Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Waco, Neb.
High School: Centennial


Honors and Awards

  • 1989 Delta Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 1989 Woody Hayes Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1989 NCAA Today's Top Six Award
  • 1989 Big Eight Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1989 Big Eight Player-of-the-Week (twice)
  • 1989 Big Eight All-Conference
  • 1989 Big Eight Player-of-the-Year
  • 1989 Big Eight All-Tournament Team
  • 1989 Lee Jeans Big Eight All-Academic
  • 1989 GTE District VII All-Academic
  • 1989 AVCA Mideast All-Region
  • 1989 NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 1989 Second-Team AVCA Russel All-America
  • 1989 GTE Academic All-American
  • 1989 GTE Academic All-America Athlete-of-the-Year 
  • 1988 GTE Academic All-American First-Team
  • 1988 GTE Academic All-America-of-the-Year
  • 1988 AVCA/Russel All-America First-Team
  • 1988 AVCA All-Midwest Region Team
  • 1988 Big Eight First-Team All-Conference
  • 1988 Big Eight All-Tournament MVP
  • 1988 Big Eight/Lee Jeans All-Academic First-Team
  • 1988 Big Eight Volleyball Player-of-the-Week (twice)
  • 1988 Gillette/Prairie Maid Invitational MVP
  • 1988 FirsTier Invitational All-Tournament
  • 1988 Illini Classic All-Tournament

1989: Senior Season
In Virginia Stahr's last season as a Husker she played in 31 of 33 matches and 102 games.  Stahr notched 257 kills and .440 hitting percentage in 1989.  Stahr also contributed greatly on the defensive side, tallying 236 digs and 29 solo blocks.  Stahr had one of her best matches of the year against Missouri, where hit .714 for the three-game sweep.  Stahr had a seven block assist performance against Illinois and Hawaii.  Stahr's strong senior season earned her Big Eight Player-of-the-Year, First-Team All-Big Eight, Big Eight Player-of-the-Week (twice) and Big Eight All-Tournament honors.  A star in the classroom, Stahr earned GTE Academic All-America, GTE Academic All-America-Player-of-the-Year, First-Team Academic All-Big Eight and Delta Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.

1988: Junior Season
Her .404 hitting percentage was a Husker record, led the Big Eight and ranked eighth nationally.  It was the second-consecutive season her hitting mark was ranked in the nation's top 10.  Her 449 kills last fall were the school's fourth-best season total, and she had 25 matches with 10 or more kills.  Her 3.94 kill-per-game average was the fourth-best in NU history, her 30 solo blocks tied for fourth and her 112 blocking assists ranked fourth.  She also led the team with 44 service aces.  Against NCAA 1988 NCAA champion Texas, she had a career-high 31 kills, second-best match total for a Husker and on 11 occasions, registered .500 or better hitting percentages.

1987: Sophomore Season
She led the Huskers, the Big Eight and was third nationally with a .397 hitting percentage.  She established a Nebraska record of 129 blocking assists, and the third-best season mark with 63 service aces.  She was voted first-team All-Big Eight, first-team GTE Academic All-America, AVCA Midwest All-Region, two-time Big Eight Player-of-the-Week and all-tournament selection three-times.

1986: Freshman Season
Stahr earned second-team All-Big Eight honors after posting a .367 hitting percentage, the 11th-best in the nation, and collecting 266 kills.  She had 25 solo and 97 blocking assists and helped the Huskers to an NCAA national runner-up finish.

Parents: Verle and Margaret Stahr; Major: elementary education; High School: Centennial; Date of Birth: Jan. 16, 1967.

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