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Justine Wong-Orantes
Player Profile:
Justine Wong-Orantes 1497038
Position: Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cypress, Calif.
High School: Los Alamitos
Major: Child, Youth, & Family Studies

Honors and Awards
• AVCA All-America First Team (2016)
• AVCA All-America Third Team (2015)
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
• All-Big Ten (2016)
• NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2015)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America First Team (2015)
• AVCA All-North Region First Team (2015, 2016)
• All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2015)
• espnW National Player of the Week (Oct. 7, 2015)
• Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5, 2015; Oct. 19, 2015; Oct. 24, 2016)
• Nebraska Invitational Best Libero (2015, 2016)
• Ameritas Players Challenge Best Libero (2015, 2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016; Beach-2016)
• Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2014)
• Marcia E. Hamilton Classic All-Tournament Team (2013)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (Beach, 2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2014, 2016)

2016 (Senior)
• Named a first-team AVCA All-American at libero, as well as AVCA All-North Region, All-Big Ten and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season
• Led the Huskers with 4.23 digs per set
• Finished her career as Nebraska's all-time career digs leader with 1,890

• Broke Kayla Banwarth’s career digs record at Nebraska with her 1,707th career dig, which came at Penn State on Nov. 4
• Set a Nebraska single-match school record with 35 digs in the win over Minnesota on Oct. 23, surpassing the previous record of 34 set by Maria Hedbeck in 1993
• Was honored as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following her record-breaking performance
• Tied the postseason school record for digs in a three-set match with 24 against TCU
• Broke Banwarth’s career postseason digs record and finished with 296 career digs in the NCAA Tournament
• Notched 26 digs with seven assists at Minnesota on Nov. 23
• Also posted 23 digs with five set assists at Ohio State on Oct. 14
• Voted the best libero at the Ameritas Players Challenge with 4.20 digs per set, including 22 digs and four assists against Creighton on Sept. 17
• Named the best libero at the Nebraska Invite with 4.00 digs per set
• Had 21 digs and added seven assists in the season opener against Florida

2015 (Junior)
• Earned third-team AVCA All-America honors, averaging 4.55 digs per set on the season
• Totaled 555 digs on the season, the third-most by a Husker in school history
• Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and honorable-mention All-Big Ten
• Selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team with 17 digs in the championship win over Texas
• Was a PrepVolleyball.com first-team All-American and AVCA All-North Region pick
• Finished second in the Big Ten with 4.57 digs per set in conference matches
• Moved to fourth in school history in career digs by season's end (1,408)
• Named the espnW National Player of the Week (Oct. 7) and Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) following a season-best 30 digs in a 3-2 win at Penn State
• Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 19 after posting 27 digs in a three-set win at Illinois
• Surpassed 1,000 career digs at Iowa State on Sept. 19, becoming the fastest Husker in school history to reach 1,000 digs (75 matches)
• Logged 28 digs in a 3-1 win against Michigan State on Oct. 7 and again on Oct. 23 vs. Minnesota
• Named the best libero at the Nebraska Invitational and Ameritas Players Challenge

2014 (Sophomore)
• Played in all 33 matches as a sophomore
• Recorded a team-high 464 digs on the season and averaged 3.85 digs per set
• Became the first Husker in school history to lead the team in digs as both a freshman and sophomore
• Posted a season-high 29 digs against Texas on Sept. 20
• Added 110 assists, and 15 service aces on the season
• Selected to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
• Awarded academic All-Big Ten honors
•Toured Europe in June 2015 as part of the first ever Big Ten Foreign Tour team

2013 (Freshman)
• Played in 32 of NU’s 33 matches in 2013
• Joined Amber Rolfzen as the ninth and 10th true freshmen to start a season opener during Coach John Cook’s career at Nebraska
• Had 399 digs on the year and averaged 3.50 digs per set
• Tied Lara Dykstra’s freshman record for digs and tied for ninth on Nebraska’s season record list
• Finished the season ranked ninth in the Big Ten in digs
• Posted a season-high 24 digs at Minnesota on Nov. 10
• Recorded 10 or more digs 21 times in 2013
• Produced a match-high 17 digs against Texas in the NCAA Regional Final
• Posted 10 aces on the year

Before Nebraska
• Joined the Huskers from Los Alamitos High School in Cypress, California
• Was a four-year starter at setter for her high school team, which was one of the top prep squads in California
• Left Los Alamitos with more victories than any other player in program history, guiding the Griffins to a sectional championship in 2011 and a 34-5 mark in 2012
• Helped her club team, Mizuno Long Beach, to the 2012 16-U Junior Olympics national championship
• Was a standout beach player, competing in the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships in Croatia, finishing in a tie for ninth with her partner Sara Hughes
• Was the youngest known player to ever earn a AAA CBVA rating after winning a AAA beach tournament at the age of 12 with partner Summer Ross

Personal
• Born Oct. 6, 1996 in Torrance, California
• Parents are Winnie Wong and Robbie Orantes
• Major is child, youth and family studies

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
2015: Formed NU's No. 1 pair with Alicia Ostrander and finished 8-5 on the season

2014: Went 7-6 with partner Melanie Keil and 1-1 with Amber Rolfzen for an 8-7 overall record

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