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#5 Amber Rolfzen
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista South
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Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014-Sand)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Ameritas Players Challenge MVP
  • Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

2013: Freshman
Amber Rolfzen started 32 of the Huskers’ 33 matches in 2013 • Notched 244 kills on the year for an average of 2.14 kills per set, while chipping in 206 digs, an average of 1.81 digs per set • Recorded 10 or more kills nine times in 2013 • Posted five double-doubles on the year • Made her Husker debut in NU’s season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, posting eight kills in her first match • Joined Justine Wong-Orantes as the ninth and 10th true freshmen to start a season opener during Coach John Cook’s career at Nebraska • Led Nebraska at the Ameritas Players Challenge, recording 36 kills and 35 digs over three matches on the weekend • Tallied a double-double in every match of the Ameritas Players Challenge and was named the tournament’s MVP • Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice, including for her efforts against Minnesota and Wisconsin (Oct. 4-5) when she tallied 12 blocks on the weekend and averaged 1.5 blocks per set • Produced a team-high eight blocks against the Badgers, as well as 20 digs and 11 kills on the weekend • Tallied 16 kills and 15 digs in NU’s 3-1 loss to Penn State on Nov. 30 to conclude the regular season • Was errorless against Fairfield in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with seven kills on 14 swings (.500).

High School
Rolfzen joined the Huskers from Papillion-La Vista South High School in Papillion, Neb. • Was a two-time winner and four-time finalist for the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year Award • Named the No. 8 player in the country by PrepVolleyball.com and a Senior Ace • Shared both PrepVolleyball.com’s National Freshman and National Sophomore of the Year honors with her sister and Husker teammate, Kadie. • Named a 2013 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection • Earned first-team AVCA Under Armour All-America honors in 2012 • Totaled 390 kills as a senior, posting 283 digs and 38 total blocks • Was named the ESPNHS Junior of the Year, a PrepVolleyball.com honorable-mention All-American, a MaxPreps second-team All-American and ESPNHS second-team All-American in 2011 • Led Papillion-La Vista South to three consecutive state titles and two undefeated seasons as well as the 2011 and 2010 MaxPreps and ESPN Rise national titles • Was chosen as a MaxPreps second-team All-American, named the National Sophomore of the Year and a second-team All-American by ESPN RISE • Played extensively with USA Volleyball, participating at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ Youth (U-18) World Championship, helping her team to a ninth-place finish • Selected to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball team in 2012.