Briana

Holman

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Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: DeSoto, Texas
High School: Cedar Hill
Other College: LSU
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Bio

Honors & Awards
• AVCA All-America First Team (2014)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America Second Team (2017)
• AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2013, 2016, 2017)
• AVCA All-North Region (2016, 2017)
• AVCA All-South Region (2013, 2014)
• espnW National Player of the Week (Aug. 31, 2016)
• All-SEC (2013, 2014)
• All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2016, 2017)
• AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year (2013)
• SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5, 2017)
• USA Volleyball A2 Program Tryout Participant (2014)
• SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 2, 2014; Oct. 15, 2013)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Nov. 13, 2013)
• Ameritas Players Challenge MVP (2017)
• Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Purdue Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team (2014)
• UTSA Classic All-Tournament Team (2014)
• Rice Invitational All-Tournament Team & MVP (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017; 2016-Beach)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2017)
• Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
• Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2017)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)

2017 (Senior)
• Received AVCA All-America and All-Big Ten honorable mention and was an AVCA All-Region selection for the fourth time in her career
• Earned PrepVolleyball.com second-team All-America honors after averaging 2.41 kills on .358 hitting and 1.16 blocks per set while leading the Huskers to their fifth national title in school history
• Finished her career with 1,413 kills and 646 blocks combining her time at LSU and Nebraska
• Had 13 kills on .400 hitting with four blocks in the NCAA Semifinals agianst Penn State
• Posted six blocks with seven kills while hitting .417 against Florida in the NCAA Final 
• Had 17 kills on .406 hitting with 12 blocks in the Lexington Regional
• Totaled a match-high six blocks against both Colorado and Kentucky
• Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 after 2.78 kills and 2.00 blocks per set on .525 hitting in the Ameritas Players Challenge, of which she was named MVP
• Recorded a season-high 13 kills with three blocks while hitting .750 in a sweep at Penn State on Sept. 22
• Matched her season high with 13 kills and four blocks against Wisconsin on Sept. 30
• Pounded 12 kills on .421 hitting with five blocks in the NCAA Tournament second round against Washington State on Dec. 2
• Had a season-best 10 blocks to go with six kills on .545 hitting at Michigan on Oct. 29
• Notched 10 kills and eight blocks on .571 hitting against Iowa on Nov. 25
• Tallied 10 kills on .500 hitting with three blocks against Kansas State on Sept. 15
• Had 10 kills on .769 hitting with six blocks against UMBC on Sept. 1
• Notched 10 kills and two blocks against Illinois on Oct. 21
• Followed that performance with nine kills and seven blocks against Saint Mary’s
• Posted eight kills and four blocks at Florida on Aug. 26
• Had nine kills and three blocks at Purdue on Oct. 13
• Put up eight kills and six blocks vs. Indiana on Nov. 4

2016 (Junior)
• Named to the AVCA All-Region team for the third time in her career and earned AVCA All-America and All-Big Ten honorable mention
• Averaged 2.42 kills per set and 1.18 blocks per set with a team-best .350 hitting percentage
• Set season highs of 17 kills and 10 blocks in a win over Minnesota on Oct. 23 for her first double-double as a Husker and the sixth of her collegiate career
• Matched her season high 17 kills on .583 hitting and had seven blocks in a regional semifinal win over Penn State
• Began her Husker career with 10 kills and seven blocks in a win over Florida on Aug. 26
• Followed that performance with eight kills and a .727 hitting percentage against Texas on Aug. 27
• Was named the espnW National Player of the Week following her first two matches as a Husker
• Notched 11 kills against Creighton on Sept. 17 and was named to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
• Also posted 11 kills at Michigan on .556 hitting with five blocks
• Led the Huskers with 12 kills on .688 hitting at Rutgers on Nov. 5
• Followed up with 12 kills again with four blocks vs. Iowa on Nov. 9
• Had 11 kills and six blocks at Minnesota on Nov. 23
• Followed up with 11 kills and five blocks against Michigan on Nov. 26

2015 (Redshirt)
• Sat out the 2015 season per NCAA transfer rules without her scholarship release from LSU

2014 (Sophomore at LSU)
• Started all 29 matches for LSU as a sophomore before transferring to Nebraska in January
• Was a first-team AVCA All-American, leading LSU in kills (3.94 per set) and blocks (1.47 per set)
• Set a career-high 25 kills to go with eight blocks and three digs against Mississippi State
• Became the second SEC player since 2012 to be named a repeat All-SEC performer, while becoming just the fifth player in LSU history to be selected to multiple all-region teams
• Hit .383 on the year and totaled 166 blocks, 53 digs and 19 service aces; had 15 or more kills in 16 matches
• Was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 2, for the second time in her career after 4.27 kills per set in the first three matches of the season
• Was a preseason All-SEC selection, and an all-tournament team selection at the UTSA Classic and Purdue Mortar Board Premier tournaments
• Selected to represent the U.S. Collegiate National Team at the World University Games in South Korea in July 2015; participated with the U.S. Collegiate National Team in 2014 in the Tour of China

2013 (Freshman at LSU)
• Started 31 matches and became LSU’s first freshman in program history to earn AVCA All-America honorable mention; was also the AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-South Region honoree
• Was an All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman Team selection
• Notched 391 kills for 3.01 per set, which ranked third among SEC middle blockers; had double-digit kills 25 times
• Led the SEC with 1.54 blocks per set to rank fifth nationally and lead all NCAA freshmen; set an LSU freshman record with 200 total blocks, becoming the eighth player in SEC history to surpass 200 blocks in a season and the sixth freshman to lead the league in blocks per set
• Was named the Rice Invitational Tournament MVP and SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 9 after 15 kills and 10 blocks at Rice; added SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Sept. 16 and Nov. 13
• Posted a career-high 14 blocks at Miami on Sept. 13, which she matched at Tennessee on Nov. 17
• Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15 after 18 kills and seven blocks at Texas A&M
• Hit .786 at Florida on Nov. 22 with 11 kills on 14 swings

High School
• Coached by Aisha Carr at Cedar Hill High School in Texas
• Garnered three District 7-5A selections and the 2012 District 7-5A MVP award
• Notched 2012 All-Texas Team honors
• With Cedar Hill, won the 2012 District 7-5A title and advanced past the first round of the area playoffs for the first time in school history
• Ranked among PrepVolleyball.com’s Class of 2013 Top 50 recruits as a junior and senior
• Listed among 2013 Volleyball Magazine’s Girls Fab 50
• Played club volleyball for Madfrog Volleyball Club and Skyline Volleyball Club
• Her 18 RSB Royal Skyline Team finished sixth at the 2013 USA Volleyball Girls National Championships

Personal
• Born Oct. 7, 1994 in DeSoto, Texas
• Mother is Uniqua Session
• Major is criminology

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