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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

Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 24, 2014)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2014-Beach, 2014, 2015)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
» Ameritas Players Challenge MVP (2013)
» Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2014)
Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

2014 (Sophomore)

Started all 33 matches for the Huskers as a sophomore • Contributed 246 kills on the season, averaging 2.12 kills per set  Added 190 digs and averaged 1.64 digs per set • Recorded 10 or more kills 11 times • 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  Produced 10 kills and 10 digs against Penn State on Oct. 3 • Posted 11 kills and 13 digs vs. Illinois on Oct. 18  Had 12 digs and 10 blocks vs. Hofstra in the opening round of 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.

2014 Beach Season
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 (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.

High School
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.

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