set and third nationally with a.327 hitting percentage. Holloway finished her Nebraska career while ranking among the national leaders with assists per set. Stemke also played a major role in the recruitment of a pair of top-10 recruiting classes, including the 2009 class that was ranked second nationally by Prepvolleyball.com. Before Nebraska At North Carolina, Stemke served as setters coach, handled opponent scouting and video exchange, recruiting, team travel and community outreach. In her first season as an assistant at UNC, the Tar Heels won the ACC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Stemke also has experience coaching both at the collegiate and club levels. She spent the 2003 season as a volunteer assistant at the University of Central Florida, as the Golden Knights won the Atlantic Sun Conference championship and reached the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history before finishing with a 23-7 record. During her time in Florida, Stemke also co-founded the Team Orlando Volleyball Club and acted as its head recruiter and setter and defense clinic coordinator. She has also spent time working with the Wisconsin Power Volleyball Club, the All-American Volleyball Camps, Next Level Volleyball Camp and the Triangle Setting Academy. Playing Experience Stemke enjoyed a distinguished career at the University of Wisconsin from 1998 to A three-year starter at setter for the Badgers, she helped Wisconsin to a record, a pair of Big Ten titles and an NCAA runner-up finish in 2000 to Nebraska. One of only three two-time AVCA All-Americans in school history, she ranked fourth nationally in assists as a senior in 2001, with per game when she was named Big Ten Player of the Year. She was recruited to Wisconsin by current Nebraska Head Coach John Cook, whose last year as Badgers head coach was Following her collegiate career, Stemke spent two years with the U.S. National Team. In 2002, she was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the World Championships. She also helped the U.S. team win a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games. Following her time with the national team, Stemke spent two seasons playing professionally. In 2003, she was named the MVP of the Puerto Rican League. She then spent one season playing in the Pro A League in France. Stemke earned her bachelor s degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin in The former Lizzy Fitzgerald, she is married to Kevin Stemke. Stemke comes from a family heavily involved in college athletics. Her father, Billy Fitzgerald, played baseball and basketball at Tulane from 1967 to 1969 and is in the school s athletic hall of fame. Her older brother, Edmond, played basketball at Ole Miss ( ), while her older sister, Meg, played volleyball at Florida ( ) and was the head volleyball coach at Central Florida until Her youngest brother, Robert, played baseball at the University of Tennessee ( ) NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

45 ERIK SULLIVAN Assistant Coach Second Season UCLA (1995) COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION Erik Sullivan is in his second season at Nebraska after joining the Husker staff on Feb. 14, In his role, Sullivan handles player training and works with the middle blockers while serving as recruiting co-coordinator. He also handles opponent scouting and game preparation and oversees Nebraska s summer camp program. Sullivan s stint at Nebraska marks his second stop in the Big 12, as he served as an assistant coach at Colorado for four seasons before joining the Husker staff. He said his extensive playing background with the national team and professionally has helped shape his coaching philosophies. The thing I learned playing around the world is that you can win in different ways, Sullivan said. There is not one model or style that leads to success. Many of the players at Nebraska have aspirations of playing either professionally or at the national team level, and I can help in their preparation and with the demands of continuing a volleyball career following college. A two-time U.S. Olympian, Sullivan made a quick impact on the Husker program in his first season. Kori Cooper earned first-team All-Big 12 and honorablemention AVCA All-America accolades after ranking 10th nationally with a.396 hitting percentage. Amanda Gates also earned conference recognition, earning honorablemention All-Big 12 honors after ranking among the Big 12 leaders in both blocks and hitting percentage. Both players showed their dedication off the court, earning first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, as the pair were two of only six players honored from around the nation as first-team selections. Before Nebraska In his four years at Colorado, Sullivan helped the Buffaloes to three straight NCAA appearances and helped tutor a pair of players who earned All-Big 12 recognition, including two-time all-region selection Allie Griffin, who is currently playing on the AVP Tour. He worked primarily with the outside hitters and team passing during his time in the Buffaloes program. In 2006, he helped Colorado knock off No. 1 Nebraska, the only loss on the NCAA champion Huskers (33-1) schedule that season. Playing Experience Sullivan, 36, brings a wealth of playing experience into the Husker program, including eight years with the U.S. National Team. He started for Team USA at libero at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games and served as co-captain of Team USA at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. His defensive successes are well documented. He earned Best Defensive Player in the World at the 1998 World Championships and that same year he earned the USA National Team s Tom Haine Players Award. Sullivan was touted as the America s Cup Best Reception Player in 2000 and the Best Libero at the 2001 World Championship Qualifier. He was the Best Defensive Player at the 1997 NORCECA Zone Championships and the Best Reception Player at the 1999 NORCECA. Sullivan s playing experience has also stretched to the professional ranks in Europe. His professional resume includes stints in Naefels, Switzerland ( ), Malaga, Spain (1999), Apeldoorn, The Netherlands ( ) and Odintsovo, Russia (2003). Back in the United States, Sullivan played professionally on the Four-Man Volleyball Beach Tour in He was named the tour s Rookie of the Year in 1996 and was tabbed the tour s Left Side Player of the Year in In addition to his playing experience, Sullivan served as director of the Pikes Peak Volleyball Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 2001 to 2002 and served as coach of the club s 17 & Under contingent. A two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) second-team All-American at UCLA, Sullivan led the Bruins to a pair of national titles during his four-year playing career ( ). Sullivan finished his career as UCLA s all-time leader in matches with 10 or more digs (25) and ranked second in career digs (747). As a senior in 1995, Sullivan captained the Bruins to an NCAA title while ranking ninth nationally in digs (2.5 dpg). He graduated from UCLA with a bachelor s degree in physiological science in the spring of A native of Encinitas, Calif., Sullivan is married to the former Amanda Heavner of Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple has a daughter, Shaye (7) and a son, Cade (2). Coaching Ledger Seasons at Nebraska Assistant Coach, 2008-present Other Coaching Experience Assistant Coach: Colorado, Club Director: Six Dogs Volleyball Club, Director: Pikes Peak Volleyball Club, Playing Ledger U.S. National Team, Odintsovo (Russia), 2003 Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), Malaga (Spain), 1999 Naefels (Switzerland), UCLA, More About Sullivan Education UCLA, 1995 Bachelor s Degree, Physiological Science The Sullivan family (clockwise): Erik, Shaye, Cade and Amanda NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

46 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION Coaching Ledger Seasons at Nebraska Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2009-present Graduate Manager, Playing Ledger BNI Taplus (Indonesia), 2008 Ohio State, More About Meske Education Ohio State, 2007 Bachelor s Degree, Construction Systems Management Administrative Experience Seasons at Nebraska Director of Volleyball Operations, 2006-present Coaching Experience Assistant Coach: Northern Colorado, Assistant Coach: Virginia Tech, 2004 Playing Ledger Nebraska, More About Peterson Education Nebraska, 2003 Bachelor s Degree, Business Administration DAN MESKE Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Ohio State (2007) Dan Meske (pronounced MESS-key) begins his first season as Nebraska s volunteer coach after serving as graduate team manager the past two seasons. In his role at Nebraska, he helps in team training during practices, video scouting and film breakdown and assists with dayto-day administrative office duties. Meske served as the Huskers graduate manager the past two years, helping Nebraska compile a 61-5 record and two straight Big 12 championships. He assisted in film breakdown and statistical work while overseeing the student managers in the program. Meske also spent a season playing professionally in Indonesia, helping BNI Taplus Volleyball to a regularseason title and a national runner-up finish. He has also worked as a coach on the club level for the last four years. Most recently, Meske coached the Sports Performance Girls 16-Red team to a silver medal at the 2009 AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida Before Nebraska/Playing Experience Meske enjoyed a solid four-year career for coach Pete Hanson at Ohio State. He appeared in 117 career matches for the Buckeyes, helping the Buckeyes to a national semifinal appearance in OSU won 88 matches and a pair of Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association titles during his four-year career. He was a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and four-time Ohio State Former Husker volleyball standout Lindsay Peterson is in her fourth year as Director of Operations for the Nebraska volleyball program. A former Husker volleyball captain and one of the greatest defensive players in school history, Peterson was hired in 2006 after serving assistant coaching stints at Northern Colorado and Virginia Tech. At Nebraska, Peterson handles a variety of duties for the Husker volleyball team, including team travel, budgeting, coordinating tournaments and camps and assisting visiting teams. She also serves as a liaison for volleyball support units, including facilities and events, media relations, marketing, compliance, HuskerVision, the ticket office, alumni and The Match Club. She also provides radio color commentary during Nebraska s road matches. In addition to her duties on the Husker staff, Peterson coaches at the Nebraska Volleyball Academy and led the NVA Club Red team to a USA Junior Olympic National title in Before Nebraska Peterson came to Nebraska after serving as an assistant coach in the Northern Colorado program from March of 2005 to July of At Northern Colorado, she worked extensively with the setters and liberos and helped with recruiting in the Midwest. In 2005, she helped a pair of Northern Colorado players earn first-team Division I Independent honors, including libero Abby Mayne, who was named Division I Independent Co-Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 4.44 digs per game. After serving as an undergraduate assistant coach at Nebraska in 2003, Peterson was on the staff at Virginia Tech in 2004, helping the Hokies finish with a Scholar-Athlete during his collegiate career. Meske enjoyed his best campaign in 2007, helping the Buckeyes to a 23-4 record and regular-season MIVA title. A starter at opposite, he ranked second on the squad in both kills (3.04) and digs (1.39) per set to earn second-team MIVA honors. For the first three seasons at Ohio State, he served as the team s libero and defensive specialist, starting all 30 matches at libero in his first college season. He led the Buckeyes in both digs (198) and digs per set (2.04) in A native of Willow Springs, Ill., Meske played three seasons at Lyons Township High School. He earned firstteam all-state honors in 2003, after leading his team to a fourth-place finish at the state championship. Meske received his bachelor s degree in construction systems management from Ohio State in 2007, and is on track to receive his master s degree in leadership development from Nebraska this December. LINDSAY PETERSON Director of Volleyball Operations Fourth Season Nebraska (2003) record, including a 7-9 mark in the program s first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Playing Experience During her playing days, Peterson was a four-year performer in the Nebraska program from 1999 to 2002, helping the Huskers to a record, including a national title in Peterson played in 133 matches as a Husker, including 438 of a possible 440 career sets. She finished her career holding the school record with 1,111 career digs, despite playing three positions during her Nebraska career. She competed as a setter her freshman year and a defensive specialist her sophomore and junior years before taking over the newly created libero role in That season she averaged 3.35 digs per set, a total that was fourth in school history at the time. As a setter in 1999, she posted a then-freshman record 724 set assists. In the classroom, Peterson was a three-time, first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, a six-time selection to the Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll and finished her degree in business administration at Nebraska in 2003, when she served as an undergraduate assistant coach. In that role, she assisted with recruiting, game day preparation and various coaching duties. A native of Burchard, Neb., the former Lindsay Wischmeier led Lewiston High School to a pair of Class D-2 State Championships (1995 and 1997), and D-2 Player-ofthe-Year honors while also being a three-time academic all-state selection. She married Ty Peterson in May of NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

47 LAURA BUTTERMORE Strength Coach Sixth Year A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Laura Buttermore (formerly Pilakowski) began working as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Nebraska volleyball, softball, women s gymnastics and rifle programs in Before obtaining certification for her current position, Buttermore was a two-time AVCA All-American volleyball player at Nebraska and three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. As a student-athlete, she excelled in the weight room, where she was a two-time Husker Power Volleyball Lifter of the Year and the 2001 Husker Power Female Athlete of the Year. Buttermore was also the Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner. A three-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, she shared conference player-of-theyear honors as a senior in Buttermore is a native of Columbus, Neb., and graduated with highest distinction from Nebraska in December 2003 with a bachelor s degree in marketing. She married Matt Buttermore in May of COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION JOLENE EMRICSON Athletic Trainer Eighth Year Jolene Emricson is in her seventh season as the athletic trainer for the Nebraska volleyball team. In her role, she evaluates and treats injuries as well as oversees rehabilitation programs for the Husker volleyball team and supervises the athletic training needs of the NU women s basketball team. Before arriving in Lincoln, Emricson spent one year as the athletic trainer for the men s lacrosse team at the University of Denver, where she also assisted with the men s ice hockey team. Emricson, who is from Colorado Springs, Colo., earned a bachelor of arts degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver in human performance and sport with a concentration in athletic training. While at Metro State, Emricson worked with the women s soccer, women s basketball and baseball programs. She received her master s degree in education from the University of Nebraska in May of DENNIS LEBLANC Senior Associate A.D. for Academics, Compliance and Planning 22nd Year Dennis Leblanc was named Nebraska s senior associate athletic director for academics, compliance and planning in He was named an associate athletic director in 1998 and has directed the academic program since Leblanc has been with the academic support program for student-athletes since Under Leblanc, Nebraska has become the national leader in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for football and all sports, NCAA Today s Top Eight Award honorees and recipients of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Postgraduate Scholarship. Over the past decade, Nebraska s academic support program for student-athletes has received outstanding reviews from The Gender Equity and Sports Management consultants from Andrus, Daniel and McCullock, Sports Services Inc., the NCAA Certification SHAMUS MCKNIGHT Associate Media Relations Director 13th Year Shamus McKnight is in his sixth year working with the Husker volleyball program and 13th year at Nebraska. McKnight handles all media relations efforts for Nebraska s baseball and volleyball programs. He has been responsible for eight media guides that have earned Best in the Nation awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), including a pair of volleyball guides that have been voted best in the nation. He has also served as the host media coordinator for the 2006 Review Team and the Nebraska Faculty Intercollegiate Athletic Committee. Leblanc is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A). In May of 2007, Leblanc received the Hero Mentor Award through the American Red Cross, which annually recognizes a person for outstanding leadership and mentoring. In 2002, he received the prestigious Lan Hewlett Award, presented to an athletic administrator in recognition of distinguished performance in providing personal, academic and professional guidance to student-athletes. Leblanc earned his undergraduate degree from Bethany College, and a master s degree from Wichita State. He and his wife, Coreen, have four children, including daughters Olivia and twins Madeleine and Mackenzie, and a son, Christian. and 2008 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships in Omaha. McKnight served as the NU media relations office intern for two years ( ) and handled media relations for men s and women s gymnastics and assisted with football duties. A 1996 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, he also served stints at Central Connecticut State University and the U.S. Senior Golf Open NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

48 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION Nebraska s Chancellors Allen R. Benton Edmund B. Farfield Irvin J. Manatt James H. Canfield George E. MacLean E. Benjamin Andrews Samuel Avery E.A. Burnett Chauncey S. Boucher R.G. Gustavson John K. Selleck Clifford Hardin Joseph Soshnik James H. Zumberge Adam C. Breckenridge Roy A. Young Robert H. Rutford Martin A. Massengale Jack Goebel Graham B. Spanier Joan R. Leitzel (Interim Chancellor) James Moeser Harvey S. Perlman (Interim Chancellor) 2001-present Harvey S. Perlman Nebraska s Faculty Representatives T.J. Thompson Earl Fullbrook Charles S. Miller Merk Hobson John R. Davis Keith L. Broman James O Hanlon 1997-present Josephine Potuto NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL HARVEY PERLMAN, J.D. University of Nebraska Chancellor Ninth Year Nebraska (1963) Harvey Perlman was named the 19th Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 1, He had served as interim chancellor of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln since July 16, A former dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law ( ), Perlman has also served as interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNL ( ). A Nebraska native, Perlman was raised in York, and earned a bachelor of arts in history and a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska. During his law school years, he was editor in chief of the Nebraska Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a law honors society. He joined the NU law faculty in 1967 after spending a year as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He served on the Nebraska law faculty until 1974 when he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Law School. He returned to Nebraska in 1983 when he accepted the deanship of the Nebraska Law College, a post he held until 1998 when he returned to the professoriate. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida State University College of Law, the University of Puget Sound School of Law and the University of Iowa College of Law. His area of legal expertise lies in torts and intellectual property. He is a member of the Nebraska State and American Bar Associations and is a commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is co-author of Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition (5th edition, 1998) and co-reporter for the Restatement of Unfair Competition (1994). In February 2002, Perlman was named a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Fellow status denotes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of his or her community and is committed to the highest principles of the legal profession. Only the top one-third Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, the Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, has been Nebraska s faculty representative (FAR) to the NCAA and Big 12 Conference since May 15, She chairs the Division IA Faculty Athletics Representatives. In 2002, she was named Outstanding Faculty Athletics Representative by the All- American Football Foundation. Potuto just completed her third three-year term on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions (chair since 2006). Potuto serves on the Big 12 Conference of FARs. She is a past chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and also served as a Big 12 Conference representative on the NCAA Division I Management Council and on the NCAA Men s Gymnastics Championship Committee. Potuto is an expert on NCAA enforcement and infractions processes as well as the general NCAA committee structure. She has testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding due process in NCAA infractions hearings and has made presentations to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Potuto is a past adviser to the Uniform Law Commissioners Committee to draft a sports agent statute, has drafted rules governing search and seizure and hearings for the Nebraska Racing Commission, and also has written on issues of gender equity in college athletics. of one percent of the legal profession is eligible for nomination as a Fellow. He serves on the Council of the American Law Institute, a leading national law reform organization, as one of Nebraska s Commissioners of Uniform State Laws, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Big 12 Athletic Conference, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the NCAA. He is Chair of the Bowl Championship Series Presidential Oversight Committee. Perlman and his wife, Susan, an NU alumna, are the parents of two daughters. Anne, who earned degrees from UNL and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, practices medicine in Lincoln and is married to UNL alumnus David Spinar; they are the parents of the Perlmans three grandchildren, Will, Ava, and Marco, Husker fans all. Daughter Amie, who received bachelors and juris doctorate degrees from UNL, is a Nebraska assistant attorney general and is married to UNL alumnus Ron Larson, and they are the parents of Caleb Quinn. JOSEPHINE POTUTO, J.D. University of Nebraska Faculty Representative 11th year Rutgers (1971) At Nebraska, Potuto is a member of the academic senate as well as the senate s intercollegiate athletics committee. She also served on Nebraska s NCAA site certification steering committee. Potuto teaches constitutional law, procedural and criminal law, federal jurisdiction and sports law. She has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arizona, Rutgers University, the Cardozo College of Law at New York s Yeshiva University, the University of Oregon, the University of North Carolina and Seton Hall University. She has worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex and Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor s offices. She was project director and a drafter of the Uniform Law Commissioners Sentencing and Corrections Act, as well as the drafter for the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee to Draft Criminal Jury Instructions. She is the author of three books and numerous articles. She also is a member of the American Law Institute. Potuto earned her bachelor s degree in journalism at Rutgers Douglass College; her master s degree in English literature at Seton Hall; and her juris doctorate at the Rutgers Law College. She is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for Nebraska and New Jersey.

49 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA BOARD OF REGENTS The Board of Regents consists of eight voting members elected by district for six-year terms, and four non-voting student Regents, one from each campus, who serve during their tenure as student body president. The board supervises the general operations of the university, and the control and direction of all expenditures. The board also includes a corporation secretary who manages all records including agendas, minutes, notices, policies and bylaws. Those documents can be found on the web at nebraska.edu/board/. The board meets regularly, primarily in Lincoln but also in Omaha and greater Nebraska. Persons wishing to provide information to the board or to appear before it should contact: Corporation Secretary, University of Nebraska, Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege, Lincoln, NE James B. Milliken, J.D. President, Univ. of Nebraska Timothy Clare Lincoln Randolph Ferlic, M.D. Omaha Chuck Hassebrook Lyons Howard Hawks Omaha Jim McClurg, Ph.D. Lincoln Bob Phares North Platte Kent Schroeder, J.D. Kearney Bob Whitehouse Omaha Cade Craig Nebraska-Kearney Brad Bohn Nebraska-Medical Center Neal Bonacci Nebraska-Omaha Megan Collins Nebraska-Lincoln NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

50 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION Administrative Experience Athletic Director University of Nebraska 2007-present U.S Congress Third District (Nebraska), Head Football Coach University of Nebraska, Assistant Head Football Coach University of Nebraska, 1972 Assistant Football Coach University of Nebraska, More About Osborne Education Hastings College, 1959; Bachelor s Degree, History University of Nebraska, 1963 Master s Degree in Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, 1965 Ph.D. in Educational Psychology Family Wife: Nancy Children: Mike, Ann and Suzanne Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1937 Tom and Nancy Osborne TOM OSBORNE Athletic Director Third Season Hastings College (1959) A Hall of Fame football coach returned to his roots on Oct. 16, 2007, to become the 13th athletic director at the University of Nebraska. Tom Osborne accepted the position at the time because, Osborne said, Harvey Perlman asked me. Perlman, UNL s chancellor, asked Osborne to lead the program where he had served so productively as head football coach. Two months later, on Dec. 20, 2007, he announced that the word interim had been removed from Osborne s title. In June 2009, he announced that Osborne would remain in the athletic director position for the foreseeable future. Tom originally agreed to come in temporarily and get the department moving in the right direction. He clearly accomplished that. I believe he now feels comfortable serving on an ongoing basis and I certainly feel comfortable having him do so, Perlman said. Osborne has repeatedly stated his preference to head the athletic department until two of his biggest projects the Life Skills Center and a new basketball practice facility are fully funded and the buildings are completed. Holder of master s and doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska in educational psychology, Osborne said he probably would not have considered coaching if he had not met Bob Devaney, who convinced him to become a volunteer graduate assistant on his staff. Bob epitomized the value of loyalty, and I will always be grateful for the confidence he showed in me, Osborne said. Because of his leadership and empowerment as a coach and an athletic director, I was fortunate to serve 25 years as head coach. Devaney put Osborne in charge of the offense that won two national titles and allowed him to concentrate on three areas he thought were important a strong academic program for student-athletes, a strength and conditioning program and a more formalized program to attract walk-on players. Each area has grown into an important asset for all 23 Nebraska sports programs, which Osborne now oversees. Within months of his appointment, Osborne quietly re-established an athletic department mission based on five core values integrity, trust, respect, teamwork and loyalty. Under Osborne s leadership, the Husker bowling team brought home Nebraska s 24th all-time national championship in 2009, while the volleyball squad won another Big 12 title and advanced to the NCAA semifinals. Across the board, Husker programs have started an upward trend in the Big 12 and national standings the past two years and head into riding a wave of success. In the classroom, Husker student-athletes found stellar academic success in , the first full year with Osborne at the helm. Nebraska had six academic All- Americans, bringing its nation-leading total to 269, while also setting a conference record with 172 academic All-Big 12 selections across all sports. Since retiring from football in 1997, Osborne has found several ways to stay active in his home state. His most visible post-coaching foray came in the political arena, as he served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska s 3rd congressional district from 2000 to He also made a gubernatorial bid in 2006 before turning to academia. A native of Hastings, Neb., Osborne served as a senior lecturer at Nebraska in the College of Business Administration, teaching leadership and business ethics, in the fall of Osborne also worked as a consultant for local college athletic departments for two years. I ve spent the majority of my life working with the athletic department at the university and I want to do what I can at this point to continue in the pursuit of excellence that has been previously established, Osborne said. Osborne has also poured time and effort into building a unique mentoring program within the state. The TeamMates program, founded by Tom and his wife, Nancy, in 1991, provides support and encouragement to schoolaged youth with the goal of seeing children graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education. Osborne still actively provides leadership in the college football ranks despite being away from the sideline for a decade. He is currently a voter on the coaches poll for the Master Coaches Poll. While he may hold a key position that molds the future of Nebraska Athletics, many will always remember Osborne for his legendary service to the program as a football coach. Osborne was named Nebraska s 25th head coach following the 1972 season and worked the sideline for 25 years. Under Osborne s direction, the program achieved remarkable success, exceeding any in its rich history. The Cornhuskers mounted a record under Osborne, good for a winning percentage of.836. The 255 victories are sixth-most all-time among major college football coaches while the winning percentage ranks fifth all-time. His achievements were so highly regarded that the National Football Foundation waived its three-year waiting period so that he could be inducted into its Hall of Fame in December of He is one of only four coaches in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived. Osborne s coaching career came to a poetic end in the 1998 Orange Bowl. In his final game, the Huskers defeated No. 3 Tennessee, 42-17, giving him a share of a third national title in his final four seasons. The victory left Osborne as the first coach in college football history to retire as a reigning national champion, along with the nation s best active winning percentage. Osborne guided the Huskers to back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995, then capped his career by sharing the 1997 title with Michigan. Under Osborne, NU became just the second school all time and the first since Oklahoma in to post back-to-back perfect national championship seasons. Osborne s last five Nebraska teams put together the best five-year run in collegiate football history with an amazing 60-3 record, including five consecutive 11-win seasons. Osborne-coached Nebraska teams captured 13 conference crowns, including six of his last seven seasons on the sideline. All 25 of his Husker teams won at least nine games and went to a bowl, while 15 won 10-or-more games. In the classroom, the Husker football program totaled 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in Osborne s 25 years. To put Osborne s dedication to developing complete student-athletes in perspective, he accumulated more football Academic All-Americans in his 25 years as coach than any other football program in the nation has produced in its history. Prior to becoming head coach, Osborne spent five seasons under Devaney, helping the Huskers win backto-back national championships in 1970 and In 1973, Osborne succeeded Devaney, who also served as Nebraska s Athletic Director from 1967 to Osborne and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, Mike, Ann and Suzanne and four grandchildren NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

51 PAT LOGSDON Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator 30th Year Nebraska (1989) A member of the Nebraska Athletic Department since 1979, Pat Logsdon was promoted to senior woman administrator on March 7, 2008, after also serving as associate athletic director for administration and assistant athletic director for administration. Logsdon s duties include oversight on all administrative issues and operational functions of the Athletic Director s office; oversight in the areas of administration, athletic medicine, nutrition, football operations and equipment; developing and implementing administrative policies and procedures, assisting with strategic planning, reviewing and maintaining game and coaching contracts and oversight of the administrative budget. Previously, Logsdon spent six seasons as NU s director of football operations, the first female in Division I to serve in that capacity. She handled organization of all recruiting functions, supervised compliance activities and coordinated all football administrative operations, including travel and practice operations. Logsdon served three years as assistant to the director of football operations and 14 seasons as the football recruiting secretary. Logsdon received a bachelor s degree in education from Nebraska in She is married to Rob Logsdon. ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Marc Boehm Executive Associate A.D./ Administration Chris Anderson Associate A.D./ Community Relations Bob Burton Associate A.D. Butch Hug Associate A.D./ Facilities and Events John Ingram Associate A.D./Capital Planning and Construction COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION Nebraska Athletic Department Mailing Address One Memorial Stadium Lincoln, NE (800) (402) Huskers.com Athletic Department Core Values Integrity Trust Respect Teamwork Loyalty Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Nancy Kenny Associate A.D./ CFO Gary Bargen Assistant A.D./ Compliance Josh White Assistant A.D./ Compliance and Planning Paul Meyers Associate A.D./ Athletic Development Jeff Jamrog Assistant A.D./ Football Operations Keith Zimmer Associate A.D./ Life Skills Shot Kleen Assistant A.D./ HuskerVIsion Holly Adam Assistant A.D./ Ticketing Keith Mann Assistant A.D./ Media Relations Lonnie Albers Assistant A.D./ Athletic Medicine Michael Stephens Assistant A.D./ Marketing, Licensing and Concessions Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action Building and maintaining TRUST with others Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska Athletic Department Phone Directory The area code for all below numbers is (402) Main Athletic Department ; Academics Administration Athletic Medicine & Training Business & Finances Cheer Squads & Mascots Community Relations Compliance Computing Services Development Equipment Events Facilities Huskers.com HuskerVision Licensing & Concessions Life Skills Lost & Found Marketing Media Relations Strength & Conditioning Ticket Office ; BIG-RED NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

52 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION NEBRASKA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL ACADEMICS ACADEMICS ACADEMICS Karin Alexander Office Manager Jill Heuer Volleyball Office Student Assistant Ron Hruska Biomechanical Consultant Steve Johnsen Public Address Announcer Wendy Mach Student Athletic Trainer Katie Jewell Assoc. Director of Academic Programs Kim Schellpeper Assoc. Director of Academic Programs Alvin Banks Academic Counselor/ Coord. of Special Programs ATHLETIC MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ACADEMICS ACADEMICS ACADEMICS ACADEMICS ACADEMICS Sheri Hastings Academic Counselor Mike Nieman Academic Counselor Will Sheppard Academic Counselor/Coord. of Multicultural Programs Shawn Morrison Computer Hardware Technician Leah Huber Academic Administrative Assistant Doak Ostergard Outreach Director Anne Hackbart Administrative Assistant Jerry Weber Head Athletic Trainer ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE Mark Mayer Head Football Athletic Trainer Brad Brown Assistant Athletic Trainer Tom Dufresne Assistant Athletic Trainer Lisa Loewenstein Assistant Athletic Trainer R.J. Pietig Assistant Athletic Trainer Patrick Spieldenner Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Seiler Massage Therapist Josh Hingst Sports Nutritionist BUSINESS/FINANCE BUSINESS/FINANCE BUSINESS/FINANCE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE ATHLETIC MEDICINE Lindsey Remmers Sports Nutritionist Jacqueline Wilken Administrative Coordinator Dr. Pat Clare Chief of Staff, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Strasburger Team Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. David Clare Team Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon Kevin Herbel Director of Planning & Reporting Jan Brown Accounting Manager Jami Hagedorn Financial & Human Resources Manager BUSINESS/FINANCE Traci Becker Accounting Clerk BUSINESS/FINANCE Sarah McGrath Accounting Clerk BUSINESS/FINANCE Derek Simonsen Auditor/Special Projects Accountant BUSINESS/FINANCE Jane Farrell Personnel & Payroll Associate BUSINESS/FINANCE Amy Potts Business Office Assistant COMPLIANCE Laure Ragoss Assistant Director of Compliance COMPLIANCE Jena Johnson Compliance Associate COMPLIANCE Patricia Ferree Compliance Assistant COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT COMPUTING SERVICES COMPUTING SERVICES HUSKERS.COM COMMUNICATIONS COMPLIANCE Gaila Friesen Secretarial Specialist Kiley Abdouch Communications Specialist Randy York Creative Director Dan Floyd Director of Information Technology Brett Hansen Microcomputer Specialist Guy Rozier Assistant Director of Development Derek Freeman Development Operations Manager Mike Dobbs Development Officer EVENTS EVENTS EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT Lindsey Freeman Development Specialist Peg Slagle Skybox Coordinator Jay Terry Head Equipment Manager Pat Norris Devaney Center Equipment Manager Blake Lange Assistant Equipment Manager Chris McQuillan Assistant Equipment Manager Derek Bombeck Event Management Specialist Katie Butzke Event Management Specialist FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES EVENTS Ervin Williams Event Management Specialist Randy Gobel Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities Eric Haynes Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities Maggi Thorne Facilities Project Coordinator Steve Torske Building & Grounds Supervisor Jared Hertzel Turfgrass Manager Mike Greenfield Building Service Manager Walter Bruns Guest Relations/Security Attendant NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

53 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES Don Dougherty Guest Relations/Security Attendant Anton Engel Guest Relations/Security Attendant Syed Hussain Guest Relations/Security Attendant Jack Kissack Guest Relations/Security Attendant Danny McEntarffer Guest Relations/Security Attendant Robert Mersed Guest Relations/Security Attendant Cindy Obenchain Guest Relations/Security Attendant William Peglow Guest Relations/Security Attendant FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES Robert Richards Guest Relations/Security Attendant Jerry Zimmer Guest Relations/Security Attendant Phil Hood Trade Supervisor John Horstman Building Services Technician Doug Kissinger Building Services Technician Alan Moore Building Services Technician Sol Morton Building Services Technician Robert Pleines Building Services Technician FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES John Shaw Building Services Technician Jeff Schroder Building Services Technician Don Betten Custodian/Event Setup Assistant Kimberly Brick Custodial Supervisor Kim Daniel Custodial Supervisor Leslie Edwards Custodian Mary Fisher Custodian/Event Setup Assistant Jack Harper Custodian HUSKERVISION HUSKERVISION HUSKERVISION HEWIT CENTER FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES ACADEMICS Matthew Honnor Custodian Norm Tallman Memorial Stadium Custodian Arlyce Koerner Facilities & Events Staff Secretary Linda Ybarra Facilities Administrative Assistant Dale Kruse Food Service Manager Kirk Hartman Creative Director Kelly Mosier Video Production Coordinator Mike Hodges Video Production Specialist CONCESSIONS CONCESSIONS CONCESSIONS MARKETING HUSKERVISION HUSKERVISION HUSKERVISION HUSKERVISION Brad Colee Video Production Specialist Amanda Pohlman Video Production Specialist Chris Pankonin Video Production Specialist Scott Guthrie Chief Engineer Corrie Sears Director of Athletic Marketing Janell Hall Concessions Operations Manager Roxane Rasmussen Concessions Manager Greg Lingenfelter Huskers Authentic Manager SHIPPING & RECEIVING MEDIA RELATIONS MEDIA RELATIONS MEDIA RELATIONS MEDIA RELATIONS MEDIA RELATIONS SPIRIT SQUAD SPIRIT SQUAD Marlon Lozano Spirit Squad Manager Jeff Griesch Director of Media Relations Operations Jerry Trickie Associate Media Relations Director Matt Smith Assistant Media Relations Director Annie Wood Design Specialist Scott Bruhn Athletic Department Photographer Vicki Cartwright Media Relations Administrative Asst. Diane Nietfeldt Shipping & Receiving STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF STRENGTH STAFF Mike Arthur Director of Strength & Conditioning James Dobson Head Football Strength Coach Rusty Ruffcorn Head Basketball Strength Coach Tyler Clark Assistant Strength Coach Brian Kmitta Assistant Strength Coach Brandon Rigoni Assistant Strength Coach Chad Wade Assistant Strength Coach Karen Cook Husker Power Staff Secretary TICKET OFFICE TICKET OFFICE TICKET OFFICE TICKET OFFICE TICKET OFFICE Kristi Reetz Assistant Ticket Manager Angela Christ-Zemunski Ticketing Assistant Leah Sinner Ticketing Assistant Andrew Truslow Ticketing Assistant Karen Williamson Ticketing Assistant NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

54 COACHES AND ADMINISTRATION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION The University of Nebraska Athletic Department takes great pride in abiding by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big 12 Conference rules and guidelines that govern Division I competition. For the benefit of the many alumni, fans and booster club members who are so active in supporting and assisting the Huskers throughout the year, we would like to remind everyone of a few definitions and rules that apply to all athletic representatives and boosters. NCAA Principles Institutional Control It is the responsibility of the University of Nebraska to control its intercollegiate athletic program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA. Responsibility The University of Nebraska s responsibility for the conduct of its program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual, booster or organization engaged in activities promoting the athletic interests of the institution. Compliance The University of Nebraska must monitor its program to assure compliance and to identify and report to the NCAA instances in which compliance has not been achieved. An institution found to have violated NCAA rules is subject to disciplinary and corrective actions as determined by the NCAA. Question and Answers for Fans, Boosters, Alumni and Representatives of Athletic Interests Definitions Q: What is a booster? A: Someone who belongs to a University of Nebraska athletic booster club; promotes or makes financial donations to the athletic department or a specific Husker team; assists in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; employs, gives benefits to, or provides services to a student-athlete, a prospective student-athlete or the relative/friends of either. REPRESENTATIVE OF ATHLETIC INTERESTS (I.E., BOOSTERS), NCAA BYLAW 13 Q: What is a Prospective Student-Athlete? A: A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade or above, including students in prep schools and junior colleges as well as students who have officially withdrawn from a four-year institution and plan to transfer to another institution. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution or a Nebraska booster provides the individual or the individual s relatives or friends with any financial assistance or benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students in general. A good rule of thumb is to treat ALL STUDENTS as prospects. Q: What is a Student-Athlete? A: A student-athlete is a student whose enrollment was solicited by a member of the Nebraska athletic staff or other representative of athletic interests with a view toward the student s ultimate participation in the intercollegiate athletic program. Q: What is a contact? A: Contact is ANY face-to-face encounter between a prospect, or the prospect s parent or legal guardian, and a Nebraska staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs. in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; employs, gives benefits to, or provides services to a student-athlete, a prospective student-athlete or the relative/friends of either. REPRESENTATIVE OF ATHLETIC INTERESTS (I.E., BOOSTERS), NCAA BYLAW 13 Q: What constitutes impermissible contact by a Booster? A: Phone calls to prospects (9th to 12th grade) and their relatives placed for recruiting purposes (questions about the athletic program at UNL must be directed to the coach); writing, paging, text messages or instant messages to a prospect to encourage UNL attendance; contact with a prospect at a high school or club contest; contact with a prospect or his/her coach, principal, or counselor to evaluate the prospect; visiting the prospect s educational institution to pick up videotape or transcripts for evaluation purposes; contacting a prospect to congratulate him/her for signing a National Letter of Intent to attend UNL; giving anything of value to a prospect to induce him/her to attend UNL; contact of any kind while the prospect is on the UNL campus for an official or unofficial visit. RECRUITING CONTACTS, NCAA BYLAW 13 Q: What are the rules of employment for a student-athlete? A: A student-athlete may be employed during the academic year or summer vacation period; receive compensation equal to the going rate for similar services in the locale; receive compensation only for work performed; accept employment from more than one employer and earn unlimited income; receive benefits provided to all other employees; teach sport-related individual skill instruction or fee-for-lesson sessions. A student-athlete may not conduct personal sport camps or promote, market, advertise or endorse a commercial business or product. Only benefits that are authorized by NCAA legislation shall be provided to and accepted by a student-athlete. It is not permissible for a student-athlete to receive a benefit that is the result of a special arrangement by an institutional employee, booster, employer or fan. EMPLOYMENT, NCAA BYLAW 12 Q: What are non-permissible benefits? A: Free or reduced-fee housing/rent including the use of vacation or seasonal homes; free or reduced-fee meals; loans or cash advances in pay or salary; tuition costs or school supply expenses; gifts or presents of any type regardless of the occasion or purpose; use of telephone for long distance or use of telephone cards and cell phones; free use of any motor vehicle, boat or recreational vehicle; free use of services (i.e., automobile repair, hair care, laundry, copying, faxing, etc.); free or reduced-fee memberships at golf courses, health clubs, etc. (This list is not exhaustive. Only benefits that are authorized by NCAA legislation shall be provided to and accepted by a student-athlete. It is not permissible for a student-athlete to receive a benefit that is the result of a special arrangement by an institutional employee, booster, employer or fan.) BENEFITS AND PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT, NCAA BYLAW 16 Q: What type of promotional activities may the student-athlete be permitted to participate? A: Charitable, educational or non-profit promotions and events with requested approval from the Athletic Compliance Office prior to the event. Q: What types of promotional activities are not permissible? A: Any fundraising activity that supports a high school organization or group that assists prospective-aged students; use of his/her name or picture; or appear to promote or market a commercial business or product. PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES, NCAA BYLAW 12 Q: What is recruiting? A: Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect s family member (or guardian) by an institutional staff member or by athletic representative of the institution, for the purpose of securing the prospect s enrollment and ultimate participation in Nebraska s intercollegiate athletic program. For further information regarding NCAA Guidelines for Athletic Representatives, please contact the athletic compliance office at (402) or 1-(800) Inquiries may also be mailed to: Athletic Compliance Office, One Memorial Stadium, P.O. Box , Lincoln, NE, Questions can also be faxed to (402) or ed to Guidelines Q: What is a Booster? A: Someone who belongs to a University of Nebraska athletic booster club; promotes or makes financial donations to the athletic department or a specific Husker team; assists NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

55 2008 REVIEW 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Rachel Schwartz Jordan Larson Amanda Gates NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

56 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW HUSKERS OVERCOME INJURIES, ODDS TO RETURN It takes a lot to render Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook speechless, but there he was sitting in the Bank of America press room following Nebraska s win over Washington in the regional finals. Cook was looking to find the words to describe how his team not only rallied from two sets down, but also overcame a 9-3 deficit in the finale before pulling out a victory to earn a spot in the NCAA semifinals. I m really not sure I can explain it, Cook, who has led the Huskers to five NCAA semifinals in nine seasons at Nebraska. I m not sure I ve ever seen anything like it. The match against the Huskies was a microcosm of the Huskers 2008 season. At times, they struggled through difficult stages, but kept their faith in each other and found a way to prevail. After dropping the first two sets, the Huskers were forced to look inward for answers. We talked all day about trusting it and continuing to trust what we do, Cook said. We re going to do this, said libero Kayla Banwarth between the second and third sets. We looked at each other, we believed and we fought for it. The Huskers showed some spunk, coming back with a victory in the third set to pull within 2-1. NU hit.324 as a team, as Tara Mueller drilled home eight kills and Larson added five for the Huskers, who never trailed in the set. Leading 6-5, Larson sparked a 5-1 spurt to help Nebraska take an 11-6 lead. Nebraska got off to a quick start in the third set, jumping out to a 3-1 lead and holding a 6-5 edge before a Larson kill and ace helped the Huskers win four of the next five rallies to take a 10-6 lead after a Mueller kill. The Huskies eventually pulled to within 20-16, but Nebraska ran off five of the next six points to take the set. More drama followed in the fourth set, as Nebraska built a lead, only to see Washington win eight of the next nine rallies to tie the score at 23 after an Airial Salvo kill. The teams traded points before Larson hit one off the block to put NU ahead Banwarth sliced an ace to tie the match at two sets apiece. Coach John Cook talks about a potential path to the NCAA semifinals in Omaha during the team s media day activities in August. Many of the keys that Cook laid out in August came to fruition, as the Huskers reached the NCAA semifinals for the third time in four years. The first four sets laid the foundation for a thrilling finish. In the fifth set, the Huskers fell behind 6-1 and dug themselves a seemingly impossible 9-3 hole. Nebraska had used both timeouts, and Cook said he was already starting to think ahead to what he would tell the team after the match. I think I was thinking about what I would say at this press conference, because I thought it was over, said Cook. Typically in a timeout we re just talking about how to get a side-out. At that point, as they say in Nebraska, the hay is in the barn. You ve done your work and there is nothing more than you can do. But the Huskers were not finished. A Larson kill put the ball in the hands of Banwarth, who had been one of the Huskers best servers all night. The sophomore came up with an ace to make it 9-5 and forced the Huskies to take a timeout. Nebraska kept the momentum going, as Amanda Gates and Lindsey Licht combined to block Kindra Carlson before three straight kills tied the set at nine apiece. Not even Washington s second timeout could slow down the Huskers, as Larson, Gates and Licht combined for seven straight points to put the Huskers ahead The Huskies made one last push, pulling even at 13, but a UW hitting error gave Nebraska match point. The Huskers capitalized on the opportunity. In one of the most memorable moments in program history, Larson rocketed an ace past a shell-shocked Husky defense, triggering a jubilant celebration that is captured in the photo above. I was just praying to God that the serve went over the net, Larson said. When it finally went over the net, I just fell. When you work so hard and it finally just ends, you have nothing left. And we left it all out there. All we did was believe in each other and believe what we can do. We knew we could do this it was in our hearts and we just found a way, and this has been the story of this team this year NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

57 TO NCAA SEMIFINALS; WIN BIG 12 TITLE 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW The story of the 2008 Huskers was their resiliency throughout a challenging year. From the departure of four All-Americans from the previous year to a pair of season-ending injuries to middle blockers Kori Cooper and Brook Delano, the Huskers stayed together, focused on the moment, building the trust in each other that was the bedrock of their foundation. Embracing challenges, that s what essentially creates a team, said senior co-captain Rachel Schwartz heading into the NCAA Tournament. To sit here and say that we ve been punched in the mouth too many times, that would be selfish. Selfless is how we wanted this team to play. Nebraska s senior class of Larson, Schwartz and Amanda Gates were the embodiment of that theme, putting the needs of their teammates above their own. In their goals for the year back in the summer, one type of leadership came to mind. Authentic. We all realized we had to be authentic, Gates said. Being true to yourself allows you to be a real person to the people you re trying to lead. We all believed that if we each brought our own unique characteristics to our team, our teammates would follow. Larson said that to be successful, everyone had to buy into the process, and that was the start of the journey in the offseason. We came together as a team and tried to learn from what we had in the last three years to get this team where we thought it needed to be, Larson said. And that s building relationships with our teammates. The journey concluded at the Qwest Center, where the Huskers faced a top-ranked Penn State team that had not dropped a set all season. The Huskers lost the first two sets, before one last memorable rally. Leading 11-8, the Huskers seized the momentum with an 11-1 run and sent the NCAA record crowd of 17,430 into a frenzy. Moments later, the Huskers, who hit.407 in the set, snapped Penn State s winning streak of 111 consecutive sets. Nebraska continued to fight and trailed in the fourth set before Gates and Schwartz keyed a 6-0 Husker spurt. Schwartz served five straight points to give NU a two-point edge. With the scored tied at 18, a Licht kill and a Mueller ace put the Huskers ahead by two, and Nebraska nearly kept it going as an amazing rally that featured a diving dig by Mueller and a one-handed save by Licht to show the Huskers were in it to win it. NU eventually pushed the lead to before Larson closed the set with a kill to even the match at two sets apiece. Everyone was just not going to let that ball drop, no matter where it was, Mueller said. That is the kind of effort that we try to play with all the time. It definitely sums up this team and how bad we fight and how bad we play for each other. In the finale, the Huskers battled, falling behind 6-3 before winning five of the next six points to take an 8-7 lead. The Huskers eventually took a 10-8 lead to force Penn State to take a timeout, but the Nittany Lions responded with six straight points to seal their toughest match of the year. The thing I told the team was that I think next week, I m not sure anyone is going to remember if we won or lost this match, Cook said. All they re going to remember is that these three seniors and this team wore the Nebraska uniform. That is what they are going to remember. I have never had so much fun coaching a match as we had tonight. All-American Jordan Larson earned Big 12 Player and Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors in 2008, becoming the first player in league history to accomplish the feat. The 2008 season was a fun one for Coach Cook and the Huskers, who exceeded all preseason expectations. Nebraska was picked seventh nationally in the preseason and was not even the favorite to win the Big 12 title. It didn t take long for the Huskers to surpass those predictions. With a sweep of No. 2 Stanford and a win over No. 4 USC at the Runza/AVCA Showcase, Nebraska made a statement that resonated across the volleyball landscape. Transfer Sydney Anderson quickly piloted the Husker offense, while players such as Mueller, Licht, Gates, Cooper and Banwarth joined Larson in providing a balanced attack. After four more wins, the Huskers took on LSU at the Devaney Center. A sellout crowd of 13,412 saw another strong effort, as the Huskers swept the Tigers. Heading into Big 12 action, the Huskers were sitting at 8-0, but about to face the toughest two-match swing of the year. The Huskers headed to Manhattan, Kan., to take on No. 17 Kansas State, without Mueller and Banwarth, who both were serving a one-match suspension. Delano, who had only trained on the outside for a month, stepped into the lineup and delivered a clutch performance, coming up with 16 digs and four blocks, while Larson and Gates combined for 29 kills and 12 blocks. Schwartz, who started at libero, totaled a match-high 17 digs, as the Huskers pulled out a four-set win. Three days later, the Huskers took on No. 3 Texas, and got an All-American efforts from both Licht, who drilled a career-high 17 kills on.500 hitting, and Larson, who had 19 kills and 11 digs in a four-set win. Ten matches into the season, NU had already beaten five ranked teams, propelling itself toward another successful season. The Huskers won their first 20 matches en route to capturing their fifth consecutive Big 12 title and 11th Big 12 title in 13 seasons of competition. Larson, Mueller and Anderson were named All-Americans, but the legacy of the 2008 Huskers would be a resilient team that won the hearts of fans across the state. Bison/AVCA Division I Coaches Poll Rk. Team (No. 1 votes) Pts. Record Last Wk 1. Penn State (60) 1, Stanford 1, Nebraska 1, Texas 1, Washington 1, California 1, Hawaii 1, UCLA 1, Oregon Florida Illinois Iowa State NR 13. Southern California Minnesota Purdue Utah Michigan Wichita State San Diego Kansas State Saint Louis Kentucky Long Beach State Colorado State Santa Clara NR Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots: Western Michigan 67; New Mexico State 66; Pepperdine 43; Tulane 23; Middle Tennessee 15; UAB 12; Cincinnati 9; San Francisco 8; Texas A&M 8; Duke 7; Clemson 5; Western Kentucky 2 Bison/AVCA Coaches Poll Weekly Totals Date Rank Date Rank Preseason (8/14) 7 10/20 2 9/1 2 10/27 2 9/8 2 11/3 3 9/ /10 3 9/ /17 3 9/ / /6 2 12/1 4 10/13 2 Final (12/23) 3 Amanda Gates was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and ranked among Big 12 leaders in blocks and hitting percentage NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

58 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 HONORS AND AWARDS Team Honors No. 3 Final Ranking in Bison/AVCA Coaches Poll NCAA National Semifinalist 11th National Semifinal Appearance in School History NCAA Seattle Regional Champions Fifth NCAA Regional Finals Appearance 15th Straight Sweet 16 Appearance Big 12 Co-Champions Fifth Consecutive Big 12 Title and 11th in 13 Years Ameritas Players Challenge Tournament Champions Paso Robles Marriott Invitational Champions 27th Straight NCAA Tournament Appearance 20th 30-Win Season in School History Fifth Consecutive 30-Win Season (NCAA Best) 7-2 Record Against Nationally Ranked Teams 13-2 Record Against NCAA Tournament Teams 14-0 Home Record at the Nebraska Coliseum NCAA-Record 87 Match Home Win Streak Second Nationally in Average Attendance (4,769) 120 Consecutive Sellouts at the NU Coliseum NCAA Attendance Records NCAA Single-Match Regular-Season Attendance (17,430 vs. Penn State, 12/18/08) NCAA Single-Match Regular-Season Attendance (13,412 vs. LSU, 9/12/08) NCAA Team Rankings Third Nationally in Won-Loss Percentage (.912) 10th Nationally in Kills Per Set (14.53) Individual Honors Three AVCA All-Americans Three ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans Four AVCA All-Central Region Honorees Five All-Big 12 Selections Three Academic All-District VII Honorees Four First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Honorees Nebraska Senior Class Career Record (.941 Winning Percentage) Three NCAA semifinal Appearances Four Consecutive Big 12 Titles (75-5 Big 12 Record) Four Consecutive 30-Win Seasons 72-0 in Home Matches 34-0 in Regular-Season Non-Conference Matches Individual NCAA Rankings 8th Nationally in Assists Per Set (11.60, Sydney Anderson) 10th Nationally in Hitting Percentage (.396, Kori Cooper) Individual Career Records Service Aces (186, Jordan Larson) John Cook (Head Coach) 2008 Under Armour/Volleyball Magazine Women s College Coach of the Year AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year Big 12 Coach of the Year Sydney Anderson (So., Sandy, Utah) Second-Team AVCA All-American Second-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American Big 12 Newcomer of the Year First-Team AVCA All-Central Region First-Team All-Big 12 Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team Five-Time Big 12 Rookie of the Week NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Kayla Banwarth (So., Dubuque, Iowa) Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Kori Cooper (Jr., Amarillo, Texas) Honorable-Mention AVCA All-American First-Team AVCA All-Central Region First-Team All-Big 12 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Brooke Delano (RFr., Bellevue, Neb.) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Amanda Gates (Sr., Columbus, Neb.) Team Tri-Captain First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship NCAA Women s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year UNL Hero Leadership Award Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27) Big 12 Community of Champion Award First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Match Club Endowed Scholarship Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Kaitlynn James (Fr., Louisville, Ky.) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Jordan Larson (Sr., Hooper, Neb.) Team Tri-Captain First-Team AVCA All-American First-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American Second-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Big 12 Player of the Year Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team First-Team AVCA All-Central Region First-Team All-Big 12 Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team AVCA National Player of the Week (Sept. 23) First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII Ameritas Players Challenge MVP Two-Time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Lindsey Licht (So., Aurora, Colo.) Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Allison McNeal (Fr., Schulenburg, Texas) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Tara Mueller (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.) Second-Team AVCA All-American Second-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American Seattle Regional Most Outstanding Player Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team First-Team AVCA All-Central Region First-Team All-Big 12 Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team Megan Pendergast (Fr., League City, Texas) Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Brigette Root (Fr., Grand Island, Neb.) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Rachel Schwartz (Sr., Lincoln, Neb.) Team Tri-Captain First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Hannah Werth (Fr., Springfield, Ill.) Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Jordan Wilberger (RFr., Scottsbluff, Neb.) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner s Spring Honor Roll Jessica Yanz (So., Bolingbrook, Ill.) Big 12 Commissioner s Fall Honor Roll

59 2008 SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2008 Results Date Opponent NU/Opp. W/L Score Score-by-game Overall Big 12 Time Attend. Aug. 29 vs. Stanford 7/2 W ,25-19, :25 7,529 Aug. 31 vs. USC 7/4 W ,25-19,25-17, :09 8,399 Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS 2/- W ,25-14, :14 4,096 Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern 2/- W ,25-20, : Sept. 5 at Cal Poly 2/14 W ,25-19, :30 2,533 Sept. 6 vs. Tulane 2/- W ,25-15, : Sept. 12 LSU 2/- W ,25-15, :16 13,412 Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO 2/- W ,25-18, :16 4,153 Sept. 17 at Kansas State 2/18 W ,21-25,25-22, :59 2,876 Sept. 20 TEXAS 2/3 W ,21-25,25-23, :55 4,193 Sept. 24 KANSAS 2/- W ,25-19,22-25, :45 4,123 Sept. 27 at Iowa State 2/- W ,20-25,27-25, :51 4,294 Oct. 1 at Texas Tech 2/- W ,25-23, : Oct. 4 COLORADO 2/- W ,25-15, :14 4,148 Oct. 5 at Creighton 2/- W ,25-18, :22 8,037 Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA 2/- W ,25-19, :21 4,091 Oct. 12 at Missouri 2/- W ,25-21, :29 3,057 Oct. 15 BAYLOR 2/- W ,25-11, :15 4,142 Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M 2/- W ,25-18, :15 4,103 Oct. 25 at Oklahoma 2/- W ,25-16, : Oct. 29 at Colorado 2/- L ,25-27,25-18, :50 2,817 Nov. 1 IOWA STATE 2/- W ,22-25,25-20, :50 4,149 Nov. 5 at Texas A&M 3/- W ,25-17,25-14,20-25, :12 1,387 Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE 3/15 W ,25-22, :22 4,247 Nov. 12 MISSOURI 3/- W ,25-22, :20 4,103 Nov. 15 at Kansas 3/- W ,25-18, :19 1,300 Nov. 19 at Texas 3/4 L ,25-21,22-25, :57 4,324 Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH 3/- W ,25-13, :08 4,256 Nov. 29 at Baylor 4/- W ,26-28,25-10, : Dec. 5 LIBERTY 4/- W ,21-25,25-16, :38 4,237 Dec. 6 UAB 4/- W ,25-15, :11 4,086 Dec. 12 vs. Michigan 4/19 W ,25-16, :22 4,904 Dec. 13 at Washington 4/5 W ,23-25,25-17,26-24, :20 5,325 Dec. 18 vs. Penn State 4/1 L ,18-25,25-15,25-22, :13 17, SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 Tournament Recaps Tournament Location Record Place Nebraska All-Tournament Team Members Runza/AVCA Showcase Omaha, Neb st Sydney Anderson, Kayla Banwarth, Jordan Larson Paso Robles Marriott Invitational San Luis Obispo, Calif st Sydney Anderson, Jordan Larson, Tara Mueller Ameritas Players Challenge Lincoln, Neb st Sydney Anderson, Kori Cooper, Jordan Larson (MVP) NCAA Seattle Regional Seattle, Wash st Sydney Anderson, Jordan Larson, Lindsey Licht, Tara Mueller (Most Outstanding Player) NCAA Championships Omaha, Neb. 0-1 t-3rd Jordan Larson Season Summary Record Overall Home Away Neutral Overall Big sets sets sets Season Attendance Attendance Dates Total Average Total ,582 4,370 Home 15 71,539 4,769 Away 13 38,281 2,945 Neutral 6 38,762 6, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

60 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 STATISTICS Individual Statistics (All Matches) Player S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S BE BHE Points Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Wilberger, Jordan Anderson, Sydney Larson, Jordan Mueller, Tara Licht, Lindsey Banwarth, Kayla Root, Brigette Delano, Brooke Schwartz, Rachel NEBRASKA Opponents Individual Statistics (Big 12 Matches) Player S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S BE BHE Points Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Larson, Jordan Wilberger, Jordan Anderson, Sydney Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Schwartz, Rachel NEBRASKA Opponents Individual Match Highs Category Total Player Match, Date Kills (three sets) 20 Mueller vs. Kansas State, 11/8 Kills (four sets) 21 Larson at Kansas State, 9/17 Kills (five sets) 24 Mueller at Washington, 12/13 Attempts (three sets) 41 Larson vs. Oklahoma, 10/8 Attempts (four sets) 53 Mueller at Iowa State, 9/27 Attempts (five sets) 65 Mueller at Washington, 12/13 Hitting Pct. (three sets).727 Gates (8-0-11) at Kansas, 11/15 Hitting Pct. (four sets).700 Wilberger (7-0-10) vs. Liberty, 12/5 Hitting Pct. (five sets).467 Gates (9-2-15) vs. Penn State, 12/18 Assists (three sets) 42 Anderson at Kansas, 11/15 Assists (four sets) 53 Anderson vs. Texas, 9/20 Assists (five sets) 57 Anderson at Washington, 12/13 Digs (three sets) 20 Banwarth at Creighton, 10/5 Digs (four sets) 22 Banwarth at Baylor, 11/29 Digs (five sets) 27 Banwarth at Texas A&M, 11/5 Blocks (three sets) 8 Gates vs. Texas A&M, 10/22 Blocks (four sets) 10 Gates at Kansas State, 9/17 Blocks (five sets) 8 Larson at Texas A&M, 11/5 Service Aces 5 Anderson vs. USC, 8/31 Team Match Highs Category Total Match, Date Kills (three sets) 53 at Kansas, 11/15 Kills (four sets) 67 vs. Texas, 9/20 Kills (five sets) 68 at Washington, 12/13 Attempts (three sets) 129 at Creighton, 10/5 Attempts (four sets) 168 at Iowa State, 9/27 Attempts (five sets) 194 at Washington, 12/13 Hitting Pct. (three sets).467 vs. UAB, 12/6 Hitting Pct. (four sets).319 vs. Texas, 9/20 Hitting Pct. (five sets).179 at Texas A&M, 11/5 Assists (three sets) 49 vs. Kansas State, 11/8 Assists (four sets) 64 vs. Texas, 9/20 Assists (five sets) 67 at Washington, 12/13 Digs (three sets) 65 at Creighton, 10/5 Digs (four sets) 70 at Iowa State, 9/27 Digs (five sets) 86 at Texas A&M, 11/5 Blocks (three sets) 12.0 at Creighton, 10/5; at Oklahoma, 10/25 Blocks (four sets) 16.0 at Kansas St., 9/17; at Baylor, 11/29 Blocks (five sets) 13.0 at Texas A&M, 11/5 Service Aces 11 vs. USC, 8/31; at Texas A&M, 11/ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

61 2008 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS/DOUBLE-DOUBLES.450 or Better Hitting Percentage (Min. 10 attempts) Date Player/Opponent Hitting Pct. (K-E-TA) Nov. 15 Gates/Kansas.727 (8-0-11) Dec. 5 Wilberger/Liberty.700 (7-0-10) Oct. 25 Gates/Oklahoma.700 (8-1-10) Nov. 22 Gates/Texas Tech.692 ( ) Oct. 1 Licht/Texas Tech.667 (9-1-12) Dec. 12 Gates/Michigan.615 (8-0-13) Nov. 8 Mueller/Kansas State.613 ( ) Nov. 22 Mueller/Texas Tech.571 (8-0-14) Oct. 1 Gates/Texas Tech.571 ( ) Dec. 6 Licht/UAB.556 ( ) Sept. 1 Cooper/Oral Roberts.545 (6-0-11) Oct. 15 Cooper/Baylor.538 (8-1-13) Oct. 4 Licht/Colorado.533 ( ) Sept. 27 Cooper/Iowa State.524 ( ) Sept. 17 Cooper/Kansas State.524 ( ) Sept. 20 Licht/Texas.500 ( ) Oct. 25 Cooper/Oklahoma.500 (6-0-12) Sept. 12 Cooper/LSU.500 (9-1-14) Aug. 29 Cooper/Stanford.500 (6-1-10) Oct. 22 Mueller/Texas A&M.478 ( ) Dec. 18 Gates/Penn State.467 (9-2-15) Dec. 6 Gates/UAB.467 (7-0-15) Nov. 1 Cooper/Iowa State.467 (9-2-15) Sept. 1 Licht/Oral Roberts.467 (8-1-15) Oct. 12 Gates/Missouri.462 (6-0-13) Oct. 5 Cooper/Creighton.455 (7-2-11) Nov. 19 Gates/Texas.450 ( ) Aug. 29 Licht/Stanford.450 ( ) 15 or More Kills Date Player/Opponent Kills Dec. 13 Mueller/Washington 24 Dec. 13 Larson/Washington 21 Sept. 17 Larson/Kansas State 21 Nov. 29 Larson/Baylor 20 Nov. 8 Mueller/Kansas State 20 Nov. 5 Mueller/Texas A&M 19 Sept. 20 Larson/Texas 19 Aug. 31 Larson/USC 18 Dec. 18 Larson/Penn State 17 Nov. 5 Larson/Texas A&M 17 Nov. 1 Larson/Iowa State 17 Oct. 4 Larson/Colorado 17 Sept. 20 Licht/Texas 17 Dec. 5 Larson/Liberty 17 Sept. 27 Mueller/Iowa State 16 Dec. 18 Mueller/Penn State 15 Dec. 6 Larson/UAB 15 Nov. 22 Larson/Texas Tech 15 Nov. 19 Larson/Texas 15 Nov. 15 Larson/Kansas 15 Nov. 12 Larson/Missouri 15 Oct. 15 Larson/Baylor 15 Oct. 5 Mueller/Creighton 15 Sept. 6 Mueller/Tulane 15 Aug. 29 Mueller/Stanford or More Assists Date Player/Opponent Assists Dec. 13 Anderson/Washington 57 Sept. 20 Anderson/Texas 53 Dec. 18 Anderson/Penn State 51 Nov. 1 Anderson/Iowa State 51 Dec. 5 Anderson/Liberty 50 Nov. 5 Anderson/Texas A&M 49 Sept. 27 Anderson/Iowa State 48 Sept. 17 Anderson/Kansas State 46 Nov. 29 Anderson/Baylor 45 Four or More Service Aces Date Player/Opponent Service Aces Aug. 31 Anderson/USC 5 15 or More Digs Date Player/Opponent Digs Nov. 5 Banwarth/Texas A&M 27 Dec. 13 Banwarth/Washington 22 Nov. 29 Banwarth/Baylor 22 Aug. 31 Banwarth/USC 20 Oct. 12 Banwarth/Missouri 19 Oct. 5 Larson/Creighton 19 Sept. 27 Larson/Iowa State 19 Nov. 29 Larson/Baylor 19 Dec. 18 Larson/Penn State 18 Dec. 13 Larson/Washington 18 Nov. 5 Larson/Texas A&M 17 Dec. 5 Banwarth/Liberty 17 Sept. 27 Banwarth/Iowa State 17 Sept. 17 Schwartz/Kansas State 17 Dec. 13 Schwartz/Washington 17 Dec. 13 Mueller/Washington 17 Nov. 5 Mueller/Texas A&M 17 Sept. 17 Delano/Kansas State 16 Nov. 5 Schwartz/Texas A&M 15 Nov. 1 Larson/Iowa State 15 Oct. 29 Banwarth/Colorado 15 Oct. 25 Banwarth/Oklahoma 15 Oct. 15 Banwarth/Baylor 15 Oct. 12 Larson/Missouri 15 Sept. 20 Banwarth/Texas 15 Seven or More Total Blocks Date Player/Opponent Blocks (BS/BA) Sept. 17 Gates/Kansas State 10 (1-9) Nov. 29 Wilberger/Baylor 8 (0-8) Nov. 5 Larson/Texas A&M 8 (2-6) Oct. 22 Gates/Texas A&M 8 (1-7) Aug. 31 Licht/USC 8 (0-8) Dec. 13 Gates/Washington 7 (1-6) Sept. 17 Licht/Kansas State 7 (0-7) 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 Double-Doubles Jordan Larson (17) Opponent K A D B Cal Poly Kansas State Texas Kansas Iowa State Oklahoma Iowa State Texas A&M Kansas State Missouri Kansas Texas Baylor Liberty UAB Washington Penn State Sydney Anderson (8) Opponent K A D B Cal Poly Kansas State Texas Iowa State Colorado Liberty Michigan Washington Tara Mueller (7) Opponent K A D B Texas Iowa State Oklahoma Colorado Iowa State Texas A&M Washington NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

62 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW NEBRASKA MATCH-BY-MATCH Team Totals Date Opponent SP K E TA Pct A SA SE DIG BS BA BE Total BHE Points Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. Tulane Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Nebraska 118 1, , , , ,171.5 Opponent 118 1, , , , ,586.0 Category Leaders Hitting Percentage Player S K/S Pct. Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Wilberger, Jordan Anderson, Sydney Larson, Jordan Mueller, Tara Assists Per Set Player S A A/S Anderson, Sydney 118 1, Banwarth, Kayla Larson, Jordan Schwartz, Rachel Mueller, Tara Blocks Per Set Player S Total Blk/S Gates, Amanda Licht, Lindsey Cooper, Kori Anderson, Sydney Larson, Jordan Points Per Set Player S Points Pts/S Larson, Jordan Mueller, Tara Licht, Lindsey Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Kills Per Set Player S K K/S Larson, Jordan Mueller, Tara Licht, Lindsey Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Service Aces Per Set Player S SA SA/S Larson, Jordan Anderson, Sydney Banwarth, Kayla Mueller, Tara Gates, Amanda Schwartz, Rachel Digs Per Set Player S DIG Dig/S Banwarth, Kayla Larson, Jordan Mueller, Tara Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

63 OPPONENT MATCH-BY-MATCH 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Team Totals Date Opponent SP K E TA Pct A SA SE DIG BS BA BE Total BHE Points Aug. 29 vs. Stanford Aug. 31 vs. USC Sept. 1 ORAL ROBERTS Sept. 5 vs. Northeastern Sept. 5 at Cal Poly Sept. 6 vs. Tulane Sept. 12 LSU Sept. 13 NEW MEXICO Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 20 TEXAS Sept. 24 KANSAS Sept. 27 at Iowa State Oct. 1 at Texas Tech Oct. 4 COLORADO Oct. 5 at Creighton Oct. 8 OKLAHOMA Oct. 12 at Missouri Oct. 15 BAYLOR Oct. 22 TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 at Oklahoma Oct. 29 at Colorado Nov. 1 IOWA STATE Nov. 5 at Texas A&M Nov. 8 KANSAS STATE Nov. 12 MISSOURI Nov. 15 at Kansas Nov. 19 at Texas Nov. 22 TEXAS TECH Nov. 29 at Baylor Dec. 5 LIBERTY Dec. 6 UAB Dec. 12 vs. Michigan Dec. 13 at Washington Dec. 18 vs. Penn State Opponent totals 118 1, , , , ,586.0 Nebraska 118 1, , , , ,171.5 Huskers by the Numbers Overall 2008 Record: At Home: At the NU Coliseum: Away: Neutral: Non-conference: Big 12: Big 12 home: Big 12 away: On television: NCAA Tournament: Against Ranked Teams Top five: Top 10: Top 25: Unranked: By Sets Three-set: Four-set: Five-set: By Kills Leading in kills: Trailing in kills: Tied in kills: By Digs Leading in digs: Trailing in digs: Tied in digs: By Blocks Leading in blocks: Trailing in blocks: Tied in blocks: By Hitting Percentage Leading in hitting pct.: Trailing in hitting pct.: Tied in hitting percentage: Hitting.400 or better Hitting.300 or better: Hitting below.300: Hitting below.200: Opponents Hitting above Holding opponent below.200: Holding opponent below.100: Holding opponent below.000: By Service Aces Leading in service aces: Trailing in service aces: Tied in service aces: NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

64 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 BIG 12 REVIEW 2008 Big 12 Final Standings (--- Big ) (--- Overall ---) Team W L Pct. Sets W L Pct Sets Last 5 Streak Top 10 Top Lost Lost Kansas State$ Lost Iowa State$ Lost Texas A&M Won Baylor Lost Oklahoma Lost Kansas Lost Colorado Lost Missouri Lost Texas Tech Lost Regular-Season Co-Champions; $ - NCAA Championship Participant Big 12 Weekly Honors Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Date Player Sept. 2 Destinee Hooker, Texas, OH Sept. 8 Kelsey Chipman, Kansas State, MB Sept. 15 Rita Liliom, Kansas State, OH Sept. 22 Jordan Larson, Nebraska, OH # Sept. 29 Destinee Hooker, Texas, OH Oct. 6 Destinee Hooker, Texas, OH Oct. 13 Ashley Engle, Texas, OPP Oct. 20 Victoria Henson, Iowa State, OH Oct. 27 Jordan Larson, Nebraska, OH Nov. 3 Caitlin Higgins, Oklahoma, OH Nov. 10 Karina Garlington, Kansas, OH Nov. 17 Ashley Engle, Texas, OPP Nov. 24 Sarah Ammerman, Texas A&M Dec. 1 Lauren Paolini, Texas, MB Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Date Player Sept. 2 Heather Kisner, Texas, L Sept. 8 Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L Sept. 15 Ashley Mass, Iowa State, L Sept. 22 Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L Sept. 29 Ashley Mass, Iowa State, L Oct. 6 Anna Breyfogle, Baylor, MB Oct. 13 Lauren Mathewson, Kansas State, L Oct. 20 Heather Kisner, Texas, L Oct. 27 Amanda Gates, Nebraska, MB Nov. 3 Callie Webster, Colorado, L Nov. 10 Ashley Engle, Texas, OPP Nov. 17 Kelsey Chipman, Kansas State, MB Nov. 24 Ashley Mass, Iowa State, L Jennifer Doris, Texas, MB Dec. 1 Ashley Mass, Iowa State, L Big 12 Rookie of the Week Date Player Sept. 2 Sydney Anderson, Nebraska, S Sept. 8 Sydney Anderson, Nebraska, S Sept. 15 Amanda Dowdy, Texas Tech, MB Sept. 22 Sydney Anderson, Nebraska, S Sept. 29 Michelle Kocher, Texas, S Oct. 6 Michelle Kocher, Texas, S Oct. 13 Michelle Kocher, Texas, S Oct. 20 Sarah Freudenrich, Oklahoma, MB Oct. 27 Sydney Anderson, Nebraska, S Nov. 3 Soriana Pacheco, Kansas State, S Nov. 10 Nicole Tate, Kansas, S Nov. 17 Sydney Anderson, Nebraska, S Nov. 24 Michelle Kocher, Texas, S Dec. 1 Michelle Kocher, Texas, S # - Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 2008 All-Big 12 Teams First-Team Name, School Pos. Cl. Ht. Hometown Taylor Barnes, BU S Jr Arlington, Texas Anna Breyfogle, BU MB Jr. 6-0 Buda, Texas Victoria Henson, ISU OH So Leavenworth, Kan. Kaylee Manns, ISU S Jr Topeka, Kan. Rita Liliom, KSU OH Sr. 6-0 Budapest, Hungary Nataly Korobkova, KSU OH Sr. 6-3 Krasnoyarsk, Russia Sydney Anderson, NU S So. 6-0 Salt Lake City, Utah Kori Cooper, NU MB Jr. 6-2 Amarillo, Texas Jordan Larson, NU OH Sr. 6-2 Hooper, Neb. Tara Mueller, NU OH So. 6-0 Scottsdale, Ariz. Ashley Engle, UT OPP Jr. 6-3 Yorba Linda, Calif. Juliann Faucette, UT OH So. 6-2 San Diego, Calif. Destinee Hooker, UT OH Jr. 6-4 San Antonio, Texas Lauren Paolini, UT MB Sr. 6-5 Ann Arbor, Mich. Honorable-Mention Name, School Pos. Cl. Ht. Hometown Jen Malcom, ISU MB Sr. 6-1 Schaller, Iowa Ashley Mass, ISU L So. 5-8 Muskego, Wis. Megan Farr, KSU MB Sr Manhattan, Kan. Amanda Gates, NU MB Sr. 6-2 Columbus, Neb. Sarah Ammerman, TAMU OH Jr. 6-2 Parker, Colo. Mary Batis, TAMU OH Jr. 6-0 San Antonio, Texas Individual Awards Player of the Year: Jordan Larson, Nebraska Coach of the Year: John Cook, Nebraska Newcomer of the Year Sydney Anderson, Nebraska Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Larson, Nebraska Freshman of the Year: Michelle Kocher, Texas Libero of the Year: Ashley Mass, Iowa State The Huskers went 4-2 against top-10 teams during the 2008 campaign NCAA Tournament Big 12 Teams - NCAA First Round Iowa State 3, Northern Iowa 1 (Minneapolis, Minn.) Santa Clara 3, Kansas State 2 (Seattle, Wash.) Nebraska 3, Liberty 1 (Lincoln, Neb.) Texas 3, Lamar 0 (Austin, Texas) NCAA Second Round Iowa State 3, Minnesota 1 (Minneapolis, Minn.) Nebraska 3, UAB 0 (Lincoln, Neb.) Texas 3, Wichita State 0 (Austin, Texas) Regional Semifinals Iowa State 3, Oregon 2 (Austin, Texas) Texas 3, UCLA 1 (Austin, Texas) Nebraska 3, Michigan 0 (Seattle, Wash.) Regional Finals Texas 3, Iowa State 1 (Austin, Texas) Nebraska 3, Washington 2 (Seattle, Wash.) National Semifinals Penn State 3, Nebraska 2 (Omaha, Neb.) Stanford 3, Texas 2 (Omaha, Neb.)

65 2008 BIG 12 STATISTICS Big 12 Team Leaders - All Matches Hitting Percentage No. Team Sets Kills Errs Total Pct. 1. Texas Nebraska Kansas State Iowa State Baylor Texas A&M Missouri Kansas Colorado Oklahoma Texas Tech Opponent Hitting No. Team Sets Kills Errs Total Pct. 1. Nebraska Texas Baylor Iowa State Kansas State Texas A&M Oklahoma Missouri Colorado Kansas Texas Tech Kills No. Team Sets Kills K/Set 1. Texas Nebraska Iowa State Kansas State Baylor Texas A&M Kansas Colorado Missouri Oklahoma Texas Tech Blocks No. Team Sets BS BA Total B/Set 1. Texas Kansas State Nebraska Missouri Iowa State Baylor Colorado Oklahoma Texas A&M Kansas Texas Tech Service Aces No. Team Sets Total SA/Set 1. Baylor Nebraska Kansas State Iowa State Texas Missouri Texas Tech Kansas Oklahoma Texas A&M Colorado Assists No. Team Sets Total A/Set 1. Iowa State Nebraska Texas Kansas State Baylor Texas A&M Kansas Colorado Missouri Oklahoma Texas Tech Digs No. Team Sets Total D/Set 1. Missouri Oklahoma Baylor Iowa State Nebraska Colorado Texas A&M Kansas Texas Kansas State Texas Tech Big 12 Individual Leaders - All Matches Hitting Percentage No. Player, School K E TA Pct 1. Lauren Paolini, UT Kori Cooper, NU Kelsey Chipman, KSU Jen Malcom, ISU Megan Farr, KSU Amanda Gates, NU Destinee Hooker, UT Ashley Engle, UT Lauren Schaefer, CU Anna Breyfogle, BU Kills No. Player, School Sets Kills K/Set 1. Victoria Henson, ISU Destinee Hooker, UT Rita Liliom, KSU Jordan Larson, NU Karina Garlington, KU Tara Mueller, NU Katie Sanders, BU Julianna Klein, MU Mary Batis, TAMU Sarah Ammerman, TAMU Assists No. Player, School Sets Assists A/Set 1. Kaylee Manns, ISU Sydney Anderson, NU Michelle Kocher, UT Taylor Barnes, BU Nicole Tate, KU Kaitlyn Burkett, CU Kristen Schevikhoven, TAMU Lei Wang, MU Brianne Barker, OU Soriana Pacheco, KSU SEASON IN REVIEW Blocks No. Player, School BS BA Blocks B/Set 1. Anna Breyfogle, BU Chrissy Disarro, OU Megan Farr, KSU Amanda Gates, NU Kelsey Chipman, KSU Jen Malcom, ISU Jennifer Doris, UT Schylur Edelman, CU Natalya Korobkova, KSU Darla Donaldson, TAMU Service Aces No. Player, School Sets Aces SA/Set 1. Taylor Barnes, BU Jordan Larson, NU Destinee Hooker, UT Caroline Witte, TTU Anna Breyfogle, BU Karina Garlington, KU Jenny Jantsch, KSU Ashley Mass, ISU Soriana Pacheco, KSU Sydney Anderson, NU Digs No. Player, School Sets Digs D/Set 1. Ashley Mass, ISU Caitlyn Vann, MU Heather Kisner, UT Kayla Banwarth, NU Lacy Barnes, OU Lauren Mathewson, KSU Callie Webster, CU Allison King, BU Melissa Manda, KU Jordan Larson, NU Tara Mueller ranked among Big 12 leaders in both kills and points during the 2008 season NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

66 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 BIG 12 STATISTICS Big 12 Team Leaders - League Matches Hitting Percentage No. Team Sets Kills Errs Total Pct. 1. Texas Nebraska Kansas State Iowa State Texas A&M Baylor Missouri Kansas Oklahoma Colorado Texas Tech Opponent Hitting No. Team Sets Kills Errs Total Pct. 1. Nebraska Texas Texas A&M Iowa State Oklahoma Kansas State Baylor Missouri Kansas Colorado Texas Tech Kills No. Team Sets Kills K/Set 1. Texas Nebraska Iowa State Baylor Kansas State Texas A&M Kansas Missouri Colorado Oklahoma Texas Tech Blocks No. Team Sets BS BA Total B/Set 1. Texas Nebraska Kansas State Iowa State Colorado Missouri Oklahoma Texas A&M Baylor Kansas Texas Tech Service Aces No. Team Sets Total SA/Set 1. Kansas State Nebraska Iowa State Baylor Texas Missouri Kansas Oklahoma Texas Tech Texas A&M Colorado NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Assists No. Team Sets Total A/Set 1. Texas Nebraska Iowa State Baylor Kansas State Texas A&M Kansas Missouri Colorado Oklahoma Texas Tech Digs No. Team Sets Total D/Set 1. Missouri Oklahoma Baylor Iowa State Nebraska Kansas Texas A&M Colorado Texas Kansas State Texas Tech Big 12 Individual Leaders - League Matches Hitting Percentage No. Player, School K E TA Pct. 1. Lauren Paolini, UT Kori Cooper, NU Amanda Gates, NU Ashley Engle, UT Jen Malcom, ISU Kelsey Chipman, KSU Destinee Hooker, UT Anna Breyfogle, BU Megan Farr, KSU Darla Donaldson, TAMU Kills No. Player, School Sets Kills K/Set 1. Destinee Hooker, UT Victoria Henson, ISU Jordan Larson, NU Rita Liliom, KSU Tara Mueller, NU Karina Garlington, KU Sarah Ammerman, TAMU Katie Sanders, BU Julianna Klein, MU Mary Batis, TAMU Assists No. Player, School Sets Assists A/Set 1. Sydney Anderson, NU Michelle Kocher, UT Kaylee Manns, ISU Taylor Barnes, BU Nicole Tate, KU Kaitlyn Burkett, CU Soriana Pacheco, KSU Lei Wang, MU Kristen Schevikhoven, TAMU Brianne Barker, OU Amanda Gates ranked among Big 12 leaders in hitting percentage and blocks in conference matches. Blocks No. Player, School BS BA Blocks B/Set 1. Anna Breyfogle, BU Megan Farr, KSU Chrissy Disarro, OU Amanda Gates, NU Kelsey Chipman, KSU Jen Malcom, ISU Darla Donaldson, TAMU Schylur Edelman, CU Natalya Korobkova, KSU Note: only nine players were above 0.90 blocks/set Service Aces No. Player, School Sets Aces SA/Set 1. Taylor Barnes, BU Jenny Jantsch, KSU Jordan Larson, NU Caitlin Higgins, OU Destinee Hooker, UT Caitlin Mahoney, ISU Soriana Pacheco, KSU Sydney Anderson, NU Caitlyn Vann, MU Karina Garlington, KU Digs No. Player, School Sets Digs D/Set 1. Ashley Mass, ISU Caitlyn Vann, MU Lauren Mathewson, KSU Callie Webster, CU Kayla Banwarth, NU Lacy Barnes, OU Heather Kisner, UT Allison King, BU Melissa Manda, KU Jordan Larson, NU Points No. Player, School Sets Digs D/Set 1. Destinee Hooker, UT Jordan Larson, NU Victoria Henson, ISU Rita Liliom, KSU Tara Mueller, NU Karina Garlington, KU Sarah Ammerman, TAMU Julianna Klein, MU Katie Sanders, BU Natalya Korobkova, KSU

67 NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS NCAA Team Leaders Hitting Percentage No. Team Kills Errs Total Pct. 1. Penn State Texas Stanford Western Kentucky Washington Oregon California Samford Hawaii American Nebraska Kills No. Team Sets Kills K/Set 1. Valparaiso Penn State California Stanford Hawaii Oregon San Diego Texas Rice Nebraska Blocks No. Team Sets BS BA B/Set 1. Penn State Idaho Louisville Colorado State Utah Clemson Kentucky UCLA Minnesota Stanford Nebraska Service Aces No. Team Sets Total SA/Set 1. American Grambling Sacred Heart Maryland-Eastern Shore Belmont Delaware State Villanova Samford St. Peter s Army Assists No. Team Sets Total A/Set 1. Valparaiso Penn State California Hawaii Stanford Rice San Diego St. John s Oregon Iowa State Nebraska Digs No. Team Sets Total D/Set 1. IUPUI North Carolina North Dakota State Iona Illinois State Western Illinois Chattanooga Austin Peay Rice Murray State NCAA Individual Leaders Hitting Percentage No. Player, School K E TA Pct. 1. Christa Harmotto, Penn State Lauren Paolini, Texas Foluke Akinradewo, Stanford Ashley Asberry, Middle Tenn. St Alix Gombos, San Francisco Jalicia Ross, Marshall Stephanie Lynch, Purdue Jamie Clark, Army Felicia Willoughby, Virginia Tech Kori Cooper, Nebraska Kills No. Player, School Sets Kills K/Set 1. Yarimar Rosa, Florida International Mackenzie Angner, So. Dakota St Jeanne Fairchild, New Mexico Yun Yi Zhang, Temple Burgandy McCurty, Siena Laura DeBruler, Illinois Angie Porché, Valparaiso Hayley Hills, Eastern Washington Ellen Herman, Ohio Erica Short, Indiana Assists No. Player, School Sets Assists A/Set 1. Alisha Glass, Penn State Jenna Hagglund, Washington Carli Lloyd, California All-American Sydney Anderson ranked eighth nationally in assists per set during the 2008 campaign SEASON IN REVIEW 4. Kaylee Manns, Iowa State Bailey Robinson, Princeton Kim Bukowski, Valparaiso Hillary Fountain, Samford Sydney Anderson, Nebraska Nevena Djordjevic, Oregon Meredith Schamun, Rice Blocks No. Player, School BS BA Blocks B/Set 1. Johannah Bangert, Illinois Danielle Hepburn, Clemson Christa Harmotto, Penn State Foluke Akinradewo, Stanford Mekana Barnes, Colorado St Amanda Gil, UCLA Emily Underwood, Memphis Stephanie Lynch, Purdue Ashten Stelken, Northern Iowa Anna Breyfogle, Baylor Service Aces No. Player, School Sets Aces SA/Set 1. G. Nazli Dikecligil, Stony Brook Kantessa Bryant, MSVU Marcela Gurgel, South Florida C. Hanners, UNC Greensboro Ivana Cebakova, American C. Estebane, Md.-Eastern Shore Kylie Atherstone, Cal Poly Sarah Gardner, Samford Anna Meinert, Alabama State Annie Luhrsen, Connecticut Digs No. Player, School Sets Digs D/Set 1. Lara Newberry, Chattanooga Brittany Stowers, Northern Arizona Allison Nieters, Iona Michelle Walroth, Jacksonville Megan Mushovic, Cornell Brittany Thompson, Wofford Ellie Blankenship, Northern Iowa Claire Tucker, Mercer Megan Elfering, Green Bay Kelly Broussard, Wichita State Kori Cooper ranked 10th nationally with a.396 hitting percentage, which was among the best seasons in school history NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

68 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES Volleyball Box Score #2 Stanford vs #7 Nebraska (Aug 29, 2008 at Omaha, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Stanford S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Barboza, Cynthia Okogbaa, Janet Lichtman, Cassidy Klineman, Alix Waller, Erin Akinradewo, Foluke Evans, Joanna Fisher, Alex Ailes, Gabi Fishburn, Jessica Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Stanford (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Site: Omaha, NE (Qwest Center Omaha) Date: Aug 29, 2008 Attend: 7529 Time: 1:25 Referees: Margie Ray, Bill Forrester Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #7 Nebraska vs #4 USC (Aug 31, 2008 at Omaha, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) USC (1) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.5 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## USC S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 5 Gysin, Jessica Jupiter, Alex Williams, Lauren Carico, Taylor Roleder, Kimmee Garrett, Zoe Urango, Geena Hillgren, Alli Bateman, Kendall Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Site: Omaha, NE (Qwest Center Omaha) Date: Aug 31, 2008 Attend: 8399 Time: 2:09 Referees: Bill Forrester, Mary Faragher Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score Oral Roberts vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 01, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Oral Roberts S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Joanita Souza Danijela Novakovic Jocelyn Swier Janete Ferreira Jackie Oliveira Thais Parada Talita Santos Carol Garbato Cassidy Holmes Lauren Ophus Totals Volleyball Box Score Northeastern vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 05, 2008 at San Luis Obispo, CA) Attack Serve Block ## Northeastern S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 2 Tittl, Caitlin Seitz, Brianna DeTurk, Lauren Brown, Britney Tkachuk, Jessica Robinson, Jillian Stein, Sarah Tkachuk, Jessica Servillon, Helene Neubeck, Leah Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Oral Roberts (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Team Records: Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Northeastern (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Root, Brigette Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Sep 01, 2008 Attend: 4096 Time: 1:14 Referees: Daryl Korinek, Dave Spencer Total Tie scores Lead changes Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Site: San Luis Obispo, CA (Mott Gym) Date: Sep 05, 2008 Attend: 300 Time: 1:25 Referees: Tony Chan, Marvin Hall, Saunders, Goodell Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

69 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs #14 Cal Poly (Sep 05, 2008 at San Luis Obispo, CA) Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs TULANE (Sep 06, 2008 at San Luis Obispo, CA) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Team 2 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Cal Poly (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.5 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Cal Poly S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Olowolafe, Dominique Waller, Ali Atherstone, Kylie Houston, Jaclyn Fithian, Hailey Rivera, Gaby Mort, Alison Smith, Caitlin Law, Lauren Bertoni, Ashleigh Santos, Anicia Suttich, Caitlin Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5 Site: San Luis Obispo, CA (Mott Gym) Date: Sep 05, 2008 Attend: 2533 Time: 1:30 Referees: Marvin Hall, Tony Chan, Cashmore, Saunders Total Tie scores Lead changes Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Wilberger, Jordan Delano, Brooke Team 2 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) TULANE (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## TULANE S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 3 RADOSEVIC, Sara REBROVIC, Luna DJURDJEVIC, Visnja STROMATH, Stephanie LINDER, Jen WELLS, Bridget MILLER, Jenn VLASKOVIC, Ksenija McGEHEE, Liz BERNARDS, Ashley LINDELOW, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Site: San Luis Obispo, CA (Mott Gym) Date: Sep 06, 2008 Attend: 200 Time: 1:25 Referees: Todd Brownell, Marvin Hall, Goodell, Saunders ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM: NEBRASKA (SYNDEY ANDERSON, JORDAN LARSON, TARA MUELLER), TULANE (BRIDGET WELLS), CAL POLY (KYLIE ATHERSTONE), NORTHEASTERN (LAUREN DeTURK) Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score LSU vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 12, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## LSU S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Lauren DeGirolamo Angela Bensend Kyna Washington Samantha Dabbs Tania Schatow Brittnee Cooper Brittney Johnson Haley Reuther Elena Martinez Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES LSU (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: Volleyball Box Score New Mexico vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 13, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## New Mexico S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 2 MEETER, Lisa KWASIGROCH, Sarah MICHAELSEN, Jade SUITER, Allie FAIRCHILD, Jeanne LEHNE, Anna TRIPP, Gayle MORRIS, Rose BUCK, Allison HADFIELD, Taylor Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES New Mexico (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (Devaney Center) Date: Sep 12, 2008 Attend: Time: 1:16 Referees: Julie Voeck, Tom Pingel Total Tie scores Lead changes Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Sep 13, 2008 Attend: 4153 Time: 1:16 Referees: Tom Pingel, Julie Voeck Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

70 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs #18 Kansas State (Sep 17, 2008 at Manhattan, Kan.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Kansas State (1) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0 Team Records: 9-0 (1-0) 10-2 (0-1) Attack Serve Block ## Kansas State S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Farr, Megan Liliom, Rita Fay, Abby Korobkova, Natalya Jantsch, Jenny Chipman, Kelsey Mathewson, Lauren Townsend, Leslie Pacheco, Soriana Chisholm, JuliAnne Allison, Sarah Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.5 Site: Manhattan, Kan. (Ahearn Field House) Date: Sep 17, 2008 Attend: 2876 Time: 1:59 Referees: Marti Prochko, Gary Houghton Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #3 Texas vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 20, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Texas S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Faucette, Juliann Paolini, Lauren Kocher, Michelle Doris, Jennifer Engle, Ashley Hooker, Destinee Adams, Rachael Hall, Kiley Yogi, Sydney Kisner, Heather Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Texas (1) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Sep 20, 2008 Attend: 4193 Time: 1:55 Referees: Brian Hemelgarn, Joan Powell Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score Kansas vs #2 Nebraska (Sep 24, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Kansas S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 2 Martincich, Katie Grieb, Melissa Garlington, Karina Uhart, Natalie Williams, Brittany Tate, Nicole Manda, Melissa Townsend, Mel Mazour, Paige Kaiser, Jenna Mayfield, Allison Noyes, Savannah Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Kansas (1) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Team Records: 7-5, 1-2 Big , 3-0 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Sep 24, 2008 Attend: 4123 Time: 1:45 Referees: Daryl Korinek, Dave Spencer Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Iowa State (Sep 27, 2008 at Ames, Iowa) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Iowa State (1) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Team Records: 12-0, 4-0 Big , 1-3 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Iowa State S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 3 Hockaday, Rachel Manns, Kaylee Mahoney, Caitlin Henson, Victoria Kieger, Diane Malcom, Jen Mass, Ashley Petersen, Kelsey Bisenius, Mary Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0 Site: Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum) Date: Sep 27, 2008 Attend: 4294 Time: 1:51 Referees: Dan Apol, Kevin Duggan Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

71 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Texas Tech (Oct 01, 2008 at Lubbock, Texas) Volleyball Box Score Colorado vs #2 Nebraska (Oct 04, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Texas Tech (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Team Records: 13-0, , 0-5 Attack Serve Block ## Colorado S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Sisco, Emilee Edelman, Schylur Schaefer, Lauren Buth, Alex Sutherland, Amber Burkett, Kaitlyn Webster, Callie Wicks, Kirsten VenHorst, Ashley Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Colorado (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0 Team Records: 8-6, 2-3 Big , 6-0 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Texas Tech S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Witte, Caroline Vincent, Jackie Hood, Brandi Dowdy, Amanda Flores, Michelle Ball, Hayley Baldwin, Becca Courtney, Caroline Meyers, Karlyn Harrell, Jenn Smith, Brooke Elley, Tyler Sbragia, Amanda Totals Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Oct 04, 2008 Attend: 4148 Time: 1:14 Referees: Kevin Duggan, Tim Neels Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0 Site: Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena) Date: Oct 01, 2008 Attend: 656 Time: 1:15 Referees: Carlos Rodriguez, Wanda Roberts, Debbie Copeland Nebraska coach, John Cook, received a yellow card Total Tie scores Lead changes Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Creighton (Oct. 5, 2008 at Omaha, Neb.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Creighton (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0 Team Records: Volleyball Box Score Oklahoma vs #2 Nebraska (Oct 08, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Oklahoma S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Barker, Brianne Boulavsky, Suzy Powell, Jasmine Higgins, Caitlin Ekwerekwu, Francie Freudenrich, Sarah Cowan, Kylie Barnes, Lacy Fotu, Jackie Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Oklahoma (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: 7-9, 3-5 Big , 7-0 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Creighton S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Cvejdlik, Amanda Oelke, Allie Decker, Carolyn Bloemke, Lauren Houts, Jessica Lebeda, Korie Rivera, Bianca Sanford, Laurel Feldman, Melanie Schulze, Sarah Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5 Site: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center Omaha) Date: Oct. 5, 2008 Attend: 8037 Time: 1:22 Referees: Dave Chalupa, Karen Sloan Match televised on NET and CBS College Sports Third-largest crowd in the country this year. Third-largest home crowd in Creighton history Total Tie scores Lead changes Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Oct 08, 2008 Attend: 4091 Time: 1:21 Referees: Mike Hamilton, Glenn Sapp Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

72 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Missouri (Oct 12, 2008 at Columbia, Mo.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Missouri (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Team Records: 17-0, 8-0 Big , 2-5 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Missouri S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Wang, Lei Hantouli, Amanda Klein, Julianna Armendariz,Priscilla Lopez, Annie Wang, Weiwen Brimmage, Brittney Vann, Caitlyn Wilson, Megan Wilson, Catie Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Site: Columbia, Mo. (Hearnes Center) Date: Oct 12, 2008 Attend: 3057 Time: 1:29 Referees: Marty Prochko, Glo Bailey Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score Baylor vs #2 Nebraska (Oct 15, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Baylor S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Ridenour, Brittany Barnes, Taylor Breyfogle, Anna Tolbert, Briana Sanders, Katie Christenson, Ashlie Byrd, Ashley King, Allison Rice, Jordan Zhang, Qian Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Baylor (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0 Team Records: 12-6, 4-4 Big , 9-0 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Oct 15, 2008 Attend: 4142 Time: 1:15 Referees: Julie Voeck, Nicki Fisago Total Tie scores Lead changes TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0 Volleyball Box Score Texas A&M vs #2 Nebraska (Oct 22, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Texas A&M S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Wells, Stephanie Kelner, Jola Ammerman, Sarah Donaldson, Darla Banse, Jennifer Batis, Mary Black, Kelsey Schevikhoven,Kristen Faulkner, Dylan Ringel, Chelsea Team 2 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Texas A&M (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: 9-11, 4-6 Big , 10-0 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Oct 22, 2008 Attend: 4103 Time: 1:15 Referees: Daryl Korinek, Bill Stanley Total Tie scores Lead changes TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.5 Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Oklahoma (Oct 25, 2008 at Norman, Okla.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Team 3 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Oklahoma (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0 Team Records: 20-0 (11-0 Big 12) 8-12 (4-8 Big 12) Attack Serve Block ## Oklahoma S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Barker, Brianne Boulavsky, Suzy Laplante, Bridget Higgins, Caitlin Ekwerekwu, Francie Freudenrich, Sarah Barnes, Lacy Alva, Danielle Powell, Jasmine Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % Site: Norman, Okla. (McCasland FieldHouse) Date: Oct 25, 2008 Attend: 802 Time: 1:23 Referees: Verna Klubnikin, Dan Apol Total Tie scores Lead changes TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

73 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Volleyball Box Score #2 Nebraska vs Colorado (Oct 29, 2008 at Boulder, Colo.) Volleyball Box Score Iowa State vs #2 Nebraska (Nov 01, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (1) Colorado (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Team Records: 20-1, 11-1 Big Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Colorado S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Sisco, Emilee Edelman, Schylur Schaefer, Lauren Buth, Alex Sutherland, Amber Burkett, Kaitlyn Webster, Callie VenHorst, Ashley Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % Site: Boulder, Colo. (Coors Events Center) Date: Oct 29, 2008 Attend: 2817 Time: 1:50 Referees: Jose Jones, Julie Voeck Total Tie scores Lead changes TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.5 Attack Serve Block ## Iowa State S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 3 Hockaday, Rachel Vos, Amy Manns, Kaylee Mahoney, Caitlin Kieger, Diane Malcom, Jen Mass, Ashley Petersen, Kelsey Henson, Victoria Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Iowa State (1) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Team Records: 15-9, 7-6 Big , 12-1 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Nov 01, 2008 Attend: 4149 Time: 1:50 Referees: Dave Chalupa, Mary Faragher Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #3 Nebraska vs Texas A&M (Nov 05, 2008 at College Station, TX) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0 SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Texas A&M (2) Team Records: 22-1, , 5-9 Attack Serve Block ## Texas A&M S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Bryant, Kelsey Schevikhoven,Kristen Ammerman, Sarah Donaldson, Darla Banse, Jennifer Batis, Mary Wells, Stephanie Black, Kelsey Kelner, Jola Faulkner, Dylan Totals Volleyball Box Score #15 Kansas State vs #3 Nebraska (Nov 08, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Kansas State S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Farr, Megan Liliom, Rita Pacheco, Soriana Korobkova, Natalya Chisholm, JuliAnne Chipman, Kelsey Mathewson, Lauren Townsend, Leslie Fay, Abby Dugan, Charissa Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Kansas State (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Team Records: 21-5, , 14-1 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Site: College Station, TX (G. Rollie White Col.) Date: Nov 05, 2008 Attend: 1387 Time: 2:12 Referees: Gloria Cox, Wanda Roberts Total Tie scores Lead changes Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Nov 08, 2008 Attend: 4247 Time: 1:22 Referees: Glenn Sapp, Missy McCaw-Frette Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

74 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES Volleyball Box Score Missouri vs #2 Nebraska (Nov 12, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Missouri S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Wang, Lei Hantouli, Amanda Klein, Julianna Armendariz,Priscilla Lopez, Annie Wang, Weiwen Nuckolls, Lauren Vann, Caitlyn Wilson, Megan Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Missouri (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Team Records: 12-13, 6-9 Big , 15-1 Big 12 Volleyball Box Score #3 Nebraska vs Kansas (Nov 15, 2008 at Lawrence, Kan.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Kansas (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.5 Team Records: 25-1, 16-1 Big , 6-11 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Delano, Brooke Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Nov 12, 2008 Attend: 4103 Time: 1:20 Referees: Kathy Ferraraccio, Bill Stanley Total Tie scores Lead changes Attack Serve Block ## Kansas S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 4 Grieb, Melissa Garlington, Karina Uhart, Natalie Williams, Brittany Tate, Nicole Noyes, Savannah Manda, Melissa Martincich, Katie Mazour, Paige Kaiser, Jenna Mayfield, Allison Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Site: Lawrence, Kan. (Horejsi Center) Date: Nov 15, 2008 Attend: 1300 Time: 1:19 Referees: Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #3 Nebraska vs #4 TEXAS (Nov 19, 2008 at Austin, Texas) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Larson, Jordan Cooper, Kori Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (1) TEXAS (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.5 Team Records: 25-2, 16-2 Big , 15-2 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## TEXAS S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Faucette, Juliann Paolini, Lauren Kocher, Michelle Doris, Jennifer Engle, Ashley Hooker, Destinee Adams, Rachael Hall, Kiley Yogi, Sydney Roberson, Amber Kisner, Heather Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.0 Site: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium) Date: Nov 19, 2008 Attend: 4324 Time: 1:57 Referees: Michael Blalock, Richard Bleau Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score Texas Tech vs #3 Nebraska (Nov 22, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Texas Tech S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Baldwin, Becca Witte, Caroline Hood, Brandi Dowdy, Amanda Smith, Brooke Ball, Hayley Meyers, Karlyn Vincent, Jackie Harrell, Jenn Flores, Michelle Elley, Tyler Minardo, Kelli Sbragia, Amanda Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Texas Tech (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0 Team Records: 5-24, 0-18 Big , 17-2 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Nov 22, 2008 Attend: 4256 Time: 1:08 Referees: Chuck Erbe, Ed Halik Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

75 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW Volleyball Box Score #4 Nebraska vs Baylor (Nov 29, 2008 at Waco, Texas) Volleyball Box Score Liberty vs #4 Nebraska (Dec 05, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Team 1 Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Baylor (1) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0 Team Records: 27-2, 18-2 Big , 9-11 Big 12 Attack Serve Block ## Baylor S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 7 Elliott, Mandy King, Allison Barnes, Taylor Breyfogle, Anna Tolbert, Briana Sanders, Katie Trice, Caitlyn Rice, Jordan Christenson, Ashlie Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % Site: Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center) Date: Nov 29, 2008 Attend: 873 Time: 1:54 Referees: Thomas Hoy, Carlos Rodriguez Total Tie scores Lead changes TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Attack Serve Block ## Liberty S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 5 CORBIN, Kallie McCARTY, Chelaine BACON, Karyl WEBBER, Ashley SCRIPKO, Nicki NELSON, Jessica HASEMAN, Kelly Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % SET SCORES Liberty (1) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.5 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Dec 05, 2008 Attend: 4237 Time: 1:38 Referees: Kathy Ferraraccio, Mike Hamilton Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score UAB vs #4 Nebraska (Dec 06, 2008 at Lincoln, NE) Attack Serve Block ## UAB S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 7 DOMINGOS, Lilly DENT, Casey STEFANOV, Nevena BOZIC, Ivana WILSON, MacKenzie THOMAS, Heather LALIC, Andrea VUJOVIC, Aleksandra MCDONALD, Jordan PEGG, Savannah Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES UAB (0) Nebraska (3) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Site: Lincoln, NE (NU Coliseum) Date: Dec 06, 2008 Attend: 4086 Time: 1:11 Referees: Kathy Ferraraccio, Mike Hamilton Total Tie scores Lead changes Volleyball Box Score #4 Nebraska vs #19 Michigan (Dec 12, 2008 at Seattle, Wash.) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % SET SCORES Nebraska (3) Michigan (0) TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0 Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Michigan S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 2 Karpiak, Beth Bower, Megan Bruck, Karlee Hunt, Alex Zimmerman, Lexi Paz, Juliana Rood, Veronica Donhoff, Sloane McMahon, Michelle Busch, Maggie Hance, Kerry Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0 Site: Seattle, Wash. (Bank of America) Date: Dec 12, 2008 Attend: 4904 Time: 1:22 Referees: Verna Klubnikin, Bill Forrester Total Tie scores Lead changes NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

76 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008 SEASON BOXSCORES Volleyball Box Score #5 Washington vs #4 Nebraska (Dec 13, 2008 at Seattle, Wash.) Attack Serve Block ## Washington S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 5 Carlson, Kindra Perry, Becky Salvo, Airial Hagglund, Jenna Rowland, Bianca Swarbrick, Jessica Miyashiro, Tamari McAfee, Megan Collymore, Jill Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0 SET SCORES Washington (2) Nebraska (3) Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Licht, Lindsey Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Schwartz, Rachel Totals Volleyball Box Score #4 Nebraska vs #1 Penn State (Dec 18, 2008 at Omaha, NE) Attack Serve Block ## Nebraska S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Anderson, Sydney Schwartz, Rachel Wilberger, Jordan Larson, Jordan Gates, Amanda Mueller, Tara Banwarth, Kayla Licht, Lindsey Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 SET SCORES Nebraska (2) Penn State (3) Team Records: Attack Serve Block ## Penn State S K E TA Pct Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE Pts 1 Fawcett, Nicole Harmotto, Christa Glass, Alisha Wilson, Arielle Hodge, Megan D'Errico, Alyssa Holehouse, Roberta Ream, Kelsey Brown, Blair Totals Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0 Site: Seattle, Wash. (Bank of America) Date: Dec 13, 2008 Attend: 5325 Time: 2:20 Referees: Margie Ray, Kevin Cull Total Tie scores Lead changes Team Attack By Set Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct % % % % % TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Site: Omaha, NE (Qwest Center Omaha) Date: Dec 18, 2008 Attend: Time: 2:13 Referees: Margie Ray, Kurt Fulmer Lines: Chris Tan; Kyleen Nicolls Total Tie scores Lead changes Nebraska s 2008 senior class of Amanda Gates, Rachel Schwartz and Jordan Larson went over the past four seasons, earning four Big 12 titles and advancing to three NCAA semifinals NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

77 AMANDA GATES #17 Middle Blocker Columbus, Neb. (Columbus) Four Letters Major: Communications 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008: Gates wrapped up a successful career in 2008, leading the Huskers to a 31-3 record, a Big 12 title and an appearance in the NCAA semifinals Helped Nebraska post a record in her career, marking the most ever wins by a Husker senior class Played in three national semifinals during her career, winning a national title in 2006 Never lost a home match, going 72-0 and helping the Huskers to four straight conference titles and three appearances in the national semifinals Started all 34 matches in 2008, averaging 1.78 kills and a team-best 1.14 blocks from her middle blocker position Ranked fourth in the Big 12 in blocks (1.14) and sixth in hitting percentage (.339) Was a focal point in Big 12 play, averaging 1.90 kills per game while ranking among Big 12 leaders in blocks (1.10, fourth) and hitting percentage (.376, third) to earn honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades Had five matches with at least 10 kills, including a career-high 11 kills on three occasions Shined in the NCAA semifinals against No. 1 Penn State on Dec. 18, coming up with nine kills on.467 hitting and five blocks against the eventual national champions Led NU with seven blocks and added four kills at No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13, after opening the regional with eight kills on.615 hitting and five blocks versus No. 19 Michigan Performed well in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament, averaging 2.57 kills on.400 hitting and 1.14 blocks, highlighted by a career-high tying 11 kills against Liberty on Dec. 5 Totaled 10 kills on.692 hitting and four blocks versus Texas Tech on Nov. 22 Tied her career high with 11 kills on.450 hitting in a loss at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19 Drilled eight kills on a career-high.727 hitting and added two blocks at Kansas on Nov. 15 Had eight kills on.400 hitting and five blocks against Iowa State on Nov. 1 Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27, averaging 2.00 blocks and 1.83 kills per set while hitting.667 Totaled eight kills on.700 hitting and four blocks at Oklahoma on Oct. 25 Led NU with eight blocks and chipped in three kills against Texas A&M on Oct. 22 Reached double figures in kills for the second straight match at Texas Tech on Oct. 1, finishing with 10 kills on just 14 swings for a seasonbest.571 hitting percentage Played one of her best matches in a win over Iowa State, totaling a career-high 11 kills on.348 hitting and three blocks on Sept. 27 Was one of NU s leaders at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, tying then-career bests in kills (8) and blocks (10) while hitting.438 on 16 swings in the four-set victory Her 10 blocks against K-State were the most by a Husker since the 2006 season Enjoyed a strong match against No. 4 USC on Aug. 31 with seven kills on.357 hitting and six blocks. 2007: Gates served as NU s primary backup to All-American Tracy Stalls and Kori Cooper at middle blocker and averaged 1.29 kills and 0.81 blocks per set in 16 matches Posted at least two blocks in six matches, including a season-best three stuffs on two occasions Started the final game against South Dakota State in NU s NCAA Tournament opener on Nov. 30, coming up with three kills and a block Started the final two sets against No. 22 Oklahoma on Nov. 17, totaling four kills and matching her season high with three blocks Saw extensive action in the second set at No. 12 Kansas State on Nov. 3, totaling two kills on.333 hitting, a pair of digs and a block in NU s comeback win over the Wildcats Recorded four kills and three blocks in a sweep at Kansas on Sept. 26 Earned her first start of the year at middle blocker against Texas A&M on Sept. 22, and recorded a career-high eight kills on.429 hitting and a pair of blocks in a sweep of the Aggies Totaled three kills on three swings in the finale against No. 17 Cal Poly on Sept : Gates appeared in 23 contests, including 11 starts during NU s national championship campaign, averaging 1.27 kills and 1.18 blocks per set Played well coming off the bench in the second half of the season, hitting.536 over Nebraska s last 16 matches, including 13 kills on her final 18 swings of the year Was an unsung hero in NU s national title win over No. 2 Stanford, coming off the bench to deliver three blocks, including two key stuffs in the third set to help NU erase a deficit Had three kills on as many swings and four blocks in NU s first-round NCAA win over American on Dec. 1 Enjoyed her best match of the season in NU s Big 12-clinching win at Kansas on Nov. 22, delivering a season-high seven kills on.778 hitting and two blocks in two sets Established a career high with 10 blocks in her first career start against San Diego on Aug. 29 Played one of her best matches of the year against Kansas on Sept. 13, totaling a match-high seven blocks - including six in the opening set - and six kills Totaled a then-season-high six kills on.455 hitting and three blocks in a sweep of Long Beach State on Sept. 3 Came off the bench to deliver five blocks and three kills against Colorado on Oct : Gates was a valuable reserve in helping the Huskers win a Big 12 title and earn an NCAA runner-up finish Appeared in nine matches, averaging 0.94 kills and 0.81 blocks per set Recorded at least one block in eight of her nine matches, including a seasonhigh three blocks on three occasions Shined against Alabama A&M in NU s first-round NCAA win, totaling a season-high four kills and a block in the third set - her only action of the match Earned much of her playing time early in the season as Tracy Stalls recovered from knee surgery Started in her collegiate debut against No. 4 Hawaii at the AVCA Showcase at the Qwest Center, totaling three kills and three blocks Hit.400 with three kills and three blocks in a sweep of No. 12 Ohio State on Sept. 2 Tied thenseason bests in kills (3), blocks (3) and assists (2) while hitting.750 against Michigan on Sept. 3 Saw action in two Big 12 matches, recording a block at Texas Tech on Oct. 29, and a kill on her only swing against Colorado on Nov. 23. Honors & Awards 2008 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American 2009 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship 2009 Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship 2009 NCAA s Women s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship 2008 Honorable-Mention All-Big Team Tri-Captain Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2008) 2008 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (10/27/08) 2008 Big 12 Community Champions 2007 Big 12 Fall Good Works Team 2007 Husker Volleyball Lifter of the Year 2006 Third-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII Four-Year Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member Seven-Time Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll Two-Time Hero Award for Student-Athlete Leadership (2006 and 2009) 2008 Match Club Endowed Scholarship Career Statistics Season SP MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

78 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW JORDAN LARSON #10 Outside Hitter Hooper, Neb. (Logan View) Four Letters Major: Communications Honors & Awards Two-Time First-Team AVCA All-American (2006, 2008) 2007 Third-Team AVCA All-American 2008 Second-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2006, 2008) Three-Time First-Team All-Big 12 (2006, 2007, 2008) Three-Time First-Team AVCA All-Central Region (2006, 2007, 2008) Two-Time NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008) 2006 Gainesville Regional Most Outstanding Player 2009 U.S. National Team Member 2008 Team Tri-Captain 2008 University of Nebraska Graduate Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year Nominee Two-Time NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008) AVCA National Player of the Week (9/23/08) Six-Time Big 12 Weekly Award Winner (Player, Offensive Player or Defensive Player of the Week) Two-Time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII (2007, 2008) Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2007, 2008) 2008 Ameritas Players Challenge MVP Two-Time AVCA Showcase All- Tournament Team (2007, 2008) Two-Time Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008) Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week 2007 Third-Team Academic All-District VII 2005 AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year 2005 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll 2008: One of the greatest all-around performers in school history, Jordan Larson was a three-time All-American who led the Huskers to three NCAA semifinal appearances Finished as NU s career record holder with 186 service aces and ranked on the school s top-10 career charts in kills (fifth), digs (second) and solo blocks (seventh) Became the first player in league history to be named Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, as NU went 31-3 in 2008 Totaled 55 career double-doubles, including 17 as a senior Was the third Husker to reach both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs Helped Nebraska post a record in her career Named first-team All-American in 2008 after averaging 3.92 kills, 3.19 digs and 0.33 service aces per set Ranked second in the Big 12 in service aces, third in points (4.58), fourth in kills and 10th in digs, as she was the only Big 12 player in the top 10 in both kills and digs Picked up a double-double against No. 1 Penn State in the national semifinals on Dec. 18, recording 17 kills, 18 digs and three blocks Matched her career high with 21 kills and added 18 digs, four blocks and two service aces, including one on match point, in the win at No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13 Collected double-doubles in both of NU s NCAA first- and second-round NCAA matches, including 16 kills, 11 digs and three blocks against Liberty on Dec. 5 Helped NU clinch the Big 12 title with 20 kills on.391 hitting, 10 digs and a pair of blocks in a win at Baylor on Nov. 29 Picked up a double-double at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19, leading NU in both kills (15) and digs (16) Put together a strong match at Texas A&M with 17 kills, including six in the fifth set, 18 digs and a careerhigh eight blocks on Nov. 5 Totaled 19 digs and added 11 kills at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Put together one of her best matches of the year against No. 3 Texas, finishing with 19 kills, 11 digs and two blocks in a four-set win over the Longhorns on Sept. 20 Carried the Huskers to a win at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, matching her career best with 21 kills on.372 hitting and adding 10 digs and two blocks for her second double-double of the year Chosen MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after averaging 3.83 kills, 0.60 aces and 0.67 blocks per set in sweeps of LSU and New Mexico Earned AVCA Showcase All-Tournament honors after totaling 27 kills, six service aces and 19 digs in wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC Drilled 18 kills on.361 hitting and added eight digs and three service aces against USC on Aug : Larson played at an All-America level, helping the Huskers to a Big 12 title and a fourth straight NCAA Regional finals appearance Named a third-team AVCA All-American after averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set Paced the Big 12 in aces per set and ranked ninth in points per set (4.39) while serving as one of the Huskers primary passers Totaled 11 double-doubles on the season, including six in Big 12 action Turned in one of the best efforts of her career in the NCAA Madison Regional semifinal against No. 24 Michigan State with a season-high 20 kills on.317 hitting and 17 digs in a five-set comeback Was dominant during the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, averaging 3.17 kills per set on.425 hitting along with 1.67 aces, 2.67 digs and 1.00 blocks per set Totaled 11 kills, a career-high five aces and nine digs in a sweep of Wichita State on Dec. 1 Hit a season-high.667 on 12 swings and tied a career high with five aces against South Dakota State on Nov. 30 Played one of her better matches of the year against Colorado on Nov. 7, leading NU in both kills (17) and digs (17) while hitting.414 on 29 swings Chosen as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22, after leading NU with 18 digs at Missouri and 15 in a sweep of No. 11 Hawaii on Oct. 21 Lifted the Huskers to a sweep of Kansas on Sept. 26 with 17 kills, 11 digs and three aces Torched Texas A&M for 15 kills on.424 hitting and 10 digs in a sweep on Sept. 22 Stymied No. 11 Duke for a team-high 16 kills and 14 digs on Sept : Larson was one of the country s top performers in 2006, averaging 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set Was the only Big 12 player in the top 10 in both kills and digs First-team All-American and All-Big 12 performer ranked among the Big 12 leaders in service aces (0.46, third), points per set (5.07, third), kills (fifth) and digs (10th) Recorded a team-best 22 double-doubles, including a streak of 10 in a row - the longest streak by a Husker in the Big 12 era Selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team after totaling 19 kills on.378 hitting and 15 digs in the win over No. 2 Stanford in the title match on Dec. 16 Collected a career-high 25 digs and five blocks in a win over No. 4 UCLA in the national semifinals Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Gainesville Regional, as she averaged 3.62 kills, 3.25 digs and 0.50 aces per game, highlighted by a career-high 21 kills and 17 digs in the regional finals against No. 9 Minnesota on Dec. 9 Totaled 15 kills and 11 digs in a sweep of No. 8 Texas on Nov. 25 Hit a season-best.571 at Kansas on Nov. 22, finishing with 13 kills and six digs Topped NU with 16 kills on.324 hitting and nine digs in a sweep of No. 17 Oklahoma on Nov. 4 Named Big 12 Player of the Week on Oct. 9, averaging 5.17 kills and 4.17 digs per set while hitting.382 in sweeps of Kansas State and Texas A&M Enjoyed one of her best matches of the year against Kansas State on Oct. 4, totaling a then-career-high 20 kills on.400 hitting and 10 digs Led NU with 17 kills on.316 hitting and added 11 digs in a sweep at Oklahoma on Sept. 16 Set a career high with five service aces against No. 20 Louisville on Sept. 8, while adding 14 kills on.440 hitting against the Cardinals. 2005: Larson started 34 matches in helping the Huskers to a national runner-up finish Named the Big 12 and AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, averaging 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per set Topped all Big 12 freshmen in kills, digs, hitting percentage (.277) and service aces (0.38 per set) Established a school freshman mark with 41 service aces and was the first Husker freshman to total more than 300 kills and 300 digs in a season Totaled five double-doubles, including three against nationally ranked teams Paced NU in kills eight times, including a 19-kill, 19-dig performance at No. 5 Minnesota on Sept. 5 Earned Big 12 Player-of-the-Week accolades by averaging 3.89 kills and 3.11 digs per set in three matches, highlighted by a match-high 14 kills on.423 hitting versus No. 18 Texas on Oct. 15 Shined against No. 3 Stanford in the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase title game on Aug. 27, with 15 kills, 12 digs and a season-best six blocks Totaled a match-high 14 kills on.480 hitting and seven digs against No. 4 Penn State on Sept. 11. Career Statistics Season SP MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

79 RACHEL SCHWARTZ #5 Defensive Specialist/Libero Lincoln, Neb. (East) Four Letters Majors: Communication Studies & Ethnic Studies 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW 2008: Schwartz played an instrumental role in the Huskers 2008 season, as Nebraska finished 31-3 and reached the NCAA semifinals Helped Nebraska post a record in her career, marking the most ever wins by a Husker senior class Played in three National Semifinals during her career, winning a national title in 2006 Never lost a home match, going 72-0 and helping the Huskers to four straight conference titles Was NU s primary defensive and serving specialist in 2008, averaging 2.00 digs, 0.26 assists and 0.13 service aces per set Reached double figures in digs six times, including five of the Huskers last 13 contests Was outstanding in the NCAA Regional finals against No. 5 Washington, collecting 16 digs to help NU advance to the national semifinals for the third time in four years Had 11 digs in helping limit Baylor to.116 hitting on Nov. 29 Led NU with 11 digs in a loss at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19 Totaled six digs and a pair of service aces in the win over Kansas on Nov. 15 Played one of her best matches of the year at Texas A&M on Nov. 5, finishing with 15 digs and a service ace Reached double figures for the second time with 11 digs against Iowa State on Nov. 1 Totaled nine digs while helping limit Baylor to.000 hitting on Oct. 15 Totaled nine digs and a service ace at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Started at libero at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, recording a match-high 17 digs to help the Huskers hold KSU to a season-low.117 hitting Enjoyed a strong performance at the Ameritas Players Challenge, averaging 2.33 digs per set with seven each against LSU and New Mexico Tied a career high with three aces against Tulane on Sept. 6, all coming in consecutive serves, and added four digs in a sweep of the Green Wave Collected eight digs in a win over No. 4 USC on Aug : Schwartz started the majority of the year at libero before becoming the Huskers defensive and serving specialist during the postseason Appeared in 27 matches, averaging 3.66 digs, 0.34 assists and 0.16 service aces per set Finished 11th in the league in digs and reached double figures in digs 17 times, including a careerbest 21 digs against Missouri on Oct. 31 Played an instrumental role in helping Nebraska lead the Big 12 in opponent hitting percentage (.153) Was NU s defensive and serving specialist in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 2.13 digs and 0.25 aces per set Collected nine digs and an ace against South Dakota State on Nov. 30 Recorded 16 digs and a pair of service aces in a five-set win at No. 12 Kansas State on Nov. 3 Established a career high with 21 digs in a five-set win over Missouri on Oct. 31 Collected 15 digs in a sweep at No. 25 Oklahoma on Oct. 13 Recorded seven digs and her first career kill in two sets at Kansas on Sept. 26 Finished with 16 digs and an ace in a victory over Texas A&M on Sept. 22 Totaled 10 digs and matched her career best with three service aces - her first three of the year - at Texas Tech on Sept. 15 Matched her then-career best with 17 digs in a sweep of No. 17 Cal Poly on Sept. 3 Recorded 14 digs and played a major role in limiting No. 3 Penn State to just.134 hitting in a 3-0 sweep on Sept. 2 Totaled a then-career-high 17 digs against fifth-ranked UCLA in the championship match of the AVCA Showcase on Aug : Schwartz saw extensive time as the Huskers defensive specialist, making 29 starts and appearing in all 34 matches Averaged 2.41 digs, 0.23 aces and 0.30 assists per set, ranking third on the team in aces and fourth in digs Reached double figures in digs 15 times, including a season-best 15 digs in a win at No. 9 Texas on Oct. 18 Shined in NU s national title victory over No. 2 Stanford on Dec. 16, matching her career high with three aces and adding six digs Totaled 19 digs in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, including 10 against San Diego on Dec. 8 Recorded 10 digs and a pair of service aces in a second-round sweep of Northern Iowa on Dec. 2 Picked up 10 digs against No. 8 Texas on Nov. 25, as the Huskers held the Longhorns to.138 hitting Totaled 11 digs and a service ace at Kansas on Nov. 22, as NU clinched the Big 12 title Was second on the team with 13 digs in a win at Iowa State on Nov. 8 Keyed NU s sweep of Kansas State on Oct. 28 with 13 digs and also made major contributions at the service line, as she keyed an 8-0 run to erase a deficit in the second set Tied her thencareer high with 14 digs against Kansas State on Oct. 4 Set career bests in both service aces (3) and digs (14) in NU s win at Baylor on Sept. 30 Established a then-career high with 14 digs in NU s win at Creighton on Sept. 24 Totaled 12 digs and a service ace in a sweep of Texas Tech on Sept. 23 Had seven digs and sparked several decisive scoring runs at Oklahoma on Sept. 16 Totaled 11 digs in the win over Minnesota on Sept : Schwartz walked on to the Husker program and was valuable as a serving and defensive specialist in helping NU to 33 wins and an NCAA finals appearance Appeared in 30 matches, totaling five aces and 18 digs Served four straight points in a decisive run against Florida on Dec. 10 in the NCAA Regional, turning a lead into a six-point advantage Earned her first collegiate start against No. 3 Stanford at the AVCA Showcase on Aug. 27, recording a dig in a three-set sweep Had an ace and two digs at No. 5 Minnesota on Sept. 5 Recorded a season-high two service aces, including one on match point, versus No. 4 Penn State on Sept. 11 Totaled a dig and a service ace in a win at No. 23 Kansas State on Oct. 19 Had a season-high four digs in NU s NCAA opening-round win over Alabama A&M on Dec. 2. Honors & Awards 2009 University of Nebraska Graduate 2008 Team Tri-Captain Three-Time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Nominee 2008 First-Team Academic All-Big First-Team Academic All-Big First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner s Honor Roll Career Statistics Season SP MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S TOTAL NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

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82 2009 OPPONENTS NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS Michigan Wolverines Aug. 28 8:30 p.m. Qwest Center General Information Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. Enrollment: 38,006 Nickname: Wolverines Colors: Maize and Blue Arena: Cliff Keen Arena (1,800) Conference: Big Ten President: Mary Sue Coleman Athletic Director: Bill Martin Coaching Staff Head Coach: Mark Rosen (Cal State Northridge, 85) Record at School: (10 years) Overall Record: (27 years) Asst. Coaches: Leisa Rosen, Amanda Ault Office Phone: (734) Team and Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): 26-9 (12-8) 2008 Postseason: 2-1, NCAA Regional Semifinals 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: 17th Letterwinners R/L: 10/2 Starters R/L: 5 (+libero)/1 Series Record: Nebraska leads, 3-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (12/12/08) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Matt Fancett Office Phone: (734) Cell Phone: (734) Fax: (734) Website: MGoBlue.com Minnesota Golden Gophers Aug. 29 8:30 p.m. Qwest Center General Information Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment: 50,402 Nickname: Golden Gophers Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena: Sports Pavilion (5,700) Conference: Big Ten President: Robert H. Bruininks Athletic Director: Joel Maturi Coaching Staff Head Coach: Mike Hebert (UC Santa Barbara, 66) Record at School: (13 years) Overall Record: (33 years) Asst. Coaches: Scott Swanson, Laura Bush Office Phone: (612) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): 27-7 (16-4) 2008 Postseason: 1-1, NCAA Second Round 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: 14th Letterwinners R/L: 6/7 Starters R/L: 3 (+libero)/4 Series Record: Nebraska leads, 25-4 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-2 (12/9/06) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Steven Geller Office Phone: (612) Cell Phone: (612) Fax: (612) Website: gophersports.com Creighton Bluejays Sept. 1 7 p.m. NU Coliseum General Information Location: Omaha, Neb. Enrollment: 7,051 Nickname: Bluejays Colors: Blue and White Arena (Capacity): D.J. Sokol Arena (2,500) Conference: Missouri Valley President: Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Athletic Director: Bruce Rasmussen Coaching Staff Head Coach: Kirsten Bernthal Booth (Truman State, 97) Record at School: (6 years) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Paul Giesselmann, Angie Oxley Behrens Office Phone: (402) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): 18-9 (15-3) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 8/6 Starters R/L: 4/2 (+libero) Series Record: Nebraska leads, 11-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (10/5/08) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Rob Anderson Office Phone: (402) Cell Phone: (402) Fax: (402) Website: UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Sept a.m. Baton Rouge, La. General Information Location: Lafayette, La. Enrollment: 15,035 Nickname: Ragin Cajuns Colors: Vermilion and White Arena: Earl K. Long Gym (1,121) Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Athletic Director: David Walker Coaching Staff Head Coach: Heather Mazeitis (Central Oklahoma, 92) Record at School: 8-20 (1 year) Overall Record: (13 years) Asst. Coaches: George Hagemaster, Cristian Matochi Office Phone: (337) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): 8-20 (5-13) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 7/6 Starters R/L: 3 (+libero)/3 Series Record: First meeting Last Meeting: N/A Sports Information Volleyball SID: John Strawn Office Phone: (337) Cell Phone: (440) Fax: (337) Website: ragincajuns.com LSU Tigers Sept. 4 7:30 p.m. Baton Rouge, La. General Information Location: Baton Rouge, La. Enrollment: 29,317 Nickname: Tigers, Fighting Tigers Colors: Purple and Gold Arena: Maravich Center (13,373) Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. John Lombardi Athletic Director: Joe Alleva Coaching Staff Head Coach: Fran Flory (Texas, 84) Record at School: (11 years) Overall Record: (17 years) Asst. Coaches: Steve Loeswick, Jill Lytle Wilson Office Phone: (225) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): (13-7) 2008 Postseason: 0-1, NCAA First Round 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 8/3 Starters R/L: 4/2 (+libero) Series Record: Nebraska leads, 7-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (9/12/08) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Matt Dunaway Office Phone: (225) Cell Phone: (225) Fax: (225) Website: LSUsports.net Tulane Green Wave Sept. 5 12:30 p.m. Baton Rouge, La. General Information Location: New Orleans, La. Enrollment: 10,066 Nickname: Green Wave Colors: Olive Green and Sky Blue Arena: Fogelman Arena (3,600) Conference: Conference USA President: Dr. Scott Cowen Athletic Director: Rick Dickson Coaching Staff Head Coach: Sinisa Momic (Kinesiology-Zagreb, 2000) Record at School: 0-0 (First year) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coach: Amy Morris Office Phone: (504) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): 28-6 (15-1) 2008 Postseason: 1-1, NCAA Second Round 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 7/6 Starters R/L: 3 (+libero)/3 Series Record: Nebraska leads, 3-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (9/6/09) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Richie Weaver Office Phone: (504) Cell Phone: (504) Fax: (504) Website: tulanegreenwave.cstv.com NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

83 NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS Virginia Cavaliers Sept p.m. Devaney Center General Information Location: Charlottesville, Va. Enrollment: 20,399 Nickname: Cavaliers, Wahoos, Hoos Colors: Orange and Blue Arena: Memorial Gymnasium (836) Conference: Atlantic Coast President: John T. Casteen, III Athletic Director: Craig Littlepage Coaching Staff Head Coach: Lee Maes (Long Beach State, 94) Record at School: (1 year) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Jill Kramer, Ted Wade Office Phone: (434) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): (9-11) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 9/5 Starters R/L: 4 (+libero)/2 Series Record: First meeting Last Meeting: N/A Sports Information Volleyball SID: Amanda McClure Office Phone: (434) Cell Phone: (434) Fax: (434) Website: virginiasports.com BYU Cougars Sept p.m. NU Coliseum General Information Location: Provo, Utah Enrollment: 33,278 Nickname: Cougars Colors: Dark Blue, White and Tan Arena: Smith Fieldhouse (5,000) Conference: Mountain West Conference President: Cecil O. Samuelson Athletic Director: Tom Holmoe Coaching Staff Head Coach: Shay Goulding Record at School: (1 year) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Shawn Olmstead, Mike Wilton Office Phone: (801) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): (7-9) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 8/4 Starters R/L: 3 (+libero)/3 Series Record: Nebraska leads, 5-2 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-2 (8/30/96) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Jackie Johnson Office Phone: (801) Cell Phone: (520) Fax: (801) Website: UCLA Bruins Sept p.m. Devaney Center 2009 OPPONENTS General Information Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Enrollment: 39,500 Nickname: Bruins Colors: Blue and Gold Arena: Pauley Pavilion (4,500) Conference: Pacific-10 Chancellor: Dr. Gene Block Athletic Director: Dan Guerrero Coaching Staff Head Coach: Andy Banachowski (UCLA, 68) Record at School: 1, (42 years) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Kim Jagd, Dan Conners Office Phone: (310) Team & Series Information 2008 Overall Record (Conference): (9-9) 2008 Postseason: 2-1, NCAA Regionals 2008 Final AVCA Ranking: 8th Letterwinners R/L: 10/10 Starters R/L: 4/2 (+libero) Series Record: Nebraska leads, 8-4 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-1 (8/25/08) Sports Information Volleyball SID: James Ybiernas Office Phone: (310) Cell Phone: (818) Fax: (310) Website: uclabruins.com 2009 Regular-Season Tournament Schedules Runza/AVCA Showcase Aug Omaha, Neb. Matchup Date Location Start Time Kansas State vs. Minnesota Friday, Aug. 28 Qwest Center Omaha 6 p.m. Nebraska vs. Michigan Friday, Aug. 28 Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. Kansas State vs. Michigan Saturday, Aug. 29 Qwest Center Omaha 6 p.m. Nebraska vs. Minnesota Saturday, Aug. 29 Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. LSU Tiger Classic Sept. 4-5 Baton Rouge, La. Matchup Date Location Start Time Nebraska vs. UL-Lafayette Friday, Sept. 4 Maravich Center 11 a.m. Tulane vs. UL-Lafayette Friday, Sept. 4 Maravich Center 5 p.m. Nebraska vs. LSU Friday, Sept. 4 Maravich Center 7:30 p.m. LSU vs. UL-Lafayette Saturday, Sept. 5 Maravich Center 10 a.m. Nebraska vs. Tulane Saturday, Sept. 5 Maravich Center 12:30 p.m. LSU vs. Tulane Saturday, Sept. 5 Maravich Center 8 p.m. Nebraska set an NCAA regular-season attendance record as 13,412 fans witnessed the Huskers sweep of LSU at the 2008 Ameritas Players Challenge at the Devaney Center. Ameritas Players Challenge Sept Lincoln, Neb. Matchup Date Location Start Time UCLA vs. BYU Thursday, Sept. 10 NU Coliseum 4:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. Virginia Thursday, Sept. 10 NU Coliseum 7 p.m. UCLA vs. Virginia Friday, Sept. 11 NU Coliseum 4:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. BYU Friday, Sept. 11 NU Coliseum 7 p.m. BYU vs. Virginia Saturday, Sept. 12 NU Coliseum 4 p.m. Nebraska vs. UCLA Sunday, Sept. 13 Devaney Center 2 p.m. Nebraska is 6-0 all-time in AVCA Showcase matches at the Qwest Center, including five wins over top-10 teams NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

84 2009 OPPONENTS BIG 12 OPPONENTS Texas Tech Red Raiders Sept p.m. NU Coliseum Oct. 28 6:30 p.m. Lubbock, Texas Colorado Buffaloes Sept. 19 TBA Boulder, Colo. Nov p.m. NU Coliseum Trish Kissiar-Knight Head Coach Amanda Dowdy Middle Blocker United Spirit Arena Liz Kritza Head Coach Kaitlyn Burkett Setter Coors Events Center General Information Location: Lubbock, Texas Enrollment: 29,000 Nickname: Red Raiders Colors: Scarlet and Black Arena: United Spirit Arena Capacity: 15,075 Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Kent Hance Athletic Director: Gerald Myers Coaching Staff Head Coach: Trish Kissiar-Knight (Missouri State, 80) Record at School: 0-0 (First year) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Beth Falls Loran Richardson Office Phone: (806) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Jody Roginson Office Phone: (806) ext. 232 Cell Phone: (806) Fax: (806) Press Row Phone: (806) Website: Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 0-20 (11th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 7/8 Starters R/L: 4 (+libero)/2 Nebraska-Texas Tech Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 30-1 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (11/22/08) Last NU Win: (11/22/08) Last NU Loss: (10/26/96) Longest NU Winning Streak: 25 Current NU Winning Streak: 25 NU at home: 14-0 NU on the road: 12-1 NU at neutral sites: 4-0 Three sets: 24-0 Four sets: 4-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at Creighton Tournament Aug. 28 at Creighton Aug. 29 vs. Illinois Aug. 29 vs. Tulane Sept. 2 at Texas State Sept. 4-5 at New Orleans Tournament Sept. 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana Sept. 5 at New Orleans Sept. 5 vs. Bowling Green Sept at Tulsa Tournament Sept. 11 vs. Gonzaga Sept. 12 vs. Stephen F. Austin Sept. 12 at Tulsa Sept. 16 at Nebraska* Sept. 19 Texas A&M* Sept. 23 at Kansas State* Sept. 30 Iowa State* Oct. 3 at Oklahoma* Oct. 7 Baylor* Oct. 10 at Missouri* Oct. 14 at Colorado* Oct. 17 Texas* Oct. 21 Kansas* Oct. 24 at Iowa State* Oct. 28 Nebraska* Oct. 31 at Baylor* Nov. 7 Colorado* Nov. 11 at Texas* Nov. 14 Oklahoma* Nov. 18 Missouri* Nov. 22 at Texas A&M* Nov. 24 at Kansas* Nov. 28 Kansas* Series Notes Texas Tech upset the Huskers in their first meeting as Big 12 schools in 1996, but Nebraska has won the last 25 matchups, including 20 by sweeps. Nebraska swept six straight matches against the Red Raiders before Texas Tech won the first set in the meeting in Lubbock on Oct. 29, Nebraska has 24 sweeps in the 31 matchups between the two teams, including sweeps in each of the last 10 matchups. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Amanda Dowdy MB 6-3 So Caroline Witte S 5-10 Sr General Information Location: Boulder, Colo. Enrollment: 27,151 Nickname: Buffaloes Colors: Silver, Gold and Black Arena: Coors Events Center Capacity: 11,064 Conference: Big 12 President: Bruce Benson Athletic Director: Mike Bohn Coaching Staff Head Coach: Liz Kritza (Tulane, 00) Record at School: 0-0 (First year) Overall Record: (4 years) Asst. Coaches: Tom Hogan Meg Henican Office Phone: (303) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Linda Poncin Office Phone: (303) Fax: (303) Press Row Phone: (303) Website: cubuffs.com Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 7-13 (T-8th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 8/9 Starters R/L: 2/5 (+libero) Nebraska-Colorado Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 45-7 Last Meeting: CU won, 3-1 (10/29/08) Last NU Win: (10/4/08) Last NU Loss: (10/29/08) Longest NU Winning Streak: 17 Current NU Winning Streak: 0 NU at home: 21-1 NU on the road: 20-4 NU at neutral sites: 4-2 Three sets: 35-1 Four sets: 8-2 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at Florida Invitational Aug. 28 vs. Valparaiso Aug. 29 at Florida Sept. 1 at Northern Colorado Sept. 4-5 at Yale Invitational Sept. 4 vs. Fairfield Sept. 5 vs. Georgetown Sept. 5 at Yale Sept Colorado Invitational Sept. 11 Denver Sept. 11 San Diego Sept. 12 Cal Poly Sept. 16 at Iowa State* Sept. 19 Nebraska* Sept. 23 Texas* Sept. 26 Oklahoma* Sept. 30 at Kansas* Oct. 3 Baylor* Oct. 7 at Missouri* Oct. 14 Texas Tech* Oct. 17 at Texas A&M* Oct. 21 Kansas State* Oct. 24 at Texas* Oct. 28 at Oklahoma* Oct. 31 Iowa State* Nov. 4 Kansas* Nov. 7 at Texas Tech* Nov. 11 at Baylor* Nov. 14 Missouri* Nov. 21 at Kansas State* Nov. 25 Texas A&M* Nov. 28 at Nebraska* Series Notes NU won 20 consecutive sets against the Buffaloes before the streak was snapped in Boulder in November of Colorado defeated Nebraska in a pair of matches in 1997, the only time the Buffaloes have swept the season series. Nebraska had won 17 straight matches before Colorado upset the Huskers during the 2006 season. It was NU s only loss in a 33-1 season. Nebraska Assistant Coach Erik Sullivan served as a coach on the Colorado staff from 2004 until Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Kaitlyn Burkett S 6-1 Sr Schylur Edelman MB 6-1 Jr NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

85 BIG 12 OPPONENTS Texas A&M Aggies Sept. 23 6:30 p.m. College Station, Texas Nov p.m. NU Coliseum Texas Longhorns Sept p.m. NU Coliseum Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. Austin, Texas 2009 OPPONENTS Laurie Corbelli Head Coach Sarah Ammerman Outside Hitter Reed Arena Jerritt Elliott Head Coach Ashley Engle Opposite/Setter Gregory Gymnasium General Information Location: College Station, Texas Enrollment: 48,039 Nickname: Aggies Colors: Maroon and White Arena: Reed Arena Capacity: 12,989 Conference: Big 12 Interim President: Dr. R. Bowen Loftin Athletic Director: Bill Byrne Coaching Staff Head Coach: Laurie Corbelli (San Francisco, 88) Record at School: (16 years) Overall Record: (23 years) Asst. Coaches: John Corbelli Robyn Romansky Office Phone: (979) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Debbie Darrah Office Phone: (979) Cell Phone: (979) Fax: (979) Press Row Phone: (979) Website: aggieathletics.com Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 11-9 (T-4th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 4/3 Starters R/L: 4 (+libero)/2 Nebraska-Texas A&M Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 29-6 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-1 (11/5/08) Last NU Win: (11/5/07) Last NU Loss: (10/15/03) Longest NU Winning Streak: 19 Current NU Winning Streak: 19 NU at home: 16-0 NU on the road: 12-2 NU at neutral sites: 1-4 Two sets: 0-4 Three sets: 16-0 Four sets: 10-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug Texas A&M Invitational Aug. 28 Iona Aug. 28 Virginia Aug. 29 Northern Iowa Sept. 5 at Saint Mary s College Sept. 6 at University of San Francisco Sept at Texas State CenturyTel Premier Sept. 11 vs. Hofstra Sept. 11 vs. Texas Southern Sept. 12 at Texas State Sept. 19 at Texas Tech* Sept. 23 Nebraska* Sept. 26 at Missouri* Sept. 30 at Texas* Oct. 3 Kansas* Oct. 7 Kansas State* Oct. 10 at Baylor* Oct. 14 at Iowa State* Oct. 17 Colorado* Oct. 21 Oklahoma* Oct. 28 Texas* Oct. 31 at Kansas* Nov. 4 at Kansas State* Nov. 7 Baylor* Nov. 11 Iowa State* Nov. 13 at Nebraska* Nov. 18 at Oklahoma* Nov. 22 Texas Tech* Nov. 25 at Colorado* Nov. 28 Missouri* Series Notes Texas A&M won the first four meetings in the series, but is just 2-29 against the Huskers since Texas A&M posted consecutive wins over Nebraska spanning the 1998 and 1999 seasons, but the Huskers have won the last 19 matches in the series. Nebraska Head Coach John Cook is 18-0 against Texas A&M. Nebraska s victory in College Station last November was the Aggies last loss of the 2008 season, as Texas A&M finished the year on a five-match win streak. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Sarah Ammerman OH 6-2 Sr Mary Batis OH 6-0 Sr General Information Location: Austin, Texas Enrollment: 49,738 Nickname: Longhorns Colors: Burnt Orange and White Arena: Gregory Gymnasium Capacity: 4,000 Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. William C. Powers, Jr. Athletic Director: Christine Plonsky Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jerritt Elliott (Cal State Northridge, 91) Record at School: (8 years) Overall Record: (10 years) Asst. Coaches: Brian Hosfeld Salima Rockwell Office Phone: (512) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Spencer Kitley Office Phone: (512) Cell Phone: (512) Fax: (512) Press Row Phone: (512) Website: Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 18-2 (T-1st) 2008 Postseason: 4-1, NCAA Semifinals 2008 Final Ranking: 4th Letterwinners R/L: 9/6 Starters R/L: 5 (+libero)/1 Nebraska-Texas Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, Last Meeting: Texas won, 3-1 (11/19/08) Last NU Win: (9/20/08) Last NU Loss: (11/19/08) Longest NU Winning Streak: 12 Current NU Winning Streak: 0 NU at home: 18-2 NU on the road: 9-9 NU at neutral sites: 2-3 Three sets: 17-7 Four sets: 8-3 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at Long Beach St. Tournament Aug. 29 at Long Beach State Aug. 30 vs. San Diego Sept. 3-6 at Hawaii Tournament Sept. 3 vs. California Sept. 5 at Hawaii Sept. 6 vs. Saint Louis Sept. 11 Italian National Team Sept. 12 Italian National Team Sept. 16 Baylor* Sept. 18 Iowa State* Sept. 24 at Colorado* Sept. 26 at Nebraska* Sept. 30 Texas A&M* Oct. 2 at Kansas State* Oct. 10 Oklahoma* Oct. 14 at Kansas* Oct. 17 at Texas Tech* Oct. 21 Missouri* Oct. 24 Colorado* Oct. 28 at Texas A&M* Oct. 30 Nebraska* Nov. 4 at Iowa State* Nov. 7 at Missouri* Nov. 11 Texas Tech Nov. 18 Kansas State Nov. 21 at Baylor* Nov. 25 at Oklahoma* Nov. 28 Kansas* Series Notes Nebraska defeated Texas, 3-1, in the 1995 NCAA championship match to claim its first national title. The Huskers won 12 straight matches the longest streak by either team in the series before Texas snapped the streak on Nov. 26, The last six meetings have featured both teams in the top 10, including the 2008 matchups that had both teams in the top five. Texas sweep of the Huskers in October of 2007 marked the first time since 1997 that NU had been swept in a Big 12 match. Nebraska and Texas have combined to win 12 of the 13 Big 12 titles since Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Ashley Engle OPP/S 6-3 Sr Destinee Hooker OH 6-4 Sr NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

86 2009 OPPONENTS BIG 12 OPPONENTS Oklahoma Sooners Sept p.m. Norman, Okla. Oct. 24 TBA NU Coliseum Kansas Jayhawks Oct. 7 7 p.m. NU Coliseum Nov. 21 6:30 p.m. Lawrence, Kansas Santiago Restrepo Head Coach Francie Ekwerekwu Middle Blocker McCasland Field House Ray Bechard Head Coach Karina Garlington Outside Hitter Horejsi Family Athletics Center General Information Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 30,092 Nickname: Sooners Colors: Crimson and Cream Arena: McCasland Field House Capacity: 2,000 Conference: Big 12 President: David Boren Athletic Director: Joe Castiglione Coaching Staff Head Coach: Santiago Restrepo (East Stroudsburg, 86) Record at School: (5 years) Overall Record: (10 years) Asst. Coaches: Kelly Files Sam Ojie Office Phone: (405) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Cassie Gage Office Phone: (405) Cell Phone: (405) Fax: (405) Website: soonersports.com Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record (Finish): 8-12 (7th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 10/1 Starters R/L: 6/0 (+libero) Nebraska-Oklahoma Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 70-6 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (10/25/08) Last NU Win: (10/25/08) Last NU Loss: (10/10/97) Longest NU Winning Streak: 23 Current NU Winning Streak: 23 NU at home: 29-0 NU on the road: 27-3 NU at neutral sites: 14-3 Two sets: 7-0 Three sets: 52-2 Four sets: 9-2 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at Rice Tournament Aug. 28 vs. Houston Baptist Aug. 28 at Rice Aug. 29 vs. Nicholls State Aug. 29 vs. Central Arkansas Sept. 4-5 at Wichita State Tournament Sept. 4 vs. Grambling State Sept. 5 vs. North Carolina Sept. 5 at Wichita State Sept. 12 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Sept. 12 at UT Arlington Sept. 16 at Kansas State* Sept. 19 Missouri* Sept. 23 at Kansas* Sept. 26 at Colorado* Sept. 30 Nebraska* Oct. 3 Texas Tech* Oct. 7 Iowa State* Oct. 10 at Texas* Oct. 17 Baylor* Oct. 21 at Texas A&M* Oct. 24 at Nebraska* Oct. 28 Colorado* Oct. 31 Kansas State* Nov. 4 at Baylor* Nov. 7 Kansas* Nov. 11 at Missouri* Nov. 14 at Texas Tech* Nov. 18 Texas A&M* Nov. 25 Texas* Nov. 28 at Iowa State* Series Notes -Nebraska has won the last 23 matches against Oklahoma, dating back to 1997, the longest winning streak in the series. -Oklahoma has never defeated Nebraska in 29 matches that have taken place in Lincoln. -Nebraska and Oklahoma have both been ranked at match time on three occasions in Big 12 play (once in 1996; twice in 2007). -Nebraska has swept the last seven meetings with Oklahoma dating back to the 2005 season. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Brianne Barker S 5-9 So Francie Ekwerekwu MB 5-11 Jr General Information Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 30,102 Nickname: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson and Blue Arena: Horejsi Family Athletics Center Capacity: 1,300 Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Bernadette Gray-Little Athletic Director: Lew Perkins Coaching Staff Head Coach: Ray Bechard (Fort Hays State, 80) Record at School: (11 years) Overall Record: (24 years) Asst. Coaches: Christi Posey Ken Murczek Office Phone: (785) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Christine Dieckmann Office Phone: (785) Cell Phone: (785) Fax: (785) Press Row Phone: (785) Website: Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 6-14 (9th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 11/4 Starters R/L: 5 (+libero)/1 Nebraska-Kansas Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (11/15/08) Last NU Win: (11/15/08) Last NU Loss: None Longest NU Winning Streak: 82 Current NU Winning Streak: 82 NU at home: 38-0 NU on the road: 28-0 NU at neutral sites: Two sets: Three sets: 54-0 Four sets: 9-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at MTSU Tournament Aug. 28 at Middle Tennessee State Aug. 29 vs. Xavier Aug. 29 vs. Murray State Sept. 4-5 Jayhawk Invitational Sept. 4 Lipscomb Sept. 4 Florida International Sept. 5 Creighton Sept at Arkansas Tournament Sept. 11 vs. North Texas Sept. 12 vs. Jacksonville State Sept. 12 at Arkansas Sept. 16 at Missouri* Sept. 23 Oklahoma* Sept. 26 at Baylor* Sept. 30 Colorado* Oct. 3 at Texas A&M* Oct. 7 at Nebraska* Oct. 10 Iowa State* Oct. 14 Texas* Oct. 17 at Kansas State* Oct. 21 at Texas Tech* Oct. 24 Missouri* Oct. 27 UMKC Oct. 31 Texas A&M* Nov. 4 at Colorado* Nov. 7 at Oklahoma* Nov. 11 Kansas State* Nov. 14 Baylor* Nov. 18 at Iowa State* Nov. 21 Nebraska* Nov. 24 Texas Tech* Nov. 28 at Texas* Series Notes Nebraska has never lost to Kansas, and the Huskers 82 wins against the Jayhawks are the most versus any opponent in school history. The Huskers have swept the Jayhawks 68 times, including 54 three-set sweeps. Kansas has won just 16 sets in the alltime series, taking the Huskers to five sets one time on Nov. 23, Nebraska has swept Kansas in each of its past seven meetings dating back to the 2005 campaign. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Karina Garlington OH 6-0 Jr Jenna Kaiser OH 6-0 Jr NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

87 BIG 12 OPPONENTS Kansas State Wildcats Oct p.m. NU Coliseum Nov p.m. Manhattan, Kan. Baylor Bears Oct p.m. Waco, Texas Nov p.m. NU Coliseum 2009 OPPONENTS Suzie Fritz Head Coach Kelsey Chipman Middle Blocker Ahearn Field House Jim Barnes Head Coach Anna Breyfogle Middle Blocker Ferrell Center General Information Location: Manhattan, Kan. Enrollment: 23,520 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Purple and White Arena: Ahearn Field House Capacity: 5,000 Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Kirk Schulz Athletic Director: John Currie Coaching Staff Head Coach: Suzie Fritz (Florida Atlantic, 94) Record at School: (8 years) Overall Record: (8 years) Asst. Coaches: Jeff Grove Jeff Hulsmeyer Office Phone: (785) Sports Information Volleyball SID: David Wiechmann Office Phone: (785) Cell Phone: (785) Fax: (785) Press Row Phone: (785) Website: Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 14-6 (3rd) 2008 Postseason: 0-1, NCAA First Round 2008 Final Ranking: 20th Letterwinners R/L: 9/3 Starters R/L: 2 (+libero)/4 Nebraska-Kansas State Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 80-3 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (11/8/08) Last NU Win: (11/8/08) Last NU Loss: (11/15/03) Longest NU Winning Streak: 58 Current NU Winning Streak: 10 NU at home: 31-2 NU on the road: 35-1 NU at neutral sites: 12-0 Two sets: 11-0 Three sets: 51-0 Four sets: 11-1 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at AVCA Showcase Aug. 28 vs. Minnesota Aug. 29 vs. Michigan Sept. 1 UMKC Sept. 4-5 at BYU Invitational Sept. 4 vs. Weber State Sept. 5 vs. Cal Poly Sept. 5 at BYU Sept. 8 South Dakota Sept Kansas State Invitational Sept. 12 Kentucky Sept. 12 Portland Sept. 12 Purdue Sept. 16 Oklahoma* Sept. 19 at Baylor* Sept. 23 Texas Tech* Sept. 26 at Iowa State * Oct. 2 Texas* Oct. 7 at Texas A&M* Oct. 10 at Nebraska* Oct. 14 Missouri* Oct. 17 Kansas* Oct. 21 at Colorado* Oct. 24 Baylor * Oct. 28 at Missouri* Oct. 31 at Oklahoma* Nov. 4 Texas A&M * Nov. 11 at Kansas* Nov. 14 Iowa State * Nov. 18 at Texas* Nov. 21 Colorado* Nov. 25 Nebraska* Nov. 28 at Texas Tech* Series Notes Nebraska has won its last 10 meetings with Kansas State dating back to the 2004 season. Among Nebraska s 80 all-time wins in the series with Kansas State, 62 have been either two- (11) or three-game (51) sweeps. Kansas State became the to sweep Nebraska in conference play since 1997 with its two wins in The Huskers had won 29 straight meetings with KSU in Manhattan before losing to the Wildcats in Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Kelsey Chipman MB 6-1 Jr Soriana Pacheco S 5-10 Sr General Information Location: Waco, Texas Enrollment: 14,541 Nickname: Bears Colors: Green and Gold Arena: Ferrell Center Capacity: 6,000 Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. John M. Lilley Athletic Director: Ian McCaw Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jim Barnes (McNeese State, 94) Record at School: (5 years) Overall Record: (13 years) Asst. Coaches: Bryan Bunn Candice O Brien Office Phone: (254) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Todd Zeidler Office Phone: (254) Cell Phone: (254) Fax: (254) Press Row Phone: (254) Website: Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record (Finish): 9-11 (6th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 11/1 Starters R/L: 5 (+libero)/0 Nebraska-Baylor Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 27-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-1 (11/28/08) Last NU Win: (11/28/08) Last NU Loss: None Longest NU Winning Streak: 27 Current NU Winning Streak: 27 NU at home: 14-0 NU on the road: 13-0 NU at neutral sites: 0-0 Three sets: 22-0 Four sets: 5-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug at Houston Invitational Aug. 28 vs. New Orleans Aug. 29 at Houston Aug. 29 vs. Southeastern Louisiana Sept. 1 at TCU Sept. 4-5 Baylor Classic Sept. 4 UCF Sept. 5 UTSA Sept. 5 Purdue Sept. 8 Texas State Sept at Comcast Lobo Invitational Sept. 11 vs. Pittsburgh Sept. 11 at New Mexico Sept. 12 vs. Cal State Fullerton Sept. 16 at Texas* Sept. 19 Kansas State* Sept. 23 Iowa State* Sept. 26 Kansas* Sept. 30 Missouri* Oct. 3 at Colorado* Oct. 7 at Texas Tech* Oct. 10 Texas A&M* Oct. 14 Nebraska* Oct. 17 at Oklahoma* Oct. 24 at Kansas State* Oct. 28 at Iowa State* Oct. 31 Texas Tech* Nov. 4 Oklahoma* Nov. 7 at Texas A&M* Nov. 11 Colorado* Nov. 14 at Kansas* Nov. 18 at Nebraska* Nov. 21 Texas* Nov. 25 at Missouri* Series Notes The two programs met only once - a Husker sweep on Sept. 22, before the Big 12 Conference was formed. Nebraska has swept Baylor in 22 of the 27 all-time meetings, as Baylor has won five sets in the all-time series. Nebraska hit.500 as a team on Sept. 29, its best single-match performance since the 2001 season. Nebraska s four-set win in Waco last season clinched a share of the Big 12 title for the Huskers. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Taylor Barnes S 5-11 Sr Anna Breyfogle MB 6-1 Sr NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

88 2009 OPPONENTS BIG 12 OPPONENTS Missouri Tigers Oct. 17 6:30 p.m. Columbia, Mo. Nov. 4 7 p.m. NU Coliseum Iowa State Cyclones Oct p.m. NU Coliseum Nov. 7 6:30 p.m. Ames, Iowa Wayne Kreklow Head Coach Julianna Klein Outside Hitter Hearnes Center Christy Johnson Head Coach Kaylee Manns Setter Hilton Coliseum General Information Location: Columbia, Mo. Enrollment: 28,477 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Old Gold and Black Arena: Hearnes Center Capacity: 13,611 Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Dr. Brady J. Deaton Athletic Director: Michael Alden Coaching Staff Head Coach: Wayne Kreklow (Drake, 80) Record at School: (4 years) Overall Record: (9 years) Asst. Coaches: Deng Yeng, Chris Muscat Office Phone: (573) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Clyde Verdin Jr. Office Phone: (573) Cell Phone: (985) Fax: (573) Press Row Phone: (573) Website: mutigers.com Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 7-13 (T-8th) 2008 Postseason: None 2008 Final Ranking: NR Letterwinners R/L: 10/2 Starters R/L: 5 (+ libero)/1 Nebraska-Missouri Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, Last Meeting: NU won, 3-0 (11/12/08) Last NU Win: (11/12/08) Last NU Loss: (10/15/03) Longest NU Winning Streak: 44 Current NU Winning Streak: 11 NU at home: 28-2 NU on the road: 26-1 NU at neutral sites: Two sets: Three sets: 53-1 Four sets: 5-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug Tiger Classic Aug. 28 Texas State Aug. 29 Ole Miss Aug. 29 BYU Sept. 4-5 at Utah Valley Tournament Sept. 4 Washington State Sept. 5 at Utah Valley Sept. 5 Utah Sept at Michigan Tournament Sept. 11 VCU Sept. 11 Morehead State Sept. 12 Fairfield Sept. 12 at Michigan Sept. 16 Kansas * Sept. 19 at Oklahoma * Sept. 23 UMKC Sept. 26 Texas A&M * Sept. 30 at Baylor * Oct. 3 at Iowa State * Oct. 7 Colorado * Oct. 10 Texas Tech * Oct. 14 at Kansas State * Oct. 17 Nebraska * Oct. 21 at Texas * Oct. 24 at Kansas * Oct. 28 Kansas State * Oct. 31 SIU Edwardsville Nov. 4 at Nebraska * Nov. 7 Texas * Nov. 11 Oklahoma * Nov. 14 at Colorado * Nov. 18 at Texas Tech * Nov. 21 Iowa State * Nov. 25 Baylor * Nov. 28 at Texas A&M * Series Notes Nebraska had won 44 straight matches against Missouri before the Tigers upset the Huskers in Lincoln in Nebraska has swept the Tigers 53 times in the 71 all-time meetings. The Oct. 5, 2005, matchup in Columbia featured both teams ranked in the top-10 for the first time at match time. NU was ranked first and the Tigers ranked seventh in a match that NU won in four sets. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Julianna Klein OH 6-0 Jr Lei Wang S 5-11 Sr General Information Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 26,856 Nickname: Cyclones Colors: Cardinal and Gold Arena: Hilton Coliseum Capacity: 8,524 Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. Gregory Geoffroy Athletic Director: Jamie Pollard Coaching Staff Head Coach: Christy Johnson (Nebraska, 96) Record at School: (4 years) Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Trudy Vande Bergh Dawn Sullivan Office Phone: (515) Sports Information Volleyball SID: Matt Shoultz Office Phone: (515) Cell Phone: (515) Fax: (515) Press Row Phone: (515) Website: cyclones.com Team Information 2008 Record: Big 12 Record: 11-9 (t-4th) 2008 Postseason: 3-1, NCAA Regional Final 2008 Final Ranking: 12th Letterwinners R/L: 11/3 Starters R/L: 5 (+libero)/1 Nebraska-Iowa State Series History Series Record: Nebraska leads, 74-0 Last Meeting: NU won, 3-1 (11/1/08) Last NU Win: (11/1/08) Last NU Loss: None Longest NU Winning Streak: 74 Current NU Winning Streak: 74 NU at home: 31-0 NU on the road: 27-0 NU at neutral sites: 16-0 Two sets: 12-0 Three sets: 47-0 Four sets: 12-0 Five sets: Schedule Date Event Aug. 28 UW-Milwaukee Aug. 29 UW-Milwaukee Sept. 2 at Northern Iowa Sept. 4-5 at Minnesota Tournament Sept. 4 vs. George Washington Sept. 5 vs. Auburn Sept. 5 at Minnesota Sept at Hawkeye Challenge Sept. 11 at Iowa^ Sept. 12 vs. Drake Sept. 12 vs. Northern Colorado Sept. 16 Colorado* Sept. 18 at Texas* Sept. 23 at Baylor* Sept. 26 Kansas State* Sept. 30 at Texas Tech* Oct. 3 Missouri* Oct. 7 at Oklahoma* Oct. 10 at Kansas* Oct. 14 Texas A&M* Oct. 21 at Nebraska* Oct. 24 Texas Tech* Oct. 28 Baylor* Oct. 31 at Colorado* Nov. 4 Texas* Nov. 7 Nebraska* Nov. 11 at Texas A&M* Nov. 14 at Kansas State* Nov. 18 Kansas* Nov. 21 at Missouri* Nov. 28 Oklahoma* Series Notes Iowa State Head Coach Christy Johnson was the starting setter on Nebraska s 1995 national championship team. Johnson also served as an assistant to John Cook at Wisconsin in 1997 and Nebraska held Iowa State to two points in a 3-0 win on Nov. 13, Iowa State has won just 17 of 231 sets in the history of the series. Nebraska s match in Ames on Nov. 11, 2007, drew a school-record crowd of 6,705 - the largest volleyball crowd in Iowa state history. Key Returners Name Pos. Ht. Cl..Pct K/Set A/Set D/Set B/Set Victoria Hensen OH 5-11 Jr Kaylee Manns S 5-10 Sr NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

89 2009 BIG 12 COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Friday, Aug. 28 Iona at Texas A&M 10 a.m. Baylor vs. Southeastern Louisiana 11:30 a.m. Oklahoma vs. Houston Baptist 1 p.m. Colorado vs. Valparaiso 4 p.m. Kansas State vs. Minnesota 6 p.m. UW-Milwaukee at Iowa State 6:30 p.m. Texas State at Missouri 6:30 p.m. Texas Tech at Creighton 6:30 p.m. Virginia at Texas A&M 6:30 p.m. Baylor at Houston 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma at Rice 7:30 p.m. Kansas at Middle Tennessee 7:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. Michigan 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 Oklahoma vs. Nicholls State Kansas vs. Xavier Texas Tech vs. Tulane Ole Miss at Missouri Northern Iowa at Texas A&M UW-Milwaukee at Iowa State Kansas vs. Murray State Texas Tech vs. Illinois Oklahoma vs. Central Arkansas Baylor vs. New Orleans Colorado at Florida Kansas State vs. Michigan BYU at Missouri Nebraska vs. Minnesota Texas at Long Beach State Sunday, Aug. 30 Texas vs. San Diego Tuesday, Sept. 1 Baylor at TCU UMKC at Kansas State Creighton at Nebraska Colorado at Northern Colorado Wednesday, Sept. 2 Iowa State at Northern Iowa Texas Tech at Texas State Thursday, Sept. 3 Texas vs. California 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Noon Noon 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 Nebraska vs. UL-Lafayette 11 a.m. Lipscomb at Kansas Noon Nebraska at LSU 7:30 p.m. Colorado vs. Fairfield 4 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Southeastern Louisiana 4 p.m. Oklahoma vs. Grambling State 4:30 p.m. Iowa State vs. George Washington 5:30 p.m. Missouri vs. Washington State 5:30 p.m. Kansas State vs. Weber State 6 p.m. Central Florida at Baylor 7 p.m. Florida International at Kansas 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 Colorado vs. Georgetown Oklahoma vs. North Carolina Kansas State vs. Cal Poly UTSA at Baylor Nebraska vs. Tulane Creighton at Kansas Missouri at Utah Valley Iowa State vs. Auburn Texas Tech vs. Bowling Green Missouri vs. Utah Colorado at Yale 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Texas Tech at New Orleans Purdue at Baylor Oklahoma at Wichita State Kansas State at BYU Iowa State at Minnesota Texas at Hawaii Texas A&M at Saint Mary s College Sunday, Sept. 6 Texas A&M at San Francisco Texas vs. St. Louis Tuesday, Sept. 8 Texas State at Baylor South Dakota at Kansas State Thursday, Sept. 10 New Mexico State at Texas Virginia at Nebraska Friday, Sept. 11 Missouri vs. VCU Texas A&M vs. Hofstra Baylor vs. Pittsburgh Colorado at Denver Missouri vs. Morehead State Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga Kansas vs. North Texas Texas A&M vs. Texas Southern Baylor at New Mexico Iowa State at Iowa BYU at Nebraska Kentucky at Kansas State San Diego at Colorado 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Noon 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 Iowa State vs. Drake 10 a.m. Texas Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin 10 a.m. Portland at Kansas State 12:30 p.m. Kansas vs. Jacksonville State 1 p.m. Missouri vs. Fairfield 1:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Texas State 2 p.m. Oklahoma vs. Arkansas-Little Rock 3 p.m. Baylor vs. Cal State Fullerton 3:45 p.m. Iowa State vs. Northern Colorado 5 p.m. Missouri at Michigan 6:30 p.m. Texas Tech at Tulsa 7 p.m. Oklahoma at UT-Arlington 7 p.m. Kansas at Arkansas 7 p.m. Purdue at Kansas State 7:30 p.m. Cal Poly at Colorado 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 UCLA at Nebraska Wednesday, Sept. 16 Baylor at Texas* Colorado at Iowa State* Kansas at Missouri* Oklahoma at Kansas State* Texas Tech at Nebraska* Friday, Sept. 18 Iowa State at Texas* Saturday, Sept. 19 Missouri at Oklahoma* Texas A&M at Texas Tech* Kansas State at Baylor* Nebraska at Colorado* Wednesday, Sept. 23 Oklahoma at Kansas* UMKC at Missouri 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. TBA TBA 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Nebraska at Texas A&M* Iowa State at Baylor* Texas Tech at Kansas State* Texas at Colorado* Saturday, Sept. 26 Texas at Nebraska* Kansas at Baylor* Kansas State at Iowa State* Texas A&M at Missouri* Oklahoma at Colorado* Wednesday, Sept. 30 Colorado at Kansas* Texas A&M at Texas* Iowa State at Texas Tech* Missouri at Baylor* Nebraska at Oklahoma* Friday, Oct. 2 Texas at Kansas State* Saturday, Oct. 3 Missouri at Iowa State* Kansas at Texas A&M* Texas Tech at Oklahoma* Baylor at Colorado* Wednesday, Oct. 7 Colorado at Missouri* Kansas State at Texas A&M* Baylor at Texas Tech* Iowa State at Oklahoma* Kansas at Nebraska* Saturday, Oct. 10 Texas Tech at Missouri* Texas A&M at Baylor* Kansas State at Nebraska* Iowa State at Kansas* Oklahoma at Texas* Wednesday, Oct. 14 Texas A&M at Iowa State* Texas at Kansas* Nebraska at Baylor* Missouri at Kansas State* Texas Tech at Colorado* Saturday, Oct. 17 Baylor at Oklahoma* Nebraska at Missouri* Texas at Texas Tech* Colorado at Texas A&M* Kansas at Kansas State* Wednesday, Oct. 21 Missouri at Texas* Oklahoma at Texas A&M* Kansas at Texas Tech* Iowa State at Nebraska* Kansas State at Colorado* Saturday, Oct. 24 Colorado at Texas* Texas Tech at Iowa State* Baylor at Kansas State* Oklahoma at Nebraska* Missouri at Kansas* Tuesday, Oct. 27 UMKC at Kansas Wednesday, Oct. 28 Baylor at Iowa State* 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. Noon 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Kansas State at Missouri* Texas at Texas A&M* Nebraska at Texas Tech* Colorado at Oklahoma* Friday, Oct. 30 Nebraska at Texas* Saturday, Oct. 31 SIU Edwardsville at Missouri Kansas State at Oklahoma* Texas Tech at Baylor* Iowa State at Colorado* Texas A&M at Kansas* Wednesday, Nov. 4 Texas at Iowa State* Texas A&M at Kansas State* Missouri at Nebraska* Oklahoma at Baylor* Kansas at Colorado* Saturday, Nov. 7 Baylor at Texas A&M* Nebraska at Iowa State* Texas at Missouri* Colorado at Texas Tech* Kansas at Oklahoma* Wednesday, Nov. 11 Iowa State at Texas A&M* Kansas State at Kansas* Oklahoma at Missouri* Texas Tech at Texas* Colorado at Baylor* Friday, Nov. 13 Texas A&M at Nebraska* Saturday, Nov. 14 Oklahoma at Texas Tech* Iowa State at Kansas State* Missouri at Colorado* Baylor at Kansas* Wednesday, Nov. 18 Kansas at Iowa State* Kansas State at Texas* Missouri at Texas Tech* Baylor at Nebraska* Texas A&M at Oklahoma* Saturday, Nov. 21 Iowa State at Missouri* Nebraska at Kansas* Texas at Baylor* Colorado at Kansas State* Sunday, Nov. 22 Texas Tech at Texas A&M* Wednesday, Nov. 24 Texas Tech at Kansas* Wednesday, Nov. 25 Baylor at Missouri* Nebraska at Kansas State* Texas at Oklahoma* Texas A&M at Colorado* Saturday, Nov. 28 Kansas State at Texas Tech* Missouri at Texas A&M* Oklahoma at Iowa State* Kansas at Texas* Colorado at Nebraska* 2009 OPPONENTS 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

90 2009 OPPONENTS ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS Alabama...Nebraska leads 2-0 Oct. 19, W, 15-10, Sept. 14, W, 30-13, 30-15, Alabama A&M...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 2, W, 30-15, 30-7, American...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 1, W, 30-16, 30-23, 28-30, Arizona...Nebraska leads 5-1 Sept. 16, L, 8-15, 7-15, 15-11, 15-11, Sept. 27, W, 15-9, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 30, W, 15-7, 15-13, Sept. 11, W, 15-9, 16-14, 15-6 Dec. 9, W, 15-7, 19-17, Sept. 7, W, 23-30, 30-19, 30-15, Arizona State...Nebraska leads Nov. 5, T, 14-16, 15-8 Nov. 26, W, 14-16, 15-13, 15-10, 6-15, Sept. 27, L, 16-18, 9-15, 15-11, 15-13, Sept. 10, W, 15-12, 15-7, 11-15, 15-9 Dec. 7, W, 30-22, 30-21, Arkansas...Nebraska leads 2-0 Dec. 7, W, 15-8, 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 Sept. 5, W, 15-5, 12-15, 15-11, 14-16, Augsburg...Nebraska leads 1-0 Nov. 21, W, 15-8, Ball State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 1, W, 30-20, 30-19, Sept. 11, W, 30-19, 30-21, Baylor...Nebraska leads 27-0 Sept. 22, W, 15-3, 15-6, 15-7 *Oct. 25, W, 15-8, 15-6, 15-5 *Nov. 23, W, 15-5, 15-1, 15-2 *Oct. 24, W, 15-11, 15-8, 15-1 *Nov. 22, W, 15-3, 15-13, 15-3 *Oct. 10, W, 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 *Nov. 13, W, 15-8, 15-7, 15-1 *Oct. 16, W, 15-10, 15-5, 15-8 *Nov. 20, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-9 *Oct. 11, W, 15-2, 15-2, *Nov. 19, W, 15-5, 15-10, *Sept. 29, W, 31-29, 30-21, *Nov. 17, W, 28-30, 30-26, 30-26, *Oct. 19, W, 30-16, 30-23, *Nov. 23, W, 30-23, 30-19, *Oct. 18, W, 30-24, 30-23, *Nov. 22, W, 30-19, 30-24, 28-30, *Oct. 6, W, 30-22, 30-23, *Oct. 23, W, 30-19, 28-30, 30-18, *Oct. 1, W, 30-21, 30-17, *Nov. 16, W, 30-18, 30-19, *Sept. 30, W, 30-32, 30-18, 30-21, *Nov. 18, W, 30-17, 30-20, *Sept. 29, W, 30-15, 30-12, *Nov. 21, W, 30-11, 30-18, *Oct. 15, W, 25-14, 25-11, *Nov. 29, W, 25-22, 26-28, 25-10, Bemidji State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 23, W, 15-8, 15-7 Bowling Green State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 8, W, 15-13, 15-12, 9-15, 15-6 Sept. 9, W, 15-1, 15-0, 15-9 Right side hitter Lisa Reitsma was a three-time AVCA All-America selection, earning first-team accolades in 1995 and Brigham Young...Nebraska leads 5-2 Nov. 10, L, 10-15, 5-15 Sept. 28, W, 15-11, 15-13, 15-8 Oct. 4, W, 15-2, 15-10, Sept. 28, W, 3-15, 16-14, 15-6, 15-1 Oct. 11, W, 15-10, 15-6, 15-6 Sept. 20, L, 9-15, 15-5, 10-15, 15-12, Aug. 30, W, 10-15, 15-9, 8-15, 15-11, California...Series tied 2-2 Nov. 6, L, 15-17, 4-15 Sept. 17, W, 16-14, 15-7, 15-17, 15-3 Sept. 24, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-4 Dec. 8, L, 28-30, 29-31, Cal Poly...Nebraska leads 3-1 Oct. 27, L, 15-11, 7-15, 15-10, 9-15, 9-15 Sept. 9, W, 30-23, 30-23, Sept. 3, W, 30-20, 30-19, Sept. 5, W, 25-20, 25-19, Cal State Fullerton...Nebraska leads 2-0 Nov. 1, W, 15-8, 15-17, 15-11, Nov. 3, W, 14-16, 15-10, 16-14, 15-9 Cal St. Northridge...Cal St. Northridge leads 1-0 Nov. 5, L, 13-15, 4-15 Central Florida...Central Florida leads 1-0 Nov. 2, L, 11-15, 9-15 Central Michigan...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 12, W, 15-6, 15-7, 15-2 Central Missouri State...Nebraska leads 3-0 Oct. 11, W, 15-7, Sept. 25, W, 15-2, 15-2, 15-4 Oct. 9, W, 15-5, 15-5 Cincinnati...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 20, W, 15-8, Clemson...Nebraska leads 1-0 Aug. 29, W, 32-30, 30-10, Cleveland State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 18, W, 15-9, 15-6 Colorado...Nebraska leads 45-7 Oct. 2, W, 15-4, 15-5, Oct. 29, W, 15-6, 15-3, 15-5 Oct. 8, W, 15-10, 15-9, 13-15, 15-7 Nov. 10, W, 15-8, 15-1, Nov. 26, W, 13-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-7 Sept. 30, W, 15-13, 15-4, Oct. 14, W, 15-7, 10-15, 15-6, Oct. 27, W, 15-5, 15-4, Nov. 13, W, 5-15, 11-15, 15-3, 15-7, 15-5 Nov. 24, W, 15-5, 15-13, 15-9 Sept. 27, W, 15-10, 15-13, 15-7 Oct. 26, W, 16-14, 15-12, 15-9 Nov. 30, W, 15-8, 15-7, 15-4 Oct. 24, W, 15-5, 15-9, Nov. 4, W, 15-5, 15-10, 9-15, 8-15, Nov. 28, L, 14-16, 11-15, 15-9, 8-15 Dec. 3, W, 15-11, 15-8, 8-15, Oct. 13, L, 13-15, 15-9, 12-15, 15-5, 9-15 Oct. 30, W, 15-8, 15-8, 15-8 Nov. 27, L, 15-7, 10-15, 15-9, 13-15, Oct. 29, W, 15-3, 15-12, 15-5 Nov. 16, W, 15-13, 15-5, 15-2 Nov. 26, W, 15-6, 13-15, 15-6, 15-8 Dec. 9, W, 15-11, 15-7, 15-5 Sept. 27, W, 15-6, 15-5, Oct. 22, W, 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 *Oct. 9, W, 16-14, 15-11, *Oct. 30, W, 15-4, 15-5, *Oct. 8, L, 15-11, 9-15, 7-15, 15-6, 8-15 *Oct. 29, L, 4-15, 13-15, *Nov. 4, W, 15-7, 15-5, 15-3 *Nov. 25, W, 15-10, 15-12, *Oct. 9, W, 15-4, 15-5, 7-15, 15-7 *Nov. 10, W, 15-10, 9-15, 15-5, *Sept. 27, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-9 *Nov. 4, W, 15-12, 15-3, *Sept. 19, W, 30-27, 30-16, *Nov. 21, W, 30-23, 30-17, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

91 *Oct. 2, W, 30-23, 30-24, *Oct. 30, W, 30-23, 30-20, *Oct. 1, W, 30-22, 30-24, *Nov. 26, W, 33-31, 15-30, 30-18, *Sept. 22, W, 30-25, 30-25, *Oct. 27, W, 31-29, 30-12, *Sept. 17, W, 30-22, 30-20, *Nov. 23, W, 30-19, 30-26, *Oct. 14, W, 30-27, 30-18, *Nov. 11, L, 30-19, 28-30, 30-15, 27-30, *Oct. 6, W, 30-25, 30-18, *Nov. 7, W, 30-17, 30-22, *Oct. 4, W 25-19, 25-15, *Oct. 29, L, 19-25, 25-27, 25-18, Colorado State...Nebraska leads 6-1 Sept. 28, W, 15-3, 15-2, 12-15, 15-6 Sept. 21, W, 15-10, 15-6, 15-9 Oct. 3, L, 15-11, 12-15, 11-15, 4-15 Sept. 21, W, 15-10, 15-2, 15-8 Sept. 2, W, 7-15, 15-7, 15-13, Dec. 7, W, 29-31, 30-21, 30-26, Nov. 7, W, 30-24, 30-21, Concordia...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 20, W, 15-4, 15-6 Oct. 25, W, 15-2, 15-5 Cornell...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 1, W, 15-7, 15-4, 15-1 Creighton...Nebraska leads 11-0 Sept. 16, W, 15-11, 15-4 Oct. 7, W, 15-4, 15-0 Sept. 1, W, 15-2, 15-1, 15-3 Oct. 3, W, 15-5, 15-1, 15-0 Sept. 25, W, 30-15, 30-21, Sept. 29, W, 30-11, 30-15, Oct. 10, W, 30-22, 30-15, Oct. 11, W, 30-11, 30-24, Sept. 24, W, 27-30, 30-24, 30-13, Aug. 31, W, 30-23, 30-18, Oct. 5, W, 25-19, 25-18, Davidson...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 3, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 Dayton...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 6, W, 30-19, 30-14, DePaul...Nebraska leads Oct. 1, T, 9-15, 15-7 Oct. 14, W, 15-13, Oct. 12, W, 15-6, Oct. 13, W, 13-15, 15-10, Drake...Nebraska leads 10-0 Oct. 11, W, 15-8, 15-7 Nov. 20, W, 15-3, 15-3 Sept. 17, W, 15-1, 15-2 Sept. 10, W, 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 Sept. 19, W, 15-11, Sept. 30, W, 15-7, Sept. 28, W, 15-3, 15-4 Oct. 8, W, 15-11, 15-13, 10-15, 15-3 Aug. 31, W, 15-4, 15-3, 15-8 Sept. 1, W, 15-7, 15-7, Duke...Nebraska leads 5-1 Nov. 8, L, 10-15, 4-15 Sept. 30, W, 15-12, 15-1, 15-8 Oct. 1, W, 15-12, 15-7, Sept. 14, W, 15-9, 15-8, 15-7 Dec. 3, W, 30-19, 30-19, Sept. 7, W, 30-24, 30-20, Elmhurst...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 12, W, 15-1, 15-1 Florida...Nebraska leads 7-1 Sept. 3, W, 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 Sept. 23, W, 15-11, 15-5, 15-3 Nov. 12, W, 15-4, 15-13, 11-15, 14-16, 15-7 Aug. 31, L, 15-13, 12-15, 11-15, 15-7, 7-15 Sept. 19, W, 15-4, 15-8, 15-0 Sept. 5, W, 18-16, 9-15, 15-6, 15-6 Dec. 8, W, 30-18, 30-24, 28-30, 25-30, Dec. 10, W, 30-26, 30-24, Florida A&M... Florida A&M leads 1-0 Sept. 10, L, 25-30, 30-16, 28-30, Florida International...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 8, W, 15-11, 8-15, Florida State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Oct. 21, W, 15-12, 10-15, Oct. 2, W, 15-9, 15-5, 3-15, 12-15, 15-7 Fort Hays State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 11, W, 15-11, 15-2 Fresno State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 31, W, 15-11, George Mason...Nebraska leads 2-0 Dec. 2, W, 15-2, 15-5, Sept. 6, W, 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 George Washington...Nebraska leads 2-0 Dec. 3, W, 17-15, 15-9, 15-8 Sept. 23, W, 15-5, 15-7, 15-1 George Williams...George Williams leads 1-0 Oct. 13, L, 15-8, 1-15, Georgia...Nebraska leads 4-0 Sept. 28, W, 15-7, 15-5, 15-9 Sept. 17, W, 15-9, 15-8, 12-15, 15-8 Sept. 16, W, 15-8, 15-9, 15-7 Sept. 2, W, 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 Georgia Tech...Georgia Tech leads 1-0 Sept. 14, L, 23-30, 25-30, 30-26, 31-29, Gonzaga...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 15, W, 15-2, 15-1, 15-4 Graceland...Nebraska leads 5-1 Oct. 17, W, 15-4, 14-16, 15-0 Oct. 18, L, 8-15, 4-15 Oct. 31, W, 15-10, 15-7 Nov. 1, W, 15-9, Sept. 17, W, 15-11, 15-4 Sept. 9, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-8 Grandview...Nebraska leads 2-0 Oct. 9, W, 15-8, 15-6 Oct. 16, W, 15-9, 15-4 Hawaii...Nebraska leads 7-4 Nov. 7, L, 10-15, 3-15 Oct. 6, W, 15-13, 15-10, Oct. 20, L, 9-15, 9-15, 9-15 Oct. 21, W, 15-7, 14-16, 16-14, Sept. 7, W, 15-11, 16-14, 15-5 Aug. 24, L, 12-15, 14-16, 9-15 Dec. 14, W, 15-3, 15-12, 9-15, Aug. 24, W, 30-17, 30-27, Dec. 14, L, 25-30, 30-25, 30-27, Aug. 26, W, 30-23, 30-26, Oct. 21, W, 30-22, 30-16, OPPONENTS Hofstra...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 16, W, 12-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-3 Houston...Nebraska leads 5-2 Oct. 22, L, 4-15, 3-15 Oct. 3, L, 14-16, 3-15 Sept. 12, W, 15-2, 15-8 Nov. 25, W, 15-13, 15-4, 15-7 Sept. 9, W, 15-5, 9-15, 17-19, 15-8, 15-5 Nov. 1, W, 15-8, 15-6, Nov. 5, W, 13-15, 15-7, 15-1, Idaho...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 13, W, 15-8, 15-6, Illinois...Nebraska leads Sept. 30, T, 15-10, Oct. 14, W, 15-12, 8-15, Oct. 3, W, 15-5, 15-17, Sept. 10, W, 15-10, 15-8 Sept. 11, W, 15-5, 15-5, Sept. 21, W, 15-10, 15-7, 12-15, 15-6 Dec. 13, W, 15-9, 15-8, 15-3 Sept. 26, W, 15-10, 12-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-8 Dec. 11, L, 11-15, 12-15, 5-15 Sept. 17, L, 14-16, 15-8, 1-15, 9-15 Nov. 11, L, 15-13, 6-15, 15-11, 8-15, Dec. 9, W, 17-15, 15-5, 15-8 Sept. 21, W, 6-15, 13-15, 15-9, 15-8, 15-8 Oct. 6, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-1 Dec. 7, W, 15-5, 15-8, Sept. 11, L, 7-15, 14-16, 15-3, Dec. 10, L, 10-15, 7-15, Nov. 23, W, 15-4, 15-12, 15-7 Oct. 25, W, 15-9, 15-6, Aug. 30, W, 30-27, 30-20, Illinois-Chicago... UIC leads 3-1 Oct. 31, L, 13-15, 5-15 Oct. 1, L, 4-15, 6-15 Oct. 21, W, 11-15, 15-9, Oct. 13, L, 11-15, 15-10, Illinois State...Series tied 5-5 Dec. 9, L, 15-12, 13-15, 4-15 Oct. 21, L, 9-15, 9-15 Sept. 28, W, 8-15, 15-10, 15-7 Sept. 29, W, 15-9, 15-8, 4-15, Oct. 19, L, 9-15, 6-15 Oct. 3, L, 10-15, 15-3, Oct. 1, L, 3-15, 15-17, 7-15 Dec. 2, W, 15-7, 15-11, Aug. 23, W, 12-15, 15-11, 15-3, Aug. 30, W, 30-25, 30-26, 28-30, Indiana...Series tied 1-1 Oct. 14, L, 12-15, Sept. 24, W, 16-14, 15-0, 13-15, Iona...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 3, W, 30-15, 30-12, Iowa...Nebraska leads 12-0 Oct. 9, W, 15-2, 15-3 Nov. 12, W, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 17, W, 15-6, 15-8 Nov. 16, W, 15-6, 10-15, 15-6 Nov. 20, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-6 Sept. 3, W, 15-6, 15-9, 15-7 Sept. 8, W, 15-9, 15-4, 15-6 Sept. 8, W, 15-8, 15-1, 15-4 Sept. 5, W, 15-6, 15-5, 15-17, 15-8 Sept. 2, W, 15-11, 15-12, 15-6 Sept. 1, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-8 Sept. 4, W, 15-10, 15-3, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

92 2009 OPPONENTS Iowa State... Nebraska leads 74-0 Nov. 9, W, 15-3, 15-7 Oct. 30, W, 15-1, 15-5 Oct. 27, W, 15-9, Nov. 12, W, 15-3, 15-9 Oct. 28, W, 15-11, 15-3 Nov. 10, W, 15-9, 15-7 Nov. 16, W, 15-2, Sept. 8, W, 15-4, 15-6 Sept. 28, W, 15-6, 15-0 Oct. 26, W, 15-12, 15-3 Oct. 27, W, 15-3, 15-6, 15-5 Sept. 27, W, 15-1, Sept. 25, W, 15-5, 15-9 Sept. 21, W, 15-3, 15-8, 15-8 Oct. 20, W, 15-9, 15-3, 13-15, Nov. 13, W, 15-6, 10-15, 15-2, Oct. 12, W, 15-11, 15-10, 15-8 Nov. 9, W, 15-13, 15-3, Nov. 18, W, 15-5, 15-3, 12-15, 15-6 Oct. 9, W, 8-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-7 Nov. 7, W, 15-2, 15-9, 15-9 Oct. 12, W, 15-7, 15-5, 15-7 Nov. 9, W, 15-7, 15-6, 15-3 Oct. 8, W, 15-3, 15-7, Nov. 11, W, 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 Nov. 22, W, 12-15, 15-10, 15-2, 15-8 Oct. 8, W, 15-6, 15-12, 15-8 Oct. 27, W, 8-15, 15-11, 15-1, 15-5 Oct. 11, W, 15-2, 15-8, 15-5 Oct. 25, W, 15-2, 15-12, 15-6 Nov. 25, W, 15-9, 15-5, Oct. 24, W, 15-12, 15-5, 10-15, 13-15, 15-3 Nov. 14, W, 15-12, 15-4, Nov. 24, W, 14-16, 15-8, 15-4, 15-3 Oct. 9, W, 15-0, 15-3, 15-9 Nov. 6, W, 15-3, 15-11, Oct. 8, W, 15-6, 15-6, 15-9 Nov. 9, W, 15-7, 15-8, 15-8 Nov. 29, W, 15-10, 15-0, 15-8 Sept. 30, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-5 Nov. 21, W, 15-13, 18-16, Oct. 2, W, 15-8, 15-6, 13-15, 15-5 Nov. 17, W, 15-8, 15-11, 15-3 Oct. 15, W, 15-2, 14-16, 15-10, 15-5 Oct. 22, W, 15-11, 15-3, 9-15, 15-5 Oct. 7, W, 15-4, 15-11, Oct. 28, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-9 Nov. 25, W, 15-4, 15-5, 15-1 *Oct. 4, W, 15-6, 16-14, 15-6 *Nov. 9, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-3 *Oct. 3, W, 15-4, 15-5, 15-4 *Nov. 8, W, 15-6, 15-2, *Sept. 25, W, 15-1, 15-5, 15-6 *Oct. 31, W, 15-6, 15-2, 15-1 *Oct. 7, W, 15-0, 15-2, 15-0 *Nov. 13, W, 15-2, 15-4, 15-5 *Oct. 8, W, 15-0, 15-5, 15-4 *Nov. 15, W, 15-5, 15-11, 15-1 *Sept. 26, W, 30-21, 30-14, *Nov. 24, W, 30-12, 30-14, *Oct. 12, W, 30-19, 30-19, *Nov. 13, W, 30-9, 30-17, *Sept. 24, W, 30-25, 30-20, *Oct. 25, W, 30-17, 30-18, *Oct. 16, W, 30-16, 30-21, *Oct. 30, W, 30-19, 30-16, *Sept. 24, W, 30-8, 30-24, *Nov. 5, W, 30-24, 30-23, *Sept. 20, W, 31-29, 30-20, *Nov. 8, W, 30-20, 22-30, 30-27, *Oct 10, W, 33-31, 30-19, *Nov. 11, W, 30-20, 30-19, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL *Sept. 27, W, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, *Nov. 1, W, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, Kansas...Nebraska leads Oct. 17, W, 15-12, 12-15, 15-5 Oct. 31, W, 15-10, Nov. 9, W, 15-4, 3-15, 15-1 Nov. 21, W, 15-2, 15-3 Sept. 21, W, 15-0, 15-4 Oct. 9, W, 15-7, 15-4 Oct. 29, W, 15-7, 15-2 Nov. 18, W, 15-13, Oct. 21, W, 15-8, 15-6 Oct. 28, W, 15-3, 15-4 Nov. 15, T, 16-18, 7-15 Nov. 18, W, 15-5, 15-9 Sept. 29, W, 15-11, 15-0 Oct. 28, W, 15-10, 8-15, Nov. 17, W, 15-2, 15-4 Nov. 18, W, 15-6, 15-11, Sept. 28, W, 15-2, 15-4 Oct. 3, W, 15-4, 15-9 Nov. 15, W, 15-11, 18-16, 15-6 Sept. 6, W, 15-12, 15-5, 13-15, 15-7 Sept. 26, W, 16-14, 15-2 Oct. 24, W, 15-12, 15-4 Oct. 25, W, 15-4, 15-4, 15-2 Sept. 26, W, 15-9, 15-1 Oct. 16, W, 15-12, 15-8 Nov. 13, W, 15-8, Sept. 15, W, 15-13, 15-10, Oct. 9, W, 15-12, 15-4, 12-15, 15-6 Nov. 3, W, 15-5, 15-7, 15-3 Sept. 12, W, 15-2, 15-4, Nov. 22, W, 15-2, 15-6, 15-4 Sept. 19, W, 15-6, 15-6, 15-3 Oct. 17, W, 15-9, 15-3, 15-8 Sept. 7, W, 15-6, 15-9, 15-5 Oct. 1, W, 15-1, 15-7, Sept. 14, W, 15-6, 11-15, 15-5, 15-3 Oct. 14, W, 15-6, 15-3, 15-4 Sept. 15, W, 15-2, 15-6, 15-4 Oct. 20, W, 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 Nov. 11, W, 15-8, 15-5, Oct. 22, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-5 Nov. 15, W, 15-6, 15-7, 15-8 Oct. 11, W, 15-9, 15-0, 11-15, 15-4 Nov. 7, W, 15-5, 15-2, 15-7 Oct. 3, W, 15-12, 15-13, 15-5 Oct. 30, W, 15-9, 10-15, 16-14, 15-9 Nov. 23, W, 15-7, 15-11, 18-20, 8-15, 15-4 Nov. 2, W, 15-8, 15-3, Oct. 29, W, 15-7, 15-8, 15-5 Oct. 7, W, 15-12, 15-8, Oct. 27, W, 15-4, 15-7, 15-4 Oct. 16, W, 15-4, 15-5, Nov. 10, W, 15-6, 15-9, 10-15, 15-5 Oct. 19, W, 15-6, 15-2, 15-2 Nov. 9, W, 15-13, 15-7, 15-4 Oct. 4, W, 15-4, 15-6, 15-2 Oct. 25, W, 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 *Sept. 27, W, 15-4, 15-10, 15-6 *Nov. 16, W, 15-8, 15-10, *Sept. 26, W, 15-12, 12-15, 15-2, 15-2 *Nov. 15, W, 15-8, 15-7, 15-2 *Oct. 2, W, 15-8, 15-5, 15-5 *Oct. 24, W, 15-4, 15-11, 11-15, *Sept. 29, W, 15-11, 15-6, 15-7 *Nov. 2, W, 15-5, 15-9, *Sept. 20, W, 15-7, 15-5, 15-6 *Oct. 28, W, 15-9, 15-3, *Oct. 10, W, 30-16, 30-16, *Nov. 10, W, 30-18, 31-29, *Oct. 23, W, 30-22, 30-21, *Nov. 20, W, 30-22, 30-25, *Oct. 8, W, 31-29, 25-30, 30-28, *Nov. 19, W, 30-22, 30-21, *Sept. 29, W, 30-13, 30-14, *Nov. 12, W, 30-27, 30-26, *Oct. 8, W, 30-16, 26-30, 30-22, *Oct. 26, W, 30-23, 30-20, *Sept. 13, W, 30-24, 30-21, *Nov. 22, W, 30-16, 30-16, *Sept. 26, W, 30-18, 30-24, *Oct. 20, W, 30-16, 30-25, *Sept. 24, W, 25-15, 25-19, 22-25, *Nov. 15, W, 25-21, 25-18, Kansas City...Nebraska leads 1-0 Nov. 7, W, 15-3, 15-2 Kansas State...Nebraska leads 78-3 Oct. 11, W, 15-2, 15-3 Oct. 18, W, 15-5, 15-1 Oct. 31, W, 15-1, 15-2 Sept. 25, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-7 Oct. 12, W, 16-14, 15-6, 14-16, 15-3 Oct. 30, W, 15-12, 15-9 Nov. 13, W, 15-12, Oct. 10, W, 14-16, 15-10, 15-0, 9-15, Oct. 26, W, 15-0, 1-15, 15-3 Oct. 27, W, 15-3, 15-1 Oct. 27, W, 3-15, 15-9, 15-8 Sept. 8, W, 15-7, 15-6 Sept. 26, W, 15-9, 15-4 Nov. 15, W, 15-12, 15-10, 10-15, 15-5 Oct. 7, W, 15-4, Oct. 14, W, 15-4, 15-9 Sept. 5, W, 15-5, 15-4, Oct. 13, W, 16-14, 5-15, 15-5, 4-15, 15-4 Oct. 16, W, 15-2, 14-16, 15-5 Oct. 28, W, 15-5, 15-10, 15-5 Nov. 12, W, 15-12, 15-1 Nov. 14, W, 15-6, 15-11, 15-4 Oct. 26, W, 15-3, 15-3, 15-6 Nov. 9, W, 15-7, 15-6, Sept. 28, W, 15-5, 15-4, Nov. 1, W, 15-5, 15-8, Oct. 3, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-5 Oct. 30, W, 15-5, 15-8, 15-0 Oct. 15, W, 15-1, 15-8, 15-7 Nov. 5, W, 15-6, 15-8, 4-15, Oct. 22, W, 15-1, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 4, W, 15-5, 15-3, 15-5 Oct. 13, W, 15-3, 15-5, Nov. 3, W, 15-7, 8-15, 15-7, 15-4 Sept. 24, W, 15-10, 15-10, 15-6 Oct. 5, W, 15-9, 15-11, 15-8 Nov. 19, W, 15-11, 15-10, Oct. 3, W, 16-14, 15-6, 15-7 Nov. 18, W, 15-7, 15-3, 15-6 Oct. 16, W, 15-13, 15-3, 15-2 Nov. 10, W, 15-11, 15-9, Sept. 8, W, 15-5, 15-2, Sept. 14, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-6 Oct. 22, W, 15-3, 15-9, 15-7 Oct. 21, W, 15-2, 15-4, 15-5 Nov. 18, W, 15-2, 15-7, 15-6 Sept. 29, W, 15-5, 15-7, 15-9 Oct. 27, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-7 Oct. 12, W, 13-15, 15-2, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 2, W, 15-8, 15-11, 15-3 Oct. 11, W, 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 Nov. 1, W, 15-4, 15-9, 15-5 *Sept. 28, W, 9-15, 15-5, 9-15, 15-4, *Nov. 15, W, 15-12, 15-12, 7-15, *Sept. 27, W, 14-16, 15-7, 15-7, 15-11

93 2009 OPPONENTS Terry Pettit and the late Bob Devaney pose with one of NU s 18 Big Eight Championship trophies. *Nov. 14, W, 15-11, 15-4, *Nov. 6, W, 15-8, 15-10, *Nov. 28, W, 15-3, 15-12, 15-7 *Sept. 22, L, 15-9, 16-14, 16-18, 7-15, *Oct. 30, W, 15-9, 15-10, 15-6 *Oct. 18, W, 15-9, 15-6, 15-8 *Nov. 26, W, 15-10, 9-15, 14-16, 15-6, *Oct. 1, W, 30-28, 30-27, *Oct. 27, W, 30-24, 30-13, Dec. 1, W, 30-25, 28-30, 30-26, *Sept. 18, W, 30-25, 30-16, *Nov. 30, W, 30-20, 30-21, *Oct. 11, L, 22-30, 26-30, 30-19, 30-23, 8-15 *Nov. 15, L, 28-30, 31-29, 26-30, *Oct. 13, W, 28-30, 30-21, 30-25, *Nov. 6, W, 30-27, 30-24, *Oct. 19, W, 30-20, 30-17, *Nov. 19, W, 30-16, 32-34, 30-15, *Oct. 4, W, 30-17, 30-22, *Oct. 28, W, 30-21, 30-24, *Oct. 3, W, 30-16, 30-16, *Nov. 3, W, 24-30, 27-30, 30-25, 30-19, 15-8 *Sept. 17, W, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, *Nov 8, W, 25-23, 25-22, Kentucky...Nebraska leads 5-2 Dec. 7, W, 15-8, 0-15, Oct. 17, L, 9-15, Oct. 7, L, 15-9, 15-5, 13-15, 8-15, Nov. 29, W, 15-4, 15-5, 15-3 Sept. 22, W, 14-16, 12-15, 15-12, 15-10, Sept. 1, W, 15-13, 15-2, Sept. 3, W, 15-5, 15-6, Lamar...Series tied 2-2 Nov. 6, L, 15-17, 7-15 Sept. 16, L, 1-15, 8-15 Sept. 15, W, 2-15, 15-10, Sept. 15, W, 11-15, 16-14, Lewis...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 12, W, 15-4, 15-5 Liberty...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 5, W, 25-11, 21-25, 25-16, Long Beach State...Series tied 4-4 Nov. 3, W, 15-11, Nov. 4, L, 1-15, Nov. 1, W, 15-10, Sept. 14, W, 15-2, 15-5, 15-7 Dec. 14, L, 12-15, 0-15, 6-15 Dec. 13, L, 9-15, 9-15, 3-15 Sept. 1, L, 26-30, 30-28, 29-31, Sept. 3, W, 30-15, 31-29, Louisiana State...Nebraska leads 7-0 Nov. 25, W, 15-4, 15-10, 11-15, 15-3 Sept. 14, W, 15-3, 15-7, Sept. 20, W, 15-12, 16-14, 15-9 Sept. 18, W, 15-9, 15-3, 15-4 Sept. 17, W, 15-0, 15-6, 15-1 Sept. 6, W, 30-22, 30-24, Sept. 12, W, 25-19, 25-15, Louisville...Nebraska leads 5-0 Sept. 23, W, 15-9, 15-0, 15-6 Sept. 10, W, 15-6, 15-4, 14-16, 15-1 Dec. 13, W, 15-7, 15-6, 15-4 Dec. 10, W, 30-22, 32-30, Sept. 8, W, 30-13, 30-24, Loyola-Chicago...Nebraska leads 1-0 Aug. 30, W, 15-9, 15-7, 15-2 Loyola Marymount...Nebraska leads 3-0 Oct. 27, W, 15-9, 15-8, 15-2 Sept. 25, W, 15-13, 15-8, 15-3 Sept. 18, W, 15-11, 15-2, Maryland...Nebraska leads 3-0 Sept. 28, W, 15-6, 12-15, 15-9, 15-8 Sept. 17, W, 15-9, 15-10, 15-6 Sept. 12, W, 30-19, 30-17, Mexican National Team...Nebraska leads 1-0 Nov. 10, W, 8-15, 15-13, 15-9, 11-15, 15-9 Miami...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 12, W, 30-18, 30-17, Miami (Ohio)...Nebraska leads 4-0 Nov. 29, W, 15-9, 15-5, 15-3 Sept. 4, W, 15-11, 15-3, Nov. 30, W, 15-3, 15-9, 15-9 Aug. 30, W, 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 Michigan...Nebraska leads 3-0 Sept. 14, W, 30-20, 30-28, Sept. 3, W, 30-22, 30-19, Dec. 12, W, 25-13, 25-16, Michigan State...Nebraska leads Nov. 4, T, 15-13, 6-15 Oct. 20, W, 15-10, 15-8 Nov. 3, T, 3-15, 15-9 Dec. 14, W, 10-15, 15-8, 15-8, 9-15, 15-8 Sept. 6, W, 15-7, 15-11, 13-15, 11-15, Sept. 7, W, 15-11, 15-8, 15-7 Dec. 6, W, 15-7, 15-12, 15-4 Sept. 9, W, 15-3, 15-3, 15-4 Sept. 13, W, 30-20, 30-20, Dec. 7, W, 25-30, 28-30, 30-17, 30-28, 15-9 Middle Tennessee State... Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 2, W, 30-14, 30-15, Midland Lutheran...Nebraska leads 2-1 Sept. 27, L, 15-2, 10-15, Oct. 14, W, 15-1, 15-0 Oct. 16, W, 15-6, 15-2 Minnesota...Nebraska leads 25-4 Oct. 18, W, 15-11, Nov. 20, W, 15-4, 15-3 Oct. 9, W, 15-11, 15-5 Oct. 23, W, 15-7, Nov. 18, W, 13-15, 15-7, 15-5 Nov. 20, W, 15-2, 15-6 Sept. 30, W, 15-12, 15-8 Oct. 15, W, 15-9, Nov. 12, W, 15-11, 11-15, Nov. 12, W, 15-10, Nov. 18, W, 15-3, 7-15, Sept. 15, L, 15-13, 1-15, Sept. 30, L, 9-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-8, 5-15 Sept. 29, W, 15-12, 16-18, 15-12, Nov. 16, W, 15-2, 10-15, 15-11, Sept. 26, W, 15-13, 10-15, 15-7 Sept. 27, L, 2-15, 9-15 Oct. 4, L, 8-15, Nov. 20, W, 11-15, 15-4, 15-11, 15-3 Nov. 21, W, 15-6, 18-16, Sept. 26, W, 8-15, 15-12, 15-6, Oct. 31, W, 8-15, 15-6, 15-8, 15-5 Sept. 11, W, 15-7, 7-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-9 Sept. 15, W, 15-9, 15-6, 8-15, 15-7 Dec. 8, W, 15-10, 11-15, 15-13, Nov. 2, W, 15-2, 15-3, 15-8 Sept. 5, W, 30-27, 30-25, 26-30, 28-30, Sept. 10, W, 28-30, 30-25, 30-22, Dec. 9, W, 25-30, 22-30, 30-20, 30-25, 15-9 Minnesota-Duluth...Series tied 1-1 Nov. 11, L, 13-15, 14-16, Nov. 11, W, 15-7, 15-2 Minnesota State-Mankato... Nebraska leads 3-0 Oct. 23, W, 15-3, 15-6 Nov. 19, W, 15-1, Nov. 17, W, 15-0, Missouri...Nebraska leads Oct. 31, W, 15-3, 15-9 Nov. 22, W, 15-5, 10-15, 15-9 Oct. 30, W, 15-7, 11-15, 15-9 Nov. 19, W, 15-13, 15-8 Sept. 30, T, 15-1, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

94 2009 OPPONENTS All-American Terri Kanouse and Lori Melcher helped the Huskers win three straight Big Eight titles from 1978 to Oct. 15, L, 15-9, 9-15, Oct. 28, W, 15-7, 15-7 Nov. 17, W, 9-15, 15-7, Oct. 28, W, 13-15, 15-11, 15-5 Nov. 11, W, 15-1, 15-6 Nov. 17, W, 15-2, 15-8, Oct. 25, W, 15-6, 15-7 Sept. 25, W, 15-7, Nov. 14, W, 15-6, 13-15, 15-6, 15-4 Sept. 30, L, 11-15, 15-13, 6-15, 15-9, Oct. 30, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-9 Oct. 1, W, 15-11, 15-7, 15-8 Oct. 29, W, 15-12, 15-5, Nov. 19, W, 15-3, 15-10, 6-15, 15-6 Oct. 13, W, 15-7, 15-8, 7-15, 15-5 Nov. 3, W, 5-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-4 Nov. 17, W, 15-11, 15-4, Oct. 18, W, 15-10, 15-4, 15-4 Nov. 16, W, 15-3, 18-16, 15-8 Nov. 23, W, 15-5, 15-0, 15-9 Oct. 11, W, 15-2, 15-4, 15-1 Oct. 25, W, 15-1, 15-2, 15-8 Oct. 10, W, 15-5, 15-1, Nov. 14, W, 15-7, 15-5, 15-7 Oct. 21, W, 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 Nov. 12, W, 15-2, 15-3, 15-6 Oct. 29, W, 15-10, 15-2, 15-2 Nov. 17, W, 15-4, 15-5, 15-6 Oct. 6, W, 15-1, 15-3, 15-2 Nov. 9, W, 15-4, 15-9, 15-4 Sept. 3, W, 15-2, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 15, W, 15-3, 15-3, 15-2 Oct. 10, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-3 Oct. 31, W, 15-1, 15-13, Oct. 23, W, 15-2, 15-8, 15-7 Nov. 13, W, 15-10, 15-6, 15-3 Sept. 28, W, 15-1, 15-4, 15-9 Nov. 12, W, 15-2, 15-3, 15-1 Oct. 14, W, 15-8, 15-7, 15-2 Nov. 15, W, 15-2, 15-4, 15-0 *Oct. 5, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-5 *Nov. 8, W, 15-3, 15-2, 15-5 *Oct. 4, W, 15-4, 15-0, 15-2 *Nov. 7, W, 15-9, 15-6, 15-3 *Sept. 26, W, 15-7, 15-3, 15-4 *Oct. 30, W, 14-16, 15-3, 13-15, 15-4, 15-4 *Oct. 20, W, 15-5, 15-11, 15-1 *Nov. 24, W, 15-9, 15-3, 15-8 *Sept. 16, W, 15-0, 15-9, 15-3 *Oct. 25, W, 15-7, 15-4, *Oct. 3, W, 30-15, 30-24, *Oct. 24, W, 23-30, 30-25, 30-21, *Oct. 9, W, 30-25, 30-20, *Nov. 27, W, 30-21, 30-27, *Oct. 15, L, 30-28, 30-24, 25-30, 29-31, 9-15 *Nov. 8, W, 30-28, 31-29, *Sept. 15, W, 30-27, 30-24, *Nov. 17, W, 30-26, 30-27, *Oct. 5, W, 30-26, 22-30, 30-23, *Nov. 13, W, 28-30, 27-30, 30-21, 30-24, 15-3 *Oct. 11, W, 30-25, 30-22, *Oct. 25, W, 30-27, 30-23, *Oct. 17, W, 31-29, 30-18, *Oct. 31, W, 30-19, 32-34, 30-11, 24-30, *Oct. 12, W, 25-20, 25-21, *Nov. 12, W, 25-19, 25-22, Missouri-St. Louis...Nebraska leads 1-0 Nov. 19, W, 15-0, 15-7, Missouri State...Series tied Oct. 17, L, 3-15, 3-15 Nov. 1, L, 6-15, 8-15 Nov. 1, L, 9-15, 15-13, 7-15 Nov. 22, L, 12-15, 7-15 Nov. 20, L, 12-15, 15-11, 4-15 Sept. 23, L, 10-15, Nov. 19, L, 9-15, 12-15, 9-15 Sept. 29, L, 11-15, 15-4, Sept. 30, L, 15-13, 15-11, 10-15, 4-15, 6-15 Nov. 18, W, 6-15, 15-12, Nov. 18, W, 17-15, 15-4, 12-15, 15-9 Nov. 16, L, 12-15, 15-11, 10-15, Nov. 17, L, 7-15, 16-14, 15-12, 11-15, Nov. 17, W, 5-15, 15-9, 15-10, Sept. 12, W, 16-14, Sept. 13, W, 12-15, 15-12, Sept. 27, L, 14-16, 9-15, Nov. 21, L, 15-11, 3-15, 11-15, Nov. 22, L, 15-11, 2-15, 9-15, Sept. 11, W, 15-7, 15-6 Sept. 13, L, 12-15, 15-8, 3-15, Sept. 26, W, 12-15, 15-13, 15-12, 5-15, Oct. 17, W, 15-12, Sept. 24, W, 15-3, 15-6, 11-15, Sept. 25, W, 15-5, 13-15, 15-12, 15-9 Oct. 2, W, 2-15, 15-7, 15-12, 8-15, Sept. 23, W, 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 Sept. 29, W, 7-15, 15-11, 15-5, 15-5 Oct. 6, W, 15-6, 15-5, 15-1 Sept. 24, W, 15-9, 15-7, Missouri Western...Nebraska leads 2-0 Nov. 10, W, 15-11, 15-5, Nov. 15, W, 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 Montana...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 10, W, 15-6, Sept. 14, W, 15-13, 15-7, 15-5 Morgan State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 4, W, 15-1, 15-2, 15-0 Nebraska-Kearney...Nebraska leads 7-1 Oct. 18, L, 9-15, 8-15 Oct. 25, W, 15-11, 15-8 Oct. 28, W, 15-7, 5-15, 15-7 Oct. 19, W, 15-8, 15-13, 15-2 Sept. 17, W, 5-15, 15-12, 15-9 Sept. 28, W, 15-13, 4-15, 15-6 Sept. 23, W, 15-12, 15-7, 15-6 Sept. 21, W, 13-15, 15-2, 15-3 Nebraska-Omaha...Nebraska leads 15-1 Oct. 4, W, 15-1, 15-6 Nov. 4, W, 15-12, 15-5 Sept. 18, W, 15-10, 15-9 Oct. 12, W, 15-7, 15-5, Oct. 16, W, 15-12, 15-4 Nov. 13, W, 15-7, 12-15, 15-8 Oct. 14, W, 15-2, 15-0 Oct. 26, W, 11-15, 15-7, 15-7 Nov. 12, W, 15-6, 15-6 Oct. 4, W, 10-15, 15-8, 17-15, Oct. 31, W, 15-10, 15-6, 15-7 Sept. 9, W, 9-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-8 Sept. 4, W, 15-4, 15-6, Sept. 10, W, 15-5, 15-2, Sept. 2, L, 13-15, 15-8, 15-8, 14-16, Sept. 1, W, 15-3, 15-8, New Mexico...Nebraska leads 3-2 Sept. 21, L, 4-15, 12-15, Sept. 4, L, 15-11, 13-15, 15-11, 8-15, 7-15 Sept. 24, W, 15-5, 15-6, 10-15, Aug. 31, W, 17-15, 15-9, Sept. 13, W, 25-19, 25-18, New Mexico State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 8, W, 15-9, 14-16, 15-12, Sept. 8, W, 30-17, 30-25, New Orleans...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 5, W, 30-17, 30-16, North Carolina...Series tied 1-1 Sept. 29, W, 15-13, 15-8, 15-8 Sept. 13, L, 15-12, 15-13, 11-15, 13-15, North Dakota...Nebraska leads 3-0 Nov. 19, W, 16-14, 15-7 Nov. 17, W, 15-11, 7-15, 15-0 Nov. 10, W, 15-6, 15-7 North Dakota State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 17, W, 15-11, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

95 North Texas...Nebraska leads 5-1 Sept. 23, W, 15-5, 6-15, 15-6 Oct. 22, W, 15-12, 11-15, Sept. 29, W, 15-11, 15-4 Oct. 21, L, 9-15, 6-15 Sept. 12, W, 15-13, 15-6 Sept. 13, W, 14-16, 15-6, 15-5 Northeastern...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 5, W, 25-17, 25-20, Northern Colorado...Series tied 2-2 Sept. 22, L, 15-12, 8-15, 15-10, 10-15, 9-15 Sept. 21, L, 15-12, 12-15, 6-15, 15-10, 3-15 Nov. 14, W, 15-6, 15-1 Nov. 15, W, 15-6, 12-15, 15-6, Northern Illinois...Nebraska leads 2-0 Oct. 12, W, 15-0, 15-6 Sept. 13, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-5 Northern Iowa...Nebraska leads Nov. 18, W, 15-8, 15-5 Oct. 1, T, 15-1, 9-15 Dec. 3, W, 15-9, 15-1, 15-6 Nov. 2, W, 30-21, 30-28, Dec. 2, W, 30-16, 30-16, Northwestern...Nebraska leads 4-0 Oct. 13, W, 15-2, 15-3 Sept. 15, W, 15-6, 15-13, Sept. 16, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 Sept. 1, W, 15-4, 15-7, 15-6 Notre Dame...Nebraska leads 6-2 Nov. 26, W, 15-4, 15-7, 15-1 Oct. 22, W, 15-3, 15-1, 15-9 Oct. 28, W, 15-12, 15-7, Sept. 25, L, 8-15, 7-15, 15-3, Dec. 5, L, 11-15, 10-15, 8-15 Nov. 7, W, 15-1, 15-11, 15-6 Sept. 4, W, 15-3, 15-9, Sept. 8, W, 31-29, 30-22, Sept. 3, W, 30-19, 30-28, Sept. 4, W, 30-23, 26-30, 24-30, 30-19, Northwest Missouri State... Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 21, W, 15-6, 15-3 Oct. 16, W, 15-5, 15-8 Occidental...Occidental leads 1-0 Nov. 3, L, 5-15, 15-1, 10-15, 17-15, Ohio State...Nebraska leads 7-3 Dec. 8, L, 2-15, Oct. 18, L, 13-15, Nov. 24, W, 15-13, 15-11, 15-7 Sept. 8, W, 15-9, 8-15, 16-14, 15-9 Dec. 14, L, 15-9, 9-15, 16-17, 7-15 Sept. 12, W, 15-12, 15-8, 15-2 Sept. 13, W, 15-5, 15-13, Sept. 12, W, 15-8, 15-3, Dec. 8, W, 15-9, 15-6, 15-5 Sept. 2, W, 30-15, 30-19, Oklahoma...Nebraska leads 70-6 Nov. 8, W, 15-8, 15-8 Oct. 30, W, 15-13, 15-5 Oct. 28, W, 15-2, 15-7 Oct. 27, W, 15-7, 15-3 Oct. 27, W, 15-12, 15-4, 15-9 Oct. 4, L, 15-2, 10-15, Oct. 25, W, 15-5, 15-3, Sept. 11, W, 15-5, Sept. 25, W, 15-4, 15-9 Oct. 3, W, 15-5, 15-9 Oct. 17, W, 15-8, Oct. 8, W, 15-3, 9-15, 15-9, Oct. 19, W, 15-8, 15-8, 15-7 Oct. 23, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-6 Oct. 22, W, 15-11, 15-7, 15-4 Nov. 5, W, 15-5, 15-4, 15-3 Sept. 22, W, 15-12, 15-9, 15-7 Oct. 20, W, 15-9, 15-5, 15-6 Nov. 16, W, 15-7, 15-8, 15-7 Oct. 5, W, 15-2, 15-5, 15-8 Nov. 2, W, 15-12, 15-12, 15-5 Nov. 24, W, 15-5, 15-4, Oct. 18, W, 15-2, 15-2, Nov. 1, W, 15-6, 15-2, 15-5 Nov. 23, W, 15-3, 15-10, 15-6 Oct. 17, W, 15-6, 15-4, Oct. 21, L, 15-3, 13-15, 4-15, 6-15 Oct. 31, W, 15-12, 15-9, 15-5 Oct. 1, L, 15-8, 7-15, 4-15, 15-10, 5-15 Oct. 15, W, 15-9, 14-16, 15-4, 11-15, Dec. 9, L, 12-15, 9-15, 15-8, 15-11, Oct. 7, W, 15-6, 15-12, 7-15, 15-5 Oct. 28, W, 15-11, 16-14, 15-7 Nov. 25, W, 15-6, 17-15, 15-3 Oct. 20, W, 15-0, 15-9, 15-7 Nov. 17, W, 15-13, 15-1, Oct. 19, W, 15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-8 Nov. 16, W, 15-4, 15-11, 13-15, Sept. 25, W, 15-11, 15-4, 15-2 Oct. 17, W, 15-4, 16-14, 15-7 Nov. 27, W, 11-15, 8-15, 15-4, 15-0, 15-7 Oct. 9, L, 10-15, 15-9, 9-15, 8-15 Nov. 19, W, 15-9, 15-4, 7-15, 15-4 Nov. 26, W, 11-15, 15-8, 16-14, Oct. 8, W, 15-9, 15-10, 15-9 Nov. 19, W, 15-8, 15-2, 15-5 Nov. 25, W, 15-4, 15-4, 15-5 Sept. 30, W, 15-9, 15-2, 15-2 Nov. 10, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-5 Nov. 24, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-5 *Oct. 13, W, 15-11, 15-7, 15-0 *Nov. 1, W, 15-11, 15-10, 15-9 *Oct. 10, L, 15-17, 11-15, *Nov. 1, W, 16-14, 15-9, *Oct. 3, W, 15-7, 15-4, 15-4 *Oct. 23, W, 15-6, 15-6, *Oct. 13, W, 15-4, 15-7, 15-6 *Nov. 18, W, 18-16, 15-5, 15-6 *Sept. 23, W, 15-5, 15-6, *Nov. 1, W, 15-6, 15-8, *Oct. 6, W, 30-21, 30-24, *Nov. 14, W, 30-17, 30-21, *Oct. 16, W, 30-14, 30-16, *Nov. 16, W, 30-18, 30-7, *Oct. 4, W, 30-17, 30-17, *Nov. 1, W, 30-17, 30-18, *Oct. 9, W, 30-17, 30-22, *Nov. 20, W, 30-27, 33-35, 30-13, *Sept. 28, W, 28-30, 30-25, 31-29, *Nov. 2, W, 30-15, 20-24, *Sept. 16, W, 30-27, 30-18, *Nov. 4, W, 30-19, 30-26, *Oct. 13, W, 30-25, 30-21, *Nov. 17, W, 30-18, 30-25, *Oct. 8, W, 25-16, 25-19, *Oct. 25, W, 25-21, 25-16, Oklahoma State...Nebraska leads 6-0 Oct. 29, W, 15-5, Oct. 14, W, 15-7, 15-2 Oct. 14, W, 15-4, Oct. 27, W, 15-6, OPPONENTS Oct. 27, W, 15-6, 8-15, 15-6 Oct. 26, W, 15-0, 15-4 Oral Roberts...Nebraska leads 6-1 Oct. 20, L, 9-15, Sept. 12, W, 15-6, 8-15, Oct. 16, W, 15-3, 15-7 Sept. 12, W, 15-12, 15-3, Sept. 4, W, 15-0, 15-1, 15-0 Nov. 30, W, 30-8, 30-15, Sept. 1, W, 25-19, 25-14, Oregon...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 28, W, 15-4, 15-3, 15-3 Sept. 6, W, 15-13, 13-15, 15-5, 11-15, 15-3 Oregon State...Nebraska leads 3-0 Sept. 17, W, 15-9, 14-16, 15-7, 10-15, 15-3 Sept. 2, W, 17-15, 15-6, 15-7 Sept. 11, W, 15-3, 15-9, 15-5 Pacific...Pacific leads Nov. 4, L, 6-15, 6-15 Nov. 2, T, 15-11, 9-15 Nov. 7, L, 12-15, 3-15 Dec. 8, L, 8-15, 10-15, 15-13, 3-15 Nov. 16, L, 8-15, 11-15, Dec. 20, L, 12-15, 4-15, 4-15 Sept. 3, W, 16-14, 15-12, Sept. 22, L, 13-15, 4-15, 15-5, Dec. 13, L, 13-15, 15-11, 9-15, Nov. 22, W, 15-9, 8-15, 9-15, 15-12, 15-9 Nov. 23, L, 17-15, 12-15, 12-15, 8-15 Sept. 5, W, 15-5, 2-15, 15-11, Sept. 2, W, 15-13, 15-10, 15-3 Sept. 6, W, 15-12, 15-6, 12-15, 10-15, Aug. 27, L, 12-15, 15-8, 6-15, 15-9, 8-15 Aug. 25, W, 30-21, 32-30, 27-30, Sept. 10, W, 30-13, 30-14, Penn State...Nebraska leads 11-6 Oct. 2, L, 2-15, 8-15 Nov. 4, W, 15-13, 15-5, Dec. 7, W, 15-8, 15-7, Dec. 12, W, 7-15, 15-4, 16-14, 16-18, 15-9 Sept. 12, W, 15-12, 15-12, 15-17, 15-7 Dec. 8, W, 15-12, 16-14, 10-15, 15-5 Sept. 4, W, 15-11, 9-15, 15-4, 15-17, Dec. 10, L, 15-12, 11-15, 9-15, 8-15 Aug. 25, W, 15-4, 15-3, 15-6 Dec. 8, W, 15-7, 15-6, 14-16, 15-2 Dec. 14, W, 15-12, 8-15, 15-13, 9-15, Sept. 19, L, 14-16, 12-15, Dec. 17, L, 11-15, 8-15, 15-8, Aug. 28, L, 15-11, 12-15, 8-15, Sept. 11, W, 30-14, 30-27, Sept. 2, W, 30-20, 30-21, Dec. 18, L, 17-25, 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, Pepperdine...Nebraska leads 5-3 Nov. 1, L, 6-15, 10-15, 15-9, Nov. 9, L, 10-15, Nov. 6, L, 15-8, 13-15, 2-15 Oct. 25, W, 17-15, 15-13, 10-15, 12-15, 15-6 Dec. 11, W, 16-14, 10-15, 14-16, 15-1, Sept. 7, W, 30-26, 30-25, Sept. 6, W, 30-12, 30-25, Sept. 9, W, 30-24, 30-26, 28-30, Pittsburgh...Nebraska leads 11-0 Oct. 18, W, 15-10, 15-1 Oct. 8, W, 15-11, 15-9, Dec. 6, W, 12-15, 15-9, 15-10, 15-4 Dec. 1, W, 15-6, 15-10, Dec. 6, W, 11-15, 15-5, 15-10, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

96 2009 OPPONENTS Oct. 12, L, 8-15, 10-15, 8-15 Aug. 26, L, 15-8, 11-15, 13-15, Dec. 19, L, 15-9, 7-15, 9-15, 8-15 Sept. 4, W, 5-15, 15-9, 15-6, Dec. 13, L, 29-31, 28-30, Aug. 27, W, 30-23, 31-29, Dec. 16, W, 27-30, 30-26, 30-28, Aug. 29, W, 25-17, 25-19, Stephens...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 9, W, 15-12, 15-2 Stephen F. Austin...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 23, W, 15-11, 15-8 Sept. 15, W, 15-5, Cris Hall earned All-America honors in both volleyball and track during her Nebraska career. She is the only volleyball player in school history to earn All-America honors in another sport. Sept. 19, W, 15-9, 15-9, 15-8 Sept. 23, W, 15-7, 15-11, 15-7 Dec. 7, W, 15-7, 15-11, 15-7 Sept. 5, W, 15-7, 15-4, 15-5 Sept. 4, W, 15-8, 15-10, 11-15, 15-9 Aug. 31, W, 30-22, 30-11, Portland State... Portland State leads 1-0 Nov. 4, L, 15-17, 8-15 Princeton...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 1, W, 15-9, 15-2, 15-7 Purdue...Nebraska leads 9-4 Sept. 17, L, 5-15, Nov. 6, L, 6-15, 5-15, Nov. 10, L, 15-12, 15-12, 4-15, 12-15, 5-15 Oct. 3, L, 8-15, 15-10, 12-15, 15-8, Oct. 14, W, 15-9, 16-14, Dec. 13, W, 15-1, 16-14, 12-15, Sept. 20, W, 15-4, 15-6, 15-4 Sept. 18, W, 15-8, 15-11, Dec. 10, W, 15-8, 15-12, 15-3 Sept. 2, W, 15-12, 15-4, 15-8 Sept. 15, W, 16-14, 16-14, 15-3 Sept. 3, W, 15-11, 15-5, 15-4 Sept. 8, W, 15-2, 15-2, 15-3 Rhode Island...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 5, W, 15-2, 15-2, 15-2 Rutgers... Rutgers leads 1-0 Dec. 8, L, 14-16, 8-16 St. Catherine s...nebraska leads 2-0 Oct. 23, W, 15-6, 15-4 Oct. 23, W, 15-12, St. Cloud State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Nov. 18, W, 15-1, 15-1 Nov. 10, W, 15-11, 15-2 St. Louis...Nebraska leads 1-0 Nov. 20, W, 15-8, 15-7 St. Mary's...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 1, W, 30-23, 30-19, Sam Houston State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Sept. 15, W, 15-5, Sept. 15, W, 15-13, 15-7 San Diego...Nebraska leads 4-0 Sept. 3, W, 15-9, 15-8, Dec. 3, W, 15-12, 15-8, 15-9 Aug. 29, W, 30-18, 30-25, Dec. 8, W, 30-21, 30-20, San Diego State... San Diego State leads 5-3 Nov. 3, L, 6-15, 6-15 Dec. 7, L, 3-15, Nov. 1, L, 6-15, Sept. 16, W, 15-12, 15-11, 10-15, 15-5 Sept. 6, L, 13-15, 19-17, 4-15, Sept. 10, L, 6-15, 17-19, 5-15 Sept. 5, W, 15-11, 15-7, Sept. 11, W, 15-7, 15-5, San Jose State... San Jose State leads 3-0 Nov. 4, L, 10-15, 5-15 Oct. 8, L, 2-15, 15-12, 4-15, Sept. 20, L, 11-15, 8-15, 15-9, 8-15 Santa Clara...Nebraska leads 6-0 Sept. 8, W, 15-10, 15-10, 15-4 Sept. 25, W, 15-13, 15-9, 15-3 Sept. 1, W, 15-4, 15-11, 15-2 Sept. 13, W, 36-34, 30-24, Sept. 12, W, 30-10, 24-30, 30-26, Dec. 14, W, 30-24, 30-19, South Carolina...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 2, W, 15-11, 9-15, 13-15, 15-12, South Dakota State...Nebraska leads 2-0 Nov. 21, W, 15-4, 8-15, Nov. 30, W, 30-13, 30-14, South Florida...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 10, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-2 Southern California... USC leads 7-2 Nov. 5, L, 13-15, 4-15 Nov. 6, L, 5-15, 7-15 Nov. 5, L, 5-15, 4-15 Dec. 14, L, 15-5, 11-15, 12-15, 7-15 Nov. 13, L, 15-5, 4-15, 5-15, Dec. 12, W, 15-13, 12-15, 14-16, 15-7, Sept. 2, L, 26-30, 19-30, Dec. 11, L, 35-33, 27-30, 21-30, 36-34, Aug. 31, W, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17, Southern Illinois...Nebraska leads 3-1 Oct. 13, W, 15-10, 15-7 Oct. 20, L, 8-15, 7-15 Oct. 13, W, 15-3, 15-3 Oct. 28, W, 15-3, 15-5, Stanford... Stanford leads 7-6 Nov. 5, L, 10-15, 6-15 Nov. 1, L, 3-15, 15-6, 8-15 Sept. 21, L, 16-14, 13-15, 19-21, Dec. 18, W, 7-15, 15-2, 15-10, Sept. 23, W, 15-11, 15-11, 11-15, 15-4 Tennessee...Nebraska leads 5-0 Oct. 16, W, 15-8, 15-9 Oct. 6, W, 5-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-8 Sept. 26, W, 15-3, 15-3, 15-1 Sept. 13, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 Aug. 24, W, 30-15, 30-19, Tennessee-Martin...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 6, W, 30-12, 30-17, Texas...Nebraska leads Oct. 17, L, 10-15, 15-11, Oct. 17, L, 12-15, 13-15, 4-15 Oct. 9, W, 10-15, 15-11, 15-2, 15-9 Oct. 5, L, 13-15, 12-15, Oct. 30, L, 15-6, 12-15, 7-15, 15-9, Oct. 6, L, 15-11, 13-15, 6-15, 4-15 Oct. 7, L, 6-15, 9-15, 15-13, Nov. 4, L, 5-15, 8-15, Nov. 5, W, 12-15, 11-15, 15-5, 15-13, 15-9 Nov. 3, L, 8-15, 15-9, 7-15, 17-15, 5-15 Nov. 3, W, 13-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-7 Nov. 2, W, 15-8, 15-8, 15-8 Nov. 7, W, 15-2, 15-11, 15-2 Nov. 6, L, 5-15, 6-15, 4-15 Nov. 5, W, 15-8, 15-9, Nov. 4, W, 15-4, 15-13, 15-4 Dec. 16, W, 11-15, 15-2, 15-7, *Oct. 19, W, 17-15, 15-5, *Nov. 29, W, 15-11, 7-15, 15-8, 15-5 *Oct. 17, L, 6-15, 6-15, *Nov. 29, W, 17-15, 15-6, 14-16, *Oct. 16, W, 15-7, 15-11, *Nov. 21, W, 15-4, 15-7, 15-2 *Oct. 24, L, 11-15, 15-7, 15-12, 9-15, *Nov. 27, W, 15-12, 16-14, 15-9 *Sept. 13, W, 15-4, 17-15, 15-4 *Oct. 22, W, 12-15, 15-8, 15-5, *Oct. 17, W, 30-17, 30-22, *Nov. 3, W, 30-20, 30-26, *Sept. 21, W, 30-15, 30-24, *Nov. 9, W, 23-30, 30-23, 30-22, *Sept. 20, W, 30-20, 30-19, *Nov. 12, W, 30-25, 27-30, 30-23, 23-30, *Oct. 20, W, 21-30, 31-33, 30-27, 30-23, *Nov. 24, W, 30-20, 30-19, *Oct. 14, W, 30-24, 30-20, *Nov. 26, L, 30-22, 30-28, 27-30, 27-30, *Oct. 18, W, 27-30, 30-22, 22-30, 30-22, *Nov. 25, W, 30-22, 30-27, *Sept. 12, W, 30-24, 30-17, *Oct. 24, L, 22-30, 25-30, *Sept. 20, W, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, *Nov. 19, L, 19-25, 25-21, 22-25, Texas A&M...Nebraska leads 29-6 Sept. 24, L, 6-15, 4-15 Sept. 14, L, 15-8, 12-15, Sept. 16, L, 1-15, 16-14, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

97 Oct. 21, L, 13-15, 8-15 Sept. 24, W, 16-14, 12-15, 16-14, 16-18, 15-8 Sept. 24, W, 13-15, 15-10, 15-9, 15-4 Nov. 26, W, 15-13, 15-10, 14-16, Nov. 4, W, 15-12, 15-10, Sept. 14, W, 15-0, 15-3, 15-3 *Oct. 18, W, 15-8, 13-15, 15-7, 15-9 *Nov. 30, W, 15-3, 15-13, 15-7 *Oct. 18, W, 15-8, 15-9, 8-15, 15-9 *Nov. 28, W, 15-4, 2-15, 15-6, 15-1 *Oct. 17, W, 15-8, 15-7, 14-16, *Nov. 20, L, 15-8, 12-15, 15-8, 6-15, *Oct. 2, L, 3-15, 15-13, 5-15, 15-13, *Nov. 6, W, 15-5, 15-7, 10-15, *Sept. 30, W, 15-3, 16-14, 15-6 *Nov. 8, W, 8-15, 15-6, 15-13, 15-9 *Oct. 14, W, 25-30, 30-24, 31-29, *Nov. 7, W, 30-28, 30-24, *Oct. 6, W, 30-26, 28-30, 30-26, *Oct. 26, W, 30-28, 30-26, *Sept. 17, W, 30-28, 26-30, 26-30, 30-26, 15-9 *Nov. 5, W, 30-22, 30-24, *Sept. 25, W, 30-20, 30-20, *Nov. 27, W, 30-23, 30-22, *Sept. 21, W, 30-24, 30-21, *Nov. 9, W, 30-19, 30-24, *Oct. 6, W, 30-25, 30-24, *Nov. 15, W, 30-16, 30-28, *Sept. 22, W, 30-14, 30-20, *Nov. 14, W, 30-26, 30-23, *Oct. 22, W, 25-16, 25-18, *Nov. 5, W, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 20-25, Texas-Arlington... Texas-Arlington leads 6-4 Sept. 21, L, 12-15, 15-17, Sept. 14, L, 1-15, 6-15 Nov. 14, W, 15-9, 15-4 Oct. 20, L, 14-16, Sept. 13, L, 16-18, 13-15, Sept. 12, W, 15-3, Oct. 3, L, 15-8, 6-15, 8-15 Nov. 7, L, 15-13, 12-15, Oct. 2, W, 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 Sept. 14, W, 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 Texas Lutheran...Texas Lutheran leads 1-0 Oct. 22, L, 8-15, 4-15 Texas State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 26, W, 15-1, 15-5, 15-3 Texas Tech...Nebraska leads 30-1 Sept. 15, W, 15-3, 11-15, 15-5 Oct. 1, W, 15-2, 15-4, Aug. 31, W, 13-15, 12-15, 15-5, 15-10, Nov. 6, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-7 Sept. 16, W, 15-4, 15-4, 15-0 *Oct. 26, L, 15-7, 9-15, 15-10, 13-15, *Nov. 22, W, 13-15, 15-2, 15-3, 15-5 *Nov. 11, W, 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 *Nov. 21, W, 8-15, 13-15, 15-10, 15-6, *Oct. 9, W, 15-4, 15-6, *Nov. 14, W, 15-10, 15-5, 15-8 *Sept. 25, W, 9-15, 15-11, 15-7, 15-1 *Oct. 29, W, 15-6, 15-3, 15-4 *Oct. 14, W, 15-10, 12-15, 15-10, 15-9 *Nov. 22, W, 15-2, 15-3, 15-9 *Oct. 20, W, 30-12, 30-19, *Nov. 18, W, 30-21, 30-19, *Sept. 25, W, 30-24, 30-12, *Nov. 2, W, 30-20, 30-20, *Sept. 27, W, 30-18, 30-27, *Oct. 29, W, 24-30, 30-25, 30-25, *Sept. 17, W, 32-30, 30-23, *Nov. 3, W, 30-10, 30-14, *Oct. 12, W, 30-16, 30-18, *Oct. 29, W, 30-22, 30-11, *Sept. 23, W, 30-27, 30-17, *Nov. 1, W, 30-16, 30-21, *Sept. 15, W, 30-19, 30-15, *Nov. 24, W, 30-18, 30-10, *Oct. 1, W, 25-13, 25-23, *Nov 22, W, 25-18, 25-13, Texas Women s...nebraska leads 5-0 Sept. 24, W, 15-11, Sept. 13, W, 15-1, 15-7, 9-15, Sept. 14, W, 15-1, Sept. 11, W, 15-10, 15-4, 11-15, 15-8 Sept. 13, W, 15-5, Tulane...Nebraska leads 3-0 Sept. 14, W, 15-12, 15-2 Sept. 6, W, 30-26, 30-23, Sept. 6, W, 25-17, 25-15, UAB...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 6, W, 25-14, 25-15, UC Santa Barbara... UC Santa Barbara leads Nov. 4, T, 17-15, 6-15 Oct. 31, L, 12-15, 0-15 Sept. 23, L, 10-15, 15-6, 5-15, Sept. 25, W, 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 Oct. 26, L, 11-15, 7-15, 15-11, 9-15 Sept. 9, W, 15-6, 15-13, 15-6 Dec. 9, L, 5-15, 15-7, 8-15, 3-15 Sept. 2, W, 30-20, 30-17, UCLA...Nebraska leads 8-4 Nov. 3, L, 3-15, Nov. 1, W, 15-11, 15-4, 15-9 Dec. 14, W, 15-13, 15-11, 15-6 Sept. 6, W, 12-15, 16-14, 15-13, 11-15, Sept. 14, L, 15-12, 10-15, 10-15, Nov. 14, L, 11-15, 6-15, 7-15 Dec. 9, W, 15-9, 15-7, Sept. 10, W, 12-15, 15-11, 13-15, 15-1, Sept. 9, W, 30-28, 30-24, Dec. 12, L, 30-20, 27-30, 21-30, Dec. 9, W, 30-28, 30-23, Dec. 14, W, 23-30, 30-28, 30-23, Aug. 25, W, 30-23, 22-30, 30-18, U.S. International...Nebraska leads 3-0 Sept. 15, W, 15-13, 15-3, 15-5 Sept. 15, W, 15-8, 12-15, 15-9, 15-3 Sept. 27, W, 15-5, 15-10, 15-8 Utah...Nebraska leads Nov. 2, T, 15-4, Oct. 3, W, 15-10, 15-5, 15-9 Dec. 5, W, 14-16, 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 Utah State...Series tied 2-2 Nov. 3, L, 11-15, 6-15 Dec. 7, L, 5-15, 2-15 Nov. 6, W, 15-12, 17-19, Sept. 15, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-8 Valparaiso...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 5, W, 30-19, 30-22, Washington...Nebraska leads 2-1 Sept. 11, W, 15-1, 15-4, 15-7 Dec. 17, L, 26-30, 25-30, Dec. 13, W, 14-25, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24, Washington State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 9, W, 15-8, 15-10, OPPONENTS Waterloo...Waterloo leads 1-0 Sept. 28, L, 14-16, 7-15, 15-7, Wayne State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 25, W, 15-2, 15-5 Weber State...Nebraska leads 1-0 Dec. 2, W, 15-10, 15-4, 14-16, 8-15, 15-8 West Virginia...Nebraska leads 1-0 Sept. 3, W, 15-11, 15-6, 15-0 Western Michigan...Nebraska leads 5-1 Sept. 26, W, 15-12, 15-5 Dec. 16, L, 15-9, 12-15, 12-15, 8-15 Dec. 7, W, 15-12, 15-10, 8-15, 15-7 Oct. 24, W, 4-15, 15-9, 13-15, 15-9, 15-1 Oct. 29, W, 15-12, 15-7, Sept. 4, W, 15-3, 15-7, Westmar...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 9, W, 15-11, 15-1 Wichita State...Nebraska leads 11-0 Sept. 21, W, 15-12, 15-2 Nov. 12, W, 15-3, Sept. 26, W, 15-3, 15-1 Oct. 3, W, 15-5, 15-6 Sept. 16, W, 15-6, 15-5 Oct. 14, W, 15-1, 15-6 Sept. 1, W, 15-4, 15-6, 15-6 Sept. 3, W, 15-5, 15-6, 15-3 Sept. 1, W, 15-11, 15-4, 15-1 Dec. 4, W, 30-22, 30-20, Dec. 1, W, 30-22, 30-19, William Jewel...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 9, W, 15-1, Wisconsin...Nebraska leads Sept. 30, T, 9-15, 15-8 Oct. 28, L, 12-15, 7-15 Oct. 13, W, 15-8, 15-5 Oct. 13, W, 15-10, Oct. 4, W, 15-0, Sept. 29, W, 15-5, 13-15, 15-4, 15-8 Aug. 31, W, 15-10, 12-15, 15-8, Dec. 13, W, 15-9, 15-10, Sept. 9, W, 15-8, 15-6, 15-8 Sept. 20, W, 15-10, 15-9, Dec. 12, W, 12-15, 18-16, 9-15, 15-10, Sept. 15, W, 15-5, 15-9, Dec. 16, W, 15-9, 9-15, 7-15, 15-2, 15-9 Wisconsin-LaCrosse...Nebraska leads 1-0 Oct. 1, W, 15-9, Wyoming...Nebraska leads 15-0 Sept. 16, W, 15-5, 15-5, 15-4 Oct. 2, W, 15-5, Sept. 11, W, 14-16, 15-7, 15-6, 13-15, Sept. 8, W, 7-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-4 Sept. 13, W, 15-6, 8-15, 9-15, 15-10, 15-3 Sept. 26, W, 13-15, 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 Sept. 23, W, 15-11, 15-12, 15-6 Sept. 15, W, 15-12, 15-8, 15-8 Sept. 13, W, 15-8, 15-12, 10-15, 15-4 Sept. 18, W, 10-15, 15-7, 15-10, 5-15, Sept. 19, W, 15-13, 15-8, 15-8 Sept. 11, W, 15-3, 15-2, 15-5 Sept. 10, W, 15-7, 15-9, 15-6 Sept. 16, W, 15-3, 15-3, 15-8 Sept. 19, W, 15-4, 15-3, *-Big 12 matches NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

98 2009 OPPONENTS ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS Opponent W L T First Last Alabama Alabama A&M American Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Augsburg Ball State Baylor Bemidji State Bowling Green State Brigham Young California Cal Poly Cal State Fullerton Cal State Northridge Central Florida Central Michigan Central Missouri State Cincinnati Clemson Cleveland State Colorado Colorado State Concordia Cornell Creighton Davidson Dayton DePaul Drake Duke Elmhurst Florida Florida A&M Florida International Florida State Fort Hays State Fresno State George Mason George Washington George Williams Georgia Georgia Tech Gonzaga Graceland Grandview Hawaii Hofstra Houston Idaho Illinois Illinois-Chicago Illinois State Indiana Iona Iowa Iowa State Kansas Kansas City Kansas State Kentucky Lamar Lewis Long Beach State Louisiana State Louisville Loyola-Chicago NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL One of the best all-around players in school history, two-time All-American Jennifer Saleaumua earned Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors in 2004 and Loyola Marymount Mankato State Maryland Mexican National Miami Miami (Ohio) Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee State Midland Lutheran Minnesota Minnesota-Duluth Missouri Missouri-St. Louis Missouri State Missouri Western Montana Morgan State Nebraska-Kearney Nebraska-Omaha New Mexico New Mexico State New Orleans North Carolina North Dakota North Dakota State North Texas Northern Colorado Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Northwestern Notre Dame NW Missouri State Occidental Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oral Roberts Oregon Oregon State Pacific Penn State Pepperdine Pittsburgh Portland State Princeton Purdue Rhode Island Rutgers St. Catherine s St. Cloud State St. Louis St. Mary's Sam Houston State San Diego San Diego State San Jose State Santa Clara South Carolina South Dakota State South Florida Southern California Southern Illinois Southwest Texas State Stanford Stephens Stephen F. Austin Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Texas Texas A&M Texas-Arlington Texas Lutheran Texas Tech Texas Women s Tulane UC Santa Barbara UCLA U.S. International Utah Utah State Valparaiso Washington Washington State Waterloo Wayne State Weber State West Virginia Western Michigan Westmar Wichita State William Jewel Wisconsin Wisconsin-LaCrosse Wyoming

99 RECORDS RECORDS Nancy Metcalf NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

100 RECORDS SINGLE-MATCH RECORDS Individual Records Kills 3s 30 Lisa Reitsma vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 37 Allison Weston vs. Colorado 11/26/94 5s 39 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Kansas State 9/22/99 Attacks 3s 73 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Texas 11/27/99 4s 80 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Penn State 12/16/98 5s 90 Sarah Pavan vs. USC 12/11/04 Hitting Percentage (min. 10 kills) 3s Tracy Stalls (13k/0e/13ta) vs. Texas Tech 11/24/07 3s Megan Korver (10k/0e/10ta) vs. Iowa State 9/25/98 Service Aces 3s 7 Enid Schonewise vs. Kansas State 11/4/86 7 Stephanie Thater vs. Oklahoma 9/25/92 4s 7 Cris Hall vs. UCLA 9/14/91 5s 7 Virginia Stahr vs. Minnesota 9/11/87 7 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Florida 12/8/01 Solo Blocks 3s 5 Karen Dahlgren vs. Missouri 10/28/83 5 Karen Dahlgren vs. Kansas 9/19/84 4s 6 Karen Dahlgren vs. U.S. International 9/14/84 6 Virginia Stahr vs. Penn State 9/12/87 5s 5 Virginia Stahr vs. UNO 9/2/86 5 Angie Oxley vs. Kansas State 11/26/00 Block Assists 3s 13 Amber Holmquist vs. Kansas St. 11/30/02 4s 16 Amber Holmquist vs. Texas 10/22/00 5s 14 Stephanie Thater vs. Kansas 11/23/90 Digs 3s 28 Annie Adamczak vs. Montana 9/14/85 4s 29 Dani Busboom vs. UCLA 12/14/06 29 Billie Winsett vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 34 Maria Hedbeck vs. Penn State 9/4/93 Set Assists 3s 63 Lori Endicott vs. Pacific 9/3/88 63 Fiona Nepo vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 85 Nikki Stricker vs. Georgia 9/17/93 5s 109 Lori Endicott vs. Texas 11/5/88 Team Records Kills 3s 76 vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 101 vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 116 vs. Texas 11/5/88 Attacks 3s 184 vs. Colorado 10/9/96 4s 248 vs. Penn State 8/28/99 5s 277 vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Hitting Percentage 3g.608 vs. Wichita State (54k/6e/79ta) 9/1/84 Service Aces 3s 16 vs. Missouri 10/6/90 16 at Texas 9/20/03 4s 20 vs. San Diego State 9/17/84 5s 16 vs. Arizona 9/17/ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Solo Blocks 3s 11 vs. Louisiana State 9/14/84 4s 14 vs. U.S. International 9/15/84 5s 12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 9/2/86 Block Assists 3s 39 vs. Kansas State 11/30/02 4s 46 vs. Texas 10/22/00 5s 38 vs. Kansas State 9/22/99 Digs 3s 93 vs. Montana 9/14/85 4s 111 vs. Indiana 9/24/88 5s 145 vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Set Assists 3s 68 vs. Colorado 10/9/96 4s 94 vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 116 vs. Texas 11/5/88 Individual Records (NU Coliseum) Kills 3s 30 Lisa Reitsma vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 35 Allison Weston vs. Georgia 9/17/93 5s 39 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Kansas State 9/22/99 39 Elsa Steggeman, Pacific vs. Florida 8/28/99 Attacks 3s 73 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Texas 11/27/99 4s 73 Stacy Sykora, Texas A&M vs. NU 10/18/98 5s 78 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Wisconsin 12/12/98 Hitting Percentage (min. 10 kills) 3s Tracy Stalls (13k/0e/13ta) vs. Texas Tech 11/24/ Megan Korver (10k/0e/10ta) vs. Iowa State 9/25/98 Service Aces 3s 7 Enid Schonewise vs. Kansas St. 11/4/86 4s 6 Kathi DeBoer vs. Pittsburgh 12/6/86 5s 7 Virginia Stahr vs. Minnesota 9/11/87 7 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Florida 12/8/01 Solo Blocks 3s 5 Karen Dahlgren vs. Missouri 10/28/83 5 Karen Dahlgren vs. Kansas 9/19/84 4s 6 Karen Dahlgren vs. U.S. International 9/14/84 6 Virginia Stahr vs. Penn State 9/12/87 5s 5 Virginia Stahr vs. UNO 9/2/86 Block Assists 3s 13 Amber Holmquist vs. Kansas St. 11/30/02 4g 16 Amber Holmquist vs. Texas 10/22/00 5g 12 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Kansas State 9/22/99 Digs 3s 25 Amanda McCormick vs. Texas A&M 9/25/04 4s 29 Billie Winsett vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 33 Lisa Martin, W. Michigan vs. NU 10/24/87 Assists 3s 63 Lori Endicott vs. Pacific 9/3/88 4s 85 Nikki Stricker vs. Georgia 9/17/93 5s 109 Lori Endicott vs. Texas 11/5/88 Team Records (NU Coliseum) Kills 3s 76 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 99 Nebraska vs. Georgia 9/17/93 5s 121 Illinois vs. Nebraska 11/11/89 Attacks 3s 183 Kansas State vs. Nebraska 11/14/97 4s 255 Nebraska vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 271 Nebraska vs. Kansas State 9/22/99 Hitting Percentage 3s.608 vs. Wichita State (54k/6e/79ta) 9/1/84 Service Aces 3s 16 vs. Missouri 10/6/90 4s 16 Loyola Marymount vs. Tennessee 9/26/87 16 Wyoming vs. Indiana 9/23/88 5s 15 Illinois vs. Nebraska 11/11/89 Solo Blocks 3s 11 vs. Louisiana State 9/14/84 4s 14 vs. U.S. International 9/14/84 5s 12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 9/2/86 Block Assists 3s 39 vs. Kansas State 11/30/02 4s 46 vs. Texas 10/22/00 5s 40 Penn State vs. Nebraska 12/14/96 Digs 3S 79 vs. Kansas State 11/14/97 4s 111 vs. Indiana 9/24/88 5S 121 Arizona State vs. Nebraska 9/27/ vs. Houston 9/9/89 Set Assists 3s 70 vs. Oklahoma 11/1/97 4s 93 vs. Georgia 9/17/93 5s 116 vs. Texas 11/5/88 Three-time All-American Amber Holmquist holds single-match records for most block assists in three- and four-set matches.

101 SINGLE-MATCH TOP PERFORMANCES Top 20 Individual Kills Rk. Kills Player, Opponent (sets) Date Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Kansas State (5) 9/22/ Enid Schonewise vs. Arizona State (5) 9/27/ Lisa Reitsma vs. Florida (5) 11/12/95 37 Allison Weston vs. Colorado (4) 11/26/ Sarah Pavan vs. USC (5) 12/11/04 35 Allison Weston vs. Georgia (4) 9/17/ Lisa Reitsma vs. Arkansas (4) 12/7/ Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Utah (4) 12/5/98 33 Janet Kruse vs. Kentucky (5) 9/22/ Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) at Texas (5) 10/24/99 32 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Pepperdine (5) 12/11/98 32 Allison Weston vs. Penn State (4) 12/10/94 32 Kathi DeBoer vs. Nebraska-Omaha (5) 9/2/86 32 Eileen Shannon vs. Kentucky (5) 9/22/89 32 Lisa Reitsma vs. Arkansas (5) 9/5/ Sarah Pavan at Kansas State (5) 11/3/07 31 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) at Texas A&M (5) 10/2/99 31 Virginia Stahr vs. Texas (5) 11/5/88 31 Stephanie Thater vs. UCLA (5) 9/14/91 31 Allison Weston vs. Colorado (5) 10/13/93 Top 20 Individual Hitting Percentage (Min. 10 kills) Rk. Pct. (K-E-TA) Player, Opponent (sets) Date ( ) Tracy Stalls vs. Texas Tech (3) 11/24/ ( ) Megan Korver vs. Iowa State (3) 9/25/ ( ) Melissa Elmer vs. Creighton (3) 10/11/ ( ) Tracy Stalls vs. Oklahoma (3) 11/17/ ( ) Virginia Stahr vs. Tennessee (3) 9/26/ ( ) Julie Hermann vs. Kansas (3) 11/12/ ( ) Megan Korver at Oklahoma (3) 10/3/ ( ) Tracy Stalls vs. Iowa State (3) 10/16/ ( ) Lori Endicott vs. Miami (Ohio) (3) 11/29/ ( ) Virginia Stahr vs. Kansas State (3) 10/22/ ( ) Angie Oxley at Kansas (3) 10/2/ ( ) Greichaly Cepero at Texas Tech (3) 9/25/ ( ) Karen Dahlgren vs. Missouri (3) 11/16/ ( ) Amber Holmquist at Iowa State (3) 10/8/ ( ) Laura Pilakowski vs. Creighton (3) 10/3/ ( ) Christina Houghtelling at Missouri (3) 11/17/ ( ) Tracy Stalls at Missouri (3) 10/17/ ( ) Melissa Elmer vs. Dayton (3) 12/6/ ( ) Melissa Elmer vs. Iowa State (3) 9/24/ ( ) Enid Schonewise vs. Iowa State (3) 11/9/ ( ) Enid Schonewise vs. Southwest Missouri State (3) 10/6/85 Top 10 Individual Service Aces Rk. Aces Player, Opponent (sets) Date 1. 7 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Florida (5) 12/8/01 7 Stephanie Thater vs. Oklahoma (3) 9/25/92 7 Cris Hall vs. UCLA (4) 9/14/91 7 Virginia Stahr vs. Minnesota (5) 9/11/87 7 Enid Schonewise vs. Kansas State (3) 11/4/ Michelle Lynch at Missouri (3) 11/17/04 6 Anna Schrad at Oklahoma (3) 10/16/02 6 Jaime Krondak vs. Miami (Ohio) (3) 8/30/97 6 Lisa Reitsma at Missouri (3) 11/7/97 6 Renee Saunders at Kansas (4) 9/26/97 6 Kelly Aspegren vs. Oklahoma (4) 11/26/93 6 Laura Luther vs. Ohio State (3) 9/12/92 6 Nikki Stricker vs. Kansas State (3) 9/14/91 6 Lori Endicott vs. Missouri (3) 10/11/86 6 Kathi DeBoer vs. Pittsburgh (4) 12/6/86 6 Karen Dahlgren vs. U.S. International (4) 9/14/84 Top 20 Individual Total Blocks Rk. Blocks (S-A) Player, Opponent (sets) Date (6-12) Karen Dahlgren vs. U.S. International (4) 9/14/84 RECORDS (2-14) Melissa Elmer at Kansas (4) 10/8/05 16 (0-16) Amber Holmquist at Texas (4) 10/22/ (2-13) Melissa Elmer at Kansas (4) 10/8/ (n/a) Stephanie Thater vs. Kansas (5) 11/23/ (0-13) Melissa Elmer vs. Pepperdine (4) 9/9/05 13 (0-13) Amber Holmquist vs. Kansas State (3) 11/30/02 13 (1-12) Amber Holmquist vs. Texas Tech (3) 11/18/01 13 (1-12) Nancy Metcalf vs. Kansas State (5) 9/22/99 13 (2-11) Tonia Tauke vs. Pepperdine (5) 12/11/98 13 (2-11) Stephanie Thater vs. Ohio State (4) 12/14/91 13 (n/a) Stephanie Thater vs. UCLA (4) 9/14/ (0-12) Tracy Stalls at Colorado (5) 11/11/06 12 (0-12) Sarah Pavan at Ohio State (3) 9/2/05 12 (0-12) Melissa Elmer at Oklahoma (4) 11/20/04 12 (1-11) Melissa Elmer vs. Kansas (3) 11/12/04 12 (1-11) Amber Holmquist at Colorado (3) 9/19/01 12 (0-12) Amber Holmquist at Baylor (3) 11/19/00 12 (0-12) Jenny Kropp vs. Colorado State (4) 9/2/00 12 (1-11) Tonia Tauke vs. Colorado (3) 11/4/98 12 (n/a) Carla Baker vs. Minnesota (5) 9/11/87 Top 20 Individual Digs Rk. Digs Player, Opponent (sets) Date Maria Hedbeck vs. Penn State (5) 9/4/ Lisa Martin vs. Western Michigan (5) 10/24/ Amanda McCormick vs. Missouri (5) 10/15/ Amanda McCormick vs. USC (5) 12/11/ Dani Busboom vs. UCLA (4) 12/14/06 29 Billie Winsett vs. Penn State (4) 12/10/ Annie Adamczak vs. Montana (3) 9/14/85 28 Karen Dahlgren vs. Arizona State (5) 9/27/ Kayla Banwarth at Texas A&M (5) 11/5/08 27 Jennifer Saleaumua at Minnesota (5) 9/5/05 27 Jennifer Saleaumua vs. Missouri (5) 10/15/03 27 Enid Schonewise vs. Penn State (5) 12/12/ Christina Houghtelling at Kansas State (5) 11/3/07 26 Amanda McCormick vs. UCLA (4) 12/12/03 26 Mandy Monson vs. Utah (4) 12/5/98 26 Cris Hall vs. Houston (5) 9/9/89 26 Cris Hall at Texas (5) 11/3/89 26 Val Novak vs. Texas (5) 11/5/88 26 Tisha Delaney vs. Iowa State (4) 11/22/86 26 Kathi DeBoer vs. Purdue (4) 12/13/85 Top 20 Individual Assists Rk. Asst. Player, Opponent (sets) Date Lori Endicott vs. Texas (5) 11/5/ Tisha Delaney vs. Arizona State (5) 9/27/ Christy Johnson vs. Texas (4) 12/16/95 87 Tisha Delaney vs. Penn State (5) 12/12/ Nikki Stricker vs. Georgia (4) 9/17/ Fiona Nepo vs. Arkansas (5) 9/5/ Christy Johnson vs. Florida (5) 11/12/ Val Novak vs. Colorado (4) 10/14/ Fiona Nepo vs. Texas A&M (4) 10/18/98 76 Fiona Nepo vs. Southern California (5) 12/12/ Lori Endicott vs. Indiana (4) 9/24/ Rachel Holloway at Kansas State (5) 11/3/07 72 Fiona Nepo vs. Pacific (5) 9/6/97 72 Christy Johnson vs. Michigan State (5) 12/14/ Greichaly Cepero at Texas A&M (4) 11/8/ Fiona Nepo vs. Wisconsin (5) 12/12/98 67 Fiona Nepo vs. Pepperdine (5) 12/11/ Dani Busboom at Kansas State (4) 10/13/04 66 Fiona Nepo vs. Texas A&M (5) 11/29/ Rachel Holloway vs. Minnesota (5) 12/9/06 65 Fiona Nepo vs. Utah (4) 12/5/98 65 Fiona Nepo vs. Texas (4) 11/29/97 65 Lori Endicott vs. Penn State (4) 9/12/ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

102 RECORDS SINGLE-MATCH TEAM RECORDS Team Bests Top 20 Team Kills Rk. Kills Opponent (sets) Date vs. Texas (5) 11/5/ vs. Illinois (5) 9/30/ vs. Arizona State (5) 9/27/ vs. Penn State (5) 12/12/ vs. Houston (5) 9/9/ vs. UCLA (5) 9/6/ vs. Florida (5) 11/12/ vs. Texas (5) 12/16/ vs. Georgia (4) 9/17/ vs. Arkansas (5) 9/5/ vs. Kansas State (5) 9/22/99 96 vs. Penn State (4) 8/28/ vs. Weber State (5) 12/2/ vs. Kentucky (5) 9/22/ vs. Texas A&M (4) 11/8/ vs. Wyoming (5) 9/13/85 91 vs. Colorado (4) 10/14/ vs. Penn State (4) 12/10/94 90 vs. Kansas (5) 11/23/ vs. Penn State (5) 9/4/93 Top 20 Team Hitting Percentage Rk. Pct. (K-E-TA) Opponent (sets) Date ( ) vs. Wichita State (3) 9/1/ ( ) vs. Creighton (3) 10/3/ ( ) vs. Missouri (3) 11/17/ ( ) vs. Missouri (3) 10/11/ ( ) vs. Iowa State (3) 11/9/ ( ) vs. Kansas (3) 10/10/ ( ) vs. Southern Illinois (3) 11/28/ ( ) vs. Missouri (3) 11/12/ (n/a) vs. Missouri (3) 11/15/ ( ) at Oklahoma (3) 10/3/ ( ) vs. Kansas (3) 11/12/ ( ) vs. Baylor (3) 9/29/ ( ) at Kansas (3) 10/2/ ( ) at Kansas (3) 9/20/ ( ) vs. Saint Mary's (3) 9/1/ ( ) vs. Morgan State (3) 12/4/ ( ) vs. Oral Roberts (3) 9/4/ ( ) vs. Colorado (3) 11/23/ ( ) vs. Iowa (3) 9/8/ (n/a) vs. Texas A&M (3) 9/14/90 Most Points Allowed Side Out Scoring ( ) 3 sets 48 Five Times 4 sets 61 vs. Minnesota (15, 16, 15, 15) vs. California (16, 15, 15, 15) sets 71 vs. Texas A&M (14, 15, 14, 18, 8) 1982 Rally Scoring (2001-present) 3 sets 91 vs. Cal (30, 31, 30) sets 119 at Long Beach State (30, 28, 31, 30) sets 142 vs. USC (33, 30, 30, 36, 15) 2004 Fewest Points Allowed Side Out Scoring ( ) 3 sets 1 Oral Roberts (0, 1, 0) sets 25 Texas Tech (15, 2, 3, 5) sets 43 Oregon (5, 15, 5, 15, 3) 1986 Rally Scoring (2001-present) 3 sets 37 vs. Alabama A&M (15, 7, 15) sets 92 vs. UCLA (22, 30, 18, 21) sets 104 vs. Missouri (19, 30, 11, 30, 10) NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Top 10 Nebraska Coliseum Attendance Marks No. Attend. Opponent Date 1. 4,670 vs. Oklahoma 11/19/ ,607 vs. Colorado 10/29/ ,605 vs. Texas 11/5/ ,577 vs. New Mexico 9/24/ ,557 vs. Colorado 10/30/ ,538 vs. Colorado 10/24/ ,519 vs. Iowa State 11/9/ ,483 vs. Missouri 11/8/ ,474 vs. Michigan State 9/7/ ,411 vs. Kansas State 11/6/98 Year-by-Year Home Attendance Figures Year Matches Attendance Average NCAA Rank ,539 4,769 2nd ,517 5,140 2nd ,598 4,137 2nd ,383 5,969 2nd ,378 4,336 2nd ,587 4,239 3rd ,024 4,390 2nd ,053 4,316 2nd ,252 4,224 2nd ,376 3,767 2nd ,594 3,866 2nd ,551 3,562 2nd ,912 3,691 2nd ,604 3,829 2nd ,028 3,531 2nd ,009 2,501 2nd ,151 3,242 1st ,828 3,322 1st ,554 3,031 1st ,400 1,811 NA ,214 1,348 NA , NA , NA , NA Nebraska ranked second nationally in average attendance in 2008, marking the 19th straight year the Huskers have ranked in the top three nationally in average attendance.

103 SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Individual Season Bests Hitting Percentage 1. Tracy Stalls, Virginia Stahr, Amber Holmquist, Virginia Stahr, Amber Holmquist, Tracy Stalls, Cathy Noth, Virginia Stahr, Kori Cooper, Karen Dahlgren, Total Attacks 1. Lisa Reitsma, , Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), , Lisa Reitsma, , Sarah Pavan, , Kathi DeBoer, , Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), , Jordan Larson, , Jordan Larson, , Linda Barsness, , Eileen Shannon, ,116 Attacks Per Set 1. Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Lisa Reitsma, Lisa Reitsma, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Sarah Pavan, Kathi DeBoer, Allison Weston, Jordan Larson, Jordan Larson, Sarah Pavan, Kills 1. Lisa Reitsma, Sarah Pavan, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Lisa Reitsma, Kathi DeBoer, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Allison Weston, Allison Weston, Sarah Pavan, Enid Schonewise, Kills Per Set 1. Sarah Pavan, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Lisa Reitsma, Allison Weston, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Sarah Pavan, Lisa Reitsma, Allison Weston, Allison Weston, Kathi DeBoer, Service Aces 1. Mary Buysse, Mary Buysse, Virginia Stahr, Val Novak, Lori Endicott, Erin Dean, Annie Adamczak, RECORDS Two-time Big 12 Player of the Year Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) owns two of the top six single-season kill totals in school history and joins Lisa Reitsma and Allison Weston as the only players in school history to record at least 500 kills in multiple seasons. 8. Jordan Larson, Jordan Larson, Annie Adamczak, Solo Blocks 1. Karen Dahlgren, Karen Dahlgren, Allison Weston, Jen McFadden, Stephanie Thater, Jordan Larson, Karen Dahlgren, Sharon Kramer, Virginia Stahr, Megan Korver, Block Assists 1. Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Stephanie Thater, Tonia Tauke, Jenny Kropp, Megan Korver, Total Blocks 1. Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Stephanie Thater, Amber Holmquist, Tonia Tauke, Melissa Elmer, Stephanie Thater, Megan Korver, Blocks Per Set 1. Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Amber Holmquist, Stephanie Thater, Melissa Elmer, Jen McFadden, Amber Holmquist, Amber Holmquist, Tonia Tauke, Megan Korver, Total Digs 1. Dani Busboom, Amanda McCormick, Kayla Banwarth, Jennifer Saleaumua, Jennifer Saleaumua, Jordan Larson, Kate Crnich, Jennifer Saleaumua, Jaime Krondak, Christina Houghtelling, Mandy Monson, Digs Per Set 1. Dani Busboom, Amanda McCormick, Kayla Banwarth, Christina Houghtelling, Jennifer Saleaumua, Jennifer Saleaumua, Jennifer Saleaumua, Amanda McCormick, Rachel Schwartz, Annie Adamczak, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

104 RECORDS NEBRASKA SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Set Assists 1. Fiona Nepo, , Val Novak, , Fiona Nepo, , Val Novak, , Greichaly Cepero, , Fiona Nepo, , Lori Endicott, , Rachel Holloway, , Christy Johnson, , Tisha Delaney, ,433 Assists Per Set 1. Christy Johnson, Christy Johnson, Fiona Nepo, Fiona Nepo, Rachel Holloway, Fiona Nepo, Val Novak, Rachel Holloway, Lori Endicott, Dani Busboom, Team Season Records Most Kills 2, Best Kill Average Best Hitting Percentage Most Set Assists 1, Best Assists Average Most Service Aces Best Aces Average Most Solo Blocks Most Blocking Assists Best Blocking Average Most Digs 1, Best Dig Average Lowest Opponent Hitting Pct Jordan Larson is the only freshman in school history to record 300 kills and 300 digs in a season. The three-time All-American was the 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Christy Johnson holds the two highest single-season averages for assists, including a school-record assists per set in Freshman Single-Season Records Sets Played Dani Busboom Tonia Tauke Virginia Stahr 1986 Matches Played Nikki Stricker Val Novak Rachel Holloway Tonia Tauke Virginia Stahr Jordan Larson 2005 Kills Sarah Pavan Eileen Shannon Jordan Larson 2005 Kills Per Set Sarah Pavan Eileen Shannon Jen McFadden 1993 Total Attacks 1. 1,116 Eileen Shannon ,027 Sarah Pavan Maria Hedbeck 1993 Hitting Percentage (Min. 200 attacks) Melissa Elmer ( ) Amber Holmquist ( ) Virginia Stahr ( ) 1986 Assists 1. 1,503 Rachel Holloway Lindsay Wischmeier Dani Busboom 2003 Service Aces Jordan Larson Maria Hedbeck Kim Tonniges 1991 Digs Maria Hedbeck Jordan Larson Jennifer Saleaumua 2002 Digs Per Set Amanda McCormick Maria Hedbeck Angie Oxley 1997 Solo Blocks Jen McFadden Tonia Tauke Virginia Stahr 1986 Block Assists Tracy Stalls Tonia Tauke Melissa Elmer 2002 Total Blocks Tracy Stalls Jen McFadden Tonia Tauke 1996 Blocks Per Set Jen McFadden Amber Holmquist Tracy Stalls NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

105 HUSKER YEARLY LEADERS Husker Team Leaders Kills Year Player Kills 1983 Cathy Noth Cathy Noth Enid Schonewise Enid Schonewise Kathi DeBoer Linda Barsness Eileen Shannon Cris Hall Stephanie Thater Eileen Shannon Allison Weston Allison Weston Allison Weston Lisa Reitsma Lisa Reitsma Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski Jennifer Saleaumua Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Jordan Larson 463 Kills Per Set Year Player Kills/Set 1990 Cris Hall Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Allison Weston Allison Weston Allison Weston Lisa Reitsma Lisa Reitsma Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski Jennifer Saleaumua Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Jordan Larson 3.92 Hitting Percentage Year Player Pct Karen Dahlgren Cathy Noth Karen Dahlgren Karen Dahlgren Virginia Stahr Virginia Stahr Virginia Stahr Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Allison Weston Peggy Meyer Allison Weston Tonia Tauke Tonia Tauke/Katie Jahnke Megan Korver Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Tracy Stalls Tracy Stalls Kori Cooper.396 Digs Year Player Digs 1983 Erin Dean Cathy Noth Annie Adamczak Tisha Delaney Kathi DeBoer Val Novak Virginia Stahr Eileen Shannon Cris Hall Eileen Shannon Maria Hedbeck Kelly Aspegren Billie Winsett Kate Crnich Mandy Monson Jaime Krondak Mandy Monson Angie Oxley Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Lindsay Wischmeier Jennifer Saleaumua Amanda McCormick Jennifer Saleaumua Dani Busboom Christina Houghtelling Kayla Banwarth 470 Digs Per Set Year Player D/Set 1990 Cris Hall Cris Hall Eileen Shannon Maria Hedbeck Kelly Aspegren Billie Winsett Kate Crnich Mandy Monson Mandy Monson Mandy Monson Angie Oxley Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Lindsay Wischmeier Jennifer Saleaumua Amanda McCormick Jennifer Saleaumua Dani Busboom Christina Houghtelling Kayla Banwarth 4.12 Assists Year Player Assists 1985 Tisha Delaney 1, Tisha Delaney 1, Lori Endicott 1, Lori Endicott 1, Val Novak 1, Val Novak 1, Nikki Stricker 1, Nikki Stricker Nikki Stricker 1, Christy Johnson 1, Christy Johnson 1, Fiona Nepo 1, Fiona Nepo 1, Fiona Nepo 1, Jill McWilliams Greichaly Cepero 1, Greichaly Cepero 1, Greichaly Cepero 1, Michelle Lynch Dani Busboom 1, Maggie Griffin Rachel Holloway 1, Rachel Holloway 1, Sydney Anderson 1,369 Service Aces Year Player Aces 1983 Mary Buysse Mary Buysse Tisha Delaney Tisha Delaney Virginia Stahr Virginia Stahr Val Novak Val Novak 45 All-American Stephanie Thater led Nebraska in kills, blocks and hitting percentage in Thater is one of only two players in school history to lead NU in all three categories in the same season. RECORDS 1991 Kim Tonniges Laura Luther Kelly Aspegren Kelly Aspegren Maria Hedbeck Jaime Krondak Fiona Nepo Jaime Krondak Lindsay Wischmeier Kim Behrends Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Jennifer Saleaumua Michelle Lynch Christina Houghtelling Jordan Larson Jordan Larson Jordan Larson Jordan Larson 39 Total Blocks Year Player Blocks 1983 Karen Dahlgren Karen Dahlgren Karen Dahlgren Karen Dahlgren Carla Baker Virginia Stahr Virginia Stahr Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Jen McFadden Allison Weston Allison Weston Megan Korver Lisa Reitsma Tonia Tauke Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Tracy Stalls Tracy Stalls Amanda Gates 133 Blocks Per Set Year Player B/Set 1990 Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Stephanie Thater Jen McFadden Jen McFadden Allison Weston Megan Korver Megan Korver/Lisa Reitsma Tonia Tauke Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Amber Holmquist Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Melissa Elmer Tracy Stalls Tracy Stalls Amanda Gates NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

106 RECORDS CAREER RECORDS Individual Bests Kills 1. Sarah Pavan, , Allison Weston, , Lisa Reitsma, , Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), , Jordan Larson, , Eileen Shannon, , Virginia Stahr, , Kathi DeBoer, , Janet Kruse, , Cris Hall, , Jennifer Saleaumua, , Melissa Elmer, , Laura Pilakowski, , Stephanie Thater, , Amber Holmquist, , Karen Dahlgren, , Cathy Noth, , Megan Korver, , Christina Houghtelling, , Enid Schonewise, ,002 Attacks 1. Sarah Pavan, , Jordan Larson, , Eileen Shannon, , Lisa Reitsma, , Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), , Allison Weston, , Kathi DeBoer, , Jennifer Saleaumua, , Cris Hall, , Janet Kruse, ,780 Service Aces 1. Jordan Larson, Val Novak, Virginia Stahr, Lori Endicott, Sarah Pavan, Mary Buysse, Annie Adamczak, Allison Weston, Maria Hedbeck, Jaime Krondak, Digs 1. Jennifer Saleaumua, , Jordan Larson, , Dani Busboom, , Lindsay Wischmeier, , Angie Oxley, , Eileen Shannon, , Val Novak, , Billie Winsett, , Maria Hedbeck, , Jaime Krondak, Assists 1. Fiona Nepo, , Greichaly Cepero, , Nikki Stricker, , Val Novak, , Christy Johnson, , Lori Endicott, , Dani Busboom, ,873 8 Rachel Holloway, , Tisha Delaney, , Sydney Anderson, 2008-present 1,369 Note: No assist records before 1985 Solo Blocks 1. Karen Dahlgren, Virginia Stahr, Stephanie Thater, Greichaly Cepero, Allison Weston, Jordan Larson, Amber Holmquist, Carla Baker, Megan Korv er, Tonia Tauke, Block Assists 1. Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Tracy Stalls, Stephanie Thater, Jenny Kropp, Tonia Tauke, Virginia Stahr, Megan Korver, Greichaly Cepero, Allison Weston, Total Blocks 1. Melissa Elmer, Amber Holmquist, Stephanie Thater, Tracy Stalls, Virginia Stahr, Karen Dahlgren, Jenny Kropp, Tonia Tauke, Megan Korver, Greichaly Cepero, Hitting Percentage (min. 1,000 kills) 1. Virginia Stahr, (1,395k - 323e - 2,675ta) 2. Amber Holmquist, (1,122k - 273e - 2,142ta) 3. Karen Dahlgren, (1,121k - 223e - 2,326ta) 4. Cathy Noth, (1,059k - 213e - 2,312ta) 5. Melissa Elmer, (1,210k - 319e - 2,454ta) 6. Stephanie Thater, (1,158k - 357e - 2,203ta) 7. Allison Weston, (1,778k - 486e - 3,659ta) 8. Sarah Pavan, (2,008k - 593e - 4,265ta) 9. Megan Korver, (1,051k - 334e - 2,246ta) 10. Laura Pilakowski, (1,183k - 337e - 2,261ta) Three-time All-American Melissa Elmer holds school and Big 12 records for total blocks (767) and block assists (697). Elmer led the nation in blocks in both 2004 and 2005, as she averaged 1.74 blocks per set during her four-year career NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

107 MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS Nebraska s First-Set Results Season First Set Record When Record When Year Record Record NU Won First Set NU Lost First Set Total Pct. (.894) (.851) (.960) (.516) The Last Time Nebraska... Won a match 3-0: vs. Michigan, Dec. 12, 2008 Won a match 3-1: at Baylor, Nov. 29, 2008 Won a match 3-2: at Washington, Dec. 13, 2008 Lost a match 0-3: vs. California, Dec. 8, 2007 Lost a match 1-3: at Texas, Nov. 19, 2008 Lost a match 2-3: vs. Penn State, Dec. 18, 2008 Had 100 kills in a match: vs. Texas Tech, Oct. 26, 1996 Had 200 attacks in a match: vs. UCLA (200), Dec. 14, 2006 Had.500-or-more hitting pct.: vs. Kansas (.523), Oct. 10, 2001 Had 10-or-more service aces: at Texas A&M (11), Nov. 5, 2008 Had 40-or-more total blocks: vs. UCLA (41), Sept. 14, 1991 Had 100-or-more digs: vs. USC (109), Dec. 11, 2004 The Last Time a Husker... Had 30-or-more kills: Sarah Pavan (31) at Kansas State, Nov. 3, 2007 Had 10-or-more blocks: Amanda Gates (10) at Kansas State, Sept. 17, 2008 Had seven-or-more service aces: Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (7) vs. Florida, Dec. 8, 2001 Had 25-or-more digs: Kayla Banwarth (27) at Texas A&M, Nov. 5, 2007 Had two players with 20-or-more kills: Tara Mueller (24) and Jordan Larson (21) at Washington, Dec. 13, 2008 Nebraska s Record By Month Year Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total Total Pct. (.833) (.924) (.898) (.917) (.760) (.894) RECORDS Nebraska went 28-0 last season when winning the first set in a match, and the Huskers are (.981) under John Cook when taking the opening set NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

108 RECORDS POSTSEASON RECORDS Individual Highs Kills 3s 23 Enid Schonewise vs. Penn State 12/7/85 4s 34 Lisa Reitsma vs. Arkansas 12/7/96 5s 35 Sarah Pavan vs. USC 12/11/04 Attacks 3s 59 Lisa Reitsma vs. Long Beach State 12/13/97 4s 80 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Penn State 12/17/98 5s 90 Sarah Pavan vs. USC 12/11/04 Hitting Percentage (minimum 10 kills) 3s.737 Melissa Elmer ( ) 12/6/03 vs. Dayton 4s.600 Amber Holmquist ( ) at Kansas State 12/1/01 5s.611 Jenny Kropp ( ) vs. Florida 12/8/01 Digs 3s 20 Amanda McCormick vs. Dayton 12/6/03 4s 29 Dani Busboom vs. UCLA 12/14/06 29 Billie Winsett vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 30 Amanda McCormick vs. USC 12/11/04 Assists 3s 56 Val Novak vs. Illinois 12/9/90 4s 87 Christy Johnson vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 87 Tisha Delaney vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Block Assists 3s 10 Melissa Elmer vs. Duke 12/3/05 4s 11 Stephanie Thater vs. Ohio State 12/14/91 5s 11 Tonia Tauke vs. Pepperdine 12/11/98 Total Blocks 3s 10 Melissa Elmer (0-10) vs. Duke 12/3/05 Melissa Elmer (1-9) vs. Florida 12/10/05 4s 13 Stephanie Thater (2-11) vs. Ohio State 12/14/91 5s 13 Tonia Tauke (2-11) vs. Pepperdine 12/11/ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Service Aces 3s 5 Jordan Larson vs. Wichita State 12/1/07 5 Jordan Larson vs. South Dakota State 11/30/07 5 Kim Tonniges vs. Illinois 12/7/91 5 Becki Bolli vs. Illinois State 12/2/89 5 Anna Schrad vs. Oral Roberts 11/30/01 4s 6 Kathi DeBoer vs. Pittsburgh 12/6/86 5s 7 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Florida 12/8/01 Team Highs Kills 3s 71 vs. George Washington 12/3/94 4s 101 vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 104 vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Attacks 3s 159 vs. Arizona 12/9/00 4s 255 vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 277 vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Hitting Percentage 3s.486 vs. Morgan State 12/4/98 4s.406 vs. Arkansas 12/7/96 5s.300 vs. Michigan State 12/7/07 Digs 3s 63 vs. George Washington 12/3/94 4s 98 vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 109 vs. Southern California 12/11/04 Assists 3s 65 vs. Arizona 12/9/00 4s 94 vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 90 vs. Penn State 12/12/86 Solo Blocks 3s 6 vs. Tennessee-Martin 12/6/02 6 vs. UCLA 12/9/95 4s 7 vs. Stanford 12/18/86 Dani Busboom recorded a career-high 29 digs in Nebraska s four-set win over UCLA in the 2006 NCAA semifinals. Busboom s 29 digs were the most ever by a Husker in a four-set NCAA Tournament match. 5s 7 vs. Wisconsin 12/12/98 7 vs. Florida 12/8/01 Block Assists 3s 32 vs. Ohio State 12/8/00 4s 36 vs. Hawaii 12/14/00 5s 32 vs. Oklahoma 12/9/88 Total Blocks 3s 20 vs. Ohio State 12/8/00 4s 23 vs. Hawaii 12/14/00 5s 21 vs. Wisconsin 12/12/98 21 vs. Oklahoma 12/9/88 Service Aces 3s 14 vs. Alabama A&M 12/3/05 4s 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/6/86 5s 8 Six occasions, most recently at Washington 12/13/08 Team Lows Kills 3s 30 vs. Long Beach State 12/16/89 4s 54 vs. UC Santa Barbara 12/9/99 54 vs. Pacific 12/8/84 54 vs. Western Michigan 12/7/84 5s 64 vs. Penn State 12/18/08 Attacks 3s 72 vs. Morgan State 12/4/88 4s 133 vs. Pittsburgh 12/6/86 5s 162 vs. Penn State 12/18/08 Hitting Percentage 3s.000 vs. Long Beach State 12/16/89 4s.108 vs. UCLA 12/12/03 5s.165 vs. Oklahoma 12/9/88 Digs 3s 21 vs. Pittsburgh 12/1/84 4s 36 vs. Arkansas 12/7/96 5s 52 vs. Oklahoma 12/9/88 Assists 3s 27 vs. Long Beach State 12/16/89 4s 50 vs. Pittsburgh 12/6/86 5s 59 vs. Penn State 12/18/08 Solo Blocks 3s 0 vs. Colorado 12/9/94 0 vs. Pittsburgh 12/1/84 0 vs. Washington 12/17/05 4s 0 vs. Texas 12/16/95 5s 2 at Washington 12/13/08 Block Assists 3s 4 vs. Long Beach State 12/16/89 4 vs. Northern Iowa 12/3/87 4 vs. Pacific 12/20/86 4s 4 vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 10 vs. Penn State 12/18/08 Total Blocks 3s 3 vs. Pacific 12/20/86 4s 3 vs. Penn State 12/10/94 5s 8 vs. Penn State 12/18/08 Service Aces 3s 0 vs. Illinois 12/11/87 4s 0 vs. Southern California 12/14/85 5s 2 vs. Southern California 12/12/97

109 POSTSEASON MATCH BESTS NCAA Single-Match Bests Kills s Sarah Pavan vs. USC ( ) 12/11/ s Lisa Reitsma vs. Arkansas ( ) 12/7/ s Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Utah ( ) 12/5/ s Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Pepperdine ( ) 12/11/ s Allison Weston vs. Penn State ( ) 12/10/ s Allison Weston vs. Michigan State ( ) 12/14/ s Cris Hall vs. Ohio State ( ) 12/14/ s Kathi DeBoer vs. Penn State ( ) 12/12/ s Lisa Reitsma vs. USC ( ) 12/12/ s Enid Schonewise vs. Penn State ( ) 12/12/86 RECORDS Attacks s Sarah Pavan vs. USC ( ) 12/11/ s Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Penn State ( ) 12/17/ s Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Wisconsin ( ) 12/12/ s Allison Weston vs. Penn State ( ) 12/10/ s Kathi DeBoer vs. Penn State ( ) 12/12/ s Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) vs. Utah ( ) 12/5/ s Tara Mueller at Washington ( ) 12/13/ s Billie Winsett vs. Texas ( ) 12/16/ s Cris Hall vs. Ohio State ( ) 12/14/ s Lisa Reitsma vs. Long Beach State ( ) 12/13/ s Lisa Reitsma vs. USC ( ) 12/12/ s Lisa Reitsma vs. Stanford ( ) 12/19/ s Allison Weston vs. Michigan State ( ) 12/14/95 Attack Percentage (minimum 10 kills) s Melissa Elmer vs. Dayton ( ) 12/6/ s Anna Schrad vs. Oral Roberts ( ) 11/30/ s Melissa Elmer vs. Tennessee-Martin ( ) 12/6/ s Melissa Elmer vs. Santa Clara ( ) 12/15/ s Virginia Stahr vs. Northern Iowa ( ) 12/3/ s Allison Weston vs. Cornell ( ) 12/1/ s Christina Houghtelling vs. Florida ( ) 12/10/ s Jenny Kropp vs. Florida ( ) 12/8/ s Amber Holmquist at Kansas State ( ) 12/1/ s Kathi DeBoer vs. Penn State ( ) 12/7/ National Player of the Year Sarah Pavan set Nebraska single-match postseason records for kills (35) and attempts (90) against USC in Digs s Amanda McCormick vs. USC 12/11/ s Dani Busboom vs. UCLA 12/14/ s Billie Winsett vs. Penn State 12/10/ s Enid Schonewise vs. Penn State 12/12/ s Mandy Monson vs. Utah 12/5/ s Jordan Larson vs. UCLA 12/14/ s Karen Dahlgren vs. Penn State 12/12/ s Mandy Monson vs. UC Santa Barbara 12/9/ s Kayla Banwarth at Washington 12/13/ s Allison Weston vs. Texas 2/16/ s Megan Korver vs. Wisconsin 12/12/ National Player of the Year Allison Weston ranks on Husker postseason charts in kills, attempts, hitting percentage and digs NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

110 RECORDS POSTSEASON SINGLE-SEASON & CAREER RECORDS Season Records Sets Played Dani Busboom Rachel Holloway Jordan Larson Dani Mancuso Sarah Pavan Rachel Schwartz Tracy Stalls Angie Oxley Lindsay Wischmeier Jenny Kropp Kim Behrends 2000 Kills Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Sarah Pavan Allison Weston Enid Schonewise Laura Pilakowski Jordan Larson Lisa Reitsma Cris Hall Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 2001 Attacks Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Sarah Pavan Jordan Larson Allison Weston Laura Pilakowski Enid Schonewise Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Karen Dahlgren Billie Winsett 1995 All-American middle blocker Jenny Kropp had 36 blocks in helping the Huskers to the 2000 NCAA title NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Digs Dani Busboom Jordan Larson Kayla Banwarth Angie Oxley Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Kim Behrends Amanda McCormick Tisha Delaney Jordan Larson Christy Johnson 1995 Service Aces Jordan Larson Jordan Larson Becki Bolli Kim Behrends Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Sarah Pavan Rachel Schwartz Christina Houghtelling Jennifer Saleaumua Jordan Larson Tisha Delaney Anna Schrad 2001 Solo Blocks 1. 9 Tonia Tauke Greichaly Cepero Amanda Gates Jordan Larson Jordan Larson Melissa Elmer Greichaly Cepero Megan Korver Megan Korver Jen McFadden Jenny Kropp 2001 Block Assists Melissa Elmer Amber Holmquist Tracy Stalls Jenny Kropp Tonia Tauke Allison Weston Amber Holmquist Tracy Stalls Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Melissa Elmer 2002 Total Blocks Tonia Tauke Amber Holmquist Melissa Elmer Allison Weston Jenny Kropp Amber Holmquist Tracy Stalls Greichaly Cepero Tracy Stalls Megan Korver Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Greichaly Cepero Jenny Kropp 2001 Assists Christy Johnson Rachel Holloway Fiona Nepo Greichaly Cepero Tisha Delaney Fiona Nepo Sydney Anderson Val Novak Greichaly Cepero Val Novak 1990 Career Records Matches Played Jordan Larson Rachel Schwartz Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls Dani Busboom Dani Mancuso Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Lindsay Wischmeier Melissa Elmer Jennifer Saleaumua Anna Schrad Fiona Nepo Jaime Krondak Sets Played Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Rachel Schwartz Tracy Stalls Dani Busboom Lindsay Wischmeier Amber Holmquist Angie Oxley Fiona Nepo Greichaly Cepero

111 POSTSEASON SINGLE-SEASON & CAREER RECORDS Kills Sarah Pavan Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Jordan Larson Allison Weston Cris Hall Lisa Reitsma Laura Pilakowski Amber Holmquist Enid Schonewise Jennifer Saleaumua Kills Per Set (Kills-Sets Played) Allison Weston (227-43) Lisa Reitsma (218-47) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (252-55) Cris Hall (219-49) Sarah Pavan (304-69) Enid Schonewise (165-39) Laura Pilakowski (200-51) Karen Dahlgren (142-41) Kathi DeBoer (162-47) Billie Winsett (134-40) Hitting Percentage (min. 50 kills) Amanda Gates ( ) Amber Holmquist ( ) Lisa Reitsma ( ) Lori Endicott ( ) Jenny Kropp ( ) Stephanie Thater ( ) Carla Baker ( ) Sarah Pavan ( ) Allison Weston ( ) Tracy Stalls ( ) Total Attacks Sarah Pavan Jordan Larson Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Allison Weston Laura Pilakowski Lisa Reitsma Cris Hall Kathi DeBoer Jennifer Saleaumua Eileen Shannon Digs Jordan Larson Dani Busboom Jennifer Saleaumua Lindsay Wischmeier Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Angie Oxley Greichaly Cepero Val Novak Billie Winsett Laura Pilakowski Mandy Monson Digs Per Set Amanda McCormick (116-23) Kayla Banwarth (134-34) 2007-present Mandy Monson (135-36) Jennifer Saleaumua (190-54) Billie Winsett (137-40) Dani Busboom (219-65) Jordan Larson (238-73) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (161-55) Two-time All-American Jennifer Saleaumua ranks second on NU s postseason list in service aces and third in digs Kelly Aspegren (49-17) Tisha Delaney (86-30) Allison Weston (123-43) Assists (Since 1983) Fiona Nepo Greichaly Cepero Christy Johnson Rachel Holloway Tisha Delaney Val Novak Dani Busboom Nikki Stricker Sydney Anderson 2008-present Solo Blocks Greichaly Cepero Jordan Larson Amber Holmquist Virginia Stahr Megan Korver Melissa Elmer Tisha Delaney Tonia Tauke Anna Schrad Jenny Kropp Block Assists Tracy Stalls Amber Holmquist Melissa Elmer Jenny Kropp Greichaly Cepero Tonia Tauke Lori Endicott Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Sarah Pavan Allison Weston RECORDS Total Blocks Amber Holmquist Tracy Stalls Melissa Elmer Jenny Kropp Greichaly Cepero Virginia Stahr Tonia Tauke Megan Korver Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Allison Weston Blocks Per Set Melissa Elmer (97-54) Amber Holmquist (112-63) Tracy Stalls (106-68) Jenny Kropp (78-53) Tonia Tauke (67-47) Allison Weston (57-42) Megan Korver (59-47) Virginia Stahr (68-54) Greichaly Cepero (73-61) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (58-55) Service Aces Jordan Larson Jennifer Saleaumua Sarah Pavan Val Novak Becky Bolli Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Christina Houghtelling Virginia Stahr Jaime Krondak Maria Hedbeck NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

112 RECORDS BIG 12 SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS All-American Fiona Nepo ranks 10th on the Big 12 single-season list with 1,602 assists in Individual Season Records Kills Per Set 1. Laura Jones, A&M, Dawn Cady, KSU, Stevie Nicholas, BU, Mira Topic, UT, Patrice Arrington, OU, Stevie Nicholas, BU, Elisha Polk, BU, Kelly Johnson, TTU, Sarah Pavan, NU, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), NU, Hitting Percentage 1. Lauren Paolini, UT, Tracy Stalls, NU, Lauren Paolini, UT, Brandy Magee, UT, Nicole Wilson, MU, Lauren Goehring, KSU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Kelly Campbell, CU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Tracy Stalls, NU, Service Aces 1. Heather Hughes-Justice, TTU, Angie Lastra, KSU, Shen Danru, MU, Taylor Barnes, BU, Emily Huston, BU, Mira Topic, UT, Stevie Nicholas, BU, LaTonya Coates, UT, Cristine Martin, TTU, Shen Danru, MU, Service Aces Per Set 1. Heather Hughes-Justice, TTU, Angie Lastra, KSU, Mira Topic, UT, Tracy Stalls set a school record with a.473 hitting percentage in It is the second-highest hitting percentage in Big 12 history. Emily Huston, BU, Desiree Batista, TTU, Stevie Nicholas, BU, Shen Danru, MU, Taylor Barnes, BU, Jordan Larson, NU, Mira Topic, UT, Solo Blocks 1. Jill Burness, TTU, Amber Woolsey, A&M, Eliane Santos, OU, Christi Myers, MU, Amanda Reves, KU, Bethany Howden, UT, Amber Woolsey, A&M, Sarah Butler, UT, Destinee Hooker, UT, Renee Rosinski, MU, Block Assists 1. Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Tonia Tauke, NU, Kelsey Chipman, KSU, Jenny Kropp, NU, Megan Korver, NU, Joy Hamlin, KSU, Erin Boeve, ISU, Total Blocks 1. Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Amber Woolsey, A&M, Amber Woolsey, A&M, Tonia Tauke, NU, Melissa Elmer, NU, Megan Korver, NU, Blocks Per Set 1. Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Melissa Elmer, NU, Amber Holmquist, NU, Amber Woolsey, A&M, Erin Aldrich, UT, Amber Holmquist, NU, Jenny Kropp, NU, Tonia Tauke, NU, Digs 1. Ashley Mass, ISU, Tatum Ailes, MU, Dani Busboom, NU, Angie Lastra, KSU, Tatum Ailes, MU, Caitlyn Vann, MU, Laura Downey-Wallace, KSU, Elisha Polk, BU, Anna Monsen, OU, Laura Downey-Wallace, KSU, Digs Per Set 1. Laura Downey-Wallace, KSU, Dani Busboom, NU, Tatum Ailes, MU, Ashley Mass, ISU, Tatum Ailes, MU, Caitlyn Vann, MU, Angie Lastra, KSU, Jill Dorsey, KU, Anna Monsen, OU, Amanda McCormick, NU, Assists 1. Meredith Van Horn, OU, , Disney Bronnenberg, KSU, , Disney Bronnenberg, KSU, , Lindsey Hunter, MU, , Skydra Orzen, TTU, , Fiona Nepo, NU, , Skydra Orzen, TTU, , Rachel Jackson, OU, , Dana Chuha, BU, , Fiona Nepo, NU, ,602 Assists Per Set 1. Disney Bronnenberg, KSU, Dana Chuha, BU, Disney Bronnenberg, KSU, Meredith Van Horn, OU, Kelly Campbell, CU, Dana Chuha, BU, Kelly Campbell, CU, Lindsey Hunter, MU, Lindsey Hunter, MU, Kelly Campbell, CU, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

113 BIG 12 SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS RECORDS Greichaly Cepero led Nebraska to a Big 12-high.322 team hitting percentage in Cepero was a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year and the league s Female Athlete of the Year in Team Season Records Kills 1. Baylor, , Texas Tech, , Missouri, , Oklahoma, , Texas A&M, , Colorado, , Kansas State, , Nebraska, , Oklahoma, , Nebraska, ,001 Kills Per Set 1. Colorado, Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas State, Colorado, Colorado, Baylor, Kansas State, Nebraska, Colorado, Hitting Percentage 1. Texas, Texas, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Nebraska, Assists 1. Baylor, , Texas Tech, , Missouri, , Texas A&M, , Colorado, , Nebraska, , Oklahoma, , Oklahoma, , Kansas State, , Kansas State, ,828 Assists Per Set 1. Colorado, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Colorado, Baylor, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Service Aces 1. Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, Kansas State, Service Aces Per Set 1. Missouri, Kansas State, Nebraska, Kansas State, Kansas State, Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Blocks Per Set 1. Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Texas, Texas, Nebraska, Solo Blocks 1. Kansas, Missouri, Texas Tech, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Texas, Texas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Block Assists 1. Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas State Nebraska, Kansas State, Texas, Total Blocks 1. Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Texas, Iowa State, Nebraska, Nebraska, Digs Per Set 1. Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas A&M, Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Kansas State, Missouri, Colorado, Digs 1. Baylor, , Texas A&M, , Texas Tech, , Texas A&M, , Texas A&M, , Texas Tech, , Iowa State, , Oklahoma, , Missouri, , Iowa State, ,015 Two-time All-American Rachel Holloway helped Nebraska lead the Big 12 in hitting percentage and assists per set in NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

114 RECORDS BIG 12 SINGLE-MATCH RECORDS Megan Korver tied the NCAA record with 10 kills on 10 attempts in a win over Iowa State during the 1998 season. Korver and Tracy Stalls are the only Big 12 players to record a hitting percentage with a minimum of 10 swings. Team Single-Match Records Kills 3s 91 Colorado vs. Texas Tech 10/6/99 4s 109 Texas A&M vs. Texas 10/18/00 5s 121 Kansas State vs. Illinois 9/19/98 Attacks 3s 208 Colorado vs. Texas Tech 10/6/99 4s 264 Kansas St. vs. Cal State Northridge 12/4/96 5s 296 Baylor vs. Texas 11/3/99 Hitting Percentage 3s.595 Missouri vs. Morgan State 9/8/00 4s.488 Texas Tech vs. Lamar 9/1/00 5s.378 Texas A&M vs. Missouri 11/26/05 Assists 3s 82 Colorado vs. Oklahoma 10/31/97 4s 104 Texas A&M at Texas 10/18/00 5s 111 Kansas State vs. Illinois 10/19/98 Service Aces 3s 18 Kansas State vs. UMKC 9/9/03 4s 17 Oklahoma vs. Loyola (Ill.) 9/2/05 5s 16 Texas Tech at Oklahoma 11/13/04 Digs 3s 90 Baylor vs. Texas A&M 10/7/00 4s 124 Texas A&M vs. Colorado 8/23/00 5s 165 Baylor vs. Texas 11/3/99 Total Team Blocks 3s 23 Nebraska vs. Kansas 11/12/04 4s 26 Nebraska vs. Texas 10/22/00 5s 27.5 Texas vs. Colorado 10/17/98 Individual Single-Match Records Kills 3s 34 Liz Wegner, KSU vs. CU 10/11/01 4s 35 Liz Wegner, KSU vs. UT 10/9/99 5s 40 Sarah Lodge, CU vs. UT 11/28/97 40 Patrice Arrington, OU vs. KSU 10/4/97 5s 106 Disney Bronnenberg, KSU vs. Illinois 9/19/98 Service Aces 3s 9 Laura Daniela Lloreda, BU vs. Southwest Texas 10/22/01 4s 11 Taylor Barnes, BU vs. MU 9/27/06 5s 8 Heather Hughes-Justice, TTU vs. KSU 9/20/00 Digs 3s 27 Jodi Maune, MU vs. UW-Green Bay 8/31/97 4s 35 Erin Gibson, A&M vs. CU 9/23/00 5s 39 Tatum Ailes, MU vs. Washington 11/30/07 Elisha Polk, BU vs. UT 11/3/99 Solo Blocks 3s 5 Erin Aldrich, UT vs. KSU 10/9/99 5 Chantae Weathers, OU vs. West Virginia 9/17/99 5 Renee Rosinski MU vs Northeastern Illinois 8/31/97 4s 5 Five Players, most recently Chrissy Disarro OU at USC 9/4/08 5s 5 Six Players, most recently Kate Jury, TTU vs. CU 10/7/00 Block Assists 3s 13 Amber Holmquist, NU vs. KSU 11/30/02 13 Melissa Munsch, TAMU vs. CU 10/24/01 4s 16 Amber Holmquist, NU vs. UT 10/22/00 5s 15 Kelsey Chipman, KSU vs. CU 11/1/06 Total Blocks 3s 13 Amber Holmquist, NU vs. TTU 11/18/01 13 Melissa Munsch, A&M vs. CU 10/24/01 13 Amber Holmquist, NU vs. KSU 11/30/02 4s 16 Melissa Elmer, NU vs. KU 10/8/05 Amber Holmquist, NU vs. UT 10/20/00 5s 15 Kelsey Chapman, KSU vs. CU 11/1/06 Erin Aldrich, UT vs. BU 11/3/99 Tanisha Webster, OU vs. KSU 10/4/97 Tonia Tauke, NU vs. Mich. St. 9/6/96 Attacks 3s 73 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), NU vs. UT 11/27/99 4s 90 Liz Wegner, KSU vs. UT 10/9/99 5s 93 Dawn Cady, KSU vs. NU 9/22/99 93 Kelly Johnson, TTU vs. KSU 10/30/02 Hitting Efficiency (min. 10 kills) 3s Tracy Stalls ( ) NU vs. TTU 11/24/ Megan Korver ( ) NU vs. ISU 9/25/98 4s.812 Kelsey Bryant ( ) A&M vs. CU 10/13/07 5s.769 Jamye Pauley ( ) 9/6/05 TTU vs. Rice Tonia Tauke recorded 15 blocks against Michigan State in 1996, a mark that still stands as a Big 12 record for the most ever in a five-set match. Assists 3s 75 Kelly Campbell, CU vs. TTU 10/6/99 75 Kelly Campbell, CU vs. OU 10/31/97 4s 94 Dana Chuha, BU vs. Temple 12/3/ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

115 BIG 12 STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS Hitting Percentage Year Player, School SP K E ATT Pct Kate DeClerk, KSU Sunny Spoonland, OU Kelly Campbell, CU Amber Woolsey, A&M , Amber Holmquist, NU Amber Holmquist, NU Amber Holmquist, NU Lauren Goehring, KSU Lisa Boyd, MU Nicole Wilson, MU Tracy Stalls, NU Tracy Stalls, NU Lauren Paolini, UT Assists Year Player, School SP Assists Avg Kelly Campbell, CU 103 1, Meredith Van Horn, OU 116 1, Disney Bronnenberg, KSU 109 1, Dana Chuha, BU 89 1, Dana Chuha, BU 108 1, Skydra Orzen, TTU 119 1, Lindsey Hunter, MU 120 1, Lindsey Hunter, MU 115 1, Lindsey Hunter, MU 103 1, Lindsey Hunter, MU 105 1, Michelle Moriarty, UT 116 1, Michelle Moriarty, UT 103 1, Kaylee Manns, ISU 129 1, Service Aces Year Player, School SP SA Avg Cristine Martin, TTU Farah Mensik, A&M Heather Hughes, TTU Jennifer Kraft, KU Heather Hughes-Justice, TTU Mira Topic, UT Shen Danru, MU Mira Topic, UT Angie Lastra, KSU Sarah Weiland, OU Taylor Barnes, BU Jordan Larson, NU Taylor Barnes, BU RECORDS Kills Year Player, School SP K Avg Lisa Reitsma, NU Patrice Arrington, OU Elisha Polk, BU Dawn Cady, KSU Stevie Nicholas, BU Stevie Nicholas, BU Kelly Johnson, TTU Kelly Johnson, TTU Mira Topic, UT Laura Jones, A&M Sarah Pavan, NU Sarah Pavan, NU Victoria Henson, ISU Blocks Year Player, School SP BS BA TB Avg Megan Korver, NU Valerie Wieck, KSU Amber Woolsey, A&M Erin Aldrich, UT Amber Holmquist, NU Amber Holmquist, NU Amber Holmquist, NU Melissa Elmer, NU Melissa Elmer, NU Melissa Elmer, NU Des. Guilliard-Young, BU Anna Breyfogle, BU Anna Breyfogle, BU Digs Year Player, School SP Digs Avg Stacy Sykora, A&M Colleen Henicn, ISU Stacy Sykora, A&M Elisha Polk, BU Erin Gibson, A&M Michelle Cole, A&M Laura Downey-Wallace, KSU Laura Downey-Wallace, KSU Jill Dorsey, KU Katie Churm, ISU Dani Busboom, NU Tatum Ailes, MU Ashley Mass, ISU Nebraska Season Totals ( ) Year S K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ] , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , *No cumulative statistics were kept before 1983; no set assists records available before 1985; service errors and reception errors not available before NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

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118 HISTORY NU VOLLEYBALL: A CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION Nebraska s club volleyball program in the early 1970s set the foundation for the Huskers early successes. by Mike Babcock A bulletin advertising an opening for the head volleyball coach s job at Nebraska had been discarded in a wastebasket in the coaches office at Louisburg College. Paul Sanderford, the first-year head coach of the women s basketball team at the North Carolina junior college, retrieved the bulletin from the wastebasket and handed it to Terry Pettit, the school s head volleyball coach. Without that assist from Sanderford, Pettit, an aspiring English teacher with a background in creative writing and poetry as well as coaching, would not have known about the opening. If he had not known about the opening, he would not have applied. And if he had not applied and been hired, the history of Husker volleyball would have been altered dramatically, because he and Husker volleyball became one and the same. Pettit was the Nebraska volleyball coach from 1977 to 1999 all but two years of the program s first 25 years of existence. Pat Sullivan, the Huskers first volleyball coach, compiled an record in two seasons of competition sanctioned by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Before 1975, Nebraska didn t sponsor women s athletic teams. If women wanted to compete, they did so on loosely organized and unfunded club teams. It had been that way since the early 1900s, when a women s basketball team occasionally competed against teams from outside the University. Basketball was introduced in the university s physical education classes for sophomore women in 1896, and as was the case with male students, class teams competed against each other. Nebraska s first All-University women s team was organized in 1896 and included the best players regardless of class, according to the Nebraska State Journal. The team never lost, which should not be surprising, given how it was chosen and the quality of its intramural competition. The first women s basketball game played before an audience was part of the University s sixth annual gymnasium exhibition in the spring of 1897, according to Phyllis Kay Wilke s Physical Education for Women at Nebraska University, , published in Nebraska History in the spring of Louise Pound seems to have been the driving force in women s basketball at Nebraska, organizing as well as playing on the earliest teams. She was captain of the to play against an opponent from outside the University in March of Pound, who also was the first NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL All-University tennis champion, scored 11 points in a 15-7 victory against a team from Council Bluffs, Iowa. In April of 1901, the university sponsored a women s state tournament under Pound s direction at Grant Memorial Hall. Nebraska was represented by an A team and a B team in a field that included teams from the Omaha YWCA, Lincoln High School and Wahoo High School. Nebraska s A team won the two-day competition and a month later won a rematch with the Omaha YWCA in Omaha. In November of 1901, Nebraska played a team from the University of Missouri at Grant Hall, the first intercollegiate match for girls ever played in the west, according to the Nebraska State Journal. Missouri was no match for its more experienced and to that point undefeated opponent, losing The Nebraska women did not suffer their first defeat until 1904, when they lost to a team from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis after opening an abbreviated schedule by shutting out a team from the Lincoln YWCA. The Nebraska women avenged the Minnesota loss two weeks later in Lincoln. The Nebraska women played games against the University of Minnesota, home-and-home two weeks apart, again in March of 1908, losing both, the second after a five-minute overtime. Before the Minnesota games, Nebraska had defeated Nebraska Wesleyan to finish what was to be its final season with a 1-2 record against outside competition. University women were not allowed to compete in basketball, as well as other sports, only in physical education classes after April 24, In response to the concerns of faculty members, who considered such activity inappropriate, the University board of regents abolished intercollegiate athletics for women. If not for the passing of Title IX by Congress in 1972, there probably would not be women s intercollegiate athletics now. Initially, there wasn t an embracing of women s athletics, Pettit said. It s like any civil rights movement almost. It s tolerated, and you have to educate the public as to what it means. Today if you asked on a ballot if women should have the opportunity to compete in sports, there would be an overwhelming majority of people who would support it. But that wasn t the case in the 1970s. One of the things that allowed Nebraska to be successful was that we jumped in with both feet, Pettit said. Nebraska decided: Well, if we re going to do this, let s do it well. Whereas some schools were hesitant to get going, Nebraska was one of the first to offer scholarships. In any endeavor, if you re among the first, that gives you a tremendous advantage, and you continue to reap the benefits years later. Under Pettit s direction, volleyball became to Husker women s athletics what football is to the Nebraska men s program. Pettit s teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals six times, and his 1995 team won the national championship, defeating Texas in the finals at Amherst, Mass. The 1995 Huskers finished 32-1, with their only loss coming against Stanford in the second match of the season. Senior Allison Weston was the AVCA Co-Player of the Year and among three first-team All-Americans from Nebraska. The others were Christy Johnson and Lisa Reitsma. Weston, a middle blocker, earned first-team All- America honors three times, the first Husker to do so. But Nebraska consistently has been represented on All-America teams since 1980, when Terri Kanouse became the Huskers first volleyball All-American, as selected by the AIAW. Three Huskers have earned All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in the same The first Husker volleyball team, coached by Pat Sullivan (far right, second row), set the tone for future teams, compiling a 34-8 record and advancing to the AIAW regional finals in 1975.

119 HISTORY Two-time All-American Christy Johnson led the Huskers to their first NCAA title in season 15 times since 1984, most recently in 2008, when Jordan Larson, Sydney Anderson and Tara Mueller captured All-America honors. After the 1999 season, Pettit turned the program over to his long-time friend and former NU assistant coach, John Cook. Cook arrived at Nebraska with impressive credentials after building the Wisconsin volleyball program into a national power, and he wasted no time making his mark at NU. In what was supposed to be a transition year, Cook led the Huskers to a perfect 34-0 record and the 2000 NCAA title. The following season, Cook again guided the Huskers to the NCAA semifinals, where they lost to eventual national champion Stanford. After two regional finals and a regional semifinal, the Huskers returned to the national title match in 2005 and won the school s third NCAA title in 2006, defeating Stanford, 3-1, in front of a then-ncaa record crowd of 17,209 at the Qwest Center. In nine years, Cook has guided Nebraska to a record, a pair of national titles, five NCAA semifinal appearances and eight Big 12 championships. Nebraska is an amazing against Big 12 teams in that stretch. The tradition that Cook continues to build began in 1978, when Kanouse and Shandi Pettine were the first Nebraska volleyball players to be recruited with full scholarships. By 1981, Pettit could award 12 scholarships. We had a full complement, he said. And that put us ahead of some schools. Those first Nebraska teams included primarily in-state athletes. But Kanouse was from Indiana and Pettine was from Colorado, evidence not only of Pettit s interest in expanding the Huskers recruiting base, but also of the respect his program was earning beyond the state s borders. Fiona Nepo, one of only 12 setters in NCAA history to earn All-America certificates three times came from Honolulu, Hawaii. Karen Dahlgren, an All-American in 1985 and 1986, and Lynae Loseke, whose career was cut short by a knee injury, walked on, another element of the volleyball program s consistent success shared by the football program. We don t have 50 walk-ons, but if we can get one good one a year, it pays off, Pettit said. The 1981 and 1982 recruits, which included Cathy Noth (from Iowa) and Mary Buysse (from Minnesota), gave the Huskers two really good classes in a row, Pettit said. And, except for Dahlgren, who redshirted, they helped get Nebraska into the NCAA Tournament for the first time. The Huskers had qualified for the AIAW National Tournament in 1978 at Tuscaloosa, Ala., but there was no Terry Pettit, pictured with Kim Behrends, led NU to six NCAA semifinals and the 1995 national title. excitement because nobody here got to see the matches, Pettit said. That changed in 1982, when Nebraska defeated a Penn State team coached by Russ Rose (Pettit s assistant in 1978 and 1979) in the NCAA Tournament s first round before a large and enthusiastic crowd at the NU Coliseum. That was a dramatic step for the program, Pettit said. It was the first time we really had an opportunity to market something. I don t think anything changes the perception of an athletic program like hosting an NCAA event. From then on, we were always playing, always hosting. The Huskers have qualified for 27 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, which may be our biggest achievement is the consistency. We re always very competitive, Pettit said. Nebraska reached the NCAA finals for the first time in 1986, Dahlgren s senior season, defeating Stanford in the semifinals but losing to Pacific on its home court in Stockton, Calif. Three seasons later, the persistent Huskers were back in the NCAA title match, losing to Long Beach State (after defeating top-ranked UCLA) at Honolulu, Hawaii. Pettit realized then that his program had progressed to a point where winning the national championship was a realistic goal. Several other factors contributed to the success of the Nebraska volleyball program, including the Coliseum, which was refurbished and reconfigured specifically as a volleyball facility in The Huskers celebrate match point against Wisconsin to win the 2000 NCAA title. The intimacy of the Coliseum is a significant factor in fan support, which has kept Nebraska among the nation s leaders in attendance, annually ranking in the top three nationally, including second in Nebraska has sold out its last 120 straight matches at the 4,030-seat Coliseum, dating back to In addition, the Huskers annually play a match at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska set an NCAA regularseason attendance record on Sept. 12, 2008, as a sellout crowd of 13,412 watched the Huskers sweep LSU. Nebraska s fans have consistently shattered volleyball attendance records. In 2008, Nebraska drew an NCAA record crowd of 17,430 for the NCAA semifinals at the Qwest Center. The four largest crowds at the NCAA Women s Volleyball Championship have been set in Omaha. While the Huskers have played in several venues across the state, the Coliseum is Nebraska s home. I believe it is a major reason for interest. People like the building. They like watching events here, Pettit said. It s an intimate facility. It s a collegiate facility. You walk into the big fieldhouses, and you could be anywhere in the country. Fans also know what to expect from the Husker teams that play there. They know what type of effort they re going to see, Pettit said. The fans are only 10 or 15 feet removed from the playing court, so they can tell whether or not there s enthusiasm, whether or not people (the athletes) are communicating. That s what they really come to see. It certainly helps that Nebraska wins. The winning gets you there the first time. But you can t have a great enterprise, whether it be a business or an athletic team, unless you have an identity. People have that feeling about Nebraska volleyball. They know exactly what it is. They know what type of athlete is on the court. They know the style of play. They know the effort. They know the consistency. They know that she s a good student. And they know that she s a solid citizen when she goes on to her career after volleyball. The attraction wasn t immediate. Though the program has been successful from the beginning, it experienced some lean times as far as interest and support. It s been a slow, consistent growth, Pettit said. I think that fits Nebraskans. They aren t real impressed with flash or something that just happens in the short term. What they want to see is progress over the long run. Show me that you ll continue to get the job done. If you do that, then they ll ride with you even when things aren t so good NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

120 HISTORY NEBRASKA NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY NCAA Tournament Record: By Site: Home 55-5 (Coliseum 47-3/Devaney Center 6-2/ Qwest Center 2-0); Away/Neutral Sites By Round: First (21-1); Second (14-1); Regionals (31-13); Championship (9-8) Best NCAA Tournament Winning Percentage* 1. Stanford (.800) 2. Nebraska (.762) 3. UCLA (.742) 4. Hawaii (.730) 5. Florida (.720) 6. Southern California (.713) 7. Long Beach State (.706) 8. Penn State (.702) 9. Washington (.700) 10. Texas (.697) *teams with at least 10 appearances Most NCAA Tournament Wins 1. Stanford Nebraska UCLA Hawaii Penn State Southern California Texas Florida Long Beach State Pacific 46 Most Tournament Appearances 1. Penn State 28 Stanford Nebraska 27 Hawaii 27 UCLA UC Santa Barbara 26 Southern California Texas Brigham Young 24 Pacific 24 Most NCAA Semifinal Appearances 1. Stanford Nebraska 11 UCLA Long Beach State 8 Hawaii 8 6. Pacific 7 Southern California 7 Penn State 7 9. Florida Texas 5 Most NCAA Championships 1. Stanford 6 2. Nebraska 3 Penn State 3 UCLA 3 Hawaii 3 Long Beach State 3 Southern California 3 Pacific 2 9. Texas 1 Washington 1 Note: NCAA Tournament action 1981-current NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 1982 (1-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Penn State W, , 15-5, Mideast Regional at West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue L, , 15-12, 4-15, 12-15, (0-1) First Round at Kalamazoo, Michigan Western Michigan L, , 12-15, 12-15, (2-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Pittsburgh W, , 15-5, Mideast Regional at Kalamazoo, Mich. W. Michigan W, , 15-10, 8-15, 15-7 Pacific L, , 10-15, 15-13, (2-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Penn State W, , 15-7, Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Purdue W, , 16-14, 12-15, USC L, , 11-15, 12-15, (4-1) NCAA Runner-up First Round at Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center) Pittsburgh W, , 15-5, 15-10, 15-7 Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center) Penn State W, , 15-4, 16-14, 16-18, 15-9 Illinois W, , 15-8, 15-3 Championships at Stockton, Calif. Stanford W, , 15-2, 15-10, Pacific L, , 4-15, (2-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Northern Iowa W, , 15-1, 15-3 Mideast Regional at Champaign, Ill. Purdue W, , 15-12, 15-3 Illinois L, , 12-15, (1-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Weber State W, , 15-4, 14-16, 8-15, 15-8 Mideast Regional at Champaign, Ill. Oklahoma L, , 9-15, 15-8, 15-11, (4-1) NCAA Runner-up First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Illinois State W, , 15-11, Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Minnesota W, , 11-15, 15-13, Illinois W, , 15-5, 15-8 Championships at Honolulu, Hawaii UCLA W, , 15-11, 15-6 Long Beach State L, , 0-15, (3-1) NCAA Semifinalist First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Miami (Ohio) W, , 15-9, 15-9 Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Pittsburgh W, , 15-11, 15-7 Penn State W, , 16-14, 10-15, 15-5 Championships at College Park, Md. Pacific L, , 15-11, 9-15, (2-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center) Illinois W, , 15-8, Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center) Wisconsin W, , 15-10, Ohio State L, , 9-15, 16-17, (1-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Colorado W, , 15-8, 8-15, Mideast Regional at Champaign, Ill. Illinois L, , 7-15, (1-1) First Round at Lincoln, Neb. Cornell W, , 15-4, 15-1 Second Round at Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame L, , 10-15, (2-1) First Round - Bye Second Round at Lincoln, Neb. George Washington W, , 15-9, 15-8 Mideast Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Colorado W, , 15-7, 15-5 Penn State L, , 11-15, 9-15, 8-15 The Huskers celebrate a first-round win over Pittsburgh in the 1984 NCAA Tournament. Nebraska advanced to the regional final that year before losing to Pacific.

121 1995 (5-0) National Champion First Round - Bye Second Round at Lincoln, Neb. George Mason W, , 15-5, Central Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Penn State W, , 15-6, 14-16, 15-2 UCLA W, , 15-7, Championships at Amherst, Mass. Michigan State W, , 15-8, 15-8, 9-15, 15-8 Texas W, , 15-2, 15-7, (3-1) NCAA Semifinalist First Round - Bye Second Round at Lincoln, Neb. Arkansas W, , 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 East Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Louisville W, , 15-7, 15-4 Penn State W, , 8-15, 15-13, 9-15, Championships at Cleveland, Ohio Stanford L, , 7-15, 9-15, (2-1) First Round - Bye Second Round at Lincoln, Neb. Michigan State W, , 15-12, 15-4 Pacific Regional at Long Beach, Calif. USC W, , 12-15, 14-16, 15-7, Long Beach State L, , 9-15, (4-1) NCAA Semifinalist First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Morgan State W, , 15-2, 15-0 Utah W, , 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 Pacific Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Pepperdine W, , 10-15, 14-16, 15-1, Wisconsin W, , 18-16, 9-15, 15-10, Championships at Madison, Wis. Penn State L, , 8-15, 15-8, (2-1) First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Davidson W, , 15-5, 15-3 San Diego W, , 15-8, 15-9 Pacific Regional at Stanford, Calif. UC Santa Barbara L, , 15-7, 8-15, (6-0) National Champion First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Princeton W, , 15-2, 15-7 South Carolina W, , 9-15, 13-15, 15-12, Midwest Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Ohio State W, , 15-6, 15-5 Arizona W, , 17-15, Championships at Richmond, Va. Hawaii W, , 15-12, 9-15, Wisconsin W, , 9-15, 7-15, 15-2, (4-1) NCAA Semifinalist First and Second Rounds at Manhattan, Kan. Oral Roberts W, , 30-15, Kansas State W, , 28-30, 30-26, Midwest Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Colorado State W, , 30-21, 30-26, Florida W, , 30-24, 28-30, 25-30, Championships at San Diego, Calif. Stanford L, , 28-30, (3-1) First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Tennessee-Martin W, , 30-17, Arizona State W, , 30-21, Midwest Regional at Lincoln, Neb. Miami W, , 30-17, Hawaii L, , 30-25, 27-30, (2-1) First and Second Rounds at East Lansing, Mich. Valparaiso W, , 30-22, Dayton W, , 30-14, Midwest Regional at Lincoln, Neb. UCLA L, , 27-30, 21-30, (3-1) First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Iona W, , 30-12, Wichita State W, , 30-20, Midwest Regional at Louisville, Ky. Louisville W, , 32-30, USC L, , 27-30, 21-30, 36-34, (5-1) NCAA Runner-up First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Alabama A&M W, , 30-7, Duke W, , 30-19, Midwest Regional at Omaha, Neb. UCLA W, , 30-23, Florida W, , 30-24, Championships at San Antonio, Texas Santa Clara W, , 30-19, Washington L, , 25-30, (6-0) National Champion First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. American W, , 30-23, 28-30, Northern Iowa W, , 30-16, East Regional at Gainesville, Fla. San Diego W, , 30-20, Minnesota W, , 22-30, 30-20, 30-25, 15-9 Championships at Omaha, Neb. UCLA W, , 30-28, 30-23, Stanford W, , 30-26, 30-28, (3-1) First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. South Dakota St. W, , 30-14, Wichita State W, , 30-19, Midwest Regional at Madison, Wis. Michigan State W, , 28-30, 30-17, 30-28, 15-9 California L, , 29-31, (4-1) NCAA Semifinalist First and Second Rounds at Lincoln, Neb. Liberty W, , 21-25, 25-16, UAB W, , 25-15, Pacific Regional at Seattle, Wash. Michigan W, , 25-16, Championships at Omaha, Neb. Washington W, , 23-25, 25-17, 26-24, Penn State L, , 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, HISTORY The Huskers celebrate after defeating No. 4 Florida in the 2005 NCAA Omaha Regional final, sending Nebraska to its first NCAA semifinal since The match drew a then-ncaa record crowd of 15,119 at the Qwest Center, breaking the previous NCAA mark of 14,489 set against UCLA the night before NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

122 HISTORY 2006 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 33-1 Record (19-1 Big 12) Honors and Awards Honda-Broderick Cup Sarah Pavan AVCA National Player of the Year Sarah Pavan AVCA All-Americans Jordan Larson, Sarah Pavan, Tracy Stalls, second team Rachel Holloway, third team CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year Sarah Pavan CoSIDA Academic All-American Sarah Pavan, NCAA Regional All-Tournament Jordan Larson, MVP Sarah Pavan Rachel Holloway NCAA Championship All-Tournament Sarah Pavan, MVP Rachel Holloway Jordan Larson Tracy Stalls First-Team All-Big 12 Sarah Pavan (Player of the Year) Jordan Larson Rachel Holloway Tracy Stalls Results (33-1, 19-1 Big 12) Aug. 29 San Diego W 3-0 Sept. 1 St. Mary s W 3-0 Sept. 2 Middle Tennessee W 3-0 Sept. 3 Long Beach State W 3-0 Sept. 8 Louisville W 3-0 Sept. 9 Cal Poly W 3-0 Sept. 10 Minnesota W 3-1 Sept. 13 Kansas# W 3-0 Sept. 16 at Oklahoma# W 3-0 Sept. 20 Iowa State# W 3-0 Sept. 23 Texas Tech# W 3-0 Sept. 24 at Creighton W 3-1 Sept. 30 at Baylor# W 3-1 Oct. 4 Kansas State# W 3-0 Oct. 7 at Texas A&M# W 3-0 Oct. 11 at Missouri# W 3-0 Oct. 14 Colorado# W 3-0 Oct. 18 at Texas# W 3-2 Oct. 25 Missouri# W 3-0 Oct. 28 at Kansas State# W 3-0 Nov. 1 at Texas Tech# W 3-0 Nov. 4 Oklahoma# W 3-0 Nov. 8 at Iowa State# W 3-1 Nov. 11 at Colorado# L 2-3 Nov. 15 Texas A&M# W 3-0 Nov. 18 Baylor# W 3-0 Nov. 22 at Kansas# W 3-0 Nov. 25 Texas W 3-0 Dec. 1 American W 3-1 Dec. 2 Northern Iowa W 3-0 Dec. 8 vs. San Diego W 3-0 Dec. 9 vs. Minnesota W 3-2 Dec. 14 vs. UCLA W 3-1 Dec. 16 vs. Stanford W 3-1 # Denotes Big 12 Conference opponents NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 2006 National Champion Huskers - Athletic Trainer Jolene Emricson, Student Manager Ben Boldt, Kori Cooper, Jordan Larson, Tracy Stalls, Sarah Pavan, Amanda Gates, Brooke Bartek, Student Manager Bill Egbert and Director of Volleyball Operations Lindsay Wischmeier. Back row: Head Assistant Coach Lee Maes, Rachel Schwartz, Dani Mancuso, Christina Houghtelling, Maggie Griffin, Dani Busboom, Rachel Holloway, Head Coach John Cook, Assistant Coach Charlene Johnson-Tagaloa. Not pictured: Strength Coach Laura Pilakowski. A Magical Season Nebraska enjoyed a storybook season in 2006, putting together a 33-1 record en route to the school s third national title. Despite the loss of AVCA National Player of the Year Christina Houghtelling before the start of preseason practice and a lineup that featured three new starters, the Huskers won their first 23 matches, including 18 sweeps, before suffering their only loss of the year. The Huskers rebounded by losing just one game over the next seven matches before running into their toughest test of the postseason. One game away from the national semifinals in Omaha, the Huskers overcame a 2-0 deficit to topple Minnesota and win a regional for the first time outside the state in school history. That win set the stage for one of the biggest volleyball events in history, as the Huskers played for a chance at a national title in front of sold-out crowds of 17,000-plus at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Semifinals Nebraska used a career night from Tracy Stalls to advance to the finals with a 3-1 victory over fourth-ranked UCLA. Stalls totaled a career-high 17 kills on.577 hitting, out-shining UCLA All-American Nana Meriwether, who was held to 12 kills and a season-low.190 hitting. The Huskers dropped the opener and trailed before a Pavan kill pulled NU within a point. Stalls then closed out the game with three straight points from the service line, tying the match at one. Nebraska took control of the third game behind the strong serving of Pavan, who ran off nine straight points at the service line including three aces that turned a 13-all game into a cushion. Stalls had seven kills in each of the final two games. While Pavan finished with a match-high 22 kills, the Husker defense held UCLA in check behind 29 digs from Dani Busboom and 25 from Jordan Larson, as both enjoyed career bests in digs against the Bruins. Final The Huskers followed a similar script as the semifinals, dropping the opening game before regrouping. Trailing in game two, the Huskers seized the momentum with three straight points, highlighted by a Dani Mancuso kill that gave NU a lead. In game three, another unlikely hero emerged to spark a Husker comeback. Trailing 23-19, Amanda Gates came off the bench and sparked NU with two big blocks, the second of which put the Huskers up In the finale, the Huskers rode the arm of Sarah Pavan, who had six of her match-high 22 kills, before Jordan Larson s 19th kill of the night closed out the match after the Cardinal pulled within NU had four players total at least 10 kills, as Mancuso finished a dream season with 12 kills in her hometown. Highlighting the 2006 Season The Huskers led the country in both kills (17.40) and assists (16.20) per game, the first time Nebraska had led the country in either category. Nebraska set school records for kills per game, assists per game and block assists (823). Nebraska became the third team in NCAA history to lead the AVCA poll the entire season, joining UCLA (1992) and USC (2003), and the to win a national title while hosting since UCLA in Sarah Pavan became the first Husker athlete to win the Honda-Broderick Cup - symbolic of the top female athlete in college athletics. Pavan also became the first Big 12 studentathlete to win the award since the league s inception in Quoting Coach John Cook This team maxed out to their abilities. They really never wavered the entire year, and they embraced it if they did. To win this here in Nebraska, with this group of people and overcoming the obstacles to get here and dealing with this pressure, it has to be No. 1. Cook following the national title match Middle blocker Tracy Stalls had a career-high 17 kills on.577 hitting and four blocks in NU s NCAA semifinal win over UCLA.

123 HISTORY Husker captains Tracy Stalls, Christina Houghtelling and Dani Busboom receive a proclamation from Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman at the national championship celebration at the NU Coliseum. Former U.S. National Team Coach Jenny Lang Ping presents Sarah Pavan with her AVCA National Player of the Year award at the AVCA Banquet. Nebraska shattered NCAA single-match and all-session records at the 2006 NCAA Championships in Omaha, drawing 34,222 for the two matches, including a then-ncaa record crowd of 17,209 for the title match against Stanford. At the time, that was the largest crowd to ever see a volleyball match in the United States. Jordan Larson slams home match point, giving the Huskers their third NCAA title. Larson finished the NCAA title match against the Cardinal with 19 kills on.378 hitting and 15 digs NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

124 HISTORY 2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 34-0 Record (20-0 Big 12) Honors and Awards AVCA National Player of the Year Greichaly Cepero AVCA Division I Coach of the Year John Cook Honda Award for Volleyball Greichaly Cepero AVCA All-Americans Greichaly Cepero, Laura Pilakowski, Amber Holmquist, second team CoSIDA Academic All-American Laura Pilakowski, second team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Greichaly Cepero, MVP Angie Oxley Laura Pilakowski NCAA Championship All-Tournament Greichaly Cepero, MVP Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski All-Big 12 Greichaly Cepero (Player of the Year) Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp Laura Pilakowski Results (34-0, 20-0 Big 12) Sept. 1 Northwestern W 3-0 Sept. 2 Georgia W 3-0 Sept. 2 Colorado State W 3-1 Sept. 4 Oral Roberts W 3-0 Sept. 8 at Notre Dame W 3-0 Sept. 9 Michigan State W 3-0 Sept. 10 UCLA W 3-2 Sept. 13 Texas# W 3-0 Sept. 16 Missouri# W 3-0 Sept. 20 at Kansas# W 3-0 Sept. 23 Oklahoma# W 3-0 Sept. 27 at Colorado# W 3-0 Sept. 30 Texas A&M# W 3-0 Oct. 3 Creighton W 3-0 Oct. 8 at Iowa State# W 3-0 Oct. 11 Baylor# W 3-0 Oct. 14 Texas Tech# W 3-1 Oct. 18 Kansas State# W 3-0 Oct. 22 at Texas# W 3-1 Oct. 25 at Missouri# W 3-0 Oct. 28 Kansas# W 3-0 Nov. 1 at Oklahoma# W 3-0 Nov. 4 Colorado# W 3-0 Nov. 8 at Texas A&M# W 3-1 Nov. 15 Iowa State# W 3-0 Nov. 19 at Baylor# W 3-0 Nov. 22 Texas Tech# W 3-0 Nov. 26 at Kansas State# W 3-2 Dec. 1 Princeton W 3-0 Dec. 2 South Carolina W 3-2 Dec. 8 Ohio State W 3-0 Dec. 9 Arizona W 3-0 Dec. 14 Hawaii W 3-1 Dec. 16 Wisconsin W 3-2 # Denotes Big 12 Conference opponents NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 2000 National Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Lindsay Wischmeier, Pam Krejci, Kim Behrends, Amber Holmquist, Jenny Kropp, Jill McWilliams, Jenae Dowling. (Front row from left): Rachel Baumstark, Laura Pilakowski, Angie Oxley, Greichaly Cepero, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Anna Schrad, Sara Westling. Mission Accomplished Nebraska entered the 2000 season with a No. 11 preseason ranking and an eagerness to prove the pollsters wrong. Competing with a new coach, a new setter and without two-time All-American Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) didn t scare the Huskers. A trio of sophomore All-Americans, including AVCA Player-of-the-Year Greichaly Cepero, emerged to lead NU to a 34-0 record and the program s second national title. With a 3-2 win over Wisconsin Dec. 15 in the championship final, the Huskers became just the second team in NCAA history to finish a season undefeated. First-year Head Coach John Cook earned AVCA Coach-of-the-Year honors. Semifinals In the first match, Nebraska relied on its greatest strength - its block - to stifle Hawaii at the net in a 3-1 victory. The Huskers outblocked the Rainbow Wahine , as Jenny Kropp and Amber Holmquist each tallied 10 block assists. With the win, the Huskers broke the school record for consecutive victories in the modern era of five-game matches. NU produced 36 victories in 1976 when all matches were played as two-out-of-three contests. Final After falling behind 2-1 to Wisconsin, Nebraska breezed to a 15-2 win in the fourth game to force a rally-scoring fifth game for the national title. With senior Kim Behrends at the service line, Laura Pilakowski slammed her 23rd kill of the match to secure the championship. Pilakowski was joined on the NCAA All-Tournament The Huskers celebrate with the championship trophy following their win over Wisconsin in the 2000 NCAA Championship match. team by classmates Greichaly Cepero and Amber Holmquist. Cepero added 52 assists, eight digs, eight kills and seven blocks, while Holmquist added 16 kills on a.387 hitting efficiency with five blocks. Highlighting the 2000 Season Nebraska claimed its 23rd Big Eight/Big 12 championship in 25 seasons. With a 20-0 run through the league, the Huskers improved their all-time mark against Big 12 schools to , an amazing.920 winning percentage. Nebraska, ranked No. 1 in the AVCA/USA Today Coaches poll for 14 straight weeks, swept 26 of its 34 opponents and 17 of its 20 conference opponents, losing just five games in Big 12 play. Only three teams took NU to five games. Amber Holmquist shattered three Nebraska single-season blocking records, setting new marks with 199 block assists, 220 total blocks and 1.98 blocks per game. Holmquist also broke the Big 12 record for total blocks in a single game with 16 at Texas on Oct. 22. Nebraska bettered its own then-ncaa record for single-match home attendance, as 12,504 fans cheered the Huskers to a 3-0 win over Colorado, Nov. 4, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Quoting Coach John Cook If there are 10 teams better than us, I think it s going to be a heck of a year in college volleyball, because believe me, we re going to be pretty good. Cook before the 2000 season Laura Pilakowski had a match-high 23 kills and a team-best 15 digs in the five-set win over Wisconsin in the NCAA Championship match.

125 1995 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1995 National Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Volunteer Assistant Coach Doug West, Assistant Coach Cathy Noth, Head Coach Terry Pettit, Allison Weston, Stacie Maser, Lisa Avery, Lisa Reitsma, Jen McFadden, Jaime Krondak, Assistant Coach Todd Raasch, Jenny Livers, Tara Kramer. (Front row from left): Christy Johnson, Billie Winsett, Maria Hedbeck, Fiona Nepo, Renee Saunders, Kate Crnich, Kim Legg, Denise Koziol. One Goal - One Team - One Champion Nebraska entered the season with one goal in mind, win the national championship. Led by a talented trio of seniors, the Huskers capped their championship run by hammering Texas 3-1 in the title match. After three previous trips to the NCAA Championships, the Huskers incredible drive and focus fueled them to their first national title. Semifinals In the first match, Nebraska countered a loss in game one, by winning the second and third games, Michigan State responded to NU s challenge, winning the fourth game, In the fifth and decisive game, with the score deadlocked at 7-7, NU scored four consecutive points, forging to an 11-7 lead. The Spartans added one more point, but the Huskers prevailed, Allison Weston led the Husker charge, recording a team-high 30 kills. Final In the finals, Texas jumped to an early 12-4 lead in game one, but the Huskers rallied to make it close, losing Although they lost the first game, the Huskers gained momentum, playing solidly at the end of the game. NU cruised to wins in games two and three, thumping the Longhorns, 15-2 and Game four swayed back and forth, but the Huskers persevered, sealing NU s first national title with a victory. Billie Winsett and Kate Crnich led the way, posting 25 kills each. Crnich s 25 kills were a career high, hitting.500 for the match. Outside hitter Kate Crnich had a career-high 25 kills on.500 hitting in the NCAA title match against Texas. Highlighting the 1995 Season After losing its second match of the season to then-no. 1 Stanford, NU reeled off 31 consecutive matches to claim the NCAA title. An amazing 28 of Nebraska s 32 victories were 3-0 wins. Not only did Nebraska claim its first-ever national championship, the Huskers posted school records for wins and winning percentage that would stand until the 2000 season. Nebraska finished with a 32-1 (.970) record, bettering the.969 percentage it posted in 1994 (31-1). NU also matched the thenschool record for wins, equalling the 1990 squad s record total of 32. Allison Weston shattered Eileen Shannon s Husker school record for career kills (1,521), finishing her career with 1,778. Nebraska bettered its own NCAA record for single-match home attendance, as 11,529 cheered the Huskers to a 3-0 win over Colorado, Oct. 21, at the Devaney Center. NU set the previous record of 11,032, Sept. 14, 1991, also at the Devaney Center. The mark would stand until the 2000 season. Quoting Coach Terry Pettit We certainly should be strong. We have great senior leadership in Allison Weston, Billie Winsett and Christy Johnson. We were 31-1 last season (1994), and I think we re going to be better this year. Pettit before the 1995 season Christy Johnson, Allison Weston and Billie Winsett hold up the trophy following the NCAA Championship match win over Texas Record (12-0 Big Eight) Honors and Awards Morgan Trophy Award Allison Weston AVCA Co-National Player of the Year Allison Weston Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year Allison Weston AVCA All-Americans Allison Weston, Christy Johnson, Lisa Reitsma, CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Allison Weston, Christy Johnson, second team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Allison Weston Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma NCAA Championship All-Tournament Allison Weston Billie Winsett Christy Johnson Kate Crnich All-Big Eight Allison Weston (Player of the Year) Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma Billie Winsett Results (32-1, 12-0 Big Eight) Aug. 25 Penn State W 3-0 Aug. 26 Stanford L 1-3 Sept. 1 Santa Clara W 3-0 Sept. 2 at Pacific W 3-0 Sept. 8 Purdue W 3-0 Sept. 9 Wisconsin W 3-0 Sept. 15 Gonzaga W 3-0 Sept. 16 Georgia W 3-0 Sept. 16 at Wyoming W 3-0 Sept. 22 Baylor W 3-0 Sept. 23 George Washington W 3-0 Sept. 27 at Colorado# W 3-0 Sept. 30 Oklahoma# W 3-0 Oct. 4 Kansas# W 3-0 Oct. 7 at Iowa State# W 3-0 Oct. 11 at Kansas State# W 3-0 Oct. 14 at Missouri# W 3-0 Oct. 21 Colorado# W 3-0 Oct. 25 Kansas# W 3-0 Oct. 28 Iowa State# W 3-0 Nov. 1 Kansas State# W 3-0 Nov. 4 at Texas W 3-0 Nov. 7 Notre Dame W 3-0 Nov. 10 at Oklahoma# W 3-0 Nov. 12 Florida W 3-2 Nov. 15 Missouri# W 3-0 Nov. 24 Oklahoma# W 3-0 Nov. 25 Iowa State# W 3-0 Dec. 2 George Mason W 3-0 Dec. 8 Penn State W 3-1 Dec. 9 UCLA W 3-0 Dec. 14 Michigan State W 3-2 Dec. 16 Texas W 3-1 # Denotes Big Eight Conference opponents HISTORY NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

126 HISTORY 2008 NCAA Semifinals 31-3 Record (18-2 Big 12) Honors and Awards AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year John Cook Big 12 Coach of the Year John Cook AVCA All-Americans Jordan Larson, Sydney Anderson, second team Tara Mueller, second team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Amanda Gates, Kori Cooper, Jordan Larson, second team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Tara Mueller, MVP Sydney Anderson Lindsey Licht Jordan Larson All-Big 12 Jordan Larson (Player of the Year) Sydney Anderson, Kori Cooper, Tara Mueller, 2008 Big 12 Champion Huskers -Back row (from left): Athletic Trainer Jolene Emricson, Strength Coach Laura Pilakowski, Volunteer Assistant Ryan Walthall, Assistant Coach Erik Sullivan, Kaitlynn James, Brigette Root, Sydney Anderson, Kayla Banwarth, Rachel Schwartz, Head Coach John Cook, Assistant Coach Lizzy Stemke and Director of Volleyball Operations Lindsay Peterson. Front row (from left): Tara Mueller, Allison McNeal, Jordan Larson, Lindsey Licht, Brooke Delano, Jordan Wilberger, Kori Cooper, Amanda Gates, Jessica Yanz and Jordan Haverly. NU Reaches NCAA Semifinals The Huskers inspired the state, reaching the NCAA semifinals for the third time in four years. Led by Big 12 Player of the Year Jordan Larson, NU went 31-3 and won a share of the Big 12 title. John Cook was the Big 12 Coach of the Year. After dropping the first two sets to Penn State, the Huskers thrilled an NCAA record crowd of 17,430 by winning the next two sets to even the match, marking the only time that Penn State lost a set all year. NU led 10-8 in the fifth set, but six unanswered points ended the Huskers NCAA title bid. NCAA Regional After opening regional action with a sweep of Michigan, the Huskers faced Washington for the first time since the 2005 NCAA title match. The Huskies won the first two sets before Nebraska fought back to win the next two sets. The Huskers trailed 9-3 before running off nine straight points, including eight off the serving of Kayla Banwarth, to take a three-point lead. Washington pulled even at 13 apiece, but a Husky hitting error and a service ace from Larson completed the comeback. Tara Mueller led the way with a career-high 24 kills and 16 digs, while Larson matched her career best with 21 kills and added 18 digs Season Highlights Nebraska tied the NCAA record for most consecutive home wins with 87, matching the mark Penn State set between 1995 and The Huskers won 30 matches for the 20th time in program history and fifth consecutive year. Jordan Larson set Nebraska s school career mark with 186 career aces, breaking the mark of 161 set by Val Novak Big 12 Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Head Assistant Coach Lee Maes, Assistant Coach Charlene Johnson-Tagaloa, Jordan Larson, Melissa Elmer, Tracy Stalls, Sarah Pavan, Christina Houghtelling, Dani Mancuso, Amanda Gates, Director of Volleyball Operations Tina Westerhold, Volunteer Assistant Coach Christie Landry and Head Coach John Cook. (Front row from left): Manager Ben Boldt, Athletic Trainer Jolene Emricson, Rachel Schwartz, Maggie Griffin, Rachel Holloway, Dani Busboom, Jennifer Saleaumua, Meghan Smith, Strength Coach Laura Pilakowski and Student Manager Bill Egbert. Huskers Reach NCAA Title Match The 2005 season proved to be one of the most memorable in school history. The Huskers went 33-2, falling one victory shy of a third NCAA title. Behind All-Americans Christina Houghtelling, Melissa Elmer, Sarah Pavan and Jennifer Saleaumua, the Huskers won their first 28 matches and earned their second straight Big 12 title. Nebraska rolled into the national semifinals in San Antonio, sweeping UCLA and fourth-ranked Florida in front of then- NCAA record crowds in Omaha. Semifinals and Finals Melissa Elmer totaled 13 kills on.647 hitting to lead NU to a 3-0 sweep of Santa Clara in the national semifinals. NU hit.449 on the evening and out-blocked Santa Clara, Elmer s 13 kills led three Huskers in double figures, while Sarah Pavan and Christina Houghtelling added 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Nebraska s magical season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Washington in the national title match. All-Americans Sarah Pavan and Jennifer Saleaumua paced NU s effort, as Pavan totaled a match-high 16 kills on.429 hitting, while Saleaumua closed out a sterling career with 12 kills on.545 hitting and nine digs. The Huskers were out-hit for the only time all season, , as the Huskies won their first national title behind 15 kills from tournament MVP Christal Morrison Season Highlights Nebraska became the first host team to win the AVCA Classic, defeating No. 4 Hawaii and No. 3 Stanford. The Huskers led the nation in blocking for the fifth time in six years, averaging 4.12 blocks per game. Melissa Elmer repeated as the national leader in blocks with 2.17 blocks per game and became the Big 12 all-time leader in that category with 767 blocks NCAA Finalists 33-2 Record (19-1 Big 12) Honors and Awards AVCA National Coach of the Year John Cook Big 12 Coach of the Year John Cook AVCA National Player of the Year Christina Houghtelling AVCA All-Americans Melissa Elmer, Christina Houghtelling, Sarah Pavan, Jennifer Saleaumua, third team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Christina Houghtelling, MVP Sarah Pavan Melissa Elmer CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Sarah Pavan, Christina Houghtelling, All-Big 12 Sarah Pavan (Player of the Year) Christina Houghtelling, Melissa Elmer, Jennifer Saleaumua, honorable mention Jordan Larson, honorable mention NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

127 2001 NCAA Semifinals 31-2 Record (20-0 Big 12) Honors and Awards NCAA Top Eight Award Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) HISTORY AVCA All-Americans Amber Holmquist, Nancy Metcalf, Greichaly Cepero, second team Jenny Kropp, second team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Nancy Metcalf, Laura Pilakowski, second team Greichaly Cepero, third team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Nancy Metcalf, MVP Greichaly Cepero Jenny Kropp All-Big 12 Nancy Metcalf, Player of the Year Greichaly Cepero, Amber Holmquist, Jenny Kropp, Laura Pilakowski, 2001 Big 12 Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Manager Marcus Shorney, Head Coach John Cook, Kim Behrends, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Sara Westling, Amber Holmquist, Greichaly Cepero, Jenny Kropp, Anna Schrad, Melissa Elmer, Ally Rebholz, Assistant Coach Craig Skinner, Assistant Coach Staci Wolfe, Director of Operations Diane Mendenhall. (Front row from left): Manager Ben Boldt, Sara Parks, Michelle Lynch, Amy Sibbernsen, Rachel Baumstark, Pam Krejci, Laura Pilakowski, Lindsay Wischmeier, Jenae Dowling, Athletic Trainer Amanda Hall. NU Reaches NCAA Semifinals Nebraska fell two wins shy in its bid to repeat as national champions, as U.S. National Team member Logan Tom pounded 22 kills to lead Stanford to a 3-0 win over NU in the NCAA semifinals. The loss capped an otherwise successful season for the Huskers, who were 31-2 overall and 20-0 in the Big 12 Conference, dropping just three games in conference play. NU Coach John Cook was named Big 12 Coach of the Year, and Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) was named the Big 12 Player of the Year. NCAA Regional The Huskers eighth semifinal bid did not come easy. After breezing to wins in games one and two, Nebraska dropped the next two games to Florida to tie the match. NU, which had not played a five-game match all year, trailed when Nancy Metcalf responded with back-to-back kills to even the score. After a Florida service error, Metcalf pounded another kill to bring Nebraska within a point of the win. All-American Aury Cruz held NU off with a kill, but Metcalf answered on the next rally with her 25th kill of the match Season Highlights Nebraska earned its eighth NCAA semifinal bid and made its 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Huskers won 30 matches for the 12th time in program history. Nebraska broke the school record for opponent attack percentage, holding teams to a.106 combined mark to break the previous record of.109 set in Big 12 Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Denise Koziol, Katie Jahnke, Pam Krejci, Megan Korver, Tonia Tauke, Jenny Kropp, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) and Jill McWilliams. (Front row from left): Jaime Krondak, Angie Oxley, Kim Behrends, Nikki Henk, Kim Crandall, Mandy Monson and Fiona Nepo. NU Reaches NCAA Semis for Third Time in Four Seasons Nebraska s senior-laden team of Fiona Nepo, Megan Korver and Jaime Krondak guided the Huskers to one of the best seasons in NU history. The Huskers went 32-2 and reached the NCAA semifinals in Madison, Wis. Nebraska s victory over Wisconsin in the regional championship in Lincoln was a memorable one, as the longest match in school history spanned nearly three hours. NU avoided a two-game deficit by withstanding 14 game points to win game two, Wisconsin won game three, 15-9, but Nebraska came right back to claim game four, In the rally-scoring fifth game, NU recovered from a 9-7 hole to blitz to a win. Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) was named the tournament MVP after posting 27 kills. NCAA Semifinals The match between the Huskers (32-1) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (34-0) featured three AVCA All-Americans on each side of the net and the top offense (PSU) and top blocking attack (NU) in the country. The third-ranked Huskers rallied from a two-game deficit by winning game three and led midway through game four, 6-2. But Lauren Cacciamani recorded seven kills in nine swings to lead Penn State to the victory. NU finished with 20 blocks Season Highlights The Huskers went 18-0 at home to extend their NU Coliseum win streak to 65 matches. Nebraska also led the nation with 3.93 blocks per game. Three-Time All-American Fiona Nepo shattered Nikki Stricker s career assist record by becoming Nebraska s all-time assist leader NCAA Semifinals 32-2 Record (19-1 Big 12) Honors and Awards AVCA District 5 Coach of the Year Terry Pettit Big 12 Coach of the Year Terry Pettit AVCA All-Americans Fiona Nepo, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Megan Korver, second team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), MVP Fiona Nepo CoSIDA Academic All-American Megan Korver, third team All-Big 12 Fiona Nepo (Player of the Year) Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), Megan Korver, Jaime Krondak, honorable mention NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

128 HISTORY 1996 NCAA Semifinals 30-4 Record (19-1 Big 12) Honors and Awards USOC Elite Coach of the Year Terry Pettit AVCA District 5 Coach of the Year Terry Pettit Big 12 Coach of the Year Terry Pettit AVCA All-Americans Lisa Reitsma, Fiona Nepo, CoSIDA Academic All-American Lisa Reitsma, third team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Lisa Reitsma Megan Korver Fiona Nepo NCAA Championship All-Tournament Lisa Reitsma All-Big 12 Lisa Reitsma (Player of the Year) Fiona Nepo, Megan Korver, Kate Crnich, 1996 Big 12 Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Jen Livers, Assistant Coach Cathy Noth, Assistant Coach Nikki Best, Katie Jahnke, Tonia Tauke, Lisa Reitsma, Lisa Avery, Megan Korver, Head Coach Terry Pettit, Manager Marcus Shorney and Athletic Trainer Tara Kramer. (Front row from left): Stacie Maser, Mandy Monson, Kim Crandall, Denise Koziol, Renee Saunders, Kate Crnich, Fiona Nepo, Maria Hedbeck, Jaime Krondak. Near Repeat Despite the loss of three standout seniors who guided Nebraska to its first national title in 1995, and injuries to three key players, the Huskers nearly became the to repeat as NCAA champions since UCLA turned the trick in 1990 and NU fell only two matches shy of back-to-back national championships, dropping a hard-fought decision to eventual champion Stanford in the national semifinals. NCAA Semifinals The 30-3 Huskers faced top-seeded Stanford (29-2), which featured four AVCA All-Americans. Nebraska won the first game, 15-9, but the Cardinal amassed large leads in each of the next three games, securing a 3-1 win. Two days later, the Cardinal swept Hawaii for the national title. Lisa Reitsma led the Huskers with a match-high 22 kills. Kate Crnich smacked 16 kills and added a match-high 15 digs Season Highlights NU opened the year by recording its then-school record 32nd-straight victory, a 3-1 triumph over Illinois State in the State Farm/NACWAA Classic. Nebraska claimed the first-ever Big 12 championship with a 19-1 league mark. Lisa Reitsma shattered Kathi DeBoer s single-season kill total (529 in 1987) with 611. In addition, Reitsma s 5.05 kills per game bettered Allison Weston s mark of 4.99 kills per game set in Fiona Nepo posted a school-record 1,653 set assists, eclipsing the 1989 standard of 1,608 set by Val Novak NCAA Semifinals 32-3 Record (12-0 Big Eight) Honors and Awards All-Americans Janet Kruse, Val Novak, Stephanie Thater, second team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Janet Kruse, Becky Bolli, third team 1990 Big Eight Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Assistant Coach Cathy Noth, Head Coach Terry Pettit, Valerie Vermeulen, Linda Barsness, Stephanie Thater, Sara Hesch, Cris Hall, Janet Kruse, Carla Baker, Assistant Coach John Cook. (Front row from left): Katherine Pettit, Manager Kari Possehl, Becky Bolli, Debbie Brand, Eileen Shannon, Laura Luther, Nikki Stricker, Kim Kinnan, Jessica Walter, Val Novak, Athletic Trainer Therese Volmer. Back-to-Back For the second consecutive year, Nebraska returned to the NCAA Championships, only to be ousted one match short of the finals. Once again, as it did in 1986, Pacific sent the Huskers home with a 3-1 loss. It was the Tigers second victory of the season against Nebraska, as the Tigers defeated the Huskers 3-1 in an early season tournament. NCAA Semifinals A close match throughout, Nebraska and Pacific s intense game one set the tone. Nebraska led 13-11, but saw the Tigers score four unanswered points and claim the crucial first game. The Huskers rebounded for a win in game two, scoring the game s final three points. Games three and four were equally competitive, but the Tigers had the stamina to thwart Nebraska s attack, winning 15-9 and Cris Hall led NU with 18 kills, while Val Novak had 46 assists and a match-high 17 digs. Krissy Fifer led the Pacific attack with 21 kills Season Highlights In terms of winning percentage, Nebraska finished with its then-best season ever at 32-3 (.914). Before losing to Pacific in the semifinals, Nebraska had won 16 straight contests. Nebraska set team records in block assists (558) and opponent hitting percentage (.135). Nebraska won its 15th consecutive Big Eight title with a perfect 12-0 record and the tournament crown with a win over Colorado. The 1990 season was the last at the Nebraska Coliseum until it reopened for volleyball in In 1990 the Huskers were a perfect 18-0 and drew an average of 2,816 fans per match. CoSIDA Academic All-American-of-the-Year Janet Kruse All-Mideast Region Janet Kruse, Val Novak, Cris Hall, second team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Val Novak Cris Hall Janet Kruse Stephanie Thater All-Big Eight Val Novak, Janet Kruse, Cris Hall, Stephanie Thater, NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

129 1989 NCAA Finals 29-4 Record (12-0 Big Eight) Honors and Awards All-Americans Janet Kruse, Val Novak, Virginia Stahr, second team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Virginia Stahr, Carla Baker, second team Janet Kruse, third team NCAA Regional All-Tournament Cris Hall Janet Kruse Val Novak Virginia Stahr NCAA Championship All-Tournament Eileen Shannon All-Mideast Region Val Novak, Virginia Stahr, Janet Kruse, second team Eileen Shannon, second team All-Big Eight Janet Kruse, Val Novak, Eileen Shannon, Virginia Stahr, 1989 Big Eight Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Assistant Coach Terri Killion, Assistant Coach John Cook, Carla Baker, Janet Kruse, Cris Hall, Sara Hesch, Stephanie Thater, Linda Barsness, Student Trainer Jill Douglas, Head Coach Terry Pettit, Assistant Coach Cathy Noth. (Front row from left): Manager Kari Possehl, Trainer Therese Volmer, Becky Bolli, Valerie Vermeulen, Virginia Stahr, Val Novak, Eileen Shannon, Debbie Brand, Katherine Pettit. A Second Time After a two-year hiatus, Nebraska seniors Virginia Stahr and Carla Baker led NU to its second appearance at the NCAA Championships. In 1986, the Huskers had advanced to the championship match before losing to Pacific. In 1989, NU was hoping for better luck in Honolulu, Hawaii. But fate was not on Nebraska s side. The Husker hitters made quick work of UCLA, before losing, 3-0, to Long Beach State. NCAA Championships A balanced Husker attack and solid defensive play propelled Nebraska past a UCLA team that had lost just two matches all season. Cris Hall led NU with 19 kills, while Janet Kruse had 12, Eileen Shannon had 11 and Virginia Stahr added 10. NU out-hit UCLA.265 to.160. Unfortunately, Nebraska s second championship match was much like its first in Nebraska battled hard in the first game, only to lose From that point on, the Huskers could not regain their winning ways, as Long Beach State cruised, 15-0, 15-6 to win the match. Shannon led Nebraska with 11 kills, and Hall added Season Highlights Virginia Stahr captured several awards in 1989 including Delta Scholar Athlete of the Year, Woody Hayes Female Athlete of the Year, Big Eight Female Athlete of the Year and the NCAA Today s Top Six Award. Nebraska set team records in 1989 with 2,031 kills, 1,803 assists and a kills per game average. Nebraska won its 14th consecutive Big Eight title with a perfect 12-0 record. The Huskers started the year with a season high 14-match winning streak. HISTORY 1986 Big Eight Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Assistant Coach Jay Potter, Assistant Coach Jeff Nelson, Virginia Stahr, Enid Schonewise, Linda Barsness, Michelle Davis, Carla Baker, Karen Dahlgren, Kathi DeBoer, Head Coach Terry Pettit. (Front row from left): Manager Tina Siefkes, Barbara Young, Lori Endicott, DeLisa DeBolt, Jackie Cook, Angie Millikin, Susan Hansen, Tisha Delaney, Katherine Pettit. Breakthrough Season After losing in the Mideast Regional final the previous two seasons, Nebraska broke through the field in 1986 and made its first-ever trip to the NCAA championship. Led by senior All-Americans Karen Dahlgren, Tisha Delaney and Enid Schonewise, the Big Eight champion Huskers traveled to Stockton, Calif., with an impressive 28-5 record. The Huskers defeated Stanford, 3-1, before falling to Pacific, 3-0. NCAA Championships In the semifinals, Schonewise led the Husker attack with 15 kills, while Angie Millikin had 11 kills and a match-high 18 digs. Nebraska hit.258 for the match and held the Cardinal to just.089 hitting. In the championship match, Nebraska met a Pacific team that had lost just one game during the entire NCAA Tournament. The Huskers hung tough in game one, coming back from a 14-9 deficit to cut the margin to two at But the Tigers were too much, as they converted their third game point for the win. The first game took too much out of the Huskers, as they fell in games two and three by scores of 15-4, Season Highlights Nebraska set four single-season team records, including most kills, attacks, hitting percentage and digs. Schonewise set individual season records for kills, kills per game and attacks. The Huskers set an NCAA record with a.331 hitting percentage, a mark that still ranks in the top-15 all time. Nebraska won its 11th straight Big Eight championship in 1986 with a 10-0 record and defeated Oklahoma, 3-0, for the tournament trophy in Salina, Kan NCAA Semifinals 30-4 Record (19-1 Big 12) Honors and Awards AVCA Coach of the Year Terry Pettit All-Americans Tisha Delaney, Karen Dahlgren, Enid Schonewise, CoSIDA Academic All-American Karen Dahlgren, NCAA Championship All-Tournament Karen Dahlgren Tisha Delaney NCAA Regional All-Tournament Karen Dahlgren Kathi DeBoer Enid Schonewise All-Mideast Region Tisha Delaney, Karen Dahlgren, Enid Schonewise, All-Big Eight Karen Dahlgren, Enid Schonewise, Tisha Delaney, Kathi DeBoer, second team Virginia Stahr, second team Lori Endicott, honorable mention NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

130 HISTORY NEBRASKA AVCA ALL-AMERICANS Most AVCA All-America Athletes No. School Athletes 1. Nebraska Hawaii 24 UCLA Penn State 23 Stanford Texas USC Florida Long Beach State 17 Pacific 17 Most AVCA All-America Certificates No. School Certificates 1. Nebraska Stanford Hawaii Penn State UCLA USC Pacific Long Beach State 30 Texas Florida 28 Most AVCA First-Team All-Americans No. School Certificates 1. Stanford Nebraska Hawaii Penn State 23 UCLA Pacific Long Beach State USC Texas Florida 11 Washington 11 Nebraska AVCA All-Americans Year Name Team 2008 Jordan Larson Sydney Anderson second team Tara Mueller second team 2007 Sarah Pavan Rachel Holloway second team Christina Houghtelling second team Tracy Stalls second team Jordan Larson third team 2006 Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls second team Rachel Holloway third team 2005 Melissa Elmer Christina Houghtelling Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua third team 2004 Melissa Elmer Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua second team 2003 Melissa Elmer second team 2002 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski second team 2001 Amber Holmquist Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Greichaly Cepero second team Jenny Kropp second team 2000 Greichaly Cepero Laura Pilakowski Amber Holmquist second team 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1998 Fiona Nepo Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Megan Korver second team Nebraska All-America Facts Nebraska has had 31 athletes earn a total of 65 AVCA All-America certificates (NCAA play only), the highest total of any Division I institution. Sarah Pavan is one of only four players in NCAA history to be a four-time first-team All-American, joining the Stanford trio of Bev Oden, Logan Tom and Kerri Walsh. Allison Weston, Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) and Pavan are the only Nebraska players to earn three or more firstteam All-America honors. Nebraska (65), Texas (30), Texas A&M (9), Kansas State (4), Missouri (3), Iowa State (2), Texas Tech (1), Oklahoma (1) and Colorado (1) are the nine Big 12 Conference schools to have produced an All-American. Nebraska (37), Texas (14), Texas A&M (3), Missouri (1) and Kansas State (1) are the five Big 12 Conference schools to have produced a first-team All-American. 12 of the 31 Huskers who have earned All-America honors were Nebraska natives Lisa Reitsma second team Fiona Nepo second team 1996 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo 1995 Allison Weston Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma 1994 Allison Weston Christy Johnson Kelly Aspegren second team 1993 Allison Weston 1992 Stephanie Thater 1991 Stephanie Thater Janet Kruse second team Cris Hall second team 1990 Janet Kruse Val Novak Stephanie Thater second team 1989 Val Novak Janet Kruse Virginia Stahr second team 1988 Virginia Stahr Lori Endicott 1987 Lori Endicott second team 1986 Karen Dahlgren Tisha Delaney second team Enid Schonewise second team 1985 Annie Adamczak Karen Dahlgren second team 1984 Cathy Noth second team 1983 Cathy Noth Fiona Nepo was a three-time AVCA All-American who helped the Huskers make three NCAA semifinals appearances in her career. The Huskers placed a school-record five players on the AVCA All-America teams in 2007 and have placed four players on the AVCA All-America team in 2001, 2005 and NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

131 HUSKER AVCA ALL-AMERICANS Sydney Anderson, 2008 Setter, Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney Anderson collected her first AVCA All-America certificate in 2008, earning second-team All-America accolades. In her first season at Nebraska, she averaged assists, 2.05 digs, 0.82 kills and 0.29 service aces per set to lead Nebraska into the NCAA semifinals. She was eighth nationally in assists and totaled eight double-doubles. The 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Anderson also was a first-team All-Big 12 performer and a five-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week in Tara Mueller, 2008 Outside Hitter, Scottsdale, Ariz. One of three AVCA All-Americans in 2008, Tara Mueller earned secondteam honors in helping the Huskers to the 2008 NCAA semifinals. She was the Most Outstanding Player of the Seattle Regional, totaling a careerhigh 24 kills and 16 digs in the regional final against Washington. A first-team All-Big 12 performer, Mueller averaged 3.51 kills and 2.37 digs per set, ranking among conference leaders in both categories. Jordan Larson, 2006, 2007, 2008 Outside Hitter, Hooper, Neb. Jordan Larson was one of the nation s top outside hitters, earning All- America honors in three consecutive years ( ). She is one of only three Huskers to record more than 1,000 kills and digs in a career and finished her career with 1,600 kills, 1,410 digs and a school-record 186 service aces. She captured Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, averaging 3.92 kills and 3.19 digs per set to help NU to an NCAA semifinal appearance. She collected third-team All-America honors in 2007, averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs and a Big 12-best 0.51 service aces per set. As a sophomore, she averaged 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set and was the only Big 12 player to rank in the league s top 10 in both kills and digs. Sarah Pavan, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Right Side/Opposite, Kitchener, Ontario One of only four players in NCAA history to be named a four-time AVCA first-team All-American, Sarah Pavan was one of the most dominant players in Big 12 history. She finished her career holding school records for most career kills (2,008) and kills per game (4.56) and was a two-time Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year after leading NU to four straight Big 12 titles and the 2006 NCAA title. A Top Eight Award winner, Pavan was two-time CoSIDA Academic All- America of the Year. She averaged 4.83 kills, 1.90 digs and 0.49 service aces per game in 2007, earning Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors for the third straight season. In 2006, she won the Honda-Broderick Cup and was named AVCA Player of the Year after averaging a school-record 5.10 kills per game. In 2004, she was named AVCA National Freshman of the Year after setting Husker freshman marks for kills (481) and kills per game (4.54). Rachel Holloway, 2006, 2007 Setter, Franklin, Tenn. Rachel Holloway was a two-time AVCA All-American who helped NU to a 63-3 record as a starter. She finished her career ranked eighth on NU s all-time assists list with 2,861 while her assists per set marked the highest total in school history. She earned second-team AVCA All-America honors in 2007 by averaging assists per set and helping NU rank third in team hitting percentage (.327). In 2006, she was a third-team AVCA All-American, becoming only the second freshman setter to guide a team to a national title. Holloway guided an offense that led the nation in assists (16.20) and kills (17.40) per set and ranked second in hitting percentage (.295). Tracy Stalls, 2006, 2007 Middle Blocker, Denver, Colo. Tracy Stalls was one of the nation s top middle blockers, earning second-team AVCA All-America honors in 2006 and As a senior, Stalls averaged 2.83 kills and ranked third nationally with a.473 hitting percentage, shattering school and Big 12 hitting percentage marks. In 2006, she averaged 2.67 kills per game while leading the Big 12 with a.400 hitting percentage in helping the Huskers to a national title. A four-year starter and two-time All-Big 12 performer, Stalls finished her career in the top five in both total blocks (578) and block assists (528). Melissa Elmer, 2003, 2004, 2005 Middle Blocker, Fort Wayne, Ind. Greichaly Cepero, 2000, 2001, 2002 Setter, Dorado, Puerto Rico Greichaly Cepero virtually redefined the setter position with her all-around skills and blocking ability during her highly decorated career at Nebraska. A first-team AVCA All-American in 2000 and 2002 and a second-team pick in 2001, Cepero was just the second setter in school history to become a three-time AVCA All-American. She also earned Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors in 2000 and shared the award with teammates Amber Holmquist and Laura Pilakowski in A CoSIDA Academic All-American, Cepero was also the 2000 Honda Award winner for volleyball. The best blocking setter in NU history, Cepero ended her senior season tied for fourth on the all-time charts with 84 career solo blocks, and ranks 10th all-time in total blocks (507) and second in set assists (3,987). In her three seasons as the starting setter, NU never hit less than.304 and ranked among the top 10 nationally in that category each of her three seasons. Amber Holmquist, 2000, 2001, 2002 Middle Blocker, Houston, Texas Amber Holmquist will be remembered as one of the best middle blockers in school history. A first-team AVCA All-American in 2001 and 2002 and a second-team pick in 2000, Holmquist owned or shared 17 school records and eight Big 12 Conference records. Holmquist concluded her career ranked second on the Nebraska all-time charts with a.396 hitting percentage and 15th on the all-time kills chart with 1,122. As a sophomore in 2000, Holmquist shattered three Nebraska singleseason blocking records, setting new marks with 199 block assists, 220 total blocks and 1.98 blocks per game. A 2002 CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American, Holmquist also finished her career with Big 12 records for single-season hitting percentage, total blocks and blocks per game, as well as single-match records for block assists and total blocks. Holmquist finished her career as the first player in school history to lead NU in hitting percentage and blocks per game in four consecutive seasons. HISTORY Christina Houghtelling, 2005, 2007 Outside Hitter, Cambridge, Neb. A two-time All-American, Christina Houghtelling was one of the nation s most versatile performers. She earned second-team All-America accolades in 2007, averaging 3.02 kills and 3.95 digs to earn Big 12 Defensive Playerof-the-Year honors after missing all of 2006 with shoulder surgery. In 2005, Houghtelling was named the AVCA National Player of the Year, leading the Huskers to an NCAA runnerup finish. She averaged 3.69 kills, 2.49 digs and 1.03 blocks per game. Houghtelling was at her best against the Huskers toughest opponents, earning MVP honors at the AVCA/ NACWAA Showcase and at the NCAA Omaha Regional and earned All-Big 12 honors for the first time. Jennifer Saleaumua, 2004, 2005 Outside Hitter, National City, Calif. One of the Big 12 s best all-around performers during her Husker career, Jennifer Saleaumua earned second-team All-America honors in 2004 and third-team accolades in A two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Saleaumua finished her career as one of only three Huskers to total more than 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. She was NU s all-time leader in digs with 1,568 and ranks 11th with 1,247 career kills. She totaled 40 career double-doubles while helping the Huskers rank among the nation s leaders in defense in each of her last two seasons. Saleaumua earned All-Big 12 accolades all four seasons as a Husker, including first-team honors in 2002, 2003 and One of the Big 12 s most feared blockers during her collegiate career, Melissa Elmer was a three-time AVCA All-American. Elmer led the nation in blocking in each of her final two seasons ( ), averaging a school-record 2.17 blocks per game as a senior. She had 10 or more blocks in 10 matches, including a Big 12-record 16 blocks against Kansas, while also averaging 2.68 kills per game. A three-time All-Big 12 performer, she finished her career as the Big 12 s all-time leader with 767 blocks and was one of only three Big 12 players to total 1,000 kills and 700 blocks. In 2004, she led the nation with 1.89 blocks per game, totaling 200 total blocks en route to first-team All-America honors NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

132 HISTORY Laura Pilakowski, 2000, 2002 Outside Hitter, Columbus, Neb. Laura Pilakowski earned first-team AVCA All-America honors in her first season as a starter in 2000, and second-team honors in her final season with NU in Pilakowski finished her career ranked ninth all-time with 1,183 kills and eighth with a.318 career hitting percentage, the best mark in school history by an outside hitter. The Huskers go-to offensive player during the 2000 national title run, Pilakowski led NU with 4.30 kills per game and a.336 hitting percentage in She was the third three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history. Jenny Kropp, 2001 Middle Blocker, Grand Island, Neb. Jenny Kropp was named an AVCA Second-Team All-American after dominating opponents at the net in 2001 with 1.73 blocks per game and 180 total blocks. Offensively, Kropp hit.371 with 2.45 kills per game as a senior. She finished her career with 816 kills and a.331 career hitting percentage. Kropp still ranks seventh all-time in total blocks (544) and fifth in block assists (484). Nancy Metcalf (Meendering), 1998, 1999, 2001 Right Side Hitter, Hull, Iowa Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) will be remembered as one of the best players in Nebraska volleyball history. Metcalf was just the second threetime AVCA First-Team All-American at Nebraska and played for the United States in the 2004 Olympics. She was also honored as an NCAA Top Eight Award winner, a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, the 2001 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, a two-time NCAA Regional MVP and a three-time first-team All-Big 12 honoree. Metcalf finished her career with 1,603 kills and 412 blocks, joining U.S. National Team captain Allison Weston as the only two players in program history to rank among the NU top 11 in career kills and career blocks. Metcalf was the only Husker to record six 30-kill matches in a career, and owned or shared 13 school records, including kills in a single match with 39 against Kansas State in Megan Korver, 1998 Middle Blocker, Panama, Neb. Megan Korver, a native of Panama, Neb., emerged as one of the dominant middle blockers in the country during her senior season to earn secondteam AVCA All-America honors. Korver led the nation in hitting percentage through the first half of the season and finished with an impressive.358 mark. She set a school record and became just the 11th player in NCAA history to hit in a match by recording 10 kills on 10 swings against Iowa State. Korver ranks ninth on the school charts with 517 total blocks despite playing just three seasons at NU. Fiona Nepo, 1996, 1997, 1998 Setter, Honolulu, Hawaii Fiona Nepo had one of the most decorated careers of any player in Nebraska volleyball history. The 1998 Big 12 Player of the Year, Nepo finished her career as the all-time assist leader at NU with 4,824, and she also owns the NU single-season assist record, which she set in 1996 with 1,653. Nepo was one of only 12 setters in NCAA Division I history to earn three All-America certificates, earning first-team honors her sophomore and senior seasons. With Nepo in the starting lineup, Nebraska compiled an overall record, including a 54-6 Big 12 mark, won two Big 12 championships and made two NCAA semifinal appearances. The three-time team captain was also a tremendous jump server, notching 94 service aces during her career. Lisa Reitsma, 1995, 1996, 1997 Right Side Hitter, Sanborn, Iowa Lisa Reitsma earned first-team All-America honors as a sophomore and junior and a second-team award as a senior. Reitsma was a three-time firstteam all-conference selection, including the 1996 Big 12 Player of the Year. She burst on the scene as a sophomore and was a key ingredient as the Huskers won their first national title. Reitsma left her mark on the Husker record books, as she ranks in the top 15 in kills (1,633, third) and attacks (3,766, fourth). She had more than 25 kills in a match nine times, the second-most by any Husker in school history. Christy Johnson, 1994, 1995 Setter, Omaha, Neb. Christy Johnson guided the Huskers to their first national championship in 1995 and earned first-team All-America honors her junior and senior seasons. She holds the second-best winning percentage of any starting setter in school history, leading Nebraska to a near-perfect 63-2 record, including 24-0 in Big Eight play, over her final two seasons. She still holds the top two season marks for assists-per-game in school history and ranks fifth in career assists with 3,183. She was also a 1995 CoSIDA Academic All-American. Allison Weston, 1993, 1994, 1995 Middle Blocker, Papillion, Neb. Allison Weston is arguably one of the best collegiate players in NCAA history. Nebraska s first three-time, first-team AVCA All-American, Weston capped an impressive career by winning the 1995 national title and sharing AVCA Player-of-the-Year honors with Cary Wendell of Stanford. The former captain of the U.S. National Team, Weston still holds the school records for kills in a four-game match (37). She ranks second all-time at Nebraska with 1,778 kills and is in the career top 10 in attacks (sixth, 3,659), service aces (eighth, 119), solo blocks (tied for fourth, 84), block assists (10th, 422) and hitting percentage (seventh,.353). Weston holds three of the top-10 single-match kill performances. A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, Weston was also a two-time Big Eight Player of the Year. Kelly Aspegren, 1994 Outside Hitter, Callaway, Neb. Kelly Aspegren, a two-year starter for the Huskers, had 332 kills as a senior and hit.344 to lead Nebraska, including.410 in Big Eight play. Aspegren was a first-team All-Big Eight selection as a senior and was tabbed honorable mention as a junior. She was also a two-time academic All-Big Eight selection. During her two years as a starter, Nebraska compiled a 56-7 overall mark and a 22-2 Big Eight ledger. She finished her career with 557 kills on 1,329 attacks for a.280 career hitting percentage and an average of 2.29 kills per game. She also recorded 657 digs and 156 blocks for career averages of 2.70 and 0.64 per game. Stephanie Thater, 1990, 1991, 1992 Middle Blocker, Union, Mo. Stephanie Thater was the second three-time All-American in Husker volleyball history and is still regarded as one of the best middle blockers to come through the NU program. She led her team to the NCAA semifinals as a sophomore and compiled an record in her three years as a starter. Her teams went 48-0 in regular-season conference play, winning four Big Eight titles and three conference tournament championships. Thater was a two-time Big Eight Player of the Year and a three-time all-conference selection. She holds school records for block assists in a five-game match with 14. Her season records for block assists (165), total blocks (197) and blocks per game (1.92) stood for seven years before Amber Holmquist topped them in 2000, and her career records for block assists (502) and total blocks (591) stood until Cris Hall, 1991 Outside Hitter, Chanute, Kan. Cris Hall is one of only five athletes and the only female in Nebraska history to earn All-America honors in two different sports. Hall was a second-team All-American as an outside hitter in 1991, and earned four All-America track certificates from 1991 to 1993 (three high jump, one heptathlon). Hall still holds the NU all-time outdoor track records in the high jump (6-2 1/4) and heptathlon (5,936 points). Her career-high 30 kills against Ohio State still rank among Nebraska s top- 20 performances. Her 1,251 career kills rank ninth in school history NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

133 Janet Kruse, 1989, 1990, 1991 Outside Hitter, Fort Calhoun, Neb. Janet Kruse is one of the finest student-athletes to ever play for the Huskers. A native of Fort Calhoun, Neb., Kruse was Nebraska s first three-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 1989 and 1990 and second-team honors in She was also named the NCAA Woman of the Year for Nebraska and garnered an NCAA Today Top Eight award in 1992, after twice earning CoSIDA Academic All-American-of-the-Year honors in 1990 and She also earned third-team academic All-America honors in During her career, the Huskers made two NCAA semifinal appearances, including a title appearance in Her 33 kills in a five-game win over Kentucky are tied for eighth on the all-time single-match charts. Kruse also ranks eighth on Nebraska s career kill charts with 1,269 kills. Val Novak, 1989, 1990 Setter, Oak Lawn, Ill. A native of Oak Lawn, Ill., Val Novak earned first-team All-America certificates after leading the Huskers to NCAA semifinal appearances in 1989 and 1990, including a runner-up finish in Novak, who converted to setter after playing outside hitter her first two seasons, ended her career by earning the Big Eight Player-of-the-Year award in She finished with 778 career kills and ranks second in career service aces (161), seventh in digs (1,068) and fourth in set assists (3,303). She led the nation in assists per set and guided Nebraska to the nation s top hitting percentage in NU never finished lower than fifth in the national rankings during her career. Virginia Stahr, 1988, 1989 Middle Blocker, Waco, Neb. Virginia Stahr set the standard for excellence in the Nebraska volleyball program as a standout athlete and student. Stahr was tabbed a two-time All-American and capped her career by leading the Huskers to a national runner-up finish in She earned the NCAA Today Top Eight award after earning CoSIDA Academic All-American-of-the-Year honors in 1988 and Her teams won four Big Eight regular-season titles and three conference tournament titles, and she was named the 1989 Big Eight Player of the Year. She still shares the school record for service aces in a five-game match (7), while her 31 kills vs. Texas rank 16th on the all-time singlematch charts. She also ranks third in school history in career service aces (159), second in solo blocks (106), fifth in total blocks (555) and seventh in block assists (449). Lori Endicott, 1987, 1988 Setter, Springfield, Mo. Lori Endicott is one of the most decorated setters in Nebraska s long line of All-America setters. Endicott earned first-team honors as a senior and was a second-team selection as a junior after playing right side her first two seasons. Endicott continued her playing career as a member of the U.S. National Team from 1988 to She was America s starting setter at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and was named the best setter at the Barcelona Games after leading the United States to a bronze medal. A two-time Big Eight Player of the Year, Endicott led Nebraska to four Big Eight regular-season titles during her career. She was also named a 1988 CoSIDA Academic All-American. Several of Endicott s marks may stand untouched for years, including her school-record 109 assists vs. Texas. Karen Dahlgren, 1985, 1986 Middle Blocker, Bertrand, Neb. Karen Dahlgren played a key role in Nebraska s 1986 national runner-up finish. A two-time All-American, Dahlgren was honored as a Honda-Sport Award winner in volleyball after being named to the CoSIDA Academic All- America team three straight years. Dahlgren holds school records for solo blocks in threeand four-game matches. She also holds the top two single-season solo block marks as well as NU s career solo block record. She ranks sixth on the all-time total blocks chart with 550. The Bertrand native is also third in school history with a career hitting percentage of.386. She is one of only four players to lead the Huskers in a statistical category (blocks) all four years. Dahlgren was also NU s first volleyball Academic All-American, earning honors in 1984, 1985 and Tisha Delaney, 1986 Setter, Festus, Mo. HISTORY Tisha Delaney is responsible for leading Nebraska to its first NCAA semifinal appearance in 1986, where the Huskers defeated Stanford before losing to Pacific in the title match. An AVCA second-team All-American as a senior, Delaney set school records as a senior for assists in four-game (63) and five-game matches (88), both of which Lori Endicott surpassed in Delaney still ranks among the Husker single-season top 10 in service aces (49), and assists (1,433) as well as career assists (2,605). Enid Schonewise, 1986 Outside Hitter, Beatrice, Neb. Enid Schonewise earned second-team All-America honors and first-team All-Big Eight honors in Schonewise established one of the program s oldest school records by slamming 38 kills against Arizona State, which stood until She also ranks among the Husker single-season top 10 in kills (493) and total attacks (1,076). Annie Adamczak, 1985 Middle Blocker, Moose Lake, Minn. Annie Adamczak was a three-year starter in the Nebraska volleyball program and capped her career by earning first-team All-America honors as a senior after leading the Huskers with 354 digs. She is one of four Nebraska volleyball players to be named the conference Female Athlete of the Year, joining Virginia Stahr in 1989, Greichaly Cepero in 2001 and Sarah Pavan in 2006 and A two-time All-Big Eight selection, Adamczak holds the three-game school record with 28 digs against Montana. During Adamczak s career, Nebraska won all four regular-season and tournament conference titles and twice advanced to the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship. Cathy Noth, 1983, 1984 Setter, Bettendorf, Iowa Cathy Noth moved from outside hitter to setter her junior season and earned AVCA All-America honors in 1983 and Noth guided NU to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1982 and helped Nebraska compile a four-year-record of , winning four Big Eight regular-season titles and four Big Eight Tournament crowns. She set a then-big Eight and school record with a.398 hitting percentage in Noth s career hitting percentage of.366 still ranks fourth in school history. Noth was also Nebraska s first three-time All-Big Eight selection and the only volleyball player in the history of the conference to earn three Big Eight Tournament MVP awards. Noth served as an assistant coach under Terry Pettit from 1988 to Terri Kanouse, 1980 (AIAW) Middle Blocker, St. Paul, Ind. Terri Kanouse helped put Nebraska on the volleyball map by earning AIAW All-America honors in 1980, the program s first national honor. A two-time first-team all-district selection, Kanouse was also named first-team All-Big Eight her final three seasons. Kanouse was also a two-year team captain for the Huskers. Enid Schonewise earned AVCA All-America honors in NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

134 HISTORY HUSKER HONORS AND AWARDS Honda-Broderick Cup 2006 Sarah Pavan U.S. Olympic Team 2004 Nancy Metcalf 2000 Allison Weston, captain 1996 Lori Endicott 1992 Lori Endicott U.S. National Volleyball Team 2009-pres. Jordan Larson 2007-pres. Tracy Stalls 2002-pres. Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Greichaly Cepero Allison Weston Lori Endicott Stephanie Thater 1991 Val Novak Cathy Noth Morgan Trophy Award 1996 Allison Weston AVCA National Player of the Year 2006 Sarah Pavan 2005 Christina Houghtelling 2000 Greichaly Cepero 1995 Allison Weston (co-winner) Honda Volleyball Award Winners 2006 Sarah Pavan 2000 Greichaly Cepero 1995 Allison Weston 1986 Karen Dahlgren Honda Volleyball Award Finalists 2005 Melissa Elmer 2005 Christina Houghtelling 2001 Nancy Metcalf 1998 Fiona Nepo 1994 Allison Weston 1992 Stephanie Thater 1990 Val Novak Conference Athlete of the Year Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan Terry Pettit ( ) AVCA Hall of Fame 2009 USA Volleyball All-Time Great Coach Award 2004 USOC National Coach of the Year 1996 AVCA National Coach of the Year AVCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year AVCA District Coach of the Year Big 12 Coach of the Year Big Eight Coach of the Year John Cook (2000-present) USA Volleyball All-Time Great Coach Award 2008 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year 2008 AVCA Division I Coach of the Year AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year Big 12 Coach of the Year Greichaly Cepero Virginia Stahr Annie Adamczak NCAA Woman of the Year 2001 Angie Oxley (state winner) 1996 Billie Winsett-Fletcher 1992 Janet Kruse (state winner) NCAA Today s Top Eight Award 2008 Sarah Pavan 2002 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1992 Janet Kruse 1990 Virginia Stahr ESPN the Magazine Academic All- American of the Year (All Sports) Sarah Pavan Sarah Pavan NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship 2008 Amanda Gates 2007 Christina Houghtelling 2007 Sarah Pavan 2007 Tracy Stalls 2003 Laura Pilakowski 1992 Janet Kruse 1990 Virginia Stahr CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year 2007 Sarah Pavan 2006 Sarah Pavan 2001 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1991 Janet Kruse 1990 Janet Kruse 1989 Virginia Stahr 1988 Virginia Stahr U.S. National A2 Volleyball Team 2005 Christina Houghtelling 2005 Melissa Elmer 2005 Jennifer Saleaumua U.S. Junior National Team 2006 Rachel Holloway 2000 Ally Rebholz Anna Schrad 1998 Amber Holmquist 1995 Katie Jahnke Tonia Tauke (alternate) 1994 Fiona Nepo Lisa Avery 1985 Kathi DeBoer 1984 Cathy Noth Karen Dahlgren World University Games 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1985 Karen Dahlgren U.S. Olympic Festival 1995 Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma Allison Weston Billie Winsett 1994 Kelly Aspegren Christy Johnson Jen McFadden Billie Winsett 1993 Nikki Stricker Billie Winsett 1991 Janet Kruse Stephanie Thater Eileen Shannon 1990 Janet Kruse Stephanie Thater Eileen Shannon 1989 Janet Kruse Val Novak Cris Hall 1987 Virginia Stahr 1986 Lori Endicott Virginia Stahr Angie Millikin 1985 Lori Endicott Enid Schonewise 1983 Cathy Noth Sharon Kramer First-Team AVCA All-Region 2008 Sydney Anderson Kori Cooper Jordan Larson Tara Mueller 2007 Rachel Holloway Christina Houghtelling Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2006 Rachel Holloway Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2005 Christina Houghtelling Melissa Elmer Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua 2004 Melissa Elmer Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua 2003 Melissa Elmer Jennifer Saleaumua 2002 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski 2001 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp Nancy Metcalf Laura Pilakowski 2000 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp Laura Pilakowski 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1998 Fiona Nepo Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Megan Korver 1997 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo 1996 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo Megan Korver 1995 Allison Weston Christy Johnson Billie Winsett Lisa Reitsma 1994 Allison Weston Christy Johnson Kelly Aspegren 1993 Allison Weston Jen McFadden 1992 Stephanie Thater Nikki Stricker 1991 Janet Kruse Cris Hall Stephanie Thater 1990 Janet Kruse Val Novak 1989 Val Novak Virginia Stahr 1988 Virginia Stahr Lori Endicott 1987 Lori Endicott Kathi DeBoer Virginia Stahr 1986 Tisha Delaney Enid Schonewise Karen Dahlgren 1985 Karen Dahlgren Enid Schonewise 1981 Terri Kanouse 1980 Terri Kanouse Lori Melcher Reba Govier 1979 Nancy Grant Second-Team/Honorable Mention AVCA All-Region 2005 Jordan Larson honorable mention 2004 Dani Busboom honorable mention 1994 Billie Winsett second team 1993 Nikki Stricker second team 1992 Eileen Shannon second team 1990 Cris Hall second team 1989 Janet Kruse second team 1989 Eileen Shannon second team AVCA National Freshman of the Year 2004 Sarah Pavan NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

135 Karen Dahlgren is one of only four Husker volleyball players to win the Honda Sports Award. AVCA Regional Freshman of the Year 2005 Jordan Larson 2004 Sarah Pavan 1999 Greichaly Cepero NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team 2008 Jordan Larson 2006 Sarah Pavan (MVP) Rachel Holloway Tracy Stalls 2005 Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua Melissa Elmer 2000 Greichaly Cepero (MVP) Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski 1996 Lisa Reitsma 1995 Allison Weston Christy Johnson Billie Winsett Kate Crnich 1989 Eileen Shannon 1986 Karen Dahlgren Tisha Delaney NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team 2008 Tara Mueller (MVP) Sydney Anderson Jordan Larson Lindsey Licht 2007 Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2006 Jordan Larson (MVP) Sarah Pavan Rachel Holloway 2005 Christina Houghtelling (MVP) Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua 2004 Sarah Pavan Jennifer Saleaumua 2002 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski 2001 Greichaly Cepero Jenny Kropp Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (MVP) 2000 Greichaly Cepero (MVP) Angie Oxley Laura Pilakowski 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1998 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) (MVP) Fiona Nepo 1997 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo 1996 Lisa Reitsma (MVP) Fiona Nepo Megan Korver 1995 Christy Johnson Allison Weston Lisa Reitsma 1994 Christy Johnson Allison Weston Billie Winsett 1991 Stephanie Thater Cris Hall Nikki Stricker 1990 Val Novak Cris Hall Janet Kruse Stephanie Thater 1989 Virginia Stahr Val Novak Janet Kruse Cris Hall 1988 Lori Endicott 1987 Lori Endicott Val Novak 1986 Karen Dahlgren Enid Schonewise Kathi DeBoer 1985 Karen Dahlgren Enid Schonewise CoSIDA Academic All-American 2008 Kori Cooper Amanda Gates Jordan Larson second team 2007 Christina Houghtelling Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2006 Sarah Pavan 2005 Sarah Pavan Christina Houghtelling 2003 Anna Schrad second team 2002 Laura Pilakowski Amber Holmquist second team 2001 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski second team Greichaly Cepero third team 2000 Laura Pilakowski second team 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) second team 1998 Megan Korver third team 1996 Lisa Reitsma third team 1995 Allison Weston Christy Johnson second team 1994 Allison Weston second team 1991 Janet Kruse 1990 Janet Kruse Becky Bolli third team 1989 Virginia Stahr Carla Baker second team Janet Kruse third team 1988 Virginia Stahr Lori Endicott second team 1987 Virginia Stahr Kathi DeBoer second team 1986 Karen Dahlgren 1985 Karen Dahlgren 1984 Karen Dahlgren honorable mention CoSIDA Academic All-District VII 2008 Kori Cooper Amanda Gates Jordan Larson 2007 Christina Houghtelling Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls Jordan Larson third team 2006 Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls second team Dani Busboom second team Amanda Gates third team 2005 Sarah Pavan Christina Houghtelling 2003 Anna Schrad 2002 Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski Greichaly Cepero second team Anna Schrad second team 2001 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist second team Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski 2000 Greichaly Cepero second team Jill McWilliams Laura Pilakowski 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Mandy Monson Tonia Tauke second team 1998 Megan Korver Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Tonia Tauke second team 1997 Megan Korver second team 1996 Lisa Reitsma 1995 Christy Johnson Allison Weston Billie Winsett 1994 Allison Weston HISTORY Kelly Aspegren 1993 Allison Weston Nikki Stricker 1992 Kim Tonniges Laura Luther 1991 Janet Kruse Cris Hall 1990 Janet Kruse Becky Bolli 1989 Virginia Stahr Janet Kruse Carla Baker 1988 Virginia Stahr Lori Endicott 1987 Virginia Stahr Kathi DeBoer 1986 Karen Dahlgren 1985 Karen Dahlgren Kathi DeBoer 1984 Karen Dahlgren 1983 Karen Dahlgren Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Amanda Gates Anna Schrad Conference Player of the Year 2008 Jordan Larson 2007 Sarah Pavan 2006 Sarah Pavan 2005 Sarah Pavan 2002 Greichaly Cepero, Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski 2001 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 2000 Greichaly Cepero 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 1998 Fiona Nepo 1996 Lisa Reitsma 1995 Allison Weston 1994 Allison Weston 1993 Nikki Stricker 1992 Stephanie Thater 1991 Stephanie Thater 1990 Val Novak 1989 Virginia Stahr 1988 Lori Endicott 1987 Lori Endicott Conference Defensive Player of the Year 2008 Jordan Larson 2007 Christina Houghtelling 2006 Jordan Larson (tri-winner) 2005 Jennifer Saleaumua 2004 Jennifer Saleaumua (co-winner) Conference Freshman of the Year 2005 Jordan Larson 2004 Sarah Pavan 1999 Greichaly Cepero 1997 Angie Oxley Conference Newcomer of the Year 2008 Sydney Anderson 2006 Rachel Holloway 1997 Katie Jahnke 1996 Megan Korver 1995 Stacie Maser (co-winner) 1993 Jen McFadden 1992 Allison Weston NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

136 HISTORY Janet Kruse receives her NCAA Top Eight Award in Kruse is one of four Husker volleyball players who have been NCAA Top Eight Award winners. Big Eight Backcourt Specialist of the Year 1995 Maria Hedbeck (co-winner) 1993 Stephanie Clerc 1992 Christy Johnson All-Conference Selections 2008 Sydney Anderson Kori Cooper Jordan Larson Tara Mueller Amanda Gates honorable mention 2007 Rachel Holloway Christina Houghtelling Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2006 Rachel Holloway Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls 2005 Sarah Pavan Melissa Elmer Christina Houghtelling Jennifer Saleaumua honorable mention Jordan Larson honorable mention 2004 Sarah Pavan Melissa Elmer Jennifer Saleaumua 2003 Melissa Elmer Jennifer Saleaumua 2002 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski Jennifer Saleaumua 2001 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Laura Pilakowski 2000 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp Angie Oxley honorable mention Laura Pilakowski 1999 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Greichaly Cepero Angie Oxley honorable mention Amber Holmquist honorable mention 1998 Fiona Nepo Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Megan Korver Jaime Krondak honorable mention 1997 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo 1996 Lisa Reitsma Fiona Nepo Kate Crnich Megan Korver 1995 Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma Allison Weston Billie Winsett 1994 Kelly Aspegren Christy Johnson Allison Weston Billie Winsett second team 1993 Allison Weston Nikki Stricker Jen McFadden second team 1992 Stephanie Thater Eileen Shannon Nikki Stricker Laura Luther second team Allison Weston honorable mention 1991 Janet Kruse Stephanie Thater Cris Hall Eileen Shannon second team Nikki Stricker second team Laura Luther honorable mention 1990 Val Novak Janet Kruse Cris Hall Stephanie Thater 1989 Virginia Stahr Val Novak Janet Kruse Eileen Shannon 1988 Virginia Stahr Val Novak Lori Endicott Linda Barsness second team Carla Baker honorable mention 1987 Lori Endicott Virginia Stahr Kathi DeBoer Val Novak honorable mention 1986 Karen Dahlgren Enid Schonewise Tisha Delaney Kathi DeBoer second team Virginia Stahr second team Lori Endicott honorable mention 1985 Annie Adamczak Tisha Delaney Karen Dahlgren Kathi DeBoer second team Sharon Kramer second team 1984 Cathy Noth Karen Dahlgren Mary Buysse Julie Hermann Annie Adamczak second team 1983 Cathy Noth Erin Dean Sharon Kramer Mary Buysse second team Karen Dahlgren second team 1982 Cathy Noth Erin Dean Gwen Egbert Mary Buysse second team Big Eight Tournament MVP Note: The Big 12 does not conduct a tournament Allison Weston 1994 Allison Weston 1991 Stephanie Thater 1990 Janet Kruse 1989 Val Novak 1988 Virginia Stahr 1987 Kathi DeBoer 1986 Enid Schonewise 1985 Tisha Delaney 1984 Cathy Noth 1983 Cathy Noth 1982 Cathy Noth Big Eight All-Tournament Team 1995 Christy Johnson Lisa Reitsma Billie Winsett Allison Weston 1994 Kelly Aspegren Christy Johnson Peggy Meyer Allison Weston 1993 Nikki Stricker Allison Weston Billie Winsett Kelly Aspegren honorable mention 1992 Eileen Shannon Laura Luther 1991 Stephanie Thater Cris Hall Janet Kruse Nikki Stricker Kim Tonniges honorable mention Eileen Shannon honorable mention 1990 Janet Kruse Val Novak Eileen Shannon Stephanie Thater Linda Barsness honorable mention Cris Hall honorable mention 1989 Val Novak Virginia Stahr Eileen Shannon Janet Kruse Cris Hall 1988 Virginia Stahr Val Novak Linda Barsness Lori Endicott 1987 Kathi DeBoer Lori Endicott Virginia Stahr 1986 Enid Schonewise Kathi DeBoer Karen Dahlgren Tisha Delaney 1985 Tisha Delaney Kathi DeBoer Karen Dahlgren Sharon Kramer 1984 Cathy Noth Enid Schonewise Julie Hermann 1983 Cathy Noth Karen Dahlgren Mary Buysse 1982 Cathy Noth Sharon Kramer Erin Dean 1981 Terri Kanouse Erin Dean Cathy Noth 1980 Terri Kanouse Lori Melcher Reba Govier honorable mention Marla Lichty honorable mention 1979 Terri Kanouse Lori Melcher Reba Govier Nancy Grant 1978 Nancy Grant Kim Hermes 1977 Sue Luedtke Nancy Wilkinson 1976 Nancy Grant Janet Lindhurst AVCA National Player of the Week 2008 Jordan Larson 9/ Sarah Pavan 8/ Christina Houghtelling 8/ Sarah Pavan 11/ Greichaly Cepero 12/2 Amber Holmquist 11/ Amber Holmquist 9/10

137 HISTORY 1994 Kelly Aspegren 9/6 Allison Weston 10/ Allison Weston 9/20 Conference Player of the Week 2008 Sydney Anderson (Rookie) 9/2 Sydney Anderson (Rookie) 9/8 Jordan Larson (Off.) 9/22 Sydney Anderson (Rookie) 9/22 Jordan Larson (Off.) 10/27 Amanda Gates (Def.) 10/27 Sydney Anderson (Rookie) 10/27 Sydney Anderson (Rookie) 11/ Sarah Pavan (Off.) 8/27 Christina Houghtelling (Def.) 8/27 Jordan Larson (Def.) 10/22 Sarah Pavan (Off.) 11/5 Tracy Stalls (Off.) 11/19 Tracy Stalls (Off.) 11/ Sarah Pavan 9/11 Jordan Larson 10/9 Rachel Holloway 10/16 Sarah Pavan 10/ Christina Houghtelling 8/29 Melissa Elmer 10/10 Jordan Larson 10/17 Sarah Pavan 11/ Sarah Pavan 9/27 Jennifer Saleaumua 10/25 Sarah Pavan 11/ Melissa Elmer 10/ Greichaly Cepero 12/2 Amber Holmquist 11/25 Laura Pilakowski 10/ Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 9/1 Amber Holmquist 9/10 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 10/1 Greichaly Cepero 10/ Greichaly Cepero 10/1 Greichaly Cepero 11/3 Amber Holmquist 10/23 Amber Holmquist 11/16 Laura Pilakowski 9/ Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 9/ Fiona Nepo 9/14 Fiona Nepo 10/19 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) 11/ Lisa Reitsma 10/ Lisa Reitsma 10/13 Lisa Reitsma 10/20 Megan Korver 11/24 Lisa Reitsma 12/ Lisa Reitsma 9/12 Lisa Reitsma 10/10 Allison Weston 10/25 Allison Weston 10/31 Lisa Reitsma 11/7 Lisa Reitsma 11/ Kelly Aspegren 9/5 Jen McFadden 9/17 Allison Weston 10/24 Allison Weston 10/31 Billie Winsett 11/ Nikki Stricker 9/13 Allison Weston 9/20 Nikki Stricker 11/2 Allison Weston 11/ Stephanie Thater 9/21 Stephanie Thater 9/28 Eileen Shannon 11/ Stephanie Thater 9/1 Stephanie Thater 9/15 Eileen Shannon 10/6 Janet Kruse 10/27 Nikki Stricker 11/3 Nikki Stricker 11/ Val Novak 9/10 Val Novak 9/17 Cris Hall 10/1 Janet Kruse 11/5 Stephanie Thater 11/12 Janet Kruse 11/ Val Novak 9/12 Janet Kruse 11/26 Virginia Stahr 10/10 Janet Kruse 10/17 Eileen Shannon 10/31 Virginia Stahr 11/6 Carla Baker 11/ Lori Endicott 9/6 Virginia Stahr 9/27 Val Novak 10/11 Virginia Stahr 10/18 Linda Barsness 11/8 Carla Baker 11/15 Lori Endicott 11/ Kathi DeBoer 9/9 Lori Endicott 9/29 Virginia Stahr 10/6 Carla Baker 10/13 Virginia Stahr 10/ Tisha Delaney 9/16 Karen Dahlgren 9/23 Enid Schonewise 9/30 Karen Dahlgren 10/14 Virginia Stahr 10/ Annie Adamczak 9/9 Annie Adamczak 9/17 Karen Dahlgren 9/1 Karen Dahlgren 10/22 Kathi DeBoer 11/12 Note: Big 12 began awarding Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week in 2007 and Rookie of the Week in 2008 Academic All-Conference 2008 Kori Cooper Amanda Gates Jordan Larson Rachel Schwartz 2007 Kori Cooper Maggie Griffin Christina Houghtelling Jordan Larson Sarah Pavan Rachel Schwartz Tracy Stalls 2006 Dani Busboom Amanda Gates Maggie Griffin Jordan Larson Dani Mancuso Sarah Pavan Rachel Schwartz Tracy Stalls 2005 Dani Busboom Christina Houghtelling Dani Mancuso Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls Melissa Elmer second team 2004 Dani Busboom Melissa Elmer second team Kelsey Fautsch Christina Houghtelling Michelle Lynch Amanda McCormick Dani Mancuso 2003 Jenae Dowling Kelsey Fautsch Michelle Lynch Anna Schrad Sara Westling 2002 Greichaly Cepero Jenae Dowling Amber Holmquist Laura Pilakowski Anna Schrad Sara Westling Lindsay Wischmeier 2001 Greichaly Cepero Jenae Dowling Jenny Kropp Amber Holmquist Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Laura Pilakowski Anna Schrad Sara Westling second team Lindsay Wischmeier 2000 Greichaly Cepero Amber Holmquist Jenny Kropp second team Angie Oxley Jill McWilliams Laura Pilakowski Lindsay Wischmeier 1999 Kim Crandall Nikki Henk Katie Jahnke Jill McWilliams Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Mandy Monson Angie Oxley Tonia Tauke 1998 Katie Jahnke Megan Korver Denise Koziol Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Mandy Monson Fiona Nepo Angie Oxley Tonia Tauke Jaime Krondak honorable mention 1997 Katie Jahnke Megan Korver Denise Koziol Mandy Monson Renee Saunders Tonia Tauke Fiona Nepo honorable mention Lisa Reitsma honorable mention 1996 Lisa Avery Stacie Maser Maria Hedbeck Lisa Reitsma honorable mention 1995 Christy Johnson Stacie Maser Lisa Reitsma Allison Weston Billie Winsett Maria Hedbeck honor roll Kim Legg honor roll Jen McFadden honor roll 1994 Kelly Aspegren Christy Johnson Jen McFadden Allison Weston Billie Winsett Stephanie Clerc honor roll Maria Hedbeck honor roll Peggy Meyer honor roll 1993 Nikki Stricker Kelly Aspegren Billie Winsett Allison Weston Peggy Meyer honor roll Kim Tonniges honor roll 1992 Laura Luther Christy Johnson Nikki Stricker Kim Tonniges Debbie Brand honor roll Peggy Meyer honor roll Tami Thompson honor roll 1991 Janet Kruse Cris Hall Nikki Stricker Laura Luther honor roll 1990 Janet Kruse Linda Barsness Cris Hall Becky Bolli Debbie Brand honor roll 1989 Janet Kruse Virginia Stahr Carla Baker Becky Bolli honor roll Cris Hall honor roll 1988 Virginia Stahr Lori Endicott Carla Baker Linda Barsness honor roll Angie Millikin honor roll 1987 Virginia Stahr Carla Baker Kathi DeBoer Lori Endicott honor roll 1986 Virginia Stahr Karen Dahlgren Kathi DeBoer Enid Schonewise honor roll 1985 Karen Dahlgren Annie Adamczak Michelle Smith Kathi DeBoer honor roll 1984 Karen Dahlgren Cathy Noth Mary Buysse honor roll Michelle Smith honor roll Annie Adamczak honor roll 1983 Karen Dahlgren Mary Buysse honor roll NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

138 HISTORY FINAL BISON/AVCA NATIONAL POLLS Hawaii 2. San Diego State 3. USC 4. Stanford 5. Pacific 6. Cal Poly 7. UCLA 8. Purdue 9. Arizona State 10. California 15. Nebraska Hawaii 2. Pacific 3. UCLA 4. Stanford 5. Kentucky 6. San Diego State 7. Texas 8. BYU 9. Western Michigan 10. Arizona 16. Nebraska UCLA 2. Stanford 3. Pacific 4. Cal Poly 5. USC 6. Hawaii 7. Nebraska 8. San Diego State 9. Texas 10. Colorado State Stanford 2. Pacific 3. Cal Poly USC 5. UCLA 6. Nebraska 7. San Jose State 8. Hawaii 9. Texas 10. Purdue BYU 2. Pacific 3. Hawaii 4. San Jose State 5. San Diego State 6. Nebraska 7. UCLA 8. Texas 9. Illinois 10. UC Santa Barbara Pacific 2. Hawaii 3. Stanford 4. BYU 5. UCLA 6. Colorado State 7. Texas 8. Illinois 9. Kentucky 10. Nebraska UCLA 2. Stanford 3. Hawaii 4. Illinois 5. Nebraska 6. Texas 7. Texas-Arlington 8. Long Beach State 9. Washington 10. Pacific UCLA 2. Hawaii 3. Pacific 4. Long Beach State 5. Nebraska 6. Texas 7. Illinois 8. Stanford 9. Texas-Arlington 10. Washington UCLA 2. Nebraska 3. Stanford 4. Hawaii 5. Pacific 6. Penn State 7. Texas 8. UC Santa Barbara 9. Long Beach State 10. San Jose State Stanford 2. Long Beach State 3. Hawaii 4. Pacific 5. LSU 6. UCLA 7. Nebraska 8. New Mexico 9. BYU 10. Florida UCLA 2. Stanford 3. Long Beach State 4. Pacific 5. Florida 6. Illinois 7. Nebraska 8. BYU 9. Penn State 10. Texas UCLA 2. Texas 3. Long Beach State 4. BYU NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 5. UC Santa Barbara 6. Stanford 7. Penn State 8. Nebraska 9. Colorado 10. Arizona State Nebraska 2. Stanford 3. UCLA 4. Ohio State 5. Penn State 6. Hawaii 7. Long Beach State 8. BYU 9. UC Santa Barbara 10. USC Nebraska 2. Texas 3. Stanford 4. Michigan State 5. Hawaii 6. Florida 7. UCLA 8. Penn State 9. Ohio State 10. Oral Roberts Stanford 2. Hawaii 3. Nebraska 4. Florida 5. Penn State 6. Michigan State 7. Washington State 8. BYU 9. Loyola Marymount 10. Long Beach State Stanford 2. Penn State 3. Long Beach State 4. Florida 5. Wisconsin 6. UC Santa Barbara 7. BYU 8. Nebraska 9. USC 10. Texas Long Beach State 2. Penn State 3. Nebraska 4. Florida 5. Hawaii 6. BYU 7. Wisconsin 8. Texas 9. Stanford 10. Pacific Former Husker Dani Mancuso helped the Huskers to a pair of NCAA semifinal appearances, including the 2006 NCAA championship Penn State 2. Stanford 3. Pacific 4. Long Beach State 5. Florida 6. UC Santa Barbara 7. UCLA 8. Hawaii 9. Texas A&M 10. Pepperdine 11. Nebraska Nebraska 2. Wisconsin 3. Hawaii 4. USC 5. Arizona 6. Penn State 7. UCLA 8. Pacific 9. UC Santa Barbara 10. Colorado State Stanford 2. Long Beach State 3. Nebraska 4. Arizona 5. USC 6. Florida 7. Wisconsin 8. Pepperdine 9. UCLA 10. Colorado State USC 2. Stanford 3. Hawaii 4. Florida 5. Nebraska 6. Pepperdine 7. Washington State 8. UC Santa Barbara 9. Northern Iowa 10. Arizona USC 2. Florida 3. Hawaii 4. Minnesota 5. UCLA 6. Pepperdine 7. Penn State 8. Georgia Tech 9. Washington 10. Stanford 13. Nebraska Stanford 2. Minnesota 3. Washington 4. USC 5. Nebraska 6. Ohio State 7. Penn State 8. Hawaii 9. UCLA 10. Tennessee Washington 2. Nebraska 3. Florida 4. Santa Clara 5. Penn State 6. Tennessee 7. Arizona 8. Missouri 9. Hawaii 10. Wisconsin Nebraska 2. Stanford 3. UCLA 4. Washington 5. Penn State 6. Minnesota 7. Texas 8. USC 9. Hawaii 10. Florida Penn State 2. Stanford 3. USC 4. California 5. Nebraska 6. Texas 7. UCLA 8. Florida 9. Oregon 10. Washington Penn State 2. Stanford 3. Nebraska 4. Texas 5. Washington 6. California 7. Hawaii 8. UCLA 9. Oregon 10. Florida

139 ALL-TIME MATCH RESULTS 1975 (Coach: Pat Sullivan) Record: 34-8 AIAW Regional Finalist Sept. 20 Concordia 15-4, 15-6 W Sept. 27 at Midland Lutheran 15-2, 10-15, L Oct. 4 Nebraska-Omaha 15-1, 15-6 W Kansas State Invitational - Manhattan, Kan. - # Oct. 11 #Kansas State 15-2, 15-3 W Oct. 11 #Central Missouri 15-7, W Oct. 11 #Fort Hays State 15-11, 15-2 W Oct. 11 #Drake 15-8, 15-7 W Oct. 14 at Midland Lutheran 15-1, 15-0 W Graceland Invitational - Lamoni, Iowa - $ Oct. 17 $Graceland 15-4, 14-16, 15-0 W Oct. 17 $SW Missouri State 3-15, 3-15 L Oct. 17 $Kansas 15-12, 12-15, 15-5 W Oct. 18 $Graceland 8-15, 4-15 L Oct. 18 $Kearney State 9-15, 8-15 L Oct. 18 $Kansas State 15-5, 15-1 W Kearney State Invitational - Kearney, Neb. - ^ Oct. 25 ^Kearney State 15-11, 15-8 W Oct. 25 ^Wayne State 15-2, 15-5 W Oct. 25 ^Concordia 15-2, 15-5 W Oct. 28 Kearney State 15-7, 5-15, 15-7 W Southwest Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - & Oct. 31 &Kansas 15-10, W Oct. 31 &Kansas State 15-1, 15-2 W Oct. 31 &Illinois-Chicago 13-15, 5-15 L Oct. 31 &Graceland 15-10, 15-7 W Oct. 31 &Missouri 15-3, 15-9 W Nov. 1 &SW Missouri State 6-15, 8-15 L Nov. 1 &Graceland 15-9, W Nov. 1 &SW Missouri State 9-15, 15-13, 7-15 L Nov. 4 Nebraska-Omaha 15-12, 15-5 W Kansas Invitational - Lawrence, Kan. - [] Nov. 7 []Kansas City 15-3, 15-2 W Nov. 7 []*Max-Pack/St. Louis 15-9, 15-8 W Nov. 8 []*Swaim s 15-9, 15-5 W Nov. 8 []Oklahoma 15-8, 15-8 W Nov. 9 []Iowa State 15-3, 15-7 W Nov. 9 []Kansas 15-4, 3-15, 15-1 W AIAW Region VI Tournament - Columbia, Mo. - + Nov. 20 +Minnesota 15-4, 15-3 W Nov. 20 +Drake 15-3, 15-3 W Nov. 20 +St. Louis 15-8, 15-7 W Nov. 21 +Kansas 15-2, 15-3 W Nov. 21 +South Dakota State 15-4, 8-15, W Nov. 21 +Augsburg 15-8, W Nov. 22 +Missouri 15-5, 10-15, 15-9 W Nov. 22 +SW Missouri State 12-15, 7-15 L 1976 (Coach: Pat Sullivan) Record: AIAW National Participant Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 18 Drake 15-1, 15-2 W Sept. 18 Nebraska-Omaha 15-10, 15-9 W Sept. 21 Wichita State 15-12, 15-2 W Sept. 21 NW Missouri State 15-6, 15-3 W Sept. 21 Kansas 15-0, 15-4 W Sept. 25 at Kansas State 15-7, 15-9, 15-7 W Sept. 25 vs. Central Missouri 15-2, 15-2, 15-4 W Graceland Invitational - Lamoni, Iowa - # Oct. 9 #William Jewel 15-1, W Oct. 9 #Grandview 15-8, 15-6 W Oct. 9 #Westmar 15-11, 15-1 W Oct. 9 #Central Missouri 15-5, 15-5 W Oct. 9 #Stephen s College 15-12, 15-2 W Oct. 9 #Iowa 15-2, 15-3 W Oct. 9 #Minnesota 15-11, 15-5 W Oct. 9 #Kansas 15-7, 15-4 W Oct. 12 at Kansas State 16-14, 15-6, 14-16, 15-3 W Oct. 12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 15-7, 15-5, W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Oct. 16 $Nebraska II 15-6, 15-2 W Oct. 16 $NW Missouri State 15-5, 15-8 W Oct. 16 $Grandview 15-9, 15-4 W Oct. 16 $Nebraska-Omaha 15-12, 15-4 W Oct. 16 $Midland Lutheran 15-6, 15-2 W Oct. 19 Kearney State 15-8, 15-13, 15-2 W Minnesota Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn. - % Oct. 23 %St. Catherine s 15-12, W Oct. 23 %Manitoba 15-11, 15-7 W Oct. 23 %Bemidji State 15-8, 15-7 W Oct. 23 %Mankato State 15-3, 15-6 W Oct. 23 %Minnesota 15-7, W Oct. 23 %St. Catherine s 15-6, 15-4 W Big Eight Championships - Ames, Iowa - & Oct. 29 &Kansas 15-7, 15-2 W Oct. 29 &Oklahoma State 15-5, W Oct. 30 &Iowa State 15-1, 15-5 W Oct. 30 &Missouri 15-7, 11-15, 15-9 W Oct. 30 &Kansas State 15-12, 15-9 W Oct. 30 &Oklahoma 15-13, 15-5 W Nov. 1 at CS Fullerton 15-8, 15-17, 15-11, W Nov. 1 vs. Pepperdine 6-15, 10-15, 15-9, L Nov. 3 at Long Beach State 15-11, W Nov. 3 at Occidental 5-15,15-1,10-15,17-15,14-16 L National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - * Nov. 5 *Stanford 10-15, 6-15 L Nov. 5 *Cal State Northridge 13-15, 4-15 L Nov. 5 *USC 13-15, 4-15 L Nov. 6 *USC 5-15, 7-15 L Nov. 6 *Lamar 15-17, 7-15 L Nov. 6 *California 15-17, 4-15 L Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - [] Nov. 13 []Nebraska-Omaha 15-7, 12-15, 15-8 W Nov. 13 []Lincoln VB Club* 15-6, 15-5 W Nov. 13 []Nebraska II* 15-10, W Nov. 13 []Kansas State 15-12, W AIAW Region VI Tournament - Wichita, Kan. - {} Nov. 18 {}Northern Iowa 15-8, 15-5 W Nov. 18 {}Kansas 15-13, W Nov. 18 {}Minnesota 13-15, 15-7, 15-5 W Nov. 19 {}Missouri 15-13, 15-8 W Nov. 19 {}Mankato State 15-1, W Nov. 19 {}North Dakota 16-14, 15-7 W Nov. 20 {}Minnesota 15-2, 15-6 W Nov. 20 {}SW Missouri State 12-15, 15-11, 4-15 L AIAW National Tournament - Austin, Texas - () Dec. 8 ()Florida International 15-11, 8-15, W Dec. 8 ()Duke 10-15, 4-15 L Dec. 9 ()Illinois State 15-12, 13-15, 4-15 L Dec. 9 ()Pepperdine 10-15, L Dec. 10 ()BYU 10-15, 5-15 L 1977 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: AIAW Regional Semifinalist Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 10 Drake 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 17 #Graceland 15-11, 15-4 W Sept. 17 #Drake 15-11, W Sept. 17 #Kearney State 5-15, 15-12, 15-9 W Sept. 17 #North Dakota State 15-11, 15-2 W Sept. 21 at Texas-Arlington 12-15, 15-17, L Mean Green Invitational - Denton, Texas - $ Sept. 23 $Stephen F. Austin 15-11, 15-8 W Sept. 23 $North Texas State 15-5, 6-15, 15-5 W Sept. 23 $SW Missouri State 10-15, L Sept. 24 $Texas Woman s 15-11, W Sept. 24 $Texas A&M 6-15, 4-15 L Sept. 28 at Kearney State 15-13, 4-15, 15-6 W Wisconsin Invitational - Madison, Wis. - % Sept. 30 %Missouri 15-1, S Sept. 30 %Minnesota 15-12, 15-8 W Sept. 30 %Wisconsin 9-15, 15-8 S Sept. 30 %Illinois 15-10, S Oct. 1 %Northern Iowa 15-1, 9-15 S Oct. 1 %DePaul 9-15, 15-7 S Oct. 1 %Wisconsin-LaCrosse 15-9, W Oct. 1 %Illinois-Chicago 4-15, 6-15 L Oct. 10 at Kansas St. 4-16, 15-10, 15-0, 9-15, W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - & Oct. 14 &Oklahoma State 15-7, 15-2 W Oct. 14 &Nebraska-Omaha 15-2, 15-0 W Oct. 14 &Oklahoma State 15-4, W Oct. 15 &Lincoln VB Club 15-2, 14-16, W Oct. 15 &Minnesota 15-9, W Oct. 15 &Missouri 15-9, 9-15, L SW Missouri St. Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - * Oct. 21 *Illinois-Chicago 11-15, 15-9, W Oct. 21 *Kansas 15-8, 15-6 W Oct. 22 *Texas Lutheran 8-15, 4-15 L Oct. 22 *Houston 4-15, 3-15 L Oct. 22 *North Texas State 15-12, 11-15, W Oct. 26 vs. Kansas State 15-0, 1-15, 15-3 W Oct. 26 at Nebraska-Omaha 11-15, 15-7, 15-7 W Big Eight Championships - Norman, Okla. - [] Oct. 27 []Kansas State 15-3, 15-1 W Oct. 27 []Iowa State 15-9, W Oct. 27 []Oklahoma State 15-6, 15-3 W Oct. 28 []Kansas 15-3, 15-4 W Oct. 28 []Missouri 15-7, 15-7 W Oct. 28 []Oklahoma 15-2, 15-7 W Nov. 3 at CS Fullerton 14-16, 15-10, 16-14, 15-9 W National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - {} Nov. 4 {}San Jose State 10-15, 5-15 L Nov. 4 {}Long Beach State 1-15, L Nov. 4 {}Portland State 15-17, 8-15 L Krys Miles helped Nebraska to Big Eight championships in 1978 and Nov. 5 {}USC 5-15, 4-15 L Nov. 5 {}Arizona State 14-16, 15-8 S Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - ^ Nov. 12 ^Iowa State 15-3, 15-9 W Nov. 12 ^Minnesota 15-10, W Nov. 12 ^Wichita State 15-3, W Nov. 12 ^Nebraska-Omaha 15-6, 15-6 W Nov. 12 ^Iowa 15-5, 15-6 W Nov. 12 ^Minnesota 15-11, 11-15, W AIAW Region VI Championships - Vermillion, S.D. - () Nov. 17 ()Iowa 15-6, 15-8 W Nov. 17 ()Missouri 9-15, 15-7, W Nov. 17 ()North Dakota 15-11, 7-15, 15-0 W Nov. 18 ()Kansas 15-5, 15-9 W Nov. 18 ()St. Cloud State 15-1, 15-1 W Nov. 18 ()Minnesota 15-3, 7-15, W Nov. 19 ()SW Missouri State 9-15, 12-15, 9-15 L Nov. 19 ()Missouri-St. Louis 15-0, 15-7, W 1978 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: AIAW Regional Champion Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 9 Graceland 15-5, 15-5, 15-8 W Sept. 14 at Texas-Arlington 1-15, 6-15 L Sept. 14 vs. Texas A&M 15-8, 12-15, L Mean Green Invitational - Denton, Texas - # Sept. 15 #Minnesota 15-13, 1-15, L Sept. 15 #Stephen F. Austin 15-5, W Sept. 15 #Sam Houston State 15-5, W Sept. 16 #Lamar 1-15, 8-15 L Sept. 16 #Texas A&M 1-15, 16-14, L Sept. 16 #Wyoming 15-5, 15-5, 15-4 W Sept. 23 Kearney State 15-12, 15-7, 15-6 W Sept. 28 Waterloo 14-16, 7-15, 15-7, L Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 29 $Kansas 15-11, 15-0 W Sept. 29 $SW Missouri State 11-15, 15-4, L Sept. 29 $North Texas State 15-11, 15-4 W Sept. 30 $Drake 15-7, W Sept. 30 $SW Missouri State 15-13, 15-11,10-15,4-15, 6-15 L Sept. 30 $Minnesota 9-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-8, 5-15 L Oct. 4 at Nebraska-Omaha 10-15, 15-8, 17-15, W Windy City Invitational - Chicago, Ill. - % Oct. 13 %George Williams 15-8, 1-15, L Oct. 13 %Illinois-Chicago 11-15, 15-10, L Oct. 13 %Southern Illinois 15-10, 15-7 W Oct. 14 %Illinois 15-12, 8-15, W Oct. 14 %Indiana 12-15, L Oct. 14 %DePaul 15-13, W SW Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo.- & Oct. 20 &Southern Illinois 8-15, 7-15 L Oct. 20 &Wisconsin 12-15, 7-15 L Oct. 20 &Cincinnati 15-8, W HISTORY NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

140 HISTORY All-American Terri Kanouse was a three-time member of the All- Big Eight Tournament team during her Husker career. Oct. 21 &North Texas State 9-15, 6-15 L Oct. 21 &Illinois State 9-15, 9-15 L Oct. 21 &Florida State 15-12, 10-15, W Oct. 21 &Texas A&M 13-15, 8-15 L Big Eight Championships - Manhattan, Kan. - * Oct. 27 *Oklahoma 15-7, 15-3 W Oct. 27 *Kansas State 3-15, 15-9, 15-8 W Oct. 27 *Oklahoma State 15-6, 8-15, 15-6 W Oct. 28 *Kansas 15-10, 8-15, W Oct. 28 *Iowa State 15-11, 15-3 W Oct. 28 *Missouri 13-15, 15-11, 15-5 W Oct. 31 Nebraska-Omaha 15-10, 15-6, 15-7 W National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - + Nov. 3 +Utah State 11-15, 6-15 L Nov. 3 +San Diego State 6-15, 6-15 L Nov. 4 +UC Santa Barbara 17-15, 6-15 S Nov. 4 +Pacific 6-15, 6-15 L Nov. 4 +Michigan State 15-13, 6-15 S Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - [] Nov. 10 []North Dakota 15-6, 15-7 W Nov. 10 []Iowa State 15-9, 15-7 W Nov. 10 []St. Cloud State 15-11, 15-2 W Nov. 11 []Minnesota-Duluth 15-7, 15-2 W Nov. 11 []Missouri 15-1, 15-6 W Nov. 11 []Minnesota-Duluth 13-15, 14-16, L AIAW Region VI Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. - () Nov. 16 ()Iowa 15-6, 10-15, 15-6 W Nov. 16 ()Iowa State 15-2, W Nov. 16 ()SW Missouri State 6-15, 15-12, W Nov. 17 ()Mankato State 15-10, W Nov. 17 ()Kansas 15-2, 15-4 W Nov. 17 ()Missouri 15-2, 15-8, W Nov. 18 ()Kansas 15-6, 15-11, W Nov. 18 ()SW Missouri State 17-15, 15-4, 12-15, 15-9 W AIAW National Tournament - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - {} Dec. 7 {}Utah State 5-15, 2-15 L Dec. 7 {}San Diego State 3-15, L Dec. 7 {}Kentucky 15-8, 0-15, W Dec. 8 {}Ohio State 2-15, L Dec. 8 {}Rutgers 14-16, 8-15 L 1979 (Coach: Terry Pettit) - Record: 41-8 Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 8 Kansas State 15-7, 15-6 W Sept. 8 Iowa State 15-4, 15-6 W Sept. 13 at Texas Woman s 15-1, 15-7, 9-15, W Mean Green Invitational - Denton, Texas - # Sept. 14 #Texas-Arlington 15-9, 15-4 W Sept. 14 #Tulane 15-12, 15-2 W Sept. 14 #Texas Woman s 15-1, W Sept. 15 #Lamar 2-15, 15-10, W Sept. 15 #Sam Houston State 15-13, 15-7 W Sept. 15 #Texas Tech 15-3, 11-15, 15-5 W Sept. 15 #Lamar 11-15, 16-14, W Sept. 21 at Kearney State 13-15, 15-2, 15-3 W Sept. 22 Northern Colorado 15-12, 8-15,15-10,10-15, 9-15 L Sept. 26 at Kansas State 15-9, 15-4 W Sept. 26 Wichita State 15-3, 15-1 W NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 28 $Kansas 15-2, 15-4 W Sept. 28 $Iowa State 15-6, 15-0 W Sept. 28 $Illinois State 8-15, 15-10, 15-7 W Sept. 28 $Drake 15-3, 15-4 W Sept. 29 $Minnesota 15-12, 16-18, 15-12, W Sept. 29 $Illinois State 15-9, 15-8, 4-15, W Oct. 3 Kansas 15-4, 15-9 W Oct. 3 at Wichita State 15-5, 15-6 W Windy City Invitational - Chicago, Ill. - % Oct. 12 %Lewis 15-4, 15-5 W Oct. 12 %DePaul 15-6, W Oct. 12 %Northern Illinois 15-0, 15-6 W Oct. 12 %Elmhurst 15-1, 15-1 W Oct. 13 %Northwestern 15-2, 15-3 W Oct. 13 %Wisconsin 15-10, W Oct. 13 %Southern Illinois 15-3, 15-3 W Oct. 13 %DePaul 13-15, 15-10, W Oct. 13 %Wisconsin 15-8, 15-5 W SW Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - & Oct. 19 &Illinois State 9-15, 6-15 L Oct. 19 &Alabama 15-10, W Oct. 19 &Michigan State 15-10, 15-8 W Oct. 20 &Texas-Arlington 14-16, L Oct. 20 &Oral Roberts 9-15, L Big Eight Championships - Lawrence, Kan. - * Oct. 26 *Oklahoma State 15-0, 15-4 W Oct. 26 *Iowa State 15-12, 15-3 W Oct. 27 *Iowa State 15-3, 15-6, 15-5 W Oct. 27 *Oklahoma 15-12, 15-4, 15-9 W National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - + Nov. 2 +Pacific 15-11, 9-15 S Nov. 2 +Central Florida 11-15, 9-15 L Nov. 2 +Utah 15-4, S Nov. 3 +Michigan State 3-15, 15-9 S Nov. 3 +UCLA 3-15, L Nov. 10 Missouri Western 15-11, 15-5, W AIAW Region VI Tournament Nov. 15 Kansas 15-11, 18-16, 15-6 W Nov. 15 Kansas State 15-12, 15-10, 10-15, 15-5 W Nov. 16 SW Missouri State 12-15, 15-11, 10-15, L Nov. 16 Minnesota 15-2, 10-15, 15-11, W Nov. 17 SW Missouri State 5-15, 15-9, 15-10, W Nov. 17 SW Missouri State 7-15, 16-14, 15-12, 11-15, L 1980 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: AIAW Regional Runner-up Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 6 Kansas 15-12, 15-5, 13-15, 15-7 W Sept. 9 Nebraska-Omaha 9-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-8 W Sept. 11 at Texas Woman s 15-10, 15-4, 11-15, 15-8 W Mean Green Invitational - Denton, Texas - ^ Sept. 12 ^SW Missouri State 16-14, W Sept. 12 ^Oral Roberts 15-6, 8-15, W Sept. 12 ^North Texas State 15-13, 15-6 W Sept. 13 ^Texas Woman s 15-5, W Sept. 13 ^SW Missouri State 12-15, 15-12, W Sept. 13 ^Texas-Arlington 16-18, 13-15, L Sept. 16 Wichita State 15-6, 15-5 W Sept. 16 Creighton 15-11, 15-4 W Sept. 21 Northern Colorado 15-12, 12-15, 6-15, 15-10, 3-15 L Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - + Sept. 26 +Kansas 16-14, 15-2 W Sept. 26 +Western Michigan 15-12, 15-5 W Sept. 26 +Minnesota 15-13, 10-15, 15-7 W Sept. 27 +Iowa State 15-1, W Sept. 27 +SW Missouri State 14-16, 9-15, L Sept. 27 +Minnesota 2-15, 9-15 L SW Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - # Oct. 3 #Houston 14-16, 3-15 L Oct. 3 #Illinois 15-5, 15-17, W Oct. 4 #Minnesota 8-15, L Oct. 4 #Oklahoma 15-2, 10-15, L Oct. 4 #Wisconsin 15-0, W Oct. 7 Kansas State 15-4, W Oct. 7 at Creighton 15-4, 15-0 W Oct. 14 Wichita State 15-1, 15-6 W Oct. 14 at Kansas State 15-4, 15-9 W Cincinnati Invitational - Cincinnati, Ohio - $ Oct. 17 $Purdue 5-15, L Oct. 17 $Kentucky 9-15, L Oct. 18 $Cleveland State 15-9, 15-6 W Oct. 18 $Ohio State 13-15, L Oct. 18 $Pittsburgh 15-10, 15-1 W Big Eight Championships - Lincoln, Neb. - % Oct. 24 %Kansas 15-12, 15-4 W Oct. 24 %Missouri 15-6, 15-7 W Oct. 25 %Kansas 15-4, 15-4, 15-2 W Oct. 25 %Oklahoma 15-5, 15-3, W National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - & Oct. 31 &Fresno State 15-11, W Oct. 31 &UC Santa Barbara 12-15, 0-15 L Nov. 1 &Stanford 3-15, 15-6, 8-15 L Nov. 1 &San Diego State 6-15, L Nov. 1 &Long Beach State 15-10, W Nov. 10 Mexican National Team 8-15, 15-13, 15-9, 11-15, 15-9 W Nov. 14 Northern Colorado 15-6, 15-1 W Nov. 15 Northern Colorado 15-6, 12-15, 15-6, 15-1 W Nov. 15 Missouri Western 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 W AIAW Region VI Tournament - Springfield, Mo. - * Nov. 20 *Iowa 15-5, 15-6, 15-6 W Nov. 20 *Minnesota 11-15, 15-4, 15-11, 15-3 W Nov. 21 *SW Missouri State 15-11, 3-15, 11-15, L Nov. 21 *Minnesota 15-6, 18-16, W Nov. 22 *SW Missouri State 15-11, 2-15, 9-15, L 1981 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 5 Kansas State 15-5, 15-4, W Mean Green Invitational - Denton, Texas - # Sept. 11 #Oklahoma 15-5, W Sept. 11 #SW Missouri State 15-7, 15-6 W Sept. 12 #Houston 15-2, 15-8 W Sept. 12 #Texas-Arlington 15-3, W Sept. 13 #North Texas State 14-16, 15-6, 15-5 W Sept. 13 #SW Missouri State 12-15, 15-8, 3-15, L Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 25 $Iowa State 15-5, 15-9 W Sept. 25 $Missouri 15-7, W Sept. 25 $Oklahoma 15-4, 15-9 W Sept. 26 $Kansas 15-9, 15-1 W Sept. 26 $Minnesota 8-15, 15-12, 15-6, W Sept. 26 $SW Missouri State 12-15, 15-13, 15-12, 5-15,15-11 W SW Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - % Oct. 2 %Wyoming 15-5, W Oct. 2 %Penn State 2-15, 8-15 L Oct. 3 %Illinois State 10-15, 15-3, L Oct. 3 %Texas-Arlington 15-8, 6-15, 8-15 L Oct. 3 %Oklahoma 15-5, 15-9 W Oct. 8 Drake 15-11, 15-13, 10-15, 15-3 W Oct. 13 at Kansas State 16-14, 5-15, 15-5, 4-15, 15-4 W Oral Roberts Invitational - Tulsa, Okla. - & Oct. 16 &Kansas State 15-2, 14-16, 15-5 W Oct. 16 &Tennessee 15-8, 15-9 W Oct. 16 &Kansas 15-12, 15-8 W Oct. 16 &Oral Roberts 15-3, 15-7 W Oct. 17 &Texas 10-15, 15-11, L Oct. 17 &Oklahoma 15-8, W Oct. 17 &SW Missouri State 15-12, W Oct. 17 &Texas 12-15, 13-15, 4-15 L Oct. 28 Kansas State 15-5, 15-10, 15-5 W Oct. 31 at Minnesota 8-15, 15-6, 15-8, 15-5 W National Women s Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif. - * Nov. 6 *Pepperdine 15-8, 13-15, 2-15 L Nov. 6 *Utah State 15-12, 17-19, W Nov. 7 *Hawaii 10-15, 3-15 L Nov. 7 *Texas-Arlington 15-13, 12-15, L Nov. 7 *Pacific 12-15, 3-15 L Big Eight Championships - Manhattan, Kan. - ^ Nov. 13 ^Kansas 15-8, W Nov. 13 ^Kansas State 15-12, 15-1 W Nov. 14 ^Kansas State 15-6, 16-11, 15-4 W Nov. 14 ^Missouri 15-6, 13-15, 15-6, 15-4 W 1982 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 27-6 Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist Sept. 9 Nebraska-Omaha 20/- 15-4, 15-6, W Wyoming Invitational - Laramie, Wyo. - + Sept. 10 +Illinois 20/ , 15-8 W Sept. 10 +Montana 20/- 15-6, W Sept. 11 +Illinois 20/- 15-5, 15-5, W Sept. 11 +Wyoming 20/ , 15-7, 15-6, 13-15, W Sept. 15 at Kansas 20/ , 15-10, W Sept. 21 at Iowa State 20/- 15-3, 15-8, 15-8 W Sept. 23 UC Santa Barbara 20/ , 15-6, 5-15, L Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 24 #Texas A&M 19/ , 12-15, 16-14, 16-18, 15-8 W Sept. 24 #SW Missouri State 19/- 15-3, 15-6, 11-15, W Sept. 25 #UC Santa Barbara 19/8 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 W Sept. 25 #SW Missouri State 19/- 15-5, 13-15, 15-12, 15-9 W Sept. 30 at Missouri 19/ , 15-13, 6-15, 15-9,15-17 L SW Missouri State Invitational - Springfield, Mo. - $ Oct. 1 $Illinois State 19/- 3-15, 15-17, 7-15 L Oct. 1 $Texas Tech 19/- 15-2, 15-4, W Oct. 2 $Texas-Arlington 19/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 W Oct. 2 $Florida State 19/- 15-9, 15-5, 3-15, 12-15, 15-7 W Oct. 2 $SW Missouri St. 19/- 2-15, 15-7, 15-12, 8-15, W Oklahoma Invitational - Norman, Okla. - & Oct. 8 &San Jose State 15/ , 15-12, 4-15, L Oct. 8 &Oklahoma 15/- 15-3, 9-15, 15-9, W Oct. 9 &Texas 15/ , 15-11, 15-2, 15-9 W Oct. 23 Oklahoma 15/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-6 W Oct. 26 at Kansas State 15/- 15-3, 15-3, 15-6 W Oct. 30 Missouri 15/ , 15-9, 15-9 W Nov. 3 Kansas 15/- 15-5, 15-7, 15-3 W Nov. 6 Purdue 15/ , 5-15, L

141 Nov. 5 Kansas State 5/- 15-6, 15-8, 4-15, W Nov. 9 Iowa State 5/- 15-7, 15-6, 15-3 W Nov. 16 Missouri 4/- 15-3, 18-16, 15-8 W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Kansas City, Mo. - + Nov. 23 +Missouri 4/- 15-5, 15-10, 15-9 W Nov. 24 +Oklahoma 4/- 15-5, 15-4, W Illinois State Invitational - Normal, Ill. - * Nov. 29 *Kentucky 6/- 15-4, 15-5, 15-3 W Nov. 30 *Arizona 6/ , 15-13, W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7 Penn State 6/ , 15-7, W NCAA Mideast Regional - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 13 Purdue 6/ , 16-14, 12-15, W Dec. 14 USC 6/3 15-5, 11-15, 12-15, 7-15 L HISTORY The 1986 Huskers celebrate a win over Stanford that put the Huskers in the NCAA Championship match for the first time in school history. Nov. 9 Kansas State 15/- 15-7, 15-6, W Nov. 13 Iowa State 15/- 15-6, 10-15, 15-2, W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Columbia, Mo.+ Nov. 19 +Oklahoma 16/- 15-8, 15-8, 15-7 W Nov. 20 +Iowa State 16/- 15-9, 15-3, 13-15, W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 4 Penn State 15/ , 15-5, W NCAA Mideast Regional - West Lafayette, Ind. Dec. 10 at Purdue 15/ , 15-12, 4-15, 12-15, 5-15 L 1983 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 29-4 (Big Eight: 10-0) NCAA First Round Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Sept. 3 Iowa 15/- 15-6, 15-9, 15-7 W Sept. 8 Wyoming 15/- 7-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-4 W Sept. 12 at Kansas 16/- 15-2, 15-4, W San Diego State Invitational - San Diego, Calif. - $ Sept. 15 $Utah 16/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-8 W Sept. 15 $U.S. International 16/ , 15-3, 15-5 W Sept. 16 $Arizona 16/8 8-15, 7-15, 15-11, 15-11, L Sept. 16 $San Diego State 16/ , 15-11, 10-15, 15-5 W Sept. 17 $Oregon State 16/- 15-9, 14-16, 15-7, 10-15, 15-3 W Sept. 17 $California 16/ , 15-7, 15-17, 15-3 W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 23 %Louisville 13/- 15-9, 15-0, 15-6 W Sept. 23 %SW Missouri State 13/- 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 W Sept. 24 %Texas A&M 13/ , 15-10, 15-9, 15-4 W Sept. 24 %California 13/ , 15-5, 15-4 W Sept. 28 Kansas State 8/- 15-5, 15-4, W Oct. 1 at Missouri 8/ , 15-7, 15-8 W Purdue Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind. - & Oct. 7 &Kentucky 8/6 15-9, 15-5, 13-15, 8-15, L Oct. 8 &Pittsburgh 8/ , 15-9, W Oct. 8 &Purdue 8/9 8-15, 15-10, 12-15, 15-8, L Oct. 12 at Iowa State 9/ , 15-10, 15-8 W Oct. 22 at Oklahoma 9/ , 15-7, 15-4 W Oct. 29 Missouri 9/ , 15-5, W Nov. 1 at Kansas State 9/- 15-5, 15-8, W Nov. 5 Oklahoma 9/- 15-5, 15-4, 15-3 W Nov. 9 Iowa State 9/ , 15-3, W Nov. 12 Kansas 9/- 15-2, 15-6, 15-4 W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Ames, Iowa^ Nov. 18 ^Iowa State 9/- 15-5, 15-3, 12-15, 15-6 W Nov. 19 ^Missouri 9/- 15-3, 15-10, 6-15, 15-6 W Louisiana State Invitational - Baton Rouge, La. - * Nov. 25 *Louisiana State 7/- 15-4, 15-10, 11-15, 15-3 W Nov. 25 *Houston 7/ , 15-4, 15-7 W Nov. 26 *Texas A&M 7/ , 15-10, 14-16, W Nov. 26 *Arizona State 7/ , 15-13, 15-10, 6-15, W Nov. 26 *Notre Dame 7/- 15-4, 15-7, 15-1 W NCAA First Round - Kalamazoo, Mich. Dec. 16 Western Michigan 7/9 15-9, 12-15, 12-15, 8-15 L 1984 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 27-4 (Big Eight: 10-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Runner-up Sept. 8 at Iowa 7/- 15-9, 15-4, 15-6 W Sept. 9 Wichita State 7/- 15-4, 15-6, 15-6 W Husker Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 14 #LSU 5/ , 15-7, W Sept. 15 #U.S. International 5/- 15-8, 12-15, 15-9, 15-3 W Sept. 15 #Northwestern 5/ , 15-13, W Sept. 19 Kansas 5/- 15-6, 15-6, 15-3 W Sept. 22 at Oklahoma 5/ , 15-9, 15-7 W Sept. 27 Sherbrooke (Exh.) 15-9, 15-9, 15-3 W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 28 $Colorado State 6/ , 15-2, 12-15, 15-6 W Sept. 29 $SW Missouri State 6/- 7-15, 15-11, 15-5, 15-5 W Sept. 29 $Sherbrooke (Exh.) 15-8, 15-5, 15-8 W Oct. 3 at Kansas State 6/- 15-7, 15-9, 15-5 W Tennessee Classic - Knoxville, Tenn. - % Oct. 5 %Texas 6/ , 12-15, L Oct. 6 %Pittsburgh 6/ , 15-9, 15-10, 15-4 W Oct. 6 %Tennessee 6/- 5-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-8 W Oct. 9 at Iowa State 8/- 8-15, 15-2, 15-7, 15-7 W Oct. 13 Missouri 8/- 15-7, 15-8, 7-15, 15-5 W Oct. 14 Purdue 8/ , 16-14, W Oct. 17 at Kansas 8/- 15-9, 15-3, 15-8 W Oct. 20 Oklahoma 8/- 15-9, 15-5, 15-6 W Oct. 25 at Pepperdine 7/ , 15-13, 10-15, 12-15, 15-6 W UC Santa Barbara Invitational - Santa Barbara, Calif. - & Oct. 26 &UCSB 7/ , 7-15, 15-11, 9-15 L Oct. 27 &Cal Poly 7/ , 7-15, 15-10, 2-15, 9-15 L Oct. 27 &Loyola Marymount 7/- 15-9, 15-8, 15-2 W Oct. 30 Kansas State 7/- 15-5, 15-8, W Nov. 3 at Missouri 7/- 5-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-4 W Nov. 7 Iowa State 7/- 15-2, 15-9, 15-9 W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Norman, Okla. - + Nov. 16 +Oklahoma 7/- 15-7, 15-8, 15-7 W Nov. 17 +Missouri 7/ , 15-4, W Nov. 24 Ohio State 7/ , 15-11, 15-7 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 1 Pittsburgh 7/- 15-6, 15-10, W NCAA Mideast Regional - Kalamazoo, Mich. Dec. 7 Western Michigan 7/ , 15-10, 8-15, 15-7 W Dec. 8 Pacific 7/3 8-15, 10-15, 15-13, 3-15 L 1985 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 28-3 (Big Eight: 10-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Runner-up Sept. 7 Kansas 5/- 15-6, 15-9, 15-5 W Sept. 8 Iowa 5/- 15-8, 15-1, 15-4 W Sept. 10 Nebraska-Omaha 5/- 15-5, 15-2, W Wyoming Invitational - Laramie, Wyo. - # Sept. 13 #Idaho 5/- 15-8, 15-6, W Sept. 13 #Wyoming 5/ , 8-15, 9-15, 15-10, 15-3 W Sept. 14 #Montana 5/ , 15-7, 15-5 W Sept. 14 #Long Beach State 5/- 15-2, 15-5, 15-7 W San Jose State Invitational - San Jose, Calif. - $ Sept. 19 $San Jose State 4/ , 8-15, 15-9, 8-15 L Sept. 21 $Stanford 4/ , 13-15, 19-21, L Sept. 21 $Colorado State 4/ , 15-6, 15-9 W Nebraska Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 27 %Arizona 5/- 15-9, 15-5, 15-6 W Sept. 28 %BYU 5/ , 15-13, 15-8 W Sept. 28 %Oregon 5/- 15-4, 15-3, 15-3 W Oct. 1 at Kansas 5/- 15-1, 15-7, W Husker Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - & Oct. 5 &Oklahoma 5/- 15-2, 15-5, 15-8 W Oct. 6 &SW Missouri State 5/- 15-6, 15-5, 15-1 W Oct. 6 &Hawaii 5/ , 15-10, W Oct. 12 at Iowa State 5/- 15-7, 15-5, 15-7 W Oct. 15 Kansas State 5/- 15-1, 15-8, 15-7 W Oct. 18 at Missouri 6/ , 15-6, 15-4 W Nov. 2 at Oklahoma 6/ , 15-12, 15-5 W NCAA Finalist (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 29-6 (Big Eight: 10-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions Mideast Regional Champion Sept. 2 Nebraska-Omaha 3/ , 15-8, 15-8, 14-16, L Sept. 3 Wichita State 3/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-3 W Oregon Invitational - Eugene, Ore. - # Sept. 5 #Rhode Island 3/- 15-2, 15-2, 15-2 W Sept. 6 #Oregon 3/ , 13-15, 15-5, 11-15, 15-3 W Sept. 6 #San Diego State 3/ , 19-17, 4-15, L Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 13 $Northern Illinois 8/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-5 W Sept. 14 $Texas-Arlington 8/- 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 W Sept. 14 $Kansas 8/- 15-6, 11-15, 15-5, 15-3 W Mid-America Classic - Champaign, Ill. - % Sept. 20 %Purdue 10/ , 15-6, 15-4 W Sept. 21 %Illinois 10/ , 15-7, 12-15, 15-6 W Husker Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 26 &Wyoming 7/ , 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 W Sept. 27 &Arizona State 7/ , 9-15, 15-11, 15-13, L Sept. 27 &U.S. International 7/- 15-5, 15-10, 15-8 W Oct. 3 at Utah 9/ , 15-5, 15-9 W Oct. 4 at BYU 9/6 15-2, 15-10, W Oct. 8 at Iowa State 5/- 15-3, 15-7, W Oct. 11 Missouri 5/- 15-2, 15-4, 15-1 W Oct. 14 Kansas 6/- 15-6, 15-3, 15-4 W Oct. 18 at Oklahoma 6/- 15-2, 15-2, W Oct. 22 at Kansas State 6/- 15-1, 15-5, 15-6 W Oct. 25 at Missouri 6/- 15-1, 15-2, 15-8 W Oct. 30 Texas 5/7 15-6, 12-15, 7-15, 15-9, L Nov. 1 Oklahoma 5/- 15-6, 15-2, 15-5 W Nov. 4 Kansas State 7/- 15-5, 15-3, 15-5 W Nov. 11 Iowa State 7/- 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 W Wendy s Classic - Stockton, Calif. - * Nov. 15 *UCLA 7/ , 15-4, 15-9 W Nov. 16 *Pacific 7/2 8-15, 11-15, L Big Eight Conference Tournament - Salina, Kan. - + Nov. 22 +Iowa State 7/ , 15-10, 15-2, 15-8 W Nov. 23 +Oklahoma 7/- 15-3, 15-10, 15-6 W Nov. 29 Miami (Ohio) 6/- 15-9, 15-5, 15-3 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 6 Pittsburgh 6/ , 15-5, 15-10, 15-7 W NCAA Mideast Regional - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 12 Penn State 6/ , 15-4, 16-14, 16-18, 15-9 W Dec. 13 Illinois 6/9 15-9, 15-8, 15-3 W NCAA Championship Round - Stockton, Calif. Dec. 18 Stanford 6/ , 15-2, 15-10, W Dec. 20 Pacific 6/ , 4-15, 4-15 L 1987 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 30-5 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season Champion NCAA Mideast Regional Runner-up Sept. 1 Wichita State 15-11, 15-4, 15-1 W Iowa Carousel Classic - Iowa City, Iowa - # Sept. 4 #Miami (Ohio) 15-11, 15-3, W Sept. 5 #Iowa 15-6, 15-5, 15-17, 15-8 W Husker Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 11 $Minnesota 7/ , 7-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-9 W Sept. 12 $Central Michigan 7/- 15-6, 15-7, 15-2 W Sept. 12 $Penn State 7/ , 15-12, 15-17, 15-7 W Sept. 15 at Kansas 7/- 15-2, 15-6, 15-4 W Purdue Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind. - % Sept. 18 %Purdue 7/- 15-8, 15-11, W Sept. 19 %Pittsburgh 7/- 15-9, 15-9, 15-8 W Sept. 20 %LSU 7/ , 16-14, 15-9 W Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 25 &Loyola Marymount 6/ , 15-8, 15-3 W Sept. 26 &Tennessee 6/- 15-3, 15-3, 15-1 W Sept. 26 &Illinois 6/ , 12-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-8 W Oct. 2 at Colorado 4/- 15-4, 15-5, W Oct. 3 at Colorado State 4/ , 12-15, 11-15, 4-15 L Oct. 8 Iowa State 7/- 15-6, 15-12, 15-8 W Oct. 10 at Missouri 7/- 15-5, 15-1, W Oct. 13 Kansas State 7/- 15-3, 15-5, W Oct. 17 at Oklahoma 7/- 15-6, 15-4, W Oct. 22 Notre Dame 7/- 15-3, 15-1, 15-9 W Oct. 24 Western Michigan 7/ , 15-9, 13-15, 15-9, 15-1 W NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

142 HISTORY Oct. 27 at Iowa State 7/- 8-15, 15-11, 15-1, 15-5 W Oct. 29 Colorado 7/- 15-6, 15-3, 15-5 W Oct. 31 Oklahoma 7/ , 15-9, 15-5 W Nov. 3 at Kansas State 6/- 15-7, 8-15, 15-7, 15-4 W Nov. 6 at Texas 6/ , 13-15, 6-15, 4-15 L Nov. 7 at Texas 6/ , 9-15, 15-13, L Nov. 11 Kansas 8/- 15-8, 15-5, W Nov. 14 Missouri 8/- 15-7, 15-5, 15-7 W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Salina, Kan.- + Nov. 21 +Kansas 8/- 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 W Nov. 21 +Oklahoma 8/- 15-3, 13-15, 4-15, 6-15 L Nov. 28 Southern Illinois 10/- 15-3, 15-5, W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 3 Northern Iowa 10/- 15-9, 15-1, 15-6 W NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament - Champaign, Ill. Dec. 10 Purdue 10/- 15-8, 15-12, 15-3 W Dec. 11 Illinois 10/ , 12-15, 5-15 L 1988 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 28-5 (Big Eight: 11-1) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.- # Sept. 2 #Purdue 15-12, 15-4, 15-8 W Sept. 3 #Florida 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 W Sept. 3 #Pacific 16-14, 15-12, W Titan Invitational - Fullerton, Calif. - $ Sept. 8 #New Mexico State 3/- 15-9, 14-16, 15-12, W Sept. 8 #Santa Clara 3/ , 15-10, 15-4 W Sept. 9 #Washington State 3/- 15-8, 15-10, W Sept. 9 #UC Santa Barbara 3/ , 15-13, 15-6 W Sept. 10 #San Diego State 3/- 6-15, 17-19, 5-15 L Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill. - % Sept. 16 %Northwestern 6/- 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 W Sept. 17 %Illinois 6/ , 15-8, 1-15, 9-15 L Gillette Dairy/Prairie Maid Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 23 &Wyoming 6/ , 15-12, 15-6 W Sept. 24 &Kansas State 6/ , 15-10, 15-6 W Sept. 24 &Indiana 6/ , 15-0, 13-15, W Oct. 1 at Oklahoma 6/- 15-8, 7-15, 4-15, 15-10, 5-15 L Oct. 5 Kansas State 8/- 15-9, 15-11, 15-8 W Oct. 8 Colorado 8/ , 15-9, 13-15, 15-7 W Oct. 11 at Iowa State 7/- 15-2, 15-8, 15-5 W Oct. 15 Oklahoma 7/ , 14-16, 15-4, 11-15, W Oct. 21 at Missouri 7/- 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 W Oct. 22 at Kansas 7/- 15-5, 15-5, 15-5 W Oct. 25 Iowa State 6/- 15-2, 15-12, 15-6 W Oct. 28 at Notre Dame 6/ , 15-7, W Oct. 29 at Western Michigan 6/ , 15-7, W Nov. 4 Texas 5/6 5-15, 8-15, L Nov. 5 Texas 5/ , 11-15, 15-5, 15-13, 15-9 W Nov. 10 at Colorado 5/- 15-8, 15-1, W Nov. 12 Missouri 5/- 15-2, 15-3, 15-6 W Nov. 15 Kansas 5/- 15-6, 15-7, 15-8 W Nov. 19 at Kansas State 5/ , 15-10, W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Omaha, Neb. Nov. 25 Iowa State 5/- 15-9, 15-10, W Nov. 26 Colorado 5/ , 15-10, 15-4, 15-7 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 2 Weber State 5/ , 15-4, 14-16, 8-15, 15-7 W NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament - Champaign, Ill. Dec. 9 Oklahoma 5/ , 9-15, 15-8, 15-11, L NCAA Finalist (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 29-4 (Big Eight 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Champion Aug. 31 Drake 15-4, 15-3, 15-8 W Sept. 2 Iowa 15-11, 15-12, 15-6 W Runza Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 8 #Bowling Green 15-13, 15-12, 9-15, 15-6 W Sept. 9 #Houston 15-5, 9-15, 17-19, 15-8, 15-5 W Minnesota Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn. - $ Sept. 15 $Minnesota 6/- 15-9, 15-6, 8-15, 15-7 W Sept. 16 $Hofstra 6/ , 15-6, 15-7, 15-3 W FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 22 %Kentucky 7/ , 12-15, 15-12, 15-10, W Sept. 23 %Pittsburgh 7/- 15-7, 15-11, 15-7 W Sept. 23 %Stanford 7/ , 15-11, 11-15, 15-4 W Sept. 30 at Colorado 5/ , 15-4, W Oct. 3 Kansas State 5/ , 15-6, 15-7 W Oct. 7 at Oklahoma 5/- 15-6, 15-12, 7-15, 15-5 W Oct. 11 at Kansas 4/- 15-9, 15-0, 11-15, 15-4 W Oct. 14 Colorado 4/- 15-7, 10-15, 15-6, W Baden Challenge - Lincoln, Neb. - & Oct. 20 &Hawaii 4/1 9-15, 9-15, 9-15 L Oct. 21 &Hawaii 4/1 15-7, 14-16, 16-14, W Oct. 24 at Iowa State 3/ , 15-5, 10-15, 13-15, 15-3 W Oct. 28 Oklahoma 3/ , 16-14, 15-7 W Oct. 29 Missouri 3/ , 15-2, 15-2 W Nov. 3 at Texas 3/ , 15-9, 7-15, 17-15, 5-15 L Nov. 4 at Texas A&M 3/ , 15-10, W Nov. 7 Kansas 4/- 15-5, 15-2, 15-7 W NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Nov. 11 Illinois 4/ , 6-15, 15-11, 8-15, L Nov. 14 Iowa State 5/ , 15-4, W Nov. 17 at Missouri 5/- 15-4, 15-5, 15-6 W Nov. 18 at Kansas State 5/- 15-7, 15-3, 15-6 W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Omaha, Neb. - + Nov. 24 +Iowa State 5/ , 15-8, 15-4, 15-3 W Nov. 25 +Oklahoma 5/- 15-6, 17-15, 15-3 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 2 Illinois State 5/- 15-7, 15-11, W NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 8 Minnesota 5/ , 11-15, 15-13, W Dec. 9 Illinois 5/ , 15-5, 15-8 W NCAA Championship Round - Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 14 UCLA 5/ , 15-11, 15-6 W Dec. 16 Long Beach State 5/ , 0-15, 6-15 L NCAA Semifinalist (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 32-3 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Champion Sept. 1 Nebraska-Omaha 3/- 15-3, 15-8, W Wahine Invitational - Honolulu, Hawaii - # Sept. 6 #UCLA 3/ , 16-14, 15-13, 11-15, W Sept. 7 #Hawaii 3/ , 16-14, 15-5 W Sept. 8 #Ohio State 3/ , 8-15, 16-14, 15-9 W Baden/Mizuno Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 14 $Texas A&M 1/- 15-0, 15-3, 15-3 W Sept. 15 $Purdue 1/ , 16-14, 15-3 W Sept. 15 $Wyoming 1/ , 15-8, 15-8 W Illini Invitational - Champaign, Ill. - % Sept. 21 %Illinois 1/7 6-15, 13-15, 15-9, 15-8, 15-8 W Sept. 22 %Pacific 1/ , 4-15, 15-5, L Sept. 23 %Florida 1/ , 15-5, 15-3 W FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 28 &BYU 2/ , 16-14, 15-6, 15-1 W Sept. 29 &North Carolina 2/ , 15-8, 15-8 W Sept. 29 &Wisconsin 2/ , 13-15, 15-4, 15-8 W Oct. 3 at Kansas 2/ , 15-13, 15-5 W Oct. 6 Missouri 2/- 15-1, 15-3, 15-2 W Oct. 9 Iowa State 2/- 15-0, 15-3, 15-9 W Stanford Classic - Stanford, Calif. - * Oct. 11 *BYU 2/ , 15-6, 15-6 W Oct. 12 *Stanford 2/6 8-15, 10-15, 8-15 L Oct. 16 Kansas State 4/ , 15-3, 15-2 W Oct. 20 Oklahoma 4/- 15-0, 15-9, 15-7 W Oct. 27 Colorado 4/- 15-5, 15-4, W Oct. 30 Kansas 3/- 15-9, 10-15, 16-14, 15-9 W Runza Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - + Nov. 2 +Minnesota 3/- 15-2, 15-3, 15-8 W Nov. 3 +Texas 3/ , 15-11, 15-10, 15-7 W Nov. 6 at Iowa State 2/- 15-3, 15-11, W Nov. 9 at Missouri 2/- 15-4, 15-9, 15-4 W Nov. 10 at Kansas State 2/ , 15-9, W Nov. 13 at Colorado 2/- 5-15, 11-15, 15-3, 15-7, 15-5 W Nov. 17 at Oklahoma 2/ , 15-1, W Big Eight Conference Tournament - Omaha, Neb. -* Nov. 23 *Kansas 2/- 15-7, 15-11, 18-20, 8-15, 15-4 W Nov. 24 *Colorado 2/- 15-5, 15-13, 15-9 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Nov. 30 Miami (Ohio) 2/- 15-3, 15-9, 15-9 W NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7 Pittsburgh 2/ , 15-11, 15-7 W Dec. 8 Penn State 2/ , 16-14, 10-15, 15-5 W NCAA Championship Round - College Park, Md. Dec. 13 Pacific 2/ , 15-11, 9-15, L 1991 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 27-5 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist Kentucky Kickoff Classic - Lexington, Ky. - # Aug. 31 #Wisconsin 3/ , 12-15, 15-8, W Aug. 31 #Texas Tech 3/ , 12-15, 15-5, 15-10, W Sept. 1 #Kentucky 3/ , 15-2, W Sept. 3 at Missouri 3/- 15-2, 15-5, 15-6 W Sept. 8 at Kansas State 3/- 15-5, 15-2, W Runza Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 13 $Wyoming 4/- 15-8, 15-12, 10-15, 15-4 W Sept. 14 $Kansas State 4/- 15-7, 15-7, 15-6 W Sept. 14 $UCLA 4/ , 10-15, 10-15, L BYU/Mizuno Invitational - Provo, Utah - % Sept. 20 %BYU 5/9 9-15, 15-5, 10-15, 15-12, L Sept. 21 %New Mexico 5/ , 12-15, L FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 27 &Colorado 9/ , 15-13, 15-7 W Sept. 28 &Maryland 9/- 15-6, 12-15, 15-9, 15-8 W Sept. 28 &Georgia 9/- 15-7, 15-5, 15-9 W Oct. 2 at Kansas 8/- 15-8, 15-3, W Oct. 6 Illinois 8/ , 15-7, 15-1 W Oct. 8 at Iowa State 8/- 15-6, 15-6, 15-9 W Oct. 19 at Oklahoma 8/- 15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 15-8 W Oct. 22 Kansas State 8/- 15-3, 15-9, 15-7 W Oct. 26 at Colorado 8/ , 15-12, 15-9 W Oct. 29 Kansas 8/- 15-7, 15-8, 15-5 W Delta Airlines Challenge - Austin, Texas - + Nov. 1 +Houston 8/- 15-8, 15-6, W Nov. 2 +Texas 8/7 15-8, 15-8, 15-8 W Nov. 9 Iowa State 7/- 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 W Nov. 15 Missouri 7/- 15-3, 15-3, 15-2 W Nov. 16 Oklahoma 7/- 15-4, 15-11, 13-15, W Nov. 22 at Pacific 7/3 15-9, 8-15, 9-15, 15-12, 15-9 W Nov. 23 at Pacific 7/ , 12-15, 12-15, 8-15 L Big Eight Tournament - Omaha, Neb. - + Nov. 29 +Iowa State 7/ , 15-0, 15-8 W Nov. 30 +Colorado 7/ 15-8, 15-7, 15-4 W NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7 Illinois 7/- 15-5, 15-8, W NCAA Mideast Regional - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 13 Wisconsin 7/- 15-9, 15-10, W Dec. 14 Ohio State 7/ , 9-15, 16-17, 7-15 L 1992 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 22-6 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season Champion NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 4 #New Mexico 6/ , 13-15, 15-11, 8-15, 7-15 L Sept. 5 #Pittsburgh 6/ , 15-4, 15-5 W Sept. 5 #Pacific 6/5 15-5, 2-15, 15-11, W Big Ten-Big Eight Challenge - Champaign, Ill. - $ Sept. 11 $Illinois 5/ , 14-16, 15-3, L Sept. 12 $Ohio State 5/ , 15-8, 15-2 W Sept. 18 Wyoming+ 6/ , 15-7, 15-10, 5-15, W Sept. 19 Wyoming 6/ , 15-8, 15-8 W Sept. 25 at Oklahoma 6/ , 15-4, 15-2 W Sept. 26 SW Texas State++ 6/ 15-1, 15-5, 15-3 W Sept. 30 Iowa State 5/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-5 W Oct. 7 at Kansas 5/ , 15-8, W Oct. 10 at Missouri 5/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-3 W Oct. 17 Oklahoma 5/- 15-4, 16-14, 15-7 W Oct. 21 at Kansas State 5/- 15-2, 15-4, 15-5 W Oct. 24 Colorado 5/ , 15-9, W Oct. 27 Kansas 5/- 15-4, 15-7, 15-4 W Oct. 31 Missouri 5/- 15-1, 15-13, W Nov. 4 Colorado 5/- 15-5, 15-10, 9-15, 8-15, W Arby s Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - % Nov. 6 %Texas Tech 5/ , 15-9, 15-7 W Nov. 7 %Texas 5/ , 15-11, 15-2 W Big Eight-Pac-10 Challenge - Los Angeles, Calif. - & Nov. 13 &USC 5/ , 4-15, 5-15, L Nov. 14 &UCLA 5/ , 6-15, 7-15 L Nov. 18 Kansas State 7/- 15-2, 15-7, 15-6 W Nov. 21 at Iowa State 7/ , 18-16, W Big Eight Tournament - Omaha, Neb. -* Nov. 27 *Oklahoma 7/ , 8-15, 15-4, 15-0, 15-7 W Nov. 28 *Colorado 7/ , 11-15, 15-9, 8-15 L NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 3 Colorado 7/ , 15-8, 8-15, W NCAA Mideast Regional - Champaign, Ill. Dec. 10 Illinois 7/ , 7-15, L +Mid-Plains CC, North Platte, Neb. ++Norman, Okla (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 25-6 (Big Eight: 10-2) NCAA Second Round Sept. 1 Iowa 7/- 15-5, 15-5, 15-8 W Penn State Classic - University Park, Pa. - # Sept. 3 #West Virginia 7/ , 15-6, 15-0 W Sept. 4 #Pittsburgh 7/- 15-8, 15-10, 11-15, 15-9 W Sept. 4 #Penn State 7/ , 9-15, 15-4, 15-17, W Arby's Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 10 $Louisville 6/- 15-6, 15-4, 14-16, 15-1 W Sept. 11 $Wyoming 6/- 15-3, 15-2, 15-5 W Sept. 11 $Washington 6/ , 15-4, 15-7 W FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.-% Sept. 17 %Georgia 4/ , 15-8, 12-15, 15-8 W Sept. 18 %LSU 4/ , 15-3, 15-4 W Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind. - & Sept. 24 &SW Missouri State 3/- 15-9, 15-7, W Sept. 25 &Santa Clara 3/ , 15-9, 15-3 W Sept. 25 &Notre Dame 3/ , 7-15, 15-3, L Sept. 29 Kansas State 5/- 15-5, 15-7, 15-9 W Oct. 2 at Iowa State 5/- 15-8, 15-6, 13-15, 15-5 W Oct. 9 at Oklahoma 8/ , 15-9, 9-15, 8-15 L Oct. 13 at Colorado 11/ , 15-9, 12-15, 15-5, 9-15 L Oct. 16 Kansas 11/- 15-4, 15-5, W Oct. 23 at Missouri 13/- 15-2, 15-8, 15-7 W Oct. 27 at Kansas State 12/- 15-5, 15-5, 15-7 W Oct. 30 Colorado 12/ , 15-8, 15-8 W Texas Challenge - Austin, Texas - # Nov. 5 #Houston 9/ , 15-7, 15-1, W Nov. 6 #Texas 9/2 5-15, 6-15, 4-15 L Nov. 10 at Kansas 8/- 15-6, 15-9, 10-15, 15-5 W Nov. 13 Missouri 8/ , 15-6, 15-3 W Nov. 17 Iowa State 7/- 15-8, 15-11, 15-3 W Nov. 19 Oklahoma 7/- 15-9, 15-4, 7-15, 15-4 W

143 HISTORY Billie Winsett was the 1996 NCAA Woman of the Year and a captain on Nebraska s 1995 national title team. Domino's Pizza Classic - Albuquerque, N.M. Aug. 5/ , 15-9, 8-15, 15-11, W Aug. Mexico 5/ , 15-9, W Arby s Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 6 &Michigan State 4/5 15-7, 15-11, 13-15, 11-15, W Sept. 7 &Michigan State 4/ , 15-8, 15-7 W Triangle Classic - Chapel Hill/Durham, N.C. - % Sept. 13 %North Carolina 4/ , 15-13, 11-15, 13-15, L Sept. 14 %Duke 4/- 15-9, 15-8, 15-7 W First Bank Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 20 $Iowa 8/ , 15-2, 15-2 W Sept. 21 $Colorado State 8/ , 15-2, 15-8 W Sept. 27 Kansas* 7/- 15-4, 15-10, 15-6 W Sept. 28 Kansas State* 7/- 9-15, 15-5, 9-15, 15-4, W Oct. 4 at Iowa State* 6/- 15-6, 16-14, 15-5 W Oct. 5 at Missouri* 6/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-5 W Oct. 9 at Colorado* 6/- 16-4, 15-11, W Oct. 13 Oklahoma* 6/ , 15-7, 15-0 W Oct. 18 Texas A&M* 6/ , 13-15, 15-7, 15-9 W Oct. 19 Texas* 6/ , 15-5, W Oct. 25 at Baylor* 5/- 15-8, 15-5, 15-5 W Oct. 26 at Texas Tech* 5/ , 9-15, 15-10, 13-15, L Oct. 30 Colorado* 7/- 15-4, 15-5, W Nov. 1 at Oklahoma* 7/ , 15-10, 15-9 W Nov. 8 Missouri* 7/- 15-3, 15-2, 15-5 W Nov. 9 Iowa State* 7/- 15-5, 15-5, 15-3 W Nov. 15 at Kansas State 5/ , 15-12, 7-15, W Nov. 16 at Kansas* 5/- 15-8, 15-10, W Nov. 22 Texas Tech* 5/ , 15-2, 15-3, 15-5 W Nov. 23 Baylor* 5/- 15-5, 15-1, 15-2 W Nov. 29 at Texas* 5/ , 7-15, 15-8, 15-5 W Nov. 30 at Texas A&M* 5/ , 15-13, 15-7 W NCAA Second Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7 Arkansas 4/- 15-8, 12-15, 15-7, 15-7 W NCAA East Regional Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 13 Louisville 4/ , 15-6, 15-4 W Dec. 14 Penn State 4/ , 8-15, 15-13, 9-15, W NCAA Championship Round - Cleveland, Ohio Dec. 19 Stanford 4/2 15-9, 7-15, 9-15, 8-15 L Nov. 23 Illinois 7/ , 15-12, 15-7 W Big Eight Tournament - Omaha, Neb.-+ Nov. 26 +Oklahoma 8/ , 15-8, 16-14, W Nov. 27 +Colorado 8/9 15-7, 10-15, 15-9, 13-15, L NCAA First Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 1 Cornell 8/- 15-7, 15-4, 15-1 W NCAA Second Round - South Bend, Ind. Dec. 5 Notre Dame 8/ , 10-15, 8-15 L 1994 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 31-1 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist Mortar Board Purdue Premier - West Lafayette, Ind. - & Sept. 2 &Oregon State 3/ , 15-6, 15-7 W Sept. 3 &Kentucky 3/ , 15-6, W Sept. 3 &Purdue 3/ , 15-5, 15-4 W FirsTier Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 9 #Bowling Green State 3/- 15-1, 15-0, 15-9 W Sept. 10 #Wyoming 3/- 15-7, 15-9, 15-6 W Sept. 10 #Arizona State 3/ , 15-7, 11-15, 15-9 W Tiger Classic - Baton Rouge, La. - $ Sept. 16 $Texas Tech 3/- 15-4, 15-4, 15-0 W Sept. 17 $Maryland 3/- 15-9, 15-10, 15-6 W Sept. 17 $LSU 3/- 15-0, 15-6, 15-1 W Arby's Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - * Sept. 23 *Pittsburgh 3/- 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 W Sept. 24 *New Mexico 3/ , 15-6, 10-15, W Sept. 28 at Missouri 2/- 15-1, 15-4, 15-9 W Sept. 30 Duke 2/ , 15-1, 15-8 W Oct. 1 Duke 2/ , 15-7, W Oct. 8 at Oklahoma 2/- 15-9, 15-10, 15-9 W Oct. 12 at Kansas State 2/ , 15-2, 15-5, 15-6 W Oct. 15 at Iowa State 2/ , 15-3, 9-15, 15-5 W Oct. 19 at Kansas 2/- 15-6, 15-2, 15-2 W Oct. 22 Iowa State 2/ , 15-3, 9-15, 15-5 W Oct. 25 at Illinois 2/- 15-9, 15-6, W Oct. 29 Colorado 2/ , 15-12, 15-5 W Nov. 2 Kansas State 2/- 15-8, 15-11, 15-3 W Nov. 5 Texas 2/ , 15-9, W Nov. 9 Kansas 1/ , 15-7, 15-4 W Nov. 12 Missouri 1/- 15-2, 15-3, 15-1 W Nov. 16 at Colorado 1/ , 15-5, 15-2 W Nov. 19 Oklahoma 1/- 15-8, 15-2, 15-5 W Big Eight Tournament - Omaha, Neb. -+ Nov. 25 +Oklahoma 1/ -15-4, 15-4, 15-5 W Nov. 26 +Colorado 1/ , 13-15, 15-6, 15-8 W NCAA Second Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 3 George Washington 1/ , 15-9, 15-8 W NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 9 Colorado 1/ , 15-7, 15-5 W Dec. 10 Penn State 1/ , 11-15, 9-15, 8-15 L NCAA Champions (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 32-1 (Big Eight: 12-0) Big Eight Regular-Season & Tournament Champions NCAA Central Regional Champion NACWAA/State Farm Volleyball Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - * Aug. 25 *Penn State 2/6 15-4, 15-3, 15-6 W Aug. 26 *Stanford 2/1 15-8, 11-15, 13-15, L Asics/UOP Invitational - Stockton, Calif. - # Sept. 1 #Santa Clara 2/- 15-4, 15-11, 15-2 W Sept. 2 #Pacific 2/ , 15-10, 15-3 W FirsTier Challenge - Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 8 $Purdue 2/- 15-2, 15-2, 15-3 W Sept. 9 $Wisconsin 2/- 15-8, 15-6, 15-8 W Wyoming Invitational - Laramie, Wyo. - ^ Sept. 15 ^Gonzaga 1/- 15-2, 15-1, 15-4 W Sept. 16 ^Georgia 1/ , 15-9, 15-7 W Sept. 16 ^Wyoming 1/- 15-3, 15-3, 15-8 W Arby's Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 22 %Baylor 1/- 15-3, 15-6, 15-7 W Sept. 23 %George Washington 1/- 15-5, 15-7, 15-1 W Sept. 27 at Colorado 1/ , 15-5, W Sept. 30 Oklahoma 1/- 15-9, 15-2, 15-2 W Oct. 4 Kansas 1/- 15-4, 15-6, 15-2 W Oct. 7 at Iowa State 1/- 15-4, 15-11, W Oct. 11 at Kansas State 1/- 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 W Oct. 14 at Missouri 1/- 15-8, 15-7, 15-2 W Oct. 22 Colorado (Devaney) 1/- 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 W Oct. 25 Kansas 1/- 15-5, 15-9, 15-8 W Oct. 28 Iowa State 1/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-9 W Nov. 1 Kansas State 1/- 15-4, 15-9, 15-5 W Nov. 4 at Texas 1/7 15-4, 15-13, 15-4 W Nov. 7 Notre Dame 1/ , 15-11, 15-6 W Nov. 10 at Oklahoma 1/- 15-7, 15-7, 15-5 W Nov. 12 Florida 1/3 15-4, 15-13, 11-15, 14-16, 15-7 W Nov. 15 Missouri 1/- 15-2, 15-5, 15-0 W Big Eight Tournament - Omaha, Neb. - + Nov. 24 +Oklahoma 1/- 15-7, 15-9, 15-5 W Nov. 25 +Iowa State 1/- 15-4, 15-5, 15-1 W NCAA Second Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 2 George Mason 1/- 15-2, 15-5, W NCAA Central Region Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 8 Penn State 1/ , 15-6, 14-16, 15-2 W Dec. 9 UCLA 1/7 15-9, 15-7, W NCAA Championship Round - Amherst, Mass. Dec. 14 Michigan State 2/ , 15-8, 15-8, 9-15, 15-8 W Dec. 16 Texas 2/ , 15-2, 15-7, W NCAA Semifinalist (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 30-4 (Big 12: 19-1) Big 12 Champion NCAA East Regional Champion State Farm/NACWAA Classic - Normal, Ill. - # Aug. 23 #Illinois State 5/ , 15-11, 15-3, W Aug. 24 #Hawaii 5/ , 14-16, 9-15 L 1997 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 27-7 (Big 12: 16-4) NCAA Pacific Regional Finalist SunTrust Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. - # Aug. 30 #Loyola (Ill.) 3/- 15-9, 15-7, 15-2 W Aug. 30 #Miami (Ohio) 3/- 15-5, 15-2, 15-5 W Aug. 31 #at Florida 3/ , 12-15, 11-15, 15-7, 7-15 L First Bank Invitational - Lincoln, Neb. Sept. 5/ , 12-15, 15-11, 14-16, W Sept. Mason 5/- 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 W Sept. 5/ , 15-6, 12-15, 10-15, W Arby s Classic - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 12 &Oral Roberts 5/ , 15-3, W Sept. 13 &Tennessee 5/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 W Sept. 13 &Ohio State 5/ , 15-13, W Big Ten-Big 12 Challenge - Madison, Wis. - % Sept. 19 %Penn State 5/ , 12-15, L Sept. 20 %Wisconsin 5/ , 15-9, W Sept. 26 at Kansas* 5/ , 12-15, 15-2, 15-2 W Sept. 27 at Kansas State* 5/ , 15-7, 15-7, W Oct. 3 Iowa State* 5/- 15-4, 15-5, 15-4 W Oct. 4 Missouri* 5/- 15-4, 15-0, 15-2 W Oct. 8 Colorado * 5/ , 9-15, 7-15, 15-6, 8-15 L Oct. 10 at Oklahoma* 5/ , 11-15, L Oct. 17 at Texas* 9/- 6-15, 6-15, L Oct. 18 at Texas A&M* 9/ , 15-9, 8-15, 15-9 W Oct. 24 Baylor* 11/ , 15-8, 15-1 W Oct. 29 at Colorado* 11/ , 13-15, L Nov. 1 Oklahoma* 11/ , 15-9, W Nov. 7 at Missouri* 13/- 15-9, 15-6, 15-3 W Nov. 8 at Iowa State* 13/- 15-6, 15-2, W Nov. 11 Texas Tech* 11/- 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 W Nov. 14 Kansas State* 11/ , 15-4, W Nov. 15 Kansas* 11/- 15-8, 15-7, 15-2 W Nov. 21 at Texas Tech* 11/- 8-15, 13-15, 15-10, 15-6, W Nov. 22 at Baylor* 11/- 15-3, 15-13, 15-3 W Nov. 28 Texas A&M* 11/ , 2-15, 15-6, 15-1 W Nov. 29 Texas* 11/ , 15-6, 14-16, W NCAA Second Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 6 Michigan State 9/- 15-7, 15-12, 15-4 W NCAA Pacific Regional - Long Beach, Calif. Dec. 12 USC 9/ , 12-15, 14-16, 15-7, W Dec. 13 Long Beach State 9/1 9-15, 9-15, 3-15 L NCAA Semifinalist (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 32-2 (Big 12: 19-1) Big 12 Champion & NCAA Pacific Regional Champion Sept. 1 Creighton 5/- 15-2, 15-1, 15-3 W San Diego State Tournament, San Diego, Calif. - # Sept. 3 #San Diego 5/ , 15-8, W Sept. 4 #Stanford 5/4 5-15, 15-9, 15-6, W Sept. 5 #San Diego State 5/ , 15-7, W NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

144 HISTORY Ohio State Tournament - Columbus, Ohio Sept. State 4/- 15-3, 15-9, 15-5 W Sept. State 4/ , 15-3, W US Bank Tournament - Lincoln, Neb. - & Sept. 18 &Loyola Marymount 3/ , 15-2, W Sept. 19 &Wyoming 3/- 15-4, 15-3, W Sept. 20 &Florida 3/ , 15-8, 15-0 W Sept. 25 Iowa State* 3/- 15-1, 15-4, 15-6 W Sept. 26 Missouri* 3/- 15-7, 15-3, 15-4 W Oct. 2 at Kansas* 3/- 15-8, 15-5, 15-5 W Oct. 3 at Oklahoma* 3/- 15-7, 15-4, 15-4 W Oct. 9 at Texas Tech* 3/- 15-4, 15-6, W Oct. 10 at Baylor* 3/- 15-8, 15-8, 15-6 W Oct. 16 Texas* 3/ , 15-11, W Oct. 17 Texas A&M* 3/ , 15-7, 14-16, W Oct. 23 Oklahoma* 3/- 15-6, 15-6, W Oct. 24 Kansas* 3/- 15-4, 15-11, 11-15, W Oct. 30 at Missouri* 3/ , 15-3, 13-15, 15-4, 15-4 W Oct. 31 at Iowa State* 3/- 15-6, 15-2, 15-1 W Nov. 4 Colorado* 3/ , 15-5, 15-3 W Nov. 6 Kansas State* 3/ , 15-10, W Nov. 13 Baylor* 3/- 15-8, 15-7, 15-1 W Nov. 14 Texas Tech* 3/ , 15-5, 15-8 W Nov. 20 at Texas A&M* 3/ , 12-15, 15-8, 6-15, L Nov. 21 at Texas* 3/ , 15-7, 15-2 W Nov. 25 at Colorado* 3/ , 15-12, W Nov. 28 at Kansas State* 3/ , 15-12, 15-7 W NCAA First/Second Round - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 4 Morgan State 3/- 15-1, 15-2, 15-0 W Dec. 5 Utah 3/ , 15-4, 15-8, 15-9 W NCAA Pacific Regional - Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 11 Pepperdine 3/ , 10-15, 14-16, 15-1, W Dec. 12 Wisconsin 3/ , 18-16, 9-15, 15-10, W NCAA Championship Round - Madison, Wis. Dec. 19 Penn State 3/ , 8-15, 15-8, L 1999 (Coach: Terry Pettit) Record: 27-6 (Big 12: 17-3) Big 12 Champion NCAA Regional Semifinalist NACWAA Classic Presented by State Farm, Lincoln, Neb. - # Aug. 27 #Pacific 3/ , 15-8, 6-15, 15-9, 8-15 L Aug. 28 #Penn State 3/ , 12-15, 8-15, L Sept. 1 Drake 3/- 15-7, 15-7, W Florida SunTrust Invitational, Gainesville, Fla. - & Sept. 4 &Western Michigan 3/- 15-3, 15-7, W Sept. 4 &Iowa 3/ , 15-3, 15-3 W Sept. 5 &Florida 3/ , 9-15, 15-6, 15-6 W Nebraska US Bank Tournament, Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 10 %South Florida 3/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-2 W Sept. 11 %San Diego State 3/- 15-7, 15-5, W Sept. 11 %Arizona 3/ , 16-14, 15-6 W Sept. 15 Wisconsin 5/ , 15-9, W Sept. 22 Kansas State* 4/ , 16-14, 16-18, 7-15, L Sept. 25 at Texas Tech* 4/- 9-15, 15-11, 15-7, 15-1 W Sept. 29 Kansas* 8/ , 15-6, 15-7 W Oct. 2 at Texas A&M* 8/ ,15-13, 5-15, 15-13, L Oct. 7 at Iowa State* 12/- 15-0, 15-2, 15-0 W Oct. 9 Colorado* 12/ , 15-5, 7-15, 15-7 W Oct. 13 Oklahoma* 12/- 15-4, 15-7, 15-6 W Oct. 16 at Baylor* 12/ , 15-5, 15-8 W Oct. 20 Missouri* 13/- 15-5, 15-11, 15-1 W Oct. 24 at Texas* 13/ , 15-7, 15-12, 9-15, L Oct. 29 Texas Tech* 13/- 15-6, 15-3, 15-4 W Oct. 30 at Kansas State* 13/ , 15-10, 15-6 W Nov. 2 at Kansas* 13/- 15-5, 15-9, W Nov. 6 Texas A&M* 13/ , 15-7, 10-15, W Nov. 10 at Colorado* 13/ , 9-15, 15-5, W Nov. 13 Iowa State* 12/- 15-2, 15-4, 15-5 W Nov. 18 at Oklahoma* 12/ , 15-5, 15-6 W Nov. 20 Baylor* 12/ , 15-7, 15-9 W Nov. 24 at Missouri* 11/- 15-9, 15-3, 15-8 W Nov. 27 Texas* 11/ , 16-14, 15-9 W NCAA First/Second Round, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 2 Davidson 10/- 15-3, 15-5, 15-3 W Dec. 3 San Diego 10/ , 15-8, 15-9 W NCAA Pacific Regional Semifinals, Palo Alto, Calif. Dec. 9 vs. UC Santa Barbara 10/7 5-15, 15-7, 8-15, 3-15 L NCAA Champions (Coach: John Cook) Record: 34-0 (Big 12: 20-0) Big 12 Champion NCAA Central Regional Champion US Bank/Arby s Classic, Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 1 $Northwestern 6/- 15-4, 15-7, 15-6 W Sept. 2 $Georgia 6/- 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 W Sept. 2 $Colorado State 6/ , 15-7, 15-13, W Sept. 4 Oral Roberts 6/- 15-0, 15-1, 15-0 W adidas/notre Dame Invitational - # Sept. 9 #Notre Dame 4/ , 15-9, W Sept. 9 #Michigan State 4/ , 15-3, 15-4 W Sept. 10 #UCLA 4/ , 15-11, 13-15, 15-1, W Sept. 13 Texas* 1/- 15-4, 17-15, 15-4 W Sept. 16 Missouri* 1/- 15-0, 15-9, 15-3 W Sept. 20 at Kansas* 1/- 15-7, 15-5, 15-6 W NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Sept. 23 Oklahoma* 1/- 15-5, 15-4, 15-3 W Sept. 27 at Colorado* 1/- 15-5, 15-6, 15-9 W Sept. 30 Texas A&M* 1/ , 16-14, 15-6 W Oct. 3 Creighton* 1/- 15-5, 15-1, 15-0 W Oct. 8 at Iowa State* 1/- 15-0, 15-5, 15-4 W Oct. 11 Baylor* 1/- 15-2, 15-2, W Oct. 14 at Texas Tech* 1/ , 12-15, 15-10, 15-9 W Oct. 18 Kansas State* 1/- 15-9, 15-6, 15-8 W Oct. 22 at Texas* 1/ , 15-8, 15-5, W Oct. 25 at Missouri* 1/ , 15-4, W Oct. 28 Kansas* 1/- 15-9, 15-3, W Nov. 1 at Oklahoma* 1/- 15-6, 15-8, W Nov. 4 Colorado* 1/ , 15-3, W Nov. 8 at Texas A&M* 1/ , 15-6, 15-13, 15-9 W Nov. 15 Iowa State* 1/- 15-5, 15-11, 15-1 W Nov. 19 at Baylor* 1/- 15-5, 15-10, W Nov. 22 Texas Tech* 1/- 15-2, 15-3, 15-9 W Nov. 26 at Kansas State* 1/ , 9-15, 14-16, 15-6, W NCAA First/Second Round, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 1 Princeton 1/- 15-9, 15-2, 15-7 W Dec. 2 South Carolina 1/ , 9-15, 13-15, 15-12, W NCAA Central Regional Semifinals, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 8 Ohio State 1/ , 15-6, 15-5 W Dec. 9 Arizona 1/5 15-7, 19-17, W NCAA Championship Round, Richmond, Va. Dec. 14 vs. Hawaii 1/3 15-3, 15-12, 9-15, W Dec. 16 vs. Wisconsin 1/4 15-9, 9-15, 7-15, 15-2, 15-9 W NCAA Semifinalist (Coach: John Cook) Record: 31-2 (Big 12: 20-0) Big 12 Champion NCAA Central Regional Champion State Farm/NACWAA Classic, Stockton, Calif. - $ Aug. 24 $Hawaii 1/ , 30-27, W Aug. 25 $Pacific 1/ , 32-30, 27-30, W Long Beach Invitational, Long Beach, Calif. - # Sept. 1 #Long Beach State 1/ , 30-28, 29-31, L Sept. 2 #UC Santa Barbara 1/ , 30-17, W US Bank/Arby s Classic, Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 7 %Pepperdine 1/ , 30-25, W Sept. 8 %Notre Dame 1/ , 30-22, W Sept. 9 %UCLA 1/ , 30-24, W Sept. 19 at Colorado* 1/ , 30-16, W Sept. 25 Creighton 1/ , 30-21, W Sept. 26 Iowa State* 1/ , 30-14, W Sept. 29 at Baylor* 1/ , 30-21, W Oct. 1 at Kansas State* 2/ , 30-27, W Oct. 3 Missouri* 2/ , 30-24, W Oct. 6 Oklahoma* 2/ , 30-24, W Oct. 10 Kansas* 2/ , 30-16, W Oct. 14 at Texas A&M* 2/ , 30-24, 31-29, W Oct. 17 Texas* 2/ , 30-22, W Oct. 20 at Texas Tech* 2/ , 30-19, W Oct. 24 at Missouri* 2/ , 30-25, 30-21, W Oct. 27 Kansas State* 2/ , 30-13, W Nov. 3 at Texas* 2/ , 30-26, W Nov. 7 Texas A&M* 2/ , 30-24, W Nov. 10 at Kansas* 2/ , 31-29, W Nov. 14 at Oklahoma* 2/ , 30-21, W Nov. 17 Baylor* 2/ , 30-26, 30-26, W Nov. 18 Texas Tech* 2/ , 30-19, W Nov. 21 Colorado* 2/ , 30-17, W Nov. 24 at Iowa State* 2/ , 30-14, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Manhattan, Kan. Nov. 30 Oral Roberts 2/- 30-8, 30-15, W Dec. 1 Kansas State 2/ , 28-30, 30-26, W NCAA Regionals, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7 Colorado State 2/ , 30-21, 30-26, W Dec. 8 Florida 2/ , 30-24, 28-30, 25-30, W NCAA Championship Round, San Diego, Calif. Dec. 13 Stanford 2/ , 28-30, L 2002 (Coach: John Cook) Record: 31-2 (Big 12: 20-0) Big 12 Champion NCAA Central Regional Finalist Radisson Hotel Roberts/Nike Classic, Muncie, Ind. - $ Aug. 31 $Pittsburgh 2/ , 30-11, W Sept. 1 $Ball State 2/ , 30-19, W Sept. 2 $USC 2/ , 19-30, L Wildcat Invitational, Tucson, Ariz. - # Sept. 6 #Pepperdine 2/ , 30-25, W Sept. 7 #Arizona 2/ , 30-19, 30-15, W US Bank/Arby s Classic, Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 13 %Santa Clara 4/ , 30-24, W Sept. 14 %Alabama 4/ , 30-15, W Sept. 14 %Michigan 4/ , 30-28, W Sept. 18 at Kansas State* 5/ , 30-16, W Sept. 21 Texas* 5/ , 30-24, W Sept. 25 at Texas Tech* 5/ , 30-12, W Sept. 29 Creighton (Devaney) 5/ , 30-15, W Oct. 2 Colorado* 5/ , 30-24, W Oct. 6 at Texas A&M* 5/ , 28-30, 30-26, W Oct. 9 Missouri* 5/ , 30-20, W Oct. 12 at Iowa State* 5/ , 30-20, W Oct. 16 at Oklahoma* 4/ , 30-16, W Oct. 19 Baylor* 4/ , 30-23, W Oct. 23 at Kansas* 4/ , 30-21, W Oct. 26 Texas A&M* 4/ , 30-26, W Oct. 30 at Colorado* 4/ , 30-20, W Nov. 2 Texas Tech* 4/ , 30-20, W Nov. 9 at Texas* 5/ , 30-23, 30-22, W Nov. 13 Iowa State* 5/- 30-9, 30-17, W Nov. 16 Oklahoma* 5/ , 30-7, W Nov. 20 Kansas* 5/ , 30-25, W Nov. 23 at Baylor* 5/ , 30-19, W Nov. 27 at Missouri* 5/ , 30-27, W Nov. 30 Kansas State* 5/ , 30-21, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 6 Tennessee-Martin 4/ , 30-17, W Dec. 7 Arizona State 4/ , 30-21, W NCAA Central Regional, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 13 Miami 4/ , 30-17, W Dec. 14 Hawaii 4/ , 30-25, 27-30, L 2003 (Coach: John Cook) Record: 28-5 (Big 12: 17-3) NCAA Central Regional Semifinalist Illinois State/Barker GMC Classic, Normal, Ill. - $ Aug. 29 $Clemson 7/ , 30-10, W Aug. 30 $Illinois 7/ , 30-20, W Aug. 30 $at Illinois State 7/ , 30-26, 28-30, W Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic, New Orleans, La. - # Sept. 5 #New Orleans 5/ , 30-16, W Sept. 6 #LSU 5/ , 30-22, W Sept. 6 #at Tulane 5/ , 30-23, W US Bank/Arby's Classic, Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 12 %Santa Clara 5/ , 24-30, 30-26, W Sept. 13 %Michigan State 5/ , 30-20, W Sept. 14 %Georgia Tech 5/ , 25-30, 30-26, 31-29, L Sept. 17 Texas A&M* 8/ , 26-30, 26-30, 30-26, 15-9 W Sept. 20 at Texas* 8/ , 30-19, W Sept. 24 at Iowa State* 7/ , 30-20, W Sept. 27 Texas Tech* 7/ , 30-27, W Oct. 1 Colorado* 7/ , 30-24, W Oct. 4 at Oklahoma* 7/ , 30-17, W Oct. 8 at Kansas* 7/ , 25-30, 30-28, W Oct. 11 Kansas State* 8/ , 26-30, 30-19, 30-23, 8-15 L Oct. 15 Missouri* 8/ , 30-24, 25-30, 29-31, 9-15 L Oct. 18 at Baylor* 8/ , 30-23, W Oct. 25 Iowa State* 11/ , 30-18, W Oct. 29 at Texas Tech* 11/ , 30-25, 30-25, W Nov. 1 Oklahoma* 11/ , 30-18, W Nov. 2 Northern Iowa 11/ , 30-28, W Nov. 5 at Texas A&M* 10/ , 30-24, W Nov. 8 at Missouri* 10/ , 31-29, W Nov. 12 Texas* 10/ , 27-30, 30-23, 23-30, W Nov. 15 at Kansas State* 10/ , 31-29, 26-30, L Nov. 19 Kansas* 10/ , 30-21, W Nov. 22 Baylor* 10/ , 30-24, 28-30, W Nov. 26 at Colorado* 10/ , 15-30, 30-18, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, East Lansing, Mich. Dec. 5 Valparaiso 10/ , 30-22, W Dec. 6 Dayton 10/ , 30-14, W NCAA Central Regional, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 12 UCLA 10/ , 27-30, 21-30, L 2004 (Coach: John Cook) Record: 30-2 (Big 12: 20-0) Big 12 Champion NCAA Central Regional Finalist Sept. 3 at Notre Dame 2/ , 30-28, W Sept. 4 at Notre Dame 2/ , 26-30, 24-30, 30-19, W Sept. 6 at Western Michigan 2/ , 30-20, W First National Bank/Arby s Sept. A&M 2/ , 30-16, 28-30, L Sept. State 2/ , 30-21, W Sept. 2/ , 30-17, W Sept. 15 Missouri* 8/ , 30-24, W Sept. 17 at Texas Tech* 8/ , 30-23, W Sept. 22 at Colorado* 7/ , 30-25, W Sept. 25 Texas A&M* 7/ , 30-20, W Sept. 29 at Kansas* 7/ , 30-14, W Oct. 6 Baylor* 5/ , 30-23, W Oct. 9 Oklahoma* 5/ , 30-22, W Oct. 10 vs. Creighton* (North Platte High School) 5/ , 30-15, W Oct. 13 at Kansas State* 4/ , 30-21, 30-25, W Oct. 16 Iowa State* (Devaney) 4/ , 30-21, W Oct. 20 at Texas* 4/ , 31-33, 30-27, 30-23, W Oct. 23 at Baylor* 4/ , 28-30, 30-18, W Oct. 27 Colorado* 4/ , 30-12, W Oct. 30 at Iowa State* 4/ , 30-16, W Nov. 3 Texas Tech* 3/ , 30-14, W Nov. 6 Kansas State* 3/ , 30-24, W Nov. 7 Colorado State 3/ , 30-21, W Nov. 12 Kansas* 3/ , 30-24, W Nov. 17 at Missouri* 3/ , 30-27, W Nov. 20 at Oklahoma* 3/ , 33-35, 30-13, W

145 HISTORY The Huskers completed a perfect 34-0 season with the school s second NCAA title in Nov. 24 Texas* 2/ , 30-19, W Nov. 27 at Texas A&M* 2/ , 30-22, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 3 Iona 1/ , 30-12, W Dec. 4 Wichita State 1/ , 30-20, W NCAA Central Regional, Louisville, Ky. Dec. 10 at Louisville 1/ , 32-30, W Dec. 11 vs. USC 1/ , 27-30, 21-30, 36-34, L NCAA Finalist (Coach: John Cook) Record: 33-2 (Big 12: 19-1) Big 12 Champion NCAA Omaha Regional Champion AVCA/NACWAA College Volleyball Showcase, Omaha, Neb. Aug. 26 $Hawaii 1/ , 30-26, W Aug. 27 $Stanford 1/ , 31-29, W Sports Imports Classic, Columbus, Ohio Sept. 2 &at Ohio State 1/ , 30-19, W Sept. 3 &vs. Michigan 1/ , 30-19, W Sept. 5 at Minnesota 1/ , 30-25, 26-30, 25-30, W InfoUSA/Arby's Players Challenge Sept. 9 %Pepperdine 1/ , 30-26, 28-30, W Sept. 10 %Pacific (Devaney) 1/ , 30-14, W Sept. 11 %Penn State 1/ , 30-27, W Sept. 17 at Colorado* 1/ , 30-20, W Sept. 21 Texas A&M* 1/ , 30-21, W Sept. 24 Iowa State* 1/- 30-8, 30-24, W Sept. 28 at Oklahoma 1/ , 30-25, 31-29, W Oct. 1 Baylor* 1/ , 30-17, W Oct. 5 at Missouri* 1/ , 22-30, 30-23, W Oct. 8 at Kansas* 1/ , 26-30, 30-22, W Oct. 11 Creighton 1/ , 30-24, W Oct. 12 Texas Tech* 1/ , 30-18, W Oct. 15 Texas* 1/ , 30-20, W Oct. 19 at Kansas State* 1/ , 30-17, W Oct. 26 Kansas* 1/ , 30-20, W Oct. 29 at Texas Tech* 1/ , 30-11, W Nov. 2 Oklahoma* 1/ , 30-24, W Nov. 5 at Iowa State* 1/ , 30-23, W Nov. 9 at Texas A&M* 1/ , 30-24, W Nov. 13 Missouri* 1/ , 27-30, 30-21, 30-24, 15-3 W Nov. 16 at Baylor* 1/ , 30-19, W Nov. 19 Kansas State* 1/ , 32-34, 30-15, W Nov. 23 Colorado* 1/ , 30-26, W Nov. 26 at Texas* 1/ , 30-28, 27-30, 27-30, L NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 2 Alabama A&M 1/ , 30-7, W Dec. 3 Duke 1/ , 30-19, W NCAA Central Regional, Omaha, Neb, Dec. 9 UCLA 1/ , 30-23, W Dec. 10 Florida 1/ , 30-24, W NCAA Championship Round - San Antonio, Texas Dec. 15 vs. Santa Clara 1/ , 30-19, W Dec. 17 vs. Washington 1/ , 25-30, L NCAA Champion (Coach: John Cook) Record: 33-1 (Big 12: 19-1) Big 12 Champion NCAA Gainesville Regional Champion Aug. 29 San Diego 1/ , 30-25, W Nebraska Invitational, Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 1 $St. Mary s 1/ , 30-19, W Sept. 2 $Middle Tennessee 1/ , 30-15, W Sept. 3 $Long Beach State 1/ , 31-29, W Ameritas Players Challenge, Lincoln, Neb. - # Sept. 8 #Louisville 1/ , 30-24, W Sept. 9 #Cal Poly 1/ , 30-23, W Sept. 10 #Minnesota 1/ , 30-25, 30-22, W Sept. 13 Kansas* 1/ , 30-21, W Sept. 16 at Oklahoma* 1/ , 30-18, W Sept. 20 Iowa State* 1/ , 30-20, W Sept. 23 Texas Tech* 1/ , 30-17, W Sept. 24 at Creighton 1/ , 30-24, 30-13, W Sept. 30 at Baylor* 1/ , 30-18, 30-21, W Oct. 4 Kansas State* 1/ , 30-22, W Oct. 7 at Texas A&M* 1/ , 30-24, W Oct. 11 at Missouri* 1/ , 30-22, W Oct. 14 Colorado* 1/ , 30-18, W Oct. 18 at Texas* 1/ , 30-22, 22-30, 30-22, W Oct. 25 Missouri* 1/ , 30-23, W Oct. 28 at Kansas State* 1/ , 30-24, W Nov. 1 at Texas Tech* 1/ , 30-21, W Nov. 4 Oklahoma* 1/ , 30-26, W Nov. 8 at Iowa State* 1/ , 22-30, 30-27, W Nov. 11 at Colorado* 1/ , 30-28, 15-30, 30-27, L Nov. 15 Texas A&M* 1/ , 30-28, W Nov. 18 Baylor* 1/ , 30-20, W Nov. 22 at Kansas* 1/ , 30-16, W Nov. 25 Texas* 1/ , 30-27, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 1 American 1/ , 30-23, 28-30, W Dec. 2 Northern Iowa 1/ , 30-16, W NCAA Eastern Regional, Gainesville, Fla. Dec. 8 vs. San Diego 1/ , 30-20, W Dec. 9 vs. Minnesota 1/ , 22-30, 30-20, 30-25, 15-9 W NCAA Championship Round - Omaha, Neb. Dec. 14 vs. UCLA 1/ , 30-28, 30-23, W Dec. 16 vs. Stanford 1/ , 30-26, 30-28, W 2007 (Coach: John Cook) Record: 30-2 (Big 12: 19-1) Big 12 Champion NCAA Midwest Regional Finalist AVCA College Volleyball Showcase, Omaha, Neb. - # Aug. 24 #vs. Tennessee 1/ , 30-19, W Aug. 25 #vs. UCLA 1/ , 22-30, 30-18, W Holiday Inn Downtown Classic, Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. -! Aug. 31!Creighton 1/ , 30-18, W Sept. 2!Penn St. (Qwest) 1/ , 30-21, W Sept. 3!Cal Poly 1/ , 30-19, W Ameritas Players Challenge, Lincoln, Neb. - $ Sept. 7 $Duke 1/ , 30-20, W Sept. 8 $New Mexico State 1/ , 30-25, W Sept. 12 Texas* 1/ , 30-17, W Sept. 15 at Texas Tech* 1/ , 30-15, W Sept. 22 Texas A&M* 1/ , 30-20, W Sept. 26 at Kansas* 1/ , 30-24, W Sept. 29 Baylor* 1/ , 30-12, W Oct. 3 Kansas State* 1/ , 30-16, W Oct. 6 at Colorado* 1/ , 30-18, W Oct. 10 Iowa State* 1/ , 30-19, W Oct. 13 at Oklahoma* 1/ , 30-21, W Oct. 17 at Missouri* 1/ , 30-18, W Oct. 20 Kansas* 1/ , 30-25, W Oct. 21 Hawaii (Devaney) 1/ , 30-16, W Oct. 24 at Texas* 1/ , 25-30, L Oct. 31 Missouri* 1/ , 32-34, 30-11, 24-30, W Nov. 3 at Kansas State* 2/ , 27-30, 30-25, 30-19, 15-8 W Nov. 7 Colorado* 2/ , 30-22, W Nov. 11 at Iowa State* 2/ , 30-19, W Nov. 14 at Texas A&M* 2/ , 30-23, W Nov. 17 Oklahoma* 2/ , 30-25, W Nov. 21 at Baylor* 2/ , 30-18, W Nov. 24 Texas Tech* 2/ , 30-10, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Nov. 30 South Dakota State 2/ , 30-14, W Dec. 1 Wichita State 2/ , 30-19, W NCAA Midwest Regional, Madison, Wis. Dec. 7 vs. Michigan State 2/ , 28-30, 30-17, 30-28, 15-9 W Dec. 8 vs. California 2/ , 29-31, L NCAA Semifinalist (Coach: John Cook) Record: 31-3 (Big 12: 18-2) Big 12 Champion NCAA Seattle Regional Champion Runza/AVCA Showcase, Omaha, Neb. - # Aug. 29 #vs. Stanford 7/ , 25-19, W Aug. 31 #vs. USC 7/ , 25-19, 25-17, W Sept. 1 Oral Roberts 2/ , 25-14, W Paso Robles Marriott Invitational, San Luis Obispo, Calif. - $ Sept. 5 $vs. Northeastern 2/ , 25-20, W Sept. 5 $at Cal Poly 2/ , 25-19, W Sept. 6 $vs. Tulane 2/ , 25-15, W Ameritas Players Challenge, Lincoln, Neb. - % Sept. 12 %LSU (Devaney) 2/ , 25-15, W Sept. 13 %New Mexico 2/ , 25-18, W Sept. 17 at Kansas State 2/ , 21-25, 25-22, W Sept. 20 Texas 2/ , 21-25, 25-23, W Sept. 24 Kansas 2/ , 25-19, 22-25, W Sept. 27 at Iowa State 2/ , 20-25, 27-25, W Oct. 1 at Texas Tech 2/ , 25-23, W Oct. 4 Colorado 2/ , 25-15, W Oct. 5 at Creighton 2/ , 25-18, W Oct. 8 Oklahoma 2/ , 25-19, W Oct. 12 at Missouri 2/ , 25-21, W Oct. 15 Baylor 2/ , 25-11, W Oct. 22 Texas A&M 2/ , 25-18, W Oct. 25 at Oklahoma 2/ , 25-16, W Oct. 29 at Colorado 2/ , 25-27, 25-18, L Nov. 1 Iowa State 2/ , 22-25, 25-20, W Nov. 5 at Texas A&M 3/ , 25-17, 25-14, 20-25, W Nov. 8 Kansas State 3/ , 25-22, W Nov. 12 Missouri 3/ , 25-22, W Nov. 15 at Kansas 3/ , 25-18, W Nov. 19 at Texas 3/ , 25-21, 22-25, L Nov. 22 Texas Tech 3/ , 25-13, W Nov. 29 at Baylor 4/ , 26-28, 25-10, W NCAA First/Second Rounds, Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 5 Liberty 4/ , 21-25, 25-16, W Dec. 6 UAB 4/ , 25-15, W NCAA Pacific Regional, Seattle, Wash. Dec. 12 vs. Michigan 4/ , 25-16, W Dec. 13 at Washington 4/ , 23-25, 25-17, 26-24, W NCAA Championship Round - Omaha, Neb. Dec. 18 vs. Penn State 4/ , 18-25,2 5-15, 25-22, L NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

146 HISTORY HUSKER VOLLEYBALL ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A Adamczak, Annie Aegerter, Kim Anderson, Sydney Aspegren, Kelly Avery, Lisa Axberg, Lucy B Baker, Carla Banwarth, Kayla Barsness, Linda Bartak, Maria Bartek, Brooke Baumstark, Rachel Behrends, Kim Bloom, Connie Bohn, Teresa Bolli, Becky Bornemeier, Janet Brand, Debbie Briton, Brenda Brown, Linda Busboom, Dani Buysse, Mary C Carey, Monica Cepero, Greichaly Clerc, Stephanie Colvert, Barb Cook, Jackie Cooper, Kori Crandall, Kim Crnich, Kate D Dahlgren, Karen Davidson, Mary Davis, Pam Davis, Michelle Dean, Erin DeBoer, Kathi DeBolt, DeLisa Delaney, Tisha Sydney Anderson Maggie Griffin Amanda McCormick Greichaly Cepero Stephanie Clerc Val Novak Tisha Delaney Mary Buysee Lori Melcher 2 Kayla Banwarth Michelle Lynch Angie Oxley Stephanie Thater Lori Endicott Jenny Goff Erin Dean NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Delano, Brooke Dowling, Jenae E Edeal, Dee Egbert (Pell), Gwen Elmer, Melissa Endicott, Lori Errthum, Rachel Everette, Priscilla F Fautsch, Kelsey G Gates, Amanda Goff, Jenny Govier, Reba Grant, Nancy Gray, Angela Griffin, Maggie H Haberman, Ann Hall, Cris Hamilton, Nancy Hansen, Sue Harmon, Laury Hedbeck, Maria Henk, Nikki Hermann, Julie Hermes, Kim Hesch, Sara Hesch, Sue Heiser, Sue Holder, Christie Holloway, Rachel Holmquist, Amber Houghtelling, Christina Hurley, Laura J Jahnke, Katie Johnson, Christy K Kanouse, Terri Kilham, Joni Kinnan, Kim Koontz, Pam Korver, Megan Koziol, Denise Kramer, Sharon Krejci, Pam Krondak, Jaime Kropp, Jenny Kruger, Janice Kruse, Janet Kuehner, Kenda L Larson, Jordan Learch, Joan Legg, Kim Licht, Lindsey Lichty, Marla Lind, Sue Lindhurst, Janet Loseke, Lynae Luedtke, Sue Luther, Laura Lynch, Michelle M McCormick, Amanda McFadden, Jen McWilliams, Jill Makovicha, Theresa Mancuso, Dani Marshall, Deb Martens, Mindy Maser, Stacie Metcalf (Meendering), Nancy Melcher, Darla Melcher, Lori Meyer, Peggy Miles, Krys Millikin, Angie Monson, Mandy Mueller, Debra Mueller, Tara N Nepo, Fiona Newman, Diane Noth, Cathy Novak, Val O Obermeier, Sondra Obermiller, Jarilyn Oltman, Dianae Orvis, Brenda Oxley, Angie P Parks, Sara Pavan, Sarah Pettine, Shandi Pilakowski, Laura Pohlmeier, Bonnie Possehl, Kari Pratt, Judy R Ramsey, Sallye Rebholz, Ally Reitsma, Lisa Richardson, Tina Richters, Kare Rikli, Barb Root, Brigette Roswold, Sue Rupert, Marsha Rupprecht, Deb S Saleaumua, Jennifer Saunders, Renee Schadegg, Laurie Schonewise, Enid Schrad, Anna Schroeder, Emily ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS BY NUMBER 3 Brigette Root Christina Houghtelling Amber Holmquist Renee Saunders Kelly Aspegren Becky Bolli Enid Schonewise Darla Melcher Kare Richters Erin Dean 4 Lindsey Licht Brooke Bartek Emily Schroeder Mandy Monson Billie Winsett Carla Baker Sharon Kramer Gwen Egbert (Pell) Reba Govier 5 Rachel Schwartz Lindsay Wischmeier Megan Korver Christy Johnson Linda Barsness Annie Adamczak Terri Kanouse Marla Lichty 6 Jordan Wilberger Meghan Smith Jenae Dowling Kim Crandall Kim Legg Jarilyn Obermiller Angie Millikin Sharon Kramer Gwen Egbert (Pell) Shandi Pettine 7 Dani Mancuso Nancy Metcalf (Meendering) Kate Crnich Eileen Shannon DeLisa DeBolt Michelle Smith Lori Zimmerman 8 Brooke Delano Melissa Elmer Nikki Henk Maria Hedbeck Debbie Brand Angie Millikin Michelle Davis Michelle Stratbucker Lynae Loseke Angela Gray 9 Sarah Pavan Laura Pilakowski Denise Koziol Tami Thompson Sara Hesch Sue Hansen Laura Hurley Teresa Bohn 10 Jordan Larson Kelsey Fautsch Jill McWilliams Stacie Maser Schwartz, Rachel Shannon, Eileen Sibbersen, Amy Siefkes, Tina Smith, Meghan Smith, Michelle Stahr, Virginia Stalls, Tracy Stratbucker, Michelle Stricker, Nikki Swanson, Rebecca T Tauke, Tonia Thater, Stephanie Thompson, Deb Thompson, Tami Toft, Susan Tonniges, Kim V Vermuelen, Valerie W Walberg, Paula Walter, Jessica Westling, Sara Weston, Nancy Weston, Allison Wilberger, Jordan Wilkinson, Nancy Wilson, Kathy Winsett, Billie Wischmeier, Lindsay Y Young, Barb Z Zimmerman, Lori Zink, Jan Rachel Errthum Monica Carey Kathi DeBoer Deb Thompson Debra Mueller Ann Haberman 11 Tracy Stalls Rachel Baumstark Cathy Noth 12 Rachel Holloway Pam Krejci Lisa Avery Nikki Stricker Barbara Young Tina Siefkes Sallye Ramsey

147 ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS BY STATE Arizona Mueller, Tara California Cook, Jackie Saleaumua, Jennifer Colorado Goff, Jenny Licht, Lindsey Legg, Kim Pettine, Shandi Stalls, Tracy Hawaii Nepo, Fiona Idaho Hurley, Laura Illinois Crnich, Kate Griffin, Maggie Lynch, Michelle Novak, Val Shannon, Eileen Indiana Dowling, Jenae Elmer, Melissa Kanouse, Terri McCormick, Amanda Rebholz, Ally Winsett, Billie Iowa Banwarth, Kayla DeBolt, DeLisa Errthum, Rachel Kramer, Sharon McFadden, Jen McWilliams, Jill Metcalf (Meendering), Nancy Noth, Cathy Reitsma, Lisa Tauke, Tonia Kansas Avery, Lisa Hall, Cris Minnesota Adamczak, Annie Baker, Carla Barsness, Linda Bloom, Connie Buysse, Mary Fautsch, Kelsey Meyer, Peggy Thompson, Deb Missouri Baumstark, Rachel Dean, Erin Delaney, Tisha Endicott, Lori Thater, Stephanie Toft, Susan Nebraska Aegerter, Kim Aspegren, Kelly Axberg, Lucy Bartek, Brooke Behrends, Kim Bohn, Teresa Bolli, Becky Bornemeier, Janet Busboom, Dani Carey, Monica Clerc, Stephanie Crandall, Kim Dahlgren, Karen DeBoer, Kathi Delano, Brooke Egbert (Pell), Gwen Gates, Amanda Govier, Reba Grant, Nancy Gray, Angela Haberman, Ann Heiser, Sue Henk, Nikki Hermann, Julie Hermes, Kim Houghtelling, Christina Kilham, Joni Kinnan, Kim Korver, Megan Koziol, Denise Krejci, Pam Krondak, Jaime Kropp, Jenny Kruger, Janice Kruse, Janet Kuehner, Kenda Larson, Jordan Lichty, Marla Lind, Sue Loseke, Lynae Luedtke, Sue Luther, Laura Makovicha, Theresa Mancuso, Dani Marshall, Deb Martens, Mindy Maser, Stacie Melcher, Darla Melcher, Lori Miles, Krys Millikin, Angie Monson, Mandy Mueller, Debra Obermiller, Jarilyn Oxley, Angie Parks, Sara Pilakowski, Laura Ramsey, Sallye Richters, Kare Rikli, Barb Root, Brigette Rupprecht, Deb Saunders, Renee Maria Hedbeck played at Nebraska from 1993 until Schadegg, Laurie Schonewise, Enid Schrad, Anna Schroeder, Emily Schwartz, Rachel Sibbersen, Amy Siefkes, Tina Smith, Meghan Stahr, Virginia Stratbucker, Michelle Stricker, Nikki Thompson, Tami Tonniges, Kim Walter, Jessica Westling, Sara Weston, Allison Weston, Nancy Wilberger, Jordan Wilkinson, Nancy Wilson, Kathy Wischmeier, Lindsay Young, Barb Zimmerman, Lori New York Vermuelen, Valerie North Carolina Everette, Priscilla North Dakota Hesch, Sara Hesch, Sue Ohio Newman, Diane Smith, Michelle Tennessee Holloway, Rachel Texas Holmquist, Amber Cooper, Kori Utah Anderson, Sydney Washington, D.C. Gray, Angela Wisconsin Jahnke, Katie Australia Brand, Debbie Canada Pavan, Sarah Puerto Rico Cepero, Greichaly Sweden Hedbeck, Maria HISTORY 13 Ally Rebholz Karen Dahlgren Sue Lind Nancy Grant 14 Jaime Krondak Virginia Stahr Enid Schonewise Diane Newman Laurie Schadegg 15 Sara Westling Lisa Reitsma Laura Luther Jackie Cook Kenda Kuehner Julie Hermann Lucy Axberg 16 Anna Schrad Fiona Nepo Mindy Martens 17 Amanda Gates Jenny Kropp Janet Kruse 18 Dani Busboom Allison Weston Kim Kinnan 19 Tara Mueller 20 Jessica Walter 22 Tonia Tauke Peggy Meyer Valerie Vermuelen 24 Kim Tonniges Sue Hesch Sue Luedtke Kim Behrends Jen McFadden Cris Hall 26 Jennifer Saleaumua 31 Katie Jahnke Three-time All-American Melissa Elmer is one of six Husker volleyball players to come from Indiana NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

148 HISTORY HUSKER COACHING HISTORY All-Time Coaching Records Year Head Coach Record Pct. Conference/National Finish 1975 Pat Sullivan AIAW Regional Finalist 1976 Pat Sullivan Big Eight Champion/AIAW National participant 1977 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/AIAW Regional semifinalist 1978 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/AIAW Regional Champion 1979 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/AIAW Regional runner-up 1980 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/AIAW Regional runner-up 1981 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion 1982 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional semifinalist 1983 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional first round 1984 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional runner-up 1985 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional runner-up 1986 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA National runner-up 1987 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional runner-up 1988 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional semifinalist 1989 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA National runner-up 1990 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA National semifinalist 1991 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional finalist 1992 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional semifinalist 1993 Terry Pettit NCAA Mideast Regional second round 1994 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Mideast Regional runner-up 1995 Terry Pettit Big Eight Champion/NCAA Champion 1996 Terry Pettit Big 12 Champion/NCAA National semifinalist 1997 Terry Pettit NCAA Pacific Regional runner-up 1998 Terry Pettit Big 12 Champion/NCAA National semifinalist 1999 Terry Pettit Big 12 Champion/NCAA Regional semifinalist 2000 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA Champion 2001 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA National semifinalist 2002 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA Regional finalist 2003 John Cook NCAA Regional semifinalist 2004 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA Regional finalist 2005 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA National runner-up 2006 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA Champion 2007 John Cook Big 12 Champion/NCAA Regional finalist 2008 John Cook Big 12 Champions/NCAA National semifinalist Totals 1, years All-Time Husker Volleyball Assistant Coaches Terry Pettit won 694 matches as Nebraska s head coach from 1977 to 1999, winning the school s first NCAA title in John Cook is a two-time National Coach of the Year and has guided Nebraska to a record over the last nine seasons. Erik Sullivan 2008-present Lizzy Stemke 2007-present Lee Maes Charlene Johnson-Tagaloa Craig Skinner Staci Wolfe Nikki Best Cathy Noth Todd Raasch 1995 Val Novak Brian Begor John Cook , 1999 Terri Killion Jeff Nelson 1986 Jay Potter Barry Janzen John Corbelli 1981 Linda Luedtke 1980 Russ Rose NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

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151 THIS IS NEBRASKA THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Christy Johnson Allison Weston NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

152 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL THIS IS NEBRASKA There is No Place Like Nebraska... and there is no experience like Nebraska volleyball. For more than three decades, Nebraska volleyball has set the standard of excellence in the sport. From sold-out Coliseum crowds and media exposure to academic and athletic success, the Husker program is at the forefront of the sport. Nebraska volleyball players are achievers, as the Husker program leads the nation in both All-Americans (65) and CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (35). Four players have been named national player of the year, while Sarah Pavan became the first Nebraska student-athlete to win the Honda-Broderick Cup in June of 2007, symbolizing the top female student-athlete in the country. If there is one image symbolic of the Nebraska volleyball program, it is the statue of The Players, which is at the main entrance of the NU Coliseum. AVCA Hall of Fame Coach Terry Pettit said it best when the statue was unveiled in I believe that as you enter the Coliseum for the first time and look upon the three players - each intense, focused and committed to the task - it will occur to you, as it occurs to me, that something important happens here. Something beyond individual honors or accomplishments. Something more important than the individuals themselves. This statue says, This is where women come to compete NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

153 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL A Tradition of Success Nebraska has earned 27 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and owns a 1, all-time record. The Huskers have won 30-or-more matches in 20 seasons, including eight of the last nine years under Coach John Cook. Husker All-Americans Nebraska leads the nation in AVCA All-Americans, producing 31 studentathletes who have combined for 65 All-America certificates. Nebraska also tops the country with 37 first-team All-America awards. The Huskers had three AVCA All-Americans in 2008, including first-team All-American Jordan Larson. Nebraska has had at least one All-American every season since 1983, a total of 27 straight seasons, including 30 in Coach John Cook s nine seasons. Olympians The Husker volleyball team has produced three U.S. Olympians: Lori Endicott (1992 and 1996); Allison Weston (2000) and Nancy Metcalf (2004). Poll Leaders Nebraska is one of only two programs nationally to be ranked in all 368 AVCA Coaches Polls since Nebraska has been ranked in the top 10 in 350 of 384 weeks all-time. Academic Traditions Nebraska volleyball is also unmatched in the classroom. Huskers have combined for a nation-leading 35 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. In 2008, Kori Cooper, Amanda Gates and Jordan Larson were chosen as Academic All-Americans, giving the Huskers nine Academic All-Americans over the past four seasons. In 2007, Sarah Pavan was chosen as the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year not only in college volleyball, but for all of Division I athletics for the second straight year, becoming the only college student-athlete to accomplish the feat. In addition, Husker volleyball players have also earned four NCAA Top Eight Awards, seven CoSIDA Academic All- American-of-the-Year awards and seven NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, most recently Amanda Gates in the spring of NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

154 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION Nebraska has staked its claim as one of the country s premier volleyball schools over the last three decades. The Huskers are tied for second among all NCAA programs with three national titles (1995, 2000, 2006) and have advanced to 11 NCAA semifinals, including five this decade. Nebraska has advanced to the Sweet 16 in each of the last 15 seasons and are the only program in the country to reach the Sweet 16 every year this decade. Left page: (top) Nebraska won its first NCAA title in 1995; (middle) The Huskers celebrate match point in the 2000 NCAA title match against Wisconsin; (bottom left): Sarah Pavan won the Honda-Broderick Cup, signifying the top female athlete in the NCAA; (bottom right): The 2006 Huskers celebrate their third NCAA title in front at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Right page: (top left) Christy Johnson and Allison Weston hold up the national title in 1995; (top right) Greichaly Cepero was selected as the 2000 AVCA Player of the Year; (middle): The 2006 Huskers visit the White House; (bottom right): The Qwest Center in Omaha set an NCAA attendance record in 2006, as 17,209 fans watched the Huskers defeat Stanford in the national championship match NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

155 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL 1995 NCAA Champions The 1995 Nebraska volleyball team rebounded from a setback to Stanford in its second match of the season to reel off 31 consecutive wins, including a 3-1 win over Texas to claim the program s first national title. An amazing 28 of Nebraska s 32 victories were 3-0 wins. The Huskers posted school records for wins and winning percentage that stood until Three NU players were named AVCA All-Americans, including AVCA Co-National Player-of-the-Year Allison Weston NCAA Champions The 2000 Nebraska volleyball team produced one of the best seasons in NCAA history, culminating with the program s second national championship with a 3-2 victory over Wisconsin. Ranked sixth and 11th in the preseason polls, the young Huskers finished the season with a 34-0 record and became just the second team in NCAA history to go undefeated and win a national title. First-year Coach John Cook was named the AVCA Coach of the Year, and first-year setter Greichaly Cepero earned AVCA National Player-of-the- Year honors NCAA Champions The 2006 Nebraska volleyball team was dominant from start to finish, going 33-1 en route to winning the school s third national title. The Huskers were ranked No. 1 all season, becoming only the third team in NCAA history to accomplish the feat. The Huskers swept 24 of 34 matches and were a perfect 12-0 against nationally ranked teams. The Huskers capped the season with wins over fourth-ranked UCLA and second-ranked Stanford at the NCAA Championship in front of sold-out crowds at Qwest Center Omaha. Four players earned AVCA All-America honors, including AVCA National Player of the Year Sarah Pavan NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

156 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL NEBRASKA COLISEUM It s the greatest place to play volleyball in the country, probably the world. It s very overwhelming and awe-inspiring. To walk onto that floor and hear that crowd is something I ll never forget. - U.S. Olympian Allison Weston NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

157 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL At the Nebraska Coliseum, volleyball is not just a game, it s an event. Some of the things you ll experience at an NU volleyball match include: Fans chanting Husker Power at deafening levels, Lil Red entertaining children, the Tunnel Walk whipping the crowd into a frenzy as the Huskers take the court and autograph seekers swarming players after each match. The Nebraska Coliseum has been the home of Husker volleyball since the program began in The Huskers carry a streak of 120 straight sellouts at the NU Coliseum into the 2009 season. Nebraska annually ranks among the national leaders in attendance. In 2008, the Huskers finished second in the nation in attendance, drawing 71,539 fans in 15 matches for an average of 4,769 per contest. The Huskers have ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every year in the two decades. Composed of some of the most dedicated fans in the nation, The Match Club is the official booster club of the Nebraska volleyball team. Following the team to all parts of the country, The Match Club sells a variety of Husker volleyball merchandise at each match, including chairbacks and T-shirts. For more information on The Match Club, call (402) or visit their website at thematchclub.org. Opposite page: (top) The Huskers play in front of a packed house at the NU Coliseum, giving them the best home-court advantage in the country. (bottom): Amanda Gates signs autographs after a home match. Right: (top left) The Husker Spirit Squad fires up the crowd. (middle) Jordan Wilberger, Amanda Gates and Jordan Larson celebrate with the Husker fans following the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (bottom) The Husker Drumline and Pep Band keeps fans involved in the excitement throughout matches NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

158 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL First Class Facilities The home of Nebraska volleyball since the program s earliest days, the 4,030-seat NU Coliseum is one of the top venues in all of college athletics. Set in the center of the University of Nebraska campus, the Coliseum has been as a home court for Husker Athletics since the 1920s, serving as the home of the men s basketball program until the mid 1970s. The volleyball team has called the Coliseum home since the program s inception in 1975, and the building was redesigned specifically for volleyball in Nebraska has ranks among the nation s attendance leaders for the last two decades and has sold out 120 consecutive matches dating back to the 2001 season. The Coliseum features many amenities for the volleyball program, including medical facilities as well as a players lounge with study area and a team locker room. Top right: The Huskers have their own team room inside the Nebraska Coliseum, which includes dedicated study areas, a locker room and places to relax. Middle right: The coaches offices at the NU Coliseum were renovated in 2007, and a display area was set up to highlight the Huskers national championships. Opposite page: The NU Coliseum columns are a landmark on the University of Nebraska campus. The Coliseum was built in 1925 at a cost of $350,000. Bottom: The Huskers have been ranked in the top three nationally in attendance for the past decade and have sold out their last 120 matches at the NU Coliseum NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

159 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL The Hawks Championship Center (right) provides a year-round indoor training center for the Husker volleyball program. The facility features an 81,200 square feet field, which is available to all 23 of Nebraska s varsity teams and provides a controlled environment with excellent lighting. The Hawks Championship Center includes an Olympic-sized (8x16 meters) sand volleyball court (bottom). The special sand has been washed and polished to prevent dust, similar to the sand used during Olympic beach competition NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

160 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Husker Setters Unmatched Tradition Nebraska has built a reputation as one of the most prestigious volleyball programs in the country. The Huskers have consistently developed student-athletes into some of the world s best volleyball players, which has made Nebraska a haven for the game s premier setters. In the last 25 seasons, Nebraska has produced 18 All-Americans at the sport s toughest position. Lori Endicott Two-Time U.S. Olympian 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist Two-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time Big Eight Player of the Year CoSIDA Academic All-American Greichaly Cepero 2000 AVCA Division I Player of the Year Two-Time First-Team AVCA All-American Two-Time Big 12 Player of the Year Led NU to 2000 NCAA Title U.S. National Team Member Our All-American setters all understood the game beyond themselves. They were willing to lead and serve their teammates. They were willing to do whatever it took to make the team a better team. It s an unusual person who is willing to do that over the long haul AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee Terry Pettit Val Novak Two-Time AVCA All-American U.S. National Team Member 1990 Big Eight Player of the Year Three-Time All-Big Eight NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Fiona Nepo Three-Time AVCA All-American 1998 Big 12 Player of the Year Three-Time All-Big 12 NU s Career Assist Leader Nikki (Stricker) Best Three-Time All-Big Eight 1993 Big Eight Player of the Year Second in Career Assists

161 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Cathy Noth U.S. National Team Member 1998 U.S. Olympic Alternate Two-Time AVCA All-American Three-Time All-Big Eight Three-Time Big Eight Tournament MVP Tisha Delaney 1986 AVCA All-American Two-Time All-Big Eight 1986 Big Eight Tournament MVP Christy Johnson Two-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time All-Big Eight CoSIDA Academic All-American Led NU to 1995 NCAA Title Rachel Holloway Two-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time All-Big Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Led NU to 2006 NCAA Title Sydney Anderson 2008 AVCA All-American 2008 All-Big Big 12 Newcomer of the Year U.S. National Team Member NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

162 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Middle Blockers Defensive Dominance Nebraska has enjoyed a tradition of success at the middle blocker position. Since Terri Kanouse captured All-America honors in 1980, Husker middle blockers have combined for 19 All-America certificates, including former Honda Award winner Karen Dahlgren in Under Coach John Cook, Nebraska s middle blockers have annually been one of the nation s top units. Over the last nine seasons, the Huskers have led the nation in blocks five times, including both 2005 and Nebraska middle blockers have combined for nine AVCA All-America certificates and have won national individual blocking titles on three occasions, most recently in Terri Kanouse 1980 All-American Three-Time All-Big Eight Nebraska s first volleyball All-American Tracy Stalls U.S. National Team Member Two-Time AVCA All-American NCAA Record Holder for Hitting Percentage in a Match (1.000) CoSIDA Academic All-American Amber Holmquist Three-Time AVCA All-American 2000 NCAA Blocks Leader 2002 Big 12 Co-Player of the Year Big 12 All-Decade Team NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Virginia Stahr Two-Time AVCA All-American 1989 Big Eight Female Athlete of the Year 1989 Big Eight Player of the Year Two-Time Academic All-American of the Year Karen Dahlgren 1986 Honda Sport Award Winner in Volleyball Two-Time AVCA All-American Three-Time CoSIDA Academic All-American Led Nebraska in blocks for four seasons

163 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Melissa Elmer Three-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time NCAA Blocks Leader 2005 Honda Award Finalist Three-Time All-Big 12 Big 12 s All-Time Leader in Blocks (767) Stephanie Thater Three-Time AVCA All-American Three-Year U.S. National Team Member Two-Time Big Eight Player of the Year Nebraska has led the country in blocking six times over the last 11 years including five times since John Cook took over as Nebraska s Head Coach in Husker Middle Blockers Since NCAA Individual Blocking Titles Amber Holmquist (2000); Melissa Elmer ( ) 5 NCAA team blocking titles ( ) 7 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 9 AVCA All-America certificates 11 First-team All-Big 12 selections Megan Korver 1998 AVCA All-American NCAA Record Holder for Hitting Percentage in a Match (1.000) 1998 All-Big 12 Kori Cooper 2008 AVCA All-American 2008 First-Team All-Big First-Team Academic All-American NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

164 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Outside Hitters All-Around Excellence For college volleyball fans, Nebraska s outside hitters have become household names. Players such as Sarah Pavan, Jordan Larson, Christina Houghtelling, Jennifer Saleaumua, Nancy Metcalf, Laura Pilakowski, Tara Mueller & Lisa Reitsma have dominated the college landscape for the last decade. In the Big 12 era, outside hitters have flourished in Nebraska s diversified attack. A total of 21 All-America certificates have been earned by Husker outside hitters since 1996, including AVCA National Players of the Year Christina Houghtelling (2005) and Sarah Pavan (2006). In 2008, Jordan Larson became the first player in Big 12 history to be named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. Larson, a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, is one of three Husker outside hitters to win the award since its inception in 2004, joining Jennifer Saleuamua ( ) and Christina Houghtelling (2007). Laura Pilakowski Two-Time AVCA All-American 2002 Co-Big 12 Player of the Year Three-Time CoSIDA Academic All-American It takes a special player to be an outside hitter at Nebraska. We look for ways to showcase their all-around skills so they can be successful not only at Nebraska, but also on the professional and international levels. -- Nebraska Head Coach John Cook Jennifer Saleaumua Two-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Three-Time First-Team All-Big NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Jordan Larson U.S. National Team Member Three-Time AVCA All-American Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Three-Time First-Team All-Big 12 Christina Houghtelling 2005 AVCA National Player of the Year Two-Time AVCA All-American 2007 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Two-Time CoSIDA Academic All-American

165 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Sarah Pavan Honda-Broderick Cup Winner Four-Time AVCA First-Team All-American Two-Time Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year Three-Time Big 12 Player of the Year Two-Time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American of the Year for Division I Nancy Metcalf 2004 U.S. Olympian Current U.S. National Team Member Three-Time AVCA First-Team All-American Two-Time Big 12 Player of the Year 2001 CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-American of the Year Husker outside hitters have combined to win eight Big 12 Playerof-the-Year awards since 1996 Lisa Reitsma Three-Time AVCA All-American 1996 Big 12 Player of the Year Three-Time all-conference selection 2006 NCAA Regional MVP Tara Mueller 2008 AVCA All-American 2008 All-Big NCAA Regional MVP NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

166 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Outstanding Coaches Since taking over for legendary coach Terry Pettit on Dec. 15, 1999, John Cook has led Nebraska to a pair of national titles, five NCAA semifinal appearances and eight Big 12 Conference titles over the past nine seasons. Cook has guided NU to a overall record and a league mark. With Cook at the helm, NU has produced one U.S. Olympian, three AVCA Division I National Players of the Year, two NCAA Top Eight Award winners, two Honda Award winners, 30 AVCA All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans of the Year and 16 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. The 2009 Husker staff includes two-time U.S. Olympian Erik Sullivan and former U.S. National Team Player Lizzy Stemke. In addition to their successful college careers, both players also played professionally overseas before beginning their coaching careers. John Cook Head Coach 10th Season Two-Time AVCA National Coach of the Year Three-Time Big 12 Coach of the Year One of only six coaches in NCAA history to be a two-time National Coach of the Year 1992 U.S. Men s Olympic Team Assistant Coach Winningest Programs Since 2000 No. Team Record Pct. 1. Nebraska Florida Hawaii Penn State Stanford USC Long Beach State Louisville Northern Iowa Colorado State NCAA Winningest Active Coaches No. Coach, Current School Record Pct. 1. Russ Rose, Penn State Dave Shoji, Hawaii Mary Wise, Florida John Dunning, Stanford John Cook, Nebraska NCAA All-Time Winningest Coaches No. Coach Record Pct. 1. Don Shaw *Russ Rose *Dave Shoji *Mary Wise *John Dunning *John Cook Terry Pettit *Brian Gimmillaro Elaine Michaelis *Mick Haley *-active Lizzy Stemke Assistant Coach 3rd Season Former U.S. National Team Setter Played Professionally in France and Puerto Rico Two-Time AVCA All-American Erik Sullivan Assistant Coach 2nd Season Two-Time U.S Olympian (2000 & 2004) Played professionally in Russia, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland Two-Time NCAA Champion as a UCLA player NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

167 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Retired Jerseys Six former Husker volleyball players have received the highest honor the Nebraska program can bestow, a retired jersey at the Nebraska Coliseum. Karen Dahlgren, Lori Endicott, Cathy Noth and Allison Weston received a permanent place in the NU Coliseum during the 2003 season, as a Wall of Honor was created to highlight the accomplishments of the program s most outstanding student-athletes. Since then, there have been two additions to the wall. In 2004, Janet Kruse was honored for her academic and athletic achievements at Nebraska with her jersey retirement. Last season, Stephanie Thater became the most recent honoree, as the three-time All-American returned to campus to become the sixth jersey retired in school history NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

168 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Athletic Medicine Providing expert care to more than 550 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most well-trained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers, Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber and Head Volleyball Athletic Trainer Jolene Emricson, the Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/athletic trainers, five athletic trainers and seven graduate assistant athletic trainers. Nebraska s team of orthopaedists is led by Chief of Staff Dr. Pat Clare, a nationally respected orthopaedic surgeon with more than 30 years of service to Husker athletics. The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a threelevel laned pool, which allows studentathletes across all of Nebraska s sports to work out simultaneously. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

169 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL The medical facilities at Nebraska have long been among the nation s best, and NU s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska s North Stadium facility, the NU Coliseum, the Bob Devaney Sports Center and Haymarket Park all feature athletic medicine areas. Left: Jolene Emricson is in her eighth season as athletic trainer for the Husker volleyball program. The athletic training staff provides Husker studentathletes with highly skilled medical care throughout the year. NUTRITION Nebraska caters to the needs of student-athletes at home and on the road. Nebraska s Sports Nutritionists Josh Hingst and Lindsey Remmers work with all 23 of Nebraska s sports by educating athletes on topics such as increasing lean body mass, losing body fat, staying hydrated, nutritional strategies for competition, maximizing recovery following workouts and supplement use. Athletes are given individualized nutrition plans that can be applied in Nebraska s Performance Buffet at the Hewit Dining Center, which is open each day for lunch and dinner. Student-athletes also utilize a fueling station called the landing (above left) to provide fluids, and nutritional foods before and after workouts and practices to maximize performance and recovery NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

170 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL HUSKER POWER The University of Nebraska strength and development program is the model for others in the country. Phillip Hage, Editor, Physician and Sports Medicine Magazine NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

171 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL BUILDING THE ALL-AROUND VOLLEYBALL PLAYER The University of Nebraska volleyball strength and conditioning coach is dedicated to making each student-athlete the best allaround volleyball player they can become. The goal of the strength coach is to help the volleyball player reach her full potential on the court. With the year-round lifting and conditioning program, we strive to reduce injuries and at the same time increase performance. STRENGTH STAFF Laura (Pilakowski) Buttermore is in her sixth year as head strength coach for the volleyball program. A former All-American volleyball player, Buttermore understands how to develop a strength and conditioning program for elite volleyball players. The strength and conditioning program s goal is to produce strength, speed, power, and discipline. Making sure the studentathletes Head volleyball strength coach Laura Buttermore are strong, healthy, and competitive is the number one priority. Another goal is to was a two-time All-American at Nebraska and shared Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors in build team dynamics, leadership and mental toughness through different conditioning drills. TRAINING FOR VOLLEYBALL Weight Training The weight lifting program consists of both strength and explosive exercises that focus on ground-based and multi-joint movements. Off-season lifting consists of four days a week of lifting with two days of explosive training and two days of strength training. In-season lifting is two days a week focusing on total body movements. Plyometric and Agility Training It is important to condition like a volleyball player. Volleyball is a game that requires agility and explosiveness on a consistent basis. It is important to follow this pattern when performing conditioning drills, as plyometric exercises are specialized, high-intensity training techniques used to develop athletic power. Conditioning Volleyball is a quick paced game of short bursts requiring you to change directions both laterally and vertically. You also need to develop volleyball endurance when going five sets. The conditioning consists of plyometric, agility, speed and endurance training. Plyometric training is used to increase verticals and also to work on landings to reduce injuries. As a volleyball player you also need to be able to change direction quickly and get to top speed as quickly as possible. Flexibility Flexibility is another important component to the overall volleyball program. It is worked on throughout the year during conditioning sessions and practice. Yoga is also used during the season to increase performance and reduce injury. The Injured Athlete We have constant communication with the Athletic Medicine Staff in order to plan a successful training program to get the athlete promptly and safely back to competition NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

172 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL ACADEMIC SUCCESS The success of Nebraska student-athletes reaches far beyond athletic competition. More Husker student-athletes have been selected to CoSIDA Academic All- America teams than any other school in the nation, as Nebraska continues to set the standard for the approximately 1,400 NCAA member institutions. The Husker football team leads all individual sport programs in the nation with 98 all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. The NU volleyball program has captured more academic All-America awards (35) than any other women s team in the nation, while the Husker softball program ranks second on that list with 26 selections. In addition to individual academic recognition, NU has led the Big 12 in graduation rates in eight of the conference s first 12 years. Husker Academic Tradition Thrives in Husker softball star Molly Hill, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, helped lead Nebraska s strong academic performance in Hill, a native of Wayne, Neb., pitched NU to a berth in the NCAA Tournament while earning her bachelor s degree in speech language pathology. The first-team academic All- American finished her career with a grade-point average. The first-team All-Big 12 pitcher also became the 59th student-athlete in Husker history to be a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Hill was one of six Huskers to earn academic All-America recognition in Volleyball standouts Kori Cooper and Amanda Gates were also first-team selections, while teammate Jordan Larson was named to the second team. Football stars Todd Peterson and Tyler Wortman also earned selections to the second team. Gates and baseball senior Nick Sullivan were each awarded Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships from the Big 12 Conference, while both student-athletes also earned NCAA Postgraduate scholarships. Gates was also one of only 13 student-athletes nationally to be selected as a winner of the NCAA Women s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship. On the conference level, Nebraska student-athletes claimed a Big 12-leading 172 academic All-Big 12 selections, including an astounding 145 first-team academic All-Big 12 honorees. NU student-athletes also earned a league-leading 626 spots on the Big 12 Commissioner s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls. The hard work, dedication and commitment of Nebraska s student-athletes in the classroom resulted in 71 current or former student-athletes earning degrees from August of 2008 through May of The Huskers continued to set the graduation standard among Big 12 Conference schools by maintaining their Exhausted Eligibility Graduate Rate of 93 percent. Each spring Nebraska hosts an Academic Awards Banquet to honor studentathletes who have earned either a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the previous calendar year. Last spring 241 student-athletes were honored. Top: Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year Nick Sullivan and Amanda Gates. Bottom: Rachel Schwartz received her degree in May of Schwartz was a four-year performer and helped the Huskers to three NCAA semifinals appearances. Opposite Page Top: Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year Sarah Pavan received the NCAA Top Eight Award in Opposite Page Middle: Jordan Wilberger received an honors medallion at the 2009 academic honors banquet. Opposite Page Bottom: Tracy Stalls received her degree in December of A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2007, Stalls is currently with the U.S. National Team NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

173 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Nebraska s Academic Highlights 269 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation) 98 Football Academic All-Americans (leads nation among all sports) 35 Volleyball Academic All-Americans (leads nation among all female sports) 26 Softball Academic All-Americans (No. 2 nationally among all female sports) 6 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (3 first-team, 3 second-team) First-Team: Kori Cooper (Volleyball), Amanda Gates (Volleyball), Molly Hill (Softball) Second-Team: Jordan Larson (Volleyball), Todd Peterson (Football), Tyler Wortman (Football) 2 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners (2 of 87 nationally, $7,500 each) Amanda Gates (Volleyball), Nick Sullivan (Baseball) 1 NCAA Women s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship Winner (1 of 13 nationally, $6,000) Amanda Gates (Volleyball) Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500 each) Amanda Gates (Volleyball), Nick Sullivan (Baseball) Big 12-Leading 172 Academic All-Big 12 Selections Across All Sports (3.0 GPA or above) Big 12-Leading 145 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Picks Across All Sports (3.2 GPA or above) Big 12-Leading 626 Student-Athletes Honored on Big 12 Commissioner s Fall and Spring Honor Rolls (3.0 GPA or above) 58 more honorees than ; 147 more honorees than Big 12-Leading 90 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall or Spring Semester 71 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2008 through May 2009 (39 in May, 26 in December, 6 in August) 93 percent - Nebraska s Exhausted Eligibility Graduation Rate ( ) (Leads Big 12) Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Nick Sullivan, Baseball (3.78 GPA, Finance) Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Amanda Gates, Volleyball (3.965 GPA, Communication Studies) Men s Herman Award Winner - Men s Cross Country Team (3.309 Cumulative GPA in 2008) Women s Herman Award Winner - Women s Cross Country Team (3.671 Cumulative GPA in 2008) NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

174 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Columns in the Hewit and Boekel Academic Center display the names of every Husker student-athlete who has lettered in a varsity sport and graduated from the University of Nebraska. The Nebraska Academic Experience From the day student-athletes decide the University of Nebraska is the right place to be, the athletic academic counseling unit provides personal and academic support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers. Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its studentathletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is comprised of 14 full-time staff members and a tutorial staff of approximately 70 tutors addressing all subject areas. Academic Counseling Seven academic counselors and five assistant academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist with the advising/registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and progress toward graduation. Essentially, academic counselors assist student-athletes in navigating the University of Nebraska system NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Tutorial Support A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental Instruction, a sub-component of the tutorial program, provides targeted group review sessions to help ease the transition to college academics while improving study strategies and building academic self-esteem. Study Hall There are two facets to the study hall program at Nebraska. Studentathletes either attend a structured study hall, typically two hours in length held four days a week, or have flex time where they study a specific number of hours each week as determined by their academic counselor and/or coach. Daily study hall reports are provided to the coaching staff. Mentoring All incoming student-athletes are required to meet with a mentor on a weekly basis to assist in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Mentors collect syllabi, gather and report academic progress information and teach academic success strategies.

175 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Top right: Construction is underway on a new $10.5 million Nebraska Student-Life Complex that will nearly triple the size of the current academic space. Bottom right: Husker student-athletes use the state-of-the-art computer lab that includes nearly 50 computers and professional supervision. Educational Assessments Assessments are administered during new student-athlete orientation to determine student strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow academic counselors to develop a personalized academic support program and to determine if more in-depth testing is warranted. When additional assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts the assessments. If it is determined that a student-athlete has a learning disability, appropriate accommodations are made through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Multi-Cultural Programs Designed to enhance cultural awareness, staff members concentrate efforts on issues of transition, adjustment and retention for students of color, international students and women. These support programs include Ladies First, International Night and Your Degree First. Your Degree First is a program designed to assist, motivate and promote minority student-athletes in pursuing the degree of their choice. Student-Athlete Orientation The Hewit Center staff coordinates New Student-Athlete Orientation to help newcomers adjust to the multiple demands of being a college student-athlete. Presentations are made by academic counselors, compliance officials, NU faculty and administrators, business/community professionals and student-athletes. Personal Counseling Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are also made to designated practitioners at the University Health Center. Computer Resources Student-athletes enjoy a state-of-the art computer lab with nearly 50 computers and professional supervision. Laptops are also available during team travel. Student-athletes have the benefit of ongoing education and assistance from a full-time computer technician NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

176 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL LIFE SKILLS The mission of Nebraska s award-winning Life Skills Program is to provide proactive education, resources and support throughout college and beyond, best preparing Husker student-athletes for life after sports. Services foster transition, retention, responsible decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development. Nebraska is a pioneer in life skills support and programming. In 1998, Nebraska was one of five Division I schools nationally to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award recognizing a strong commitment to total person development. In 2005, Keith Zimmer, Associate A.D. for Life Skills, was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing him as the top life skills administrator in the country. Life Skills Components Proactive Education Life Skills Seminar All incoming student-athletes complete a 16-week fall semester seminar addressing a variety of life skills topics ranging from leadership to money to relationships and study skills. Team Workshops Campus and community experts facilitate team-specific life skills education workshops. Student-Athlete Assemblies Meetings feature remarks from Athletic Director Tom Osborne and nationally recognized life skills trainers. Personalized Support/Individual Sessions Resume Development Each student-athlete works individually with a life skills staff member to create a personalized resume with periodic followup meetings to make updates through graduation. Game Plan Creation Life skills counselors will create a Game Plan for Life outlining specific goals and objectives to be completed to enhance marketability prior to college graduation. Sports Psychology/Performance Enhancement Sports psychology resources are available to assist with performance enhancement. Community Outreach Nebraska student-athletes combine to impact over 100,000 people statewide on annual basis. Team Service Requirement Each team participates in a minimum of two service projects per year. School Outreach Individuals participate in school outreach campaigns in both classroom and assembly settings. Hospital Visits Huskers are frequent hospital visitors providing cheer and encouragement to patients. Mondays Matter Monday evening outreach to various local community agencies placing athletics in the proper perspective. Miscellaneous Outreach Outreach requests are received daily from across the state requesting involvement from Husker student-athletes. Mentoring Programs Student-athletes serve one hour per week serving as a youth mentor. Leadership/Citizenship Life Skills promotes leadership development and provides recognition opportunities for extraordinary citizenship. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Elected team representatives from each of the 23 sports serve as the voice of the student-athlete population to discuss student-athlete welfare, legislation and service events. Your Degree First Leadership group provides programming and specialized support to student-athletes of color, women and international student-athletes. HERO Leadership Award Individual recognition to Huskers who have consistently gone above and beyond to serve as a exemplary role models. Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Annual Good Works team honoring football players for dedicated service in memory of late Husker Brook Berringer. Life Skills Award of Excellence Presented to the single men s and women s team that scores the highest point total in the year long life skills team competition. Career Commitment In addition to the creation of a personalized resume and game plan, the following career resources are available to every Husker. Student- Athlete Career Fair Event attended by approximately 25 companies. Networking/Expo Night Former Huskers and every UNL college educate student-athletes about major and career options. Assessments On-line assessments to help individuals discover talents and match them with a major and career. Practical Experience Programs in place to facilitate shadowing and internship placements. Job Preparation Expert advice on cover letter writing, interviewing skills and evaluating job offers. Postgraduate Assistance Nebraska is committed to helping student-athletes pursue postgraduate plans and scholarships. Career Nights Student-athletes learn from the experts to gain valuable insight on timelines, application procedures, entrance requirements, personal essays and more. Scholarships Seniors in their final season of athletic eligibility can apply for postgraduate awards. Jordan Larson poses with fans following a Husker volleyball match NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

177 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Top left: Tara Mueller was one of the featured speakers at the 2008 School is Cool Celebration, addressing hundreds of middle school children from Lincoln. Top right: Kori Cooper interacts with students during American Education Week. Middle left: Amanda Gates reads to school children during Dr. Suess week at a local elementary school. Middle: Lindsey Licht speaks to elementary school kids as part of NU s athletic outreach efforts. Middle right: Amanda Gates accepts a HERO Leadership award from Athletic Director Tom Osborne. Bottom left: Former Husker student-athletes come back to campus each year to offer insight and advice to current student-athletes during Networking Night. Bottom right: Brooke Delano meets with professionals during Nebraska s annual career fair NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

178 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL SPORT FACILITIES NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

179 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Nebraska s top facilities are not limited to the football program. Nearly every Husker sport enjoys a venue that ranks among the nation s best. Nebraska is dedicated to providing its athletes top-notch game-day and practice atmospheres in every sport. Nebraska annually hosts Big 12 and NCAA Championship events, including volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, track and field, gymnastics, golf, wrestling and swimming and diving. Top left: Nebraska s baseball team ranks among the nation s leaders in attendance at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. Top right: The Osborne Athletic Complex provides Nebraska student-athletes with topnotch training facilities. Middle, Nebraska s teams compete in some of the nation s finest facilities in front of large crowds. Bottom left: Memorial Stadium is packed for every home game and features a giant HuskerVision replay board. The Mitsubishi replay screen is one of the largest in any college stadium in the United States, measuring 117-feet, 7 1/8-inches wide by 33-feet, 7 3/16-inches high, roughly five times the width of the original screens inside Memorial Stadium. There are also replay boards in each of the four corners of the stadium. Bottom right: The main entrance to the Osborne Athletic Complex features an impressive waterfall and a wall that honors those who contributed to the massive project NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

180 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL POWERS One of the nation s premier athletic programs, Nebraska is dedicated to and successful in all 23 of its varsity sports. In , five Husker teams finished among the top 10 in their respective sports. Nebraska has won a total of 24 team national championships since 1970, including a fifth bowling crown in 2008, eight men s gymnastics titles, five football championships, three volleyball titles and three women s track and field championships. Individually, several Huskers excelled in Jordan Burroughs and Nicholas Gordon each captured individual national titles in their respective sports. Burroughs put together the only undefeated season in Nebraska wrestling history, finishing 35-0 en route to the NCAA title at 157 pounds. Gordon captured the NCAA indoor long jump national championship with a leap of 26-4 ¼. Bowler Cassandra Leuthold helped lead Nebraska to the NCAA bowling title, as she was named the championship s Most Outstanding Player. On the volleyball court, Jordan Larson capped a tremendous career by earning All-America honors for the third straight season, while becoming the first player in Big 12 history to be named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. Overall, Nebraska produced 21 individuals who captured 28 All-America awards in their respective sports in Nebraska finished either first or second in the conference in five sports, including the volleyball program s 11th title in the 13-year history of the Big 12 Conference. The Huskers also added Big 12 titles last season in wrestling and men s outdoor track, which marked the track and field program s 100th all-time conference championship. The NU football team also tied for first in the Big 12 North Division under first-year head coach Bo Pelini. In addition to Nebraska s success at the national level, the Huskers have been a leader in the powerful Big 12 Conference since its inception. Nebraska has captured 66 total team titles, including a league-high 21 championships in track and field, 11 in volleyball, eight in soccer and women s gymnastics, seven in baseball, six in softball, two each in football and swimming and diving and one in wrestling. Guard Ryan Anderson moved into the Nebraska career top-10 list for threepointers in , while leading Nebraska to its first.500 league record in a decade and a second straight postseason appearance. Top: All-Big 12 defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is a preseason All-American after helping the Nebraska football team to a 9-4 record and a Gator Bowl victory in Bottom: All-American Nicholas Gordon captured the 2009 NCAA indoor national championship in the long jump with a winning leap of 26-4 ¼ in his final attempt. Following the season, Gordon earned a spot in the 2009 World Championships with a personal-best jump of 26-7 ¼ NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

181 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL BIG 12 LEADERS The Huskers have won more Big 12 Conference championships than any other league school in the following categories: The Nebraska volleyball team celebrated the program s third trip to the NCAA semifinals in four seasons following a dramatic comeback at Washington in the regional finals. In nine years under Coach John Cook, the Huskers have captured eight Big 12 titles including five straight while advancing to the NCAA semifinals five times. Baseball Regular Season: 3 Baseball Postseason: 4 Baseball Overall: 7 Men s Indoor Track: 9 Men s Outdoor Track: 5 Men s Track Combined: 14 Women s Indoor Track: 5 Men s and Women s Track: 21 Women s Gymnastics: 8 Soccer Postseason: 5 Volleyball: 11 Top left: The Nebraska bowling team won the 2009 NCAA championship, marking the Huskers third title in the six years that bowling has been an NCAA sport. All-American Cassandra Leuthold was named the championship s Most Outstanding Player. Bottom: Molly Hill led the Nebraska softball team to its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance in 15 seasons in Hill was a first-team All-Big 12 selection and a first-team CoSIDA Academic All- American, which marked her second straight academic All-America award. Top: With the return of two-time first-team All-Big 12 firstteam forward Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska will be gunning for its seventh straight postseason appearance in Bottom: Jordan Burroughs made Husker history while winning the 2009 national title at 157 pounds. Burroughs finished a perfect 35-0 en route to winning the national championship, becoming the only Husker wrestler ever to post an undefeated season NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

182 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL LEADING THE WAY As one of the nation s premier public institutions, the University of Nebraska is committed to undergraduate learning and world-class research. In early 2001, Nebraska was named to a national list of 16 schools that serve as a role model for other institutions by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska s 147 undergraduate majors, which are spread through nine undergraduate colleges. The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state s public university and land-grant institution. Founded in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska was expanded in 1968 into a state educational system now comprising four campuses under the guidance of a Board of Regents and a central administration. To discover more about the University of Nebraska visit unl.edu. To learn more about Nebraska athletics, visit Huskers.com NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

183 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL I can honestly say that I do not remember a time when the prospects for enhancing the academic quality or reputation of this University were brighter. Harvey Perlman University of Nebraska Chancellor Opposite page: The Bell Tower on campus is a focal point for students and alumni, often serving as a central meeting location on game days. Top right: The Nebraska Student Union is the meeting place on campus where students can spend a little down time between classes. It has areas to use for studying as well as a food court. Middle right: Named for Nebraska alumni Irene and Winslow Van Brunt, the Van Brunt Visitors Center is located at the gateway to the city campus. The Van Brunt Visitors Center offers resources and information for visitors to campus, and is utilized extensively for recruiting new students by the Office of Admissions, which has offices and staff located in the building. Middle right: The Esther L. Kaufmann Center was completed in May 2001 and houses the Jeffery S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Bottom Right: The Don L. Love Memorial Library is the main library in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln library system. Located on the southern edge of City Campus, it is bound by two lovely botanical areas, Love Garden and Cather Garden NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

184 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL LINCOLN, NEBRASKA Featuring the advantages of an urban setting, the Star City is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America s Heartland. Living in Lincoln enables one to enjoy the benefits of life in a city, while residing in a community that: Is known as the Star City Has a population of nearly 251,624 Is the second-largest city in the Big 12 Conference Has been ranked among the 10 best places to live in the United States Is listed among the top five most fit cities in the nation Consistently lists one of the lowest crime rates in the nation among cities its size Offers more than 6,000 acres of parks, including 10 lakes, 11 municipal swimming pools, more than 80 miles of biking and hiking trails and 12 public golf courses NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

185 Prominent People with Nebraska Ties Grover Cleveland Alexander ( ) Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Fred Astaire ( ) dancer and actor Max Baer ( ) boxer Marlon Brando ( ) Academy Award-winning actor William Jennings Bryan ( ) U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Representative, Democratic Party nominee for president 1896, 1900, and 1908, and prosecuting attorney in Scopes Trial Warren Buffett (1930-) investor; Forbes Magazine s 2008 Richest Man in the World Richard N. Cabela (1936-) entrepreneur, founder of Cabela s sporting store Johnny Carson ( ) comedian Joba Chamberlain (1985-) Professional baseball player for the New York Yankees Dick Cheney (1941-) 46th U.S. Vice-president Henry Fonda ( ) Academy Award-winning actor Bob Gibson (1935-) Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals Alex Gordon (1984-) Professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals Marg Helgenberger (1958-) actress (CSI, Mr. Brooks, In Good Company) Peter Kiewit ( ) contractor, investor and philanthropist Jaime King (1979-) actress (My Name is Earl) Ted Kooser (1939-) Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Larry the Cable Guy (1963-) comedian Malcolm X ( ) civil rights leader Nick Nolte (1941-) actor, producer Edwin Perkins ( ) inventor of Kool-Aid, philanthropist Andy Roddick (1982-) tennis star, 2003 U.S. Open Champion Gale Sayers (1943-) Football Hall of Fame running back for the Chicago Bears Elliott Smith ( ) singer-songwriter Hilary Swank (1974-) 2-time Academy Award-winning actress Gabrielle Union (1973-) actress (10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, Ugly Betty) James Valentine (1978-) Maroon 5 guitarist Paula Zahn (1956-) Former News anchor for CNN OMAHA THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL Nebraska s largest city, Omaha, is less than an hour s drive from Lincoln and has a population of nearly 800,000. Omaha is home to Rosenblatt Stadium (top), the NCAA College World Series, the AAA Omaha Royals, the world-renowned Henry Doorly Zoo (bottom), the Joslyn Art Museum (bottom), and Qwest Center Omaha (top), which hosts the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

186 THIS IS NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL After Nebraska Following their collegiate experiences, many former Huskers have the opportunity to play either professionally or with their respective national teams. Last season, eight former Huskers were playing professionally overseas with teams in Italy, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain and Puerto Rico. In addition, Jenny Kropp is competing on the AVP Tour, where she is one of the tour s top players. The Huskers are also well represented on the U.S. National Team, as Nancy Metcalf, Tracy Stalls and Jordan Larson were among the 19 players selected for the 2009 FIVB Grand Prix. Nebraska was the only program with three players on the team. A total of 10 current or former Huskers have been members of the U.S. National Team, while three former Huskers (Metcalf, Allison Weston and Lori Endicott) have represented the United States in the Olympic Games. Husker Pros in Player Greichaly Cepero Amanda Gates Maggie Griffin Jenny Kropp Jordan Larson Dani Mancuso Nancy Metcalf Sarah Pavan Tracy Stalls Country or Tour Puerto Rico Spain Puerto Rico AVP Tour Puerto Rico Indonesia Turkey Italy Turkey Top: Jenny Kropp has been on the AVP Tour for the past three seasons, winning Rookie-of-the-Year honors in Middle left: Jordan Larson is in her first season on the U.S. National Team after making the roster in June of Larson ranked second in scoring for Team USA at the Pan American Cup in July of Middle right: Nancy Metcalf represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics and is now playing for Eczacibasi Zentiva in the Turkish League. She is a teammate of former Husker Tracy Stalls in Turkey. Greichaly Cepero Dani Mancuso Maggie Griffin Sarah Pavan Amanda gates Tracy Stalls NEBRASKA VOLLEYBALL

187 Nebraska s first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans are prominently displayed with oil canvas portraits inside of the Hewit Center for Student-Athletes. Under John Cook, seven Husker volleyball student-athletes have had their painting added to the display highlighting Nebraska s nation-leading total of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Nebraska boasts a national-best 35 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in volleyball. Nebraska volleyball also has had four student-athletes receive the prestigious ncaa Today s Top viii Award, more than any volleyball program in the country. Division I CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-Americans No. School No. 1. Nebraska Penn State Georgia 9 Northern Iowa 9 Arizona State 9 Texas A&M 9 Florida 9 NCAA Today s Top VIII Award Winners No. School Awards 1. Nebraska 4 2. Stanford 2 3. American 1 Georgia 1 Penn State 1 Husker Volleyball Academic All-Americans of the Year Year Player 2007 Sarah Pavan 2006 Sarah Pavan 2001 Nancy Metcalf 1991 Janet Kruse 1990 Janet Kruse 1989 Virginia Stahr 1988 Virginia Stahr

188 2009 Schedule Runza/AVCA Showcase Fri., Aug. 28 vs. Michigan Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 vs. Minnesota Qwest Center Omaha 8:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 1 Creighton NU Coliseum 7 p.m. LSU Tournament Fri., Sept. 4 vs. UL-Lafayette Baton Rouge, La. 11 a.m. Fri., Sept. 4 at LSU Baton Rouge, La. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 vs. Tulane Baton Rouge, La. 12:30 p.m. Ameritas Players Challenge Thur., Sept. 10 Virginia NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 11 BYU NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13 UCLA Devaney Center 2 p.m. Wed., Sept. 16 Texas Tech* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 Colorado* Boulder, Colo. 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 23 Texas A&M* College Station, Texas 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26 Texas* NU Coliseum 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. 30 Oklahoma* Norman, Okla. 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7 Kansas* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10 Kansas State* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14 Baylor* Waco, Texas 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 Missouri* Columbia, Mo. 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 21 Iowa State* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 Oklahoma* NU Coliseum TBA Wed., Oct. 28 Texas Tech* Lubbock, Texas 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30 Texas* Austin, Texas 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 Missouri* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 Iowa State* Ames, Iowa 6:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 13 Texas A&M* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18 Baylor* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 Kansas* Lawrence, Kan. 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 25 Kansas State* Manhattan, Kan. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 28 Colorado* NU Coliseum 7 p.m. Fri./Sat., Dec. 4-5 NCAA 1/2 Rounds Campus Sites TBA Fri./Sat., Dec NCAA Regionals Qwest Center Omaha TBA Thur., Dec. 17 NCAA Semifinals Tampa, Fla. TBA Sat., Dec. 19 NCAA Finals Tampa, Fla. TBA *Big 12 Conference match All times central; dates & times subject to change. Home matches in red at the NU Coliseum, unless otherwise listed. For updated information, visit Huskers.com Returning honor winners (clockwise): Tara Mueller (Second-Team AVCA All-American), Kori Cooper (First-Team CoSIDA Academic All- American) and Sydney Anderson (Second-Team AVCA All-American).