Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Firth, Neb.
High School: Norris


Honors and Awards

  • 1987 GTE Academic All-America
  • 1987 AVCA Midwest All-Region Team
  • 1987 Big Eight All-Conference
  • 1987 Big Eight Academic All-Conference
  • 1987 Big Eight All-Tournament Team MVP
  • 1987 Big Eight Player-of-the-Week
  • 1987 GTE/CoSIDA District VII All-Academic Team
  • 1987 Iowa Caousel Classic All-Tournament Team MVP
  • 1987 Husker/Mizuno Invitational All-Tournament Team MVP
  • 1987 Purdue's Boilermaker Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 1987 Gillette Dairy/Prairie Maid NU Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 1986 NCAA Mideast All-Tournament Team
  • 1986 Second-Team All-Big Eight
  • 1986 Big Eight All-Tournament Team
  • 1986 Big Eight All-Academic First-Team
  • 1986 Nebraska Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 1986 GTE District VII All-Academic
  • 1986 Big Eight Conference All-Academic
  • 1986 Big Eight Academic Honor Roll
  • 1985 Big Eight Player-of-the-Week
  • 1985 District VII GTE All-Academic Team
  • 1985 Second-Team Academic All-Big Eight
  • 1985 Second-Team All-Big Eight
  • 1985 Big Eight All-Tournament

1987: Senior Season
In her final season as a Husker, Kathi Deboer earned AVCA Midwest All-Region team and GTE Academic All-America honors.  DeBoer led the Huskers with 529 kills, while hitting .298, making 147 errors.  DeBoer also led the team defensively, notching 372 digs in 1987.  In a five-game victory against Minnesota, she totalled 28 kills, setting the season-high for the Huskers.  DeBoer had one of her best defensive games in a five-game victory against Illinois, accumulating 24 digs in the effort.  DeBoer was named to the all-tournament team in all four Nebraska regular-season tournaments, earning MVP honors twice.  DeBoer was also named to the Big Eight All-Tournament team, earning MVP honors for a third time in her final season. Starring in the classroom, DeBoer earned Big Eight All-Academic and GTE/CoSIDA District VII All-Academic honors.

1986: Junior Season
In her junior season, DeBoer posted a 3.66 kill-per-game average and hit .322.  A two-time second-team All-Big Eight performer and two-time Big Eight All-Tournament selection, she also earned a berth on the 1987 NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament team, when she recorded 30 kills in the semifinal victory over Penn State and added 10 more in the title match win over Illinois.  She had a personal best of 32 kills, registered against Nebraska-Omaha last season, which ranks No. 2 on the Nebraska all-time match list.  Her 421 kills during last season is No. 2 on the NU all-time season list.  DeBoer is an outstanding student, earning GTE District VII All-Academic, Big Eight Conference All-Academic, and Big Eight Academic Honor Roll honors.

1985: Sophomore Season
In DeBoer's first season as a Husker starter she earned second-team All-Big Eight and was named to the Big Eight All-Tournament team.  DeBoer was selected as Big Eight Player-of-the-Week on Nov. 12 after recording 29 kills on 40 attacks for a .510 hitting percentage in wins over Iowa State and Missouri.  DeBoer registered .344 kills for a 3.67 per game average and had a .298 hitting efficiency.  An outstanding student-athlete, DeBoer was named to the Big Eight All-Academic team and was also voted to the GTE District VII All-Academic team. 

1984: Freshman Season
DeBoer served as a key reserve last season as a freshman.  DeBoer had 11 kills in the Big Eight Tournament and average 1.4 kills per game in 1984.  An excellent student, DeBoer posted a 3.4 grade point average last year just missing the Big Eight Honor Roll (3.5 min).

Parents: Robert and Virginia DeBoer; Major: mathematics; High School: Norris; Date of Birth: Oct. 9, 1965. 

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