One of the best players in Nebraska volleyball history will have her jersey retired this season.
Nebraska announced on Wednesday Jordan Larson's jersey will be lifted to the rafters on Sept. 29 when the No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers come to Lincoln.
Larson was a four-year starter at outside hitter for the Huskers from 2005 to 2008. The native of Hooper, Nebraska, has an incredibly extensive resume that includes two first-team and one third-team All America nods, three first-team All-Big 12 honors, Big 12 Player of the year, two Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year plaudits, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and countless other awards. As a senior in 2008, she became the first player to win both the player and defensive player of the year awards in the same season in the Big 12.
She led the Huskers to three national semifinals including the 2006 National Championship. During her four seasons in Lincoln, the Huskers amassed a record of 127-8. She finished her career with 1,600 kills and 1,410 digs, both top five marks in school history, as well as a school record 186 service aces.
Larson is the eighth Husker to have her jersey retired and the first since Nancy (Meendering) Metcalf in 2011.
Larson joined the U.S. National team after completing her career in Lincoln and participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, helping the United States take home the silver and bronze medals, respectively. She won a gold medal with the National Team in the 2014 FIVB World Championships, the first gold for the U.S. in a major tournament. She has earned multiple awards while playing professionaly over tha last several years.
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