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.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.