Kelly

Hunter

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#3

Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista South
Major: Marketing

Bio

Honors & Awards
• AVCA All-America Second Team (2016)
• AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2015)
• All-Big Ten (2016)
• NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2015)
• AVCA All-North Region First Team (2015, 2016)
• Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Big Ten Setter of the Week (six times)
• Nebraska Invite MVP (2015)
• Nebraska Invite All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team (2016)
• VERT Challenge All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016; Beach-2016, 2017)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2014, 2016, 2017)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2016 (Junior)
• Named an AVCA second-team All-American, AVCA All-North Region and an All-Big Ten setter
• Posted 11.24 assists per set to rank third in the Big Ten and 17th nationally
• Chipped in 26 service aces and had a team-best 10 double-doubles, as she averaged 2.20 digs per set
• Named Big Ten Setter of the Week for the fourth time of the season and sixth time in her career on Nov. 7 after posting a career-high 61 assists, eight digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win at Penn State
• Selected Big Ten Setter of the Week on Oct. 24 after a career-high 65 assists in the 3-2 win over Minnesota
• Voted Big Ten Setter of the Week on Sept. 26 after 53 assists, 10 digs and six blocks in a 3-2 comeback win at Michigan State
• Also chosen Big Ten Setter of the Week on Aug. 29 after 47 assists, 13 digs, seven kills, two aces and two blocks in a win over Florida to open the season
• Had 50 assists and 10 digs in the regional semifinal against Penn State and was a Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team pick
• Notched a career-high 19 digs to go with 44 assists at Ohio State on Oct. 14
• Selected to the Nebraska Invite All-Tournament Team with a double-double of 25 assists and 10 digs to go with six kills on .857 hitting against Oregon State on Sept. 3
• Made the Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team with 12.00 assists per set, 2.33 digs per set and 1.33 kills per set on .727 hitting
• Had 48 assists and 12 digs at Minnesota on Nov. 23
• Tallied a double-double of 36 assists and 15 digs vs. Penn State on Nov. 16
• Had 42 assists at Iowa, a season high in a three-set match

2015 (Sophomore)
• Named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after posting 42 assists, four digs and three blocks in the championship win against Texas
• Earned AVCA All-America honorable mention and was an AVCA All-North Region selection
• Led the Huskers with 11.64 assists per set and totaled 1,501 on the season, third-most in the nation
• Posted 50 or more assists eight times
• Had 10 double-doubles on the season, including a season-high 17 digs to go with 55 assists vs. Minnesota on Oct. 23
• Had a season-high 57 assists with nine kills and seven digs in a 3-2 comeback win vs. Oregon on Sept. 5
• Posted a career-high six blocks at Illinois on Oct. 17
• Tallied 51 assists, 14 digs and four blocks in a five-set win at Michigan State on Nov. 11
• Posted 54 assists, four kills and three digs in her first-career NCAA Tournament match, a 3-1 win over Harvard
• Earned Big Ten Setter of the Week on Aug. 31 following 50 assists, eight kills, 11 digs and three blocks in a win over Pittsburgh
• Named Big Ten Setter of the Week for a second time on Nov. 23 after recording 12.71 assists per set in wins against Michigan and Indiana
• Was named the Nebraska Invitational MVP
• Selected to the VERT Challenge All-Tournament Team

2014 (Redshirt)
• Redshirted in her second season as a Husker
• Earned academic All-Big Ten honors

2013 (Freshman)
• Played in 16 matches in 2013
• Saw action at setter early in the season as the Huskers used a 6-2 offense
• Totaled 14 assists in her collegiate debut against Louisiana-Monroe and notched a double-double with 10 digs
• Posted 19 assists against Auburn and Saint Louis on Aug. 31
• Also recorded three aces against Auburn

Before Nebraska
• Joined the Huskers from Papillion-La Vista South High School in Papillion, Nebraska
• Honored with the 2013 Andi Collins Award, presented to the top high school setter in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com
• Named a 2013 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection
• Ranked as the No. 13 player in the country by PrepVolleyball.com
• Named a 2012-13 AVCA Second-Team Under Armour All-American
• Led Papillion-La Vista South to three consecutive state titles and two undefeated seasons as well as the 2010 and 2011 MaxPreps and ESPN Rise national titles
• Posted 861 total assists, 225 digs and 62 total blocks as a senior
• Named a first-team All-American by PrepVolleyball.com in 2011 and 2012, as well as a Senior Ace, and was a candidate for Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2011
• Was also honored as a member of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 50 Juniors list
• Was a member of the USA Youth National Team
• Was a member of PrepVolleyball.com's Soph 59 list in 2010
• Was a three-time first team all-state selection by the Omaha World-Herald (2010-12)

Personal
• Born in Omaha, Neb.
• Parents are Jeff and Lori Hunter
• Mother, Lori (Melcher) Hunter, was a Husker setter from 1977-1980; father, Jeff, played in the Boston Red Sox organization from 1980-1982; sister, Lindsey, played at Missouri from 2002-2005 and was a U.S. National Team member
• Major was management/marketing
• Earned a bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2017

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
2015: Posted an 8-3 record with partner Kadie Rolfzen as the Huskers' No. 2 pair

2014: Redshirted

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Kelly Hunter Press Conference - 8/15/13