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Kelsey Fien
Player Profile:
Kelsey Fien 819814
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Frontier

Honors & Awards
» AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2014)

» AVCA All-North Region First Team (2014)
» All-Big Ten Team (2014)
» Preseason All-Big Ten Team (2015)
» VERT Challenge All-Tournament Team (2015)

» Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 10, 2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013, 2015)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 (Senior)
• Matched her career high of 19 kills while hitting .390 in a 3-2 comeback win vs. Oregon on Sept. 5
• Again reached 19 kills vs. Minnesota on Oct. 23, hitting .386 and adding four blocks
• Was named to the VERT Challenge All-Tournament Team
• Had a career-best five blocks to go with 13 kills vs. Michigan State on Oct. 7
• Had 14 kills and hit .406 in the season opener against Grand Canyon on Aug. 29
• Had 13 kills in consecutive matches at Michigan State and at Maryland on Nov. 11 and 14, respectively
• Posted 12 kills at Ohio State on Oct. 3

2014 (Junior)
• Played in 28 matches and made 19 starts
• Was an AVCA honorable-mention All-American and earned All-Big Ten accolades
• Was also an AVCA All-North Region selection
• For the season, averaged 3.21 kills per set to rank second on the team and eighth in the Big Ten
• Recorded double-digit kills in 16 matches, including eight straight in November
• Earned Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 10 after averaging 4.33 kills per set against Purdue and Indiana
• Blasted a career-best 19 kills in the NCAA Tournament second-round win against Utah
• Named to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
• Tallied 41 digs on the season with a career-high five against Bakersfield on Sept. 6
• Posted a hitting percentage of .300 or better 15 times
• Finished with 286 kills, 41 digs and 27 blocks

2013 (Sophomore)
• Competed in 11 matches in 2013
• Notched a career-high 13 kills against Auburn on Aug. 31 and followed that performance with 10 kills and a .421 hitting clip at Saint Louis
• Posted eight kills in Nebraska’s 3-0 win over Fairfield in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2012 (Freshman)
• Played in 14 matches as a freshman
• Recorded a then-career-high five kills and a career-high four digs at Michigan State on Nov. 3
• Recorded 21 kills, eight digs and three blocks on the season

Before Nebraska
• Came to the Huskers from Frontier High School in Bakersfield, Calif.
• Named the No. 19 senior in the country by and among the top five volleyball recruits in California
• Was a 2011 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection
• Chosen as one of’s Senior Aces
• Led her high school and club team with her natural athletic ability
• Nominated for the Under Armour All-America team and Gatorade Player of the Year in California
• Led Frontier High School to a 25-12 record in 2011
• Totaled 429 kills, while notching 403 digs and recording 56 blocks as a senior
• Was the first player in her high school’s history to record 1,000 career kills
• Honored as a special mention All-American by following her senior year at Frontier High School
• Named to’s Top-50 Junior list after producing 446 kills, 46 blocks and 289 digs in 2010
• Played with the Bakersfield Volleyball Club

• Born Dec. 28, 1993 in Bakersfield, Calif.
• Parents are John and Lynn Fien
• Major is applied science


2015: Played with five different partners and totaled a 4-4 season record; went a perfect 3-0 with teammate Melanie Keil as the Huskers' No. 5 pair

2014: Went 3-6 with teammate Mary Pollmiller

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