John Cook announced on Friday that Tiani Reeves and Brooke Smith have made the decision to leave the Nebraska volleyball program.
Smith, who completed her sophomore season with the Huskers in 2016, will transfer to play at a new school. Reeves, who was a five-time state champion in the long and triple jump at Gothenburg High School, will instead join the Nebraska track and field program.
“Brooke and Tiani have been an important part of our program the last
two years and I am very thankful for the contributions they’ve made on
and off the court,” Cook said, per a university statement. “They’ve been fantastic teammates and
have put in maximum effort in all aspects of being a student-athlete. I
wish Brooke all the best as she moves on to a new team, and I’m excited
to see where Tiani’s track and field talents take her.”
Smith was an academic All-Big Ten selection and Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner in 2016.
“I want to thank my teammates, coaches, the Nebraska Athletics Department and the incredible fan base for an unforgettable experience at the University of Nebraska,” Smith said. “Lincoln holds a special place in my heart and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to compete at such a high level. My time here was extremely memorable and I have appreciated every moment.”
As for Reeves, who is a two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team member, she is excited to continue her career with Nebraska athletics.
“My time with the Nebraska volleyball team has been nothing but a dream come true,” Reeves said. “None of that would be possible without my teammates and coaches. I know they will have continued success and I am eternally grateful for my two years with the team. Nebraska is the best place to be for every sport, and I’m excited to be able to still represent the University with a different jersey.”
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