Delano and Werth Honored by Volleyball Magazine
Lincoln - After earning AVCA All-America honors following the 2010 season, Nebraska junior Brooke Delano and sophomore Hannah Werth have also been named All-Americans by Volleyball Magazine. Delano was one of ten players in the country who earned first-team honors, while Werth was a third-team pick.
A key member of the Husker offense and defense this season, Delano led the team in hitting percentage (.406) and blocks per set (1.42), ranking her in the top 10 nationally in both categories. A unanimous All-Big 12 pick, Delano also became just the fourth Husker in school history to hit .400 or better in a season, as she joined fellow All-Americans Tracy Stalls (.473), Virginia Stahr (.440) and Amber Holmquist (.406). The Bellevue, Neb., native set single-match career bests in nearly every category this season, including kills (15), hitting percentage (.875), assists (3), aces (3), block assists (9) and total blocks (10). Her .875 hitting performance (14-0-16) on the road against Missouri ranks fourth-best all-time at Nebraska, as it bettered her .833 night against the Tigers in 2009.
Also picked as the 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Werth and Tulsa's Tyler Henderson were the only sophomores to be selected as All-Americans by the publication. The Springfield, Ill., native ranked second for the Huskers in both kills (2.80) and digs (3.09) per set, while she was third in solo blocks with 11. Werth led the Huskers with 10 double-double this season, including a 16-kill, 16-dig performance against Washington in the NCAA Tournament to notch the 21st double-double of her career. A threat offensively and defensively, Werth produced double-digit kills 14 times and had double-digit digs in 16 matches.