Honors and Awards
2003 Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll (Spring)
2002 Second-Team Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII
2002 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2002 Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll (Spring and Fall)
2001 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2001 Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll (Spring and Fall)
2000 Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll (Fall)
More About Anna
Parents: Steve and Mary Schrad
Major: Exercise Science (3.913 GPA)
Birthday: April 29, 1982
Place of Birth: Lincoln, Neb.
Anna Schrad wrapped up her four-year career with a solid senior campaign in 2003. A three-year starter at outside hitter and a team co-captain as a senior, she averaged a career-high 3.09 kills per game in 2003. Schrad totaled 358 kills and was one of three Huskers with at least 350 kills on the season, joining All-Americans Melissa Elmer and Jennifer Saleaumua. A versatile player who played on both the left and the right side during her career, she was chosen to three all-tournament tams as a senior. Schrad posted double-figure kills in 17 matches in 2003, including a career-high 22 kills in a win at
As NU?s go-to player on the left side, Schrad?s 2.34 career kills-per-game average should increase as she gets more attempts. Schrad is also Nebraska?s top returning blocker on the left side, and Cook expects her 0.74 blocks-per-game average from a year ago to rise.
Cook added that Schrad, who owns a 3.913 cumulative grade-point average in exercise science, is one of the most "hard-working players on and off the court" that he has coached.
2002: Junior Season
Schrad, who started every match, was consistently effective at the service line. She ranked third on the team with 27 service aces, posting a service ace in 15 matches. Schrad notched 12 service aces against NU?s ranked opponents, second most on the team. She posted a career-high six aces at Oklahoma Oct. 16, when she served 14 straight points in the first game. Schrad recorded five aces at Arizona Sept. 7.
Offensively, Schrad posted at least 10 kills 10 times. She totaled a season-best 16 kills at Kansas State Sept. 18, erring just once in 37 attacks for a .405 hitting percentage. Schrad, who was usually Nebraska?s fourth option on offense, played an impressive match against Texas A&M Oct. 26, recording 13 kills and erring just twice on 26 attacks for a .423 hitting percentage.
Schrad hit .231 on the season, but she hit .300 or higher 11 times and .500 or higher four times. She hit .600 against Alabama Sept. 14, posting four kills and one error on five attempts. Against Colorado on Oct. 2, Schrad produced 11 kills on 17 attacks with just one error for a .588 clip.
Defensively, Schrad posted 10 digs on seven separate occasions, and she had a season-high 15 Dec. 14 against Hawaii in the NCAA regional final match.
2001: Sophomore Season
Offensively, Schrad averaged 2.35 kills per game on a .217 hitting percentage, and she increased her kills-per-game average to 2.37 in the NCAA Tournament. She posted a career-best 17 kills and added 13 digs against Colorado State in the NCAA regional semifinal Dec. 7.
Schrad had her best match of the season against Pacific Aug. 25, posting a then-season-high 15 kills on a .303 hitting percentage with 17 digs. She also had a double-double at Texas Nov. 3 with 10 kills and 13 digs.
2000: Freshman Season
Schrad totaled 14 service aces and finished the regular season tied for 15th among Big 12 players with 0.26 service aces per game in conference matches.
Schrad spent the summer following her freshman season competing with the U.S. Junior National Team. The team finished third out of six at the World Championship Qualifier in Monterry, Mexico, in June. Schrad was named "Best Server" at the event.
She was named Huskerland Prep Report Miss Volleyball and was a three-time all-city volleyball selection. Schrad played for the Nebraska Juniors club team under Coach Gwen Egbert, where she was a three-time All-American and led her team to ninth-, fifth- and third-place national finishes. The captain of the U.S. Junior National Team as a senior, she led her team to the 1999 NORCECA Zonal Championships and a sixth-place finish at the World Championships.
In the classroom, Schrad was a two-time academic all-state selection and graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average. She was Pius? 1998 Chemistry Student of the Year and 1999 French Student of the Year.