Jordan Larson - Nebraska

9/23/2008

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Photo courtesy Nebraska athletics.

Jordan Larson, a senior outside hitter for then-No. 2 University of Nebraska, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She earns the award for her strong play last week in helping the Huskers defeat two nationally-ranked Big 12 opponents, then-No. 18 Kansas State and then-No. 3 University of Texas. In the Huskers 3-1 win over Kansas State, Larson scored her first double-double of the week, matching her career best with 21 kills, while also getting 10 digs, two blocks and an ace to snap Kansas State's nine-match win streak. She followed that up with her 41st career double-double, and the second of the week, with a match-high 19 kills, 11 digs and two blocks in Nebraska's 3-1 win over the Longhorns. The win also ended Texas' 19-match Big 12 win streak, which dated back to last season. For the week, Larson averaged 5.0 kills, 2.62 digs and 5.44 points per set. This is the 10th time an athlete from Nebraska has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award. The last Nebraska athlete to earn the award was Sarah Pavan, Aug. 27, 2007. Nebraska is coached by John Cook.

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