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Kelly Hunter
Player Profile:
Kelly Hunter 1496937
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista South
Major: Marketing
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Honors & Awards
» AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2015)
» NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2015)
» All-America Second Team (2015)

» AVCA All-North Region First Team (2015)
» Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2015)

» Big Ten Setter of the Week (Aug. 31, 2015; Nov. 23, 2015)

» Nebraska Invitational MVP (2015)
» VERT Challenge All-Tournament Team (2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2016-Beach; 2015)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)

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 a second-team All-American, as well as 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 career-high 17 digs to go with 55 assists vs. Minnesota on Oct. 23
• Had a career-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 at Texas

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, Neb.
• Joined the Huskers with high school teammates Amber and Kadie Rolfzen
• Honored with the 2013 Andi Collins Award, presented to the top high school setter in the nation by
• Named a 2013 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection
• Ranked as the No. 13 player in the country by
• 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 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’s Top 50 Juniors list
• Was a member of the USA Youth National Team
• Was a member of’s Soph 59 list in 2010
• Was a three-time first team all-state selection by the Omaha World-Herald (2010-12)

• 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 is marketing


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

2014: Redshirted

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