Annika

Albrecht

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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.
High School: Home Schooled
Major: Family & Consumer Science Educ

Bio

Honors
• AVCA All-America Second Team (2017)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America Third Team (2017)
• AVCA All-North Region First Team (2017)
• Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2017)
• All-Big Ten Team (2017)
• AVCA National Player of the Week (Sept. 26, 2017)
• espnW National Player of the Week (Sept. 26, 2017)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)
• AAU Sullivan Award Finalist (2017)
• Omaha Challenge Co-MVP (2017)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017; Beach-2016, 2017, 2018)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017 (Senior)
• Named a second-team AVCA All-American and an All-Big Ten selection
• As a senior captain in her first year as a full-time six-rotation player, averaged 3.02 kills per set and 2.74 digs per set while serving 34 aces
• Finished her career at No. 6 on Nebraska's all-time career aces chart with 139
• Became the third Husker in the John Cook era (2000-present) to play in every set (489) of her four-year Husker career, joining Sarah Pavan and Dani Busboom
• Appeared in 21 NCAA Tournament matches at Nebraska, tying the school record also held by Jordan Larson and Rachel Schwartz
• Had 13 kills and 13 digs in the NCAA Semifinals against Penn State, her ninth double-double of the season
• Named to the Lexington Regional All-Tournament team after totaling a team-high 27 kills in the two matches
• Had a match-high 13 kills vs. Colorado and then an NCAA Tournament career-high 14 kills against No. 6 Kentucky
• Tallied a career-high 19 kills on .400 hitting with six digs and four blocks in a 3-0 sweep at Penn State on Sept. 22 and was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week and the espnW Player of the Week
• Led the Huskers with 18 kills and 15 digs in a win over Michigan State on Oct. 4
• Was named co-MVP of the Omaha Challenge after posting 15 kills in back-to-back matches against UNI and Omaha, hitting .314 and .375, respectively
• Tallied 14 kills on a career-best .500 hitting percentage in the NCAA Tournament first round against Stony Brook
• Had 12 kills and 15 digs with a .400 hitting percentage against UCLA on Sept. 8
• Had 18 kills and 12 digs in a five-set win over Wisconsin on Sept. 30
• Posted a double-double of 11 kills and 16 digs at Florida on Aug. 26
• Recorded a career-high five blocks against UMBC on Sept. 1
• Had 15 kills and 14 digs against Illinois on Oct. 21

2016 (Junior)
• Averaged 1.96 digs per set and 0.24 service aces per set for the Huskers
• Totaled 229 digs and a team-high 28 aces on the season
• Tallied a season-best 14 digs with three aces in the NCAA regional semifinal against Penn State
• Recorded three kills against Gonzaga, Creighton and Michigan State
• Against the Spartans, posted 13 digs with two service aces to help the Huskers to a 3-2 comeback win
• Ended the regular season with 12 digs against Michigan on Nov. 26
• Tallied 12 digs at Minnesota on Nov. 23
• Served a season-high four aces against Arkansas on Sept. 9
• Posted 10 digs in back-to-back matches at Ohio State and Maryland
• Had 10 digs and two aces vs. Penn State on Nov. 16
• Recorded 10 digs against TCU on Dec. 3
• Had nine matches with double-digit digs, including five matches in the final month of the season

2017 Beach Volleyball
• Finished 7-5 with Olivia Boender as Nebraska's No. 2 pair
• Earned victories against pairs from No. 7 Arizona, No. 5 Hawaii and No. 13 Grand Canyon

2015 (Sophomore)
• Had 16 matches with double-digit digs, including a season-high 17 at Ohio State on Oct. 3
• Had a team-leading 41 service aces to finish first in the Big Ten
• Began the season with her first career double-double: 10 kills and 11 digs vs. Tulsa on Aug. 28
• Followed up the next day with a career-high 18 kills and 10 digs against Pittsburgh, hitting .306
• Served six aces in a three-set win against Rutgers on Oct. 30, one shy of the school record for aces in a match

2016 Beach Volleyball
• Teamed with Olivia Boender to go 7-5 as Nebraska's No. 3 pair
• Finished fifth in the silver bracket of the Hawaii Invite
• Beat opponents from ranked teams in No. 2 USC and No. 20 Loyola Marymount

2014 (Freshman)
• Played in all 33 matches as a freshman
• Set a Nebraska school record for most sets played by a true freshman in a season (118)
• Notched 275 digs to rank third on the team with 2.33 digs per set
• Led the team in service aces and ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 36 (0.31 per set)
• Her 36 service aces tied for the second-most by a freshman in Husker history, behind Jordan Larson's 41 in 2005
• Tallied 31 kills, 27 set assists and a .971 reception percentage
• Had 15 double-digit dig performances, including a season-best 20 vs. Penn State on Oct. 3
• Followed up with 18 digs and a perfect receiving percentage on 31 attempts at Michigan State on Oct. 10
• Posted a perfect reception percentage 20 times, including all four NCAA Tournament matches
• Had a season-high three service aces six times

2015 Beach Volleyball
• Went 3-3 with Cecilia Hall playing as Nebraska's No. 5 pair
• Beat pairs from No. 1 Hawaii, No. 11 Arizona and No. 19 Grand Canyon

Before Nebraska
• Annika Albrecht (pronounced ON-ick-uh All-bright) was home schooled, but played for the Illinois Crusaders
• Helped the Crusaders win three straight home school national titles
• Was the MVP of the Home School National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013
• Earned a spot on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list as the No. 65 recruit in the country
• Named MVP of the 2013 Illinois High School All-Star Game
• Played club volleyball under Rick Butler for Sports Performance 18 Elite, helping the squad to a national title during the summers of 2013 and 2014
• Helped the squad to a 92-4 record in 2013 and an 85-3 record in 2014

Personal
• Born Aug. 9, 1996 in Solon, Ohio
• Parents are Jim and Lynne Albrecht
• Major is family and consumer science education
• Both parents went to UNL and are Nebraska natives
• Mother, Lynne, is from Omaha and father, Jim, is from Sterling

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