Lincoln – University of Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook announced Monday that Kaitlynn James has been forced to retire because of injury. She will remain in school at Nebraska and will be on scholarship.
“Because of my injury, I can’t participate in volleyball, but will stay involved with Nebraska volleyball as much as possible,” James said. “I have learned so much through this program over the last two years and wanted the chance to thank the best college volleyball fans in the country. For my teammates and the coaching staff, I wish them the best of luck in the spring and next season.”
James, a redshirt freshman outside hitter, appeared in seven matches last season, averaging 0.56 kills and 0.44 digs per set. She had a season high two kills and a block in Nebraska’s Big 12 opener against Texas Tech. James took a medical redshirt season in 2008 following shoulder surgery.
“This is a tough day for us because Kaitlynn has given so much to Nebraska volleyball over the last two years,” Cook said. “Kaitlynn has a great passion for the sport and for her teammates, and I think we all have great respect for the work she has done to overcome injuries. She provided a great example of hard work and perseverance.”