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Amber Rolfzen
Player Profile:
Amber Rolfzen 1062137
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista South
Major: Business Administration
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Honors & Awards
» AVCA All-America Second Team (2015)
» NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2015)
» AVCA All-North Region First Team (2015)

» All-Big Ten Team (2015)
» Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2015)

» Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 24, 2014)
» Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12, 2015; Nov. 2, 2015; Nov. 30, 2015)
» Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2014)
» Ameritas Players Challenge MVP and All-Tournament Team (2013)
» Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2013)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2016-Beach; 2014, 2015)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2015; Spring 2013, 2014, 2016)

2015 (Junior)
• Was an AVCA second-team All-American and an All-Big Ten Team selection, as well as an AVCA All-North Region selection
• Led the Big Ten and was fourth nationally in blocks with 1.58 per set, 
the best block average by a Husker since Melissa Elmer's school-record 2.17 in 2005
• Named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after 10 kills and four blocks with a .625 hitting percentage in the championship win over Texas
• Averaged 2.30 kills, 1.58 blocks and hit .358 on the season after making the move from pin hitter to middle blocker in the offseason
• Hit .372 in conference matches to rank fourth in the Big Ten
• Set a season high in blocks with nine against Harvard in the NCAA Tournament first round
• Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 12 after a pair of eight-block performances along with 12 kills against Michigan
• Earned the honor again on Nov. 2 after 2.0 blocks per set for the week, including eight vs. Maryland on Oct. 31
• Tacked on a third Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award on Nov. 30 after 2.50 blocks per set and a .567 hitting percentage in sweeps of Illinois and Penn State
• Posted at least five blocks in eight straight matches from Sept. 26 to Oct. 23, becoming the first Husker to do so since 2005
• Tallied a season-high 13 kills vs. Minnesota on Oct. 23
• Hit .556 vs. Iowa on Sept. 26 with 11 kills and one error on 18 swings
• Had 12 kills and hit .478 at Maryland on Nov. 14

2014 (Sophomore)
• Started all 33 matches for the Huskers as a sophomore
• Contributed 246 kills on the season, averaging 2.12 kills per set, and had double-digit kills 11 times
• Added 190 digs and averaged 1.64 digs per set
• Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 24, following an eight kill, career-high 12 block performance vs. Michigan
• Hit a career-best .625 against Iowa with 10 kills on Sept. 24
• Posted a career-high 18 digs at Minnesota on Oct. 22
• Recorded a double-double three times, including 12 digs and 10 blocks vs. Hofstra in the NCAA Tournament
• Finished the season with 13 kills at Washington in the Sweet 16 and 11 kills vs. BYU in the NCAA Regional Final
• Earned academic All-Big Ten honors

2013 (Freshman)
• 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

Before Nebraska
• 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 and a Senior Ace
• Shared both’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 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

• Born in Papillion, Neb.
• Parents are Mark and Teresa Rolfzen
• Major is business administration


Went 4-0 with teammate Kira Larson and finished 6-5 in all matches played

2014: Went 1-5 with teammate and twin, Kadie Rolfzen, 3-4 with Kira Larson and 1-1 with Justine Wong-Orantes for an overall record of 5-10

2013: Finished 8-4 with partner Hayley Thramer

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