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#8 Brooke Delano
Position: Middle Blocker
Other Position: RS
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: Bellevue West
Experience: 1 Letter
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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • 2011 Preseason All-Big Ten
  • 2010 First-Team AVCA All-American
  • 2010 First-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American
  • 2010 Ameritas Players Challenge MVP
  • 2010 Team Co-Captain
  • 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13)
  • 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27)
  • 2009 Second-Team AVCA All-American
  • 2009 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • 2009 Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Big 12 (2009, 2010)
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Central Region (2009, 2010)
2011: Senior
Delano earned All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades in her senior season • Was also named a preseason All-Big Ten selection • Led the Huskers with a .331 hitting percentage on the year • Finished the season ranked eighth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage (.331) • Averaged 1.88 kills per set and 0.92 blocks per set • Notched a career-high 12 total blocks against Minnesota on Oct. 15 • Recorded 11 kills in the season opener at New Mexico State • Totaled at least 10 kills six different times in 2011 • Notched a hitting percentage of .400 or better on 10 different occasions in 2011 • Recorded 10 kills on a hitting percentage of .450 at Colorado State • Helped the Huskers rebound with 10 kills and a .667 hitting percentage against Albany • Produced 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .417 in the Huskers win over Ohio State on Sept. 24 • Recorded a hitting percentage of .625 against Iowa and followed that performance with 11 kills against top-ranked Illinois • Helped the Huskers defeat Michigan State on Nov. 5 with a season-high hitting percentage of .714 • Totaled seven kills and a .538 hitting percentage at Indiana on Nov. 11 • Guided the Huskers to a sweep of Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 10 kills and a .562 hitting percentage • Led the Huskers in blocks on the season with a total of 103 and an average of 0.92 blocks per set.

2010: Junior
Delano earned first-team AVCA All-America honors after leading the Huskers with 1.42 blocks per set and a .406 hitting percentage • Became the fourth Husker in school history to hit over .400 for a season, as she tied Amber Holmquist for the No. 3 spot with a .406 hitting percentage • Ranked ninth nationally in blocks (1.42) and 10th in hitting percentage (.406) • Led the Big 12 in blocks and ranked third in hitting percentage • Hit over .400 in 19 matches, including .600 three times • Produced double-digit kills in 16 matches and seven or more blocks on seven occasions, including a career-best 10-block performance at Oklahoma on Sept. 29 • Hit .219 (11-4-32) and put up 11 blocks in 10 sets in the NCAA Tournament • Helped the Huskers win their final Big 12 title with seven blocks against Texas A&M in College Station to finish the regular season on Nov. 27 • Notched 10 kills and an ace in a home sweep of Oklahoma on Nov. 17 • Totaled three assists and hit .450 with 11 kills in a road sweep of Colorado on Nov. 13 • Led the team to a .423 hitting percentage in a sweep at Kansas on Nov. 3, with 12 kills on 17 swings (.647) and added six blocks • Hit over .500 for the second straight match on Oct. 23 with eight kills on 12 swings with just one error in a sweep of Missouri at the Coliseum• Hit .533 (11-3-15) individually to help the team hit .390 in a sweep of Texas Tech on Oct. 20 • Scorched Missouri with .875 hitting (14-0-16) in Columbia on Oct. 6 and added six blocks • Her .875 hitting percentage was the fourth-best single-match performance all-time at Nebraska • Led NU to a 3-1 home win over then-No. 13 Texas behind .556 hitting (11-1-18) and three blocks • Hit .500 in consecutive matches at Baylor on Sept. 25 (10-2-16) and at home against Kansas on Sept. 22 (11-2-18) • Produced 11 kills and four blocks during NU’s Big 12 home opener against Colorado on Sept. 18 • Was named Ameritas Players Challenge MVP after leading Nebraska to a 3-0 record, including a five-set win over No. 3 Illinois • Put away a career-high 15 kills on 32 swings (.406) and added eight blocks in the win over the Fighting Illini at the Devaney Center on Sept. 11 • Posted 12 kills on 19 attempts (.579) against Western Michigan on Sept. 10 • Opened the tournament with 13 kills on 17 swings (.706) and six blocks against No. 20 Dayton on Sept. 9 • Hit over .500 twice at the BYU Nike Invitational against Idaho State (.533) and Cal Poly (.583), while also pinpointing a career-best three aces during the Idaho State match on Sept. 4

2009: Sophomore
Delano emerged as one of the nation’s premier middle blockers in 2009, earning second-team AVCA All-America honors in her first season as a starter • Started 31 matches and averaged 2.34 kills and 1.09 blocks per set • Finished fifth in the Big 12 in both blocks per set (1.09) and hitting percentage (.339), as she was the only freshman or sophomore to be ranked in the top 10 in both categories • Reached double figures in kills 10 times and hit .400 or better in 14 matches • Hit a then-career-high .833 on 12 swings against Missouri on Nov. 4, the sixth-best night in program history • Totaled nine kills in both of Nebraska’s NCAA Regional matches • Hit .500 with nine kills on 18 swings in NU’s first-round win over Coastal Carolina on Dec. 4 • Totaled seven kills on .700 hitting and three blocks in a sweep at Kansas on Nov. 21 • Put together a strong match against Texas A&M on Nov. 11 with 12 kills on .556 hitting and a match-high five blocks • Keyed NU’s sweep at No. 8 Iowa State with eight kills on .571 hitting and two blocks on Nov. 7 • Hit .833 with 10 kills on 12 swings and added four blocks in a sweep of Missouri on Nov. 4 • Totaled 12 kills, five blocks and six digs against No. 14 Iowa State on Oct. 21 • Collected 10 kills and added four blocks in a sweep at No. 19 Baylor on Oct. 14  • Hit .600 with 10 kills on 15 swings and added five blocks and five digs against Kansas on Oct. 7 • Tied a then-career high with 14 kills on .414 hitting along with four blocks and five digs at Oklahoma on Sept. 30 • Totaled seven kills and a team-high five blocks against No. 2 Texas on Sept. 26 • Pounded 10 kills on .474 hitting and added three blocks against Texas Tech on Sept. 16 • Named to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament team, as she averaged 2.33 kills per set on .415 hitting and 1.00 block per set in three matches • Recorded 12 kills on .500 hitting and five blocks in NU’s win over BYU on Sept. 11 • Turned in a dominant effort at the LSU Tiger Classic, averaging 2.00 kills on .424 hitting and 1.88 blocks per set • Had nine kills on .389 hitting and a then-career-high nine blocks (including four solo stuffs) against LSU on Sept. 4 • Established then-career bests in kills (14), blocks (five) and hitting percentage (.400) in a five-set victory over No. 11 Minnesota at the Runza/AVCA Showcase on Aug. 29.

2008: Redshirt Freshman
Delano was the Huskers’ utility player in 2008, training at middle blocker, right side hitter and outside hitter before undergoing season-ending surgery on Nov. 13 • Appeared in 13 matches, averaging 1.00 kills, 0.71 digs and 0.67 blocks per set • Started at right side hitter against Missouri on Nov. 12 in place of an injured Lindsey Licht, as Delano matched her season high with four blocks and added four kills • Had one kill and a block in the final set against Oklahoma on Oct. 8 • Recorded a block in limited duty against Texas A&M on Oct. 22 • Made her first career start at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, establishing career bests for kills (7), digs (16) and blocks (4) while also recording her first ace • Established then-career bests for kills (6) and attempts (12), as she split time at outside hitter against Northeastern on Sept. 5 • Totaled two kills and two blocks against Oral Roberts on Sept. 1.

2007: Freshman
Delano redshirted in 2007.

High School
Delano was one of the anchors of a Bellevue West volleyball program that compiled a 170-10 record and won four consecutive Class A state titles • Rated No. 25 nationally on Prepvolleyball.com’s 2006 Senior Aces list • Selected for Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 in 2007 • Was a four-year starter for coaches Joanne Kappas and Alyssa LeGrand, earning first-team all-state honors in each of her last three seasons in volleyball • Selected to the AVCA High School Senior All-America Team after totaling 487 kills on .356 hitting while adding 107 blocks in leading Bellevue West to a 43-1 record and a No. 7 national ranking in 2006 • Totaled 53 kills in three state tournament matches, including a match-high 21 kills in the state title match against Grand Island • Collected first-team Super-State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star in each of her final three years • Led Bellevue West to a 39-3 record and a state title in 2005 with 400 kills and 102 blocks to garner first-team all-state honors • Multi-sport athlete who was the only athlete in the state to earn first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald in both volleyball and basketball in 2005-06  • Started all four seasons in basketball and earned all-state accolades in each of her last three campaigns • Guided BWHS to a 26-3 record and the school’s first Class A basketball state title as a senior, averaging 11.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game en route to second-team Super-State honors •  Averaged 13.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior to earn first-team all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald • Played club volleyball for the Nebraska Juniors and the Nebraska Volleyball Academy • Selected to the All-Tournament team at the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships • Recruited to play both volleyball and basketball by a number of programs including Missouri, Iowa State and Creighton and also looked at Duke and Kansas State for basketball before committing to NU in June of 2006 • Her dad (Bill) played basketball at Nebraska-Omaha, while her older brother (Bill) played basketball at Wayne State.
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