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#7 Nancy Metcalf (Meendering)
Position: Right Side Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Hull, Iowa
High School: Western Christian
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Honors and Awards

  • 2001 NCAA Top Eight Award
  • 2001 Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year
  • 2001 AVCA First-Team All-American
  • 2001 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • 2001 First-Team Academic All-District
  • 2001 First-Team All-Big 12
  • 2001 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 2001 Big 12 Player of the Week (10/1)
  • 2001 Big 12 Player of the Week (9/3)
  • 2001 State Farm/NACWAA MVP
  • 2001 US Bank/Arby’s All-Tournament Team
  • 1999 AVCA First-Team All-American
  • 1999 GTE/CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American
  • 1999 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • 1999 Unanimous First-Team All-Big 12
  • 1999 AVCA First-Team District VII
  • 1999 NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament Team
  • 1999 GTE First-Team Academic All-District VII
  • 1999 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 1999 Big 12 Player of the Week (9/6)
  • 1999 Florida SunTrust Invite MVP
  • 1999 Nebraska US Bank Tournament MVP
  • 1999 State Farm/NACWAA Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 1998 World University Games Team Member
  • 1998 AVCA First-Team All-American
  • 1998 AVCA First-Team District 5
  • 1998 Nebraska Female Husker Power Lifter of the Year
  • 1998 NCAA Pacific Region All-Tournament MVP
  • 1998 Unanimous First-Team All-Big 12
  • 1998 GTE First-Team Academic All-District VII
  • 1998 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 1998 Nebraska US Bank All-Tournament Team
  • 1998 San Diego State All-Tournament Team

2001 - Senior Season and Career Wrapup
Metcalf elected to redshirt in 2000 after missing the spring season while training with the U.S. National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo. When she returned for the 2001, she produced one of the greateast seasons in Nebraska history.

As a senior, Metcalf became just the second three-time AVCA First-Team All-American in school history. She was also honored as an NCAA Top Eight Award winner, a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, the 2001 Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, a two-time NCAA Regional MVP and a three-time first-team All-Big 12 honoree.

Metcalf finished her career with 1,603 kills and 412 blocks, joining U.S. National Team captain Allison Weston as the only two players in program history to rank among the NU top 10 in career kills and career blocks. The Hull, Iowa, native is the only Husker to record six 30-kill matches in a career. She owns or shares 13 school records.

As as senior, Metcalf led the Huskers in kills per game (4.29), digs per game (3.06) and service aces (44) and double-doubles (15), and she averaged 4.59 kills per game and 3.33 digs per game against ranked teams. Metcalf recorded double-figure kill totals in 29 of NU’s 32 matches and double-figure dig totals in 16 contests.

During the Huskers’ run to the NCAA Final Four, Metcalf earned NCAA Tournament Regional MVP honors after posting 25 kills, 14 digs and seven service aces against Florida Dec. 8 in the regional final. She tied a single-match school record with seven service aces against the Gators.

1999 - Junior Season
Metcalf capped an amazing junior campaign by earning first-team AVCA All-America, second-team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America and Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors.

She became just the eighth player in Nebraska volleyball history to earn two first-team All-America certificates after also earning first-team honors as a sophomore. She was the 19th volleyball player in school history to earn GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

Metcalf set school records for kills per game (5.09) and attacks per game (12.17). She also broke the school’s single-match school record with 39 kills in a losing effort to Kansas State.

She finished the season with a .303 hitting percentage and a team-high 153 total blocks. Her 580 kills were the second-best single-season total, 31 shy of Lisa Reitsma’s single-season record set in 1996.

A unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection, Metcalf ranked second in the league in kills per game (18th nationally) and third in total blocks.

Metcalf reached the 1,000 career kill milestone against Colorado on Nov. 10. She reached the 1,000 kill mark in 238 games, breaking Allison Weston’s school record of 1,000 kills through 258 games. The mark was especially impressive considering Metcalf’s reserve role as a freshman. She had just 46 kills in her first 44 games, giving her 1,008 kills in her next 205 games (4.92 per game as a starter), a mark that would rank fourth-fastest in NCAA history.

1998 - Sophomore Season
In her first season as a starter, Metcalf cut through opposing defenses with her dominating swing to help the Huskers advance to the NCAA Final Four. Metcalf finished the season with 518 kills on 1,233 attacks for a .279 hitting percentage. She solidified the top team blocking attack in the country with 1.21 blocks per game, third-best for NU. She was second on the team with 278 digs. Metcalf stepped into the national spotlight with the season on the line, averaging 5.71 kills per game in Nebraska’s last nine matches to finish the season with an average of 4.84 kills per game.

During that stretch, she displayed one of the best postseason performances in Husker history. In Nebraska’s four-game win over Utah in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, she tallied 33 kills on 66 attacks with just one hitting error (.485 hitting percentage). Her 33 kills ranked as the seventh-best single-match performance and the second-best in NU postseason play. In the following match against Pepperdine in the regional semifinals, Metcalf became the first Husker to record 30 kills in back-to-back matches with a match-high 32 kills against the visiting Waves.

1997 - Freshman Season
Metcalf played in 24 matches in her first season with the Huskers. She displayed her fierce arm swing in the victory over Baylor in Lincoln, posting a then-personal-best 10 kills, two errors and 13 attacks for a .615 hitting percentage to go along with four block assists.

High School
Metcalf was named the Sioux City Journal Siouxland Prep Female Athlete of the Year after earning 1995 Iowa Class 2A Player-of-the-Year honors. A two-time first-team all-state selection and member of the Iowa Elite Eight squad, she led Western Christian to Class 2A state titles in 1994 and 1995. She finished as Western Christian’s career leader in kills (1,485), blocks (520) and kills per game, ahead of former teammate and Husker All-American Lisa Reitsma.

 

 

 

 

Year

GP-MP

K

K/Gm

E

TA

Pct.

A

A/Gm

SA

Digs

D/Gm

BS

BA

Total

B/Gm

1997

44-23

46

1.05

24

106

.208

2

0.05

2

17

0.39

1

16

17

0.39

1998

107-34

518

4.84

174

1,233

.279

49

0.46

22

278

2.60

7

122

129

1.21

1999

114-33

580

5.09

160

1,386

.303

46

0.40

28

320

2.81

14

139

153

1.34

2001

107-33

459

4.29

120

1,016

.334

43

0.40

44

327

3.06

14

99

113

1.06

Totals

372-123

1,603

4.31

478

3,741

.301

140

0.38

96

942

2.53

36

376

412

1.11

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