Amber Holmquist, University of Nebraska

9/10/2001

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Sept. 10, 2001

Amber Holmquist, University of Nebraska
Jr., Middle Blocker, 6-4 (Houston, Texas - Alief Hastings High School)

Nebraska Amber HolmquistAmber Holmquist, a 6-4 junior middle blocker for No. 1 Nebraska (6-1), has been chosen the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Huskers to 3-0 victories over then-No. 7 UCLA, No. 13-tie Pepperdine and then-No. 20 Notre Dame in the US Bank/Arby's Classic. The Huskers' most effective attacker last week, Holmquist totaled 32 kills on 44 swings with hitting percentages of .600, .529 and .647 versus the three ranked teams. Holmquist, who averaged 3.56 kills per game and 1.44 blocks per game in the tournament, produced her best match of the season Sunday to lead the Huskers over the Bruins in the championship match at the NU Coliseum. She posted a team-best and a season-high 13 kills on 17 swings for a .647 hitting percentage, and recorded a season-high seven blocks in NU's sweep of the Bruins, en route to earning tournament MVP honors. 
 

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