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Three Nebraska Volleyball Commits Earn Prep All-America Honors
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Three Nebraska Volleyball Commits Earn Prep All-America Honors

October 31, 2018

All three of Nebraska's 2019 scholarship commits were named first-team All-Americans by the AVCA on Wednesday.

According to the release: "A record 793 nominations were submitted through the AVCA and MaxPreps, resulting in 150 All-America and Honorable Mention All-Americans."

Each of the first-team selections will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match on Dec. 18 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Riley Zuhn, a 6-foot-5 outside hitter from Fort Collins, Colorado, led Fossil Ridge to a 21-1 record this season while averaging 3.7 kills per set on .420 hitting.

Kenzie Knuckles, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter from Yorktown, Indiana, who will play defensive specialist at Nebraska, is a key part of a 33-0 squad at Yorktown. She's putting up 4.2 kills per set on .293 hitting with 3.9 digs per set this season.

Madi Kubik, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter from West Des Moines, Iowa, leads a 39-3 Valley team with 5.1 kills per set on .382 hitting plus 27 digs per set.

The Huskers were one of three schools — Wisconsin and Stanford being the other two — that landed three commits on the first team.

The other two members of Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class are a pair of in-state walk-ons in Lincoln Pius X defensive specialist Emma Gabel and Johnson-Brock middle blocker/outside hitter Fallon Stutheit.

Three players from Nebraska received recognition from the AVCA. Wahoo middle blocker Kyla Swanson, who is headed to Illinois next year, was a second-team selection. Omaha Skutt middle blocker Lily Heyne, a Tulsa commit, made the third team. Concordia setter Sami Clarkson, an Omaha commit, made the honorable mention list.

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