Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
City/State: Hooper, Neb.
High School: Logan View


Honors & Awards

  • Two-Time First-Team AVCA All-American (2006 and 2008)
  • 2008 Second-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American
  • Three-Time First-Team AVCA All-Central Region (2006-07-08)
  • Three-Time First-Team All-Big 12 (2006-08)
  • 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2006, 2008)
  • 2008 Team Tri-Captain
  • Two-Time NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008)
  • Three-Time First-Team AVCA All-Central Region (2006-08)
  • Two-Time NCAA Regional  All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008)
  • AVCA National Player of the Week (9/23/08)
  • 2008 First-Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII
  • 2008 Ameritas Players Challenge MVP
  • Two-Time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
  • Two-Time AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team (2007-08)
  • Two-Time Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008)
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006-08)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
  • 2007 Third-Team Academic All-District VII
  • 2006 Gainesville Regional Most  Outstanding Player
  • Two-Time Big 12 Player of the Week
  • 2005 AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year
  • 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2005 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
  • Five-Time Big 12 Honor Roll

2008: Senior
One of the greatest all-around performers in school history, Jordan Larson was a three-time All-American who led the Huskers to three NCAA Semifinals appearances Finished as NU’s career record holder with 186 service aces and ranked on the school’s top-10 career charts in kills (fifth), digs (second) and solo blocks (seventh) Became the first player in league history to be named Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, as NU went 31-3 in 2008 Totaled 55 career double-doubles, including 17 as a senior Was the third Husker to reach both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs Helped Nebraska post a 127-8 career record Named first-team All-American in 2008 after averaging 3.92 kills, 3.19 digs and 0.33 service aces per set Ranked second in the Big 12 in service aces, third in points (4.58), fourth in kills and 10th in digs, as she was the only Big 12 player in the top 10 in both kills and digs    Picked up a double-double against No. 1 Penn State in the national semifinals on Dec. 18, recording 17 kills, 18 digs and three blocks Matched her career high with 21 kills and added 18 digs, four blocks and two service aces, including one on match point, in the win at No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13 Collected double-doubles in both of NU’s NCAA first and second-round NCAA matches, including 16 kills, 11 digs and three blocks against Liberty on Dec. 5 Helped NU clinch the Big 12 title with 20 kills on .391 hitting, 10 digs and a pair of blocks in a win at Baylor on Nov. 29 Picked up a double-double at No. 4 Texas on Nov. 19, leading NU in both kills (15) and digs (16) Put together a strong match at Texas A&M on Nov. 5 with 17 kills, including six in the fifth set, 18 digs and a career-high eight blocks Totaled 19 digs and added 11 kills at Iowa State on Sept. 27 Put together one of her best matches of the year against No. 3 Texas, finishing with 19 kills, 11 digs and two blocks in a four-set win over the Longhorns on Sept. 20 Carried the Huskers to a win at No. 18 Kansas State on Sept. 17, matching her career best with 21 kills on .372 hitting and adding 10 digs and two blocks for her second double-double of the year Chosen as MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after averaging 3.83 kills, 0.60 aces and 0.67 blocks per set in sweeps of over LSU and New Mexico Earned AVCA Showcase All-Tournament honors after totaling 27 kills, six service aces and 19 digs in wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC Drilled 18 kills on .361 hitting and added eight digs and three service aces against USC on Aug. 31.

2007: Junior
Larson played at an All-America level, helping the Huskers to a Big 12 title and a fourth straight NCAA Regional finals appearance Named a third-team AVCA All-American after averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set Paced the Big 12 in aces per set and ranked ninth in points per set (4.39) while serving as one of the Huskers’ primary passers Totaled 11 double-doubles on the season, including six in Big 12 action Turned in one of the best efforts of her career in the NCAA Madison Regional semifinal against No. 24 Michgian State with a  season-high 20 kills on .317 hitting and 17 digs in a five-set comeback Was dominant during the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, averaging 3.17 kills per set on .425 hitting along with 1.67 aces, 2.67 digs and 1.00 blocks per set Totaled 11 kills, a career-high five aces and nine digs in a sweep of Wichita State on Dec. 1 Hit a season-high .667 on 12 swings and tied a career high with five aces against South Dakota State on Nov. 30 Totaled 12 kills, nine digs and four blocks, including three solo stuffs, in a sweep at Baylor on Nov. 21 Played one of her better matches of the year against Colorado on Nov. 7, leading NU in both kills (17) and digs (17) while hitting .414 on 29 swings Went over the 1,000-kill plateau for her career with 17 kills and 16 digs against Missouri on Oct. 31 Chosen as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22, after leading NU with 18 digs at Missouri and 15 in a sweep of No. 11 Hawaii on Oct. 21 Turned in a solid performance at Colorado with 13 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and three aces, all of which came in a four-point sequence, on Oct. 6 Lifted the Huskers to a sweep of Kansas on Sept. 26 with 17 kills, 11 digs and three aces Torched Texas A&M for 15 kills on .424 hitting and 10 digs in a sweep on Sept. 22 Stymied No. 11 Duke for a team-high 16 kills and 14 digs on Sept. 7 Turned in a solid performance against Creighton with 15 kills on .345 hitting, eight digs, three blocks and four service aces Picked up her first double-double of the year against No. 5 UCLA in the AVCA Showcase title match with 11 kills, 15 digs and a season-high five blocks Led NU to a sweep of Tennessee in the AVCA Showcase with 13 kills on .522 hitting and nine digs on Aug. 25.

2006: Sophomore
Larson was one of the country’s top performers in 2006, averaging 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per game Was the only Big 12 player in the top 10 for both kills and digs First-team All-American and All-Big 12 performer ranked among the Big 12 leaders in service aces (0.46, third), points per game (5.07, third), kills (fifth) and digs (10th) Recorded a team-best 22 double-doubles, including a streak of 10 in a row - the longest streak by a Husker in the Big 12 era Selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team after totaling 19 kills on .378 hitting and 15 digs in the win over No. 2 Stanford in the title match on Dec. 16 Was held to a season-low six kills against No. 4 UCLA in the national semifinals on Dec. 14, but had a career-high 25 digs and five blocks in a win over the Bruins Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Gainesville Regional, as she averaged 3.62 kills, 3.25 digs and 0.50 aces per game, highlighted by a career-high 21 kills and 17 digs in the regional final against No. 9 Minnesota on Dec. 9 Averaged 4.57 kills on .397 hitting, 1.00 ace and 1.00 block per game in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, including 16 kills in both of NU’s matches Totaled 15 kills and 11 digs in a sweep of No. 8 Texas on Nov. 25 Hit a season-best .571 at Kansas on Nov. 22, finishing with 13 kills and six digs Recorded 11 kills and a career-high seven assists in a sweep of Baylor on Nov. 18 Topped NU with 16 kills on .324 hitting and nine digs in a sweep of No. 17 Oklahoma on Nov. 4 Recorded 15 kills on .458 hitting and six digs in a sweep of No. 16 Missouri on Oct. 25 Finished with 13 kills, 13 digs and a season-high five blocks in NU’s win at No. 9 Texas on Oct. 18 Topped NU with 17 kills and added 10 digs against Colorado on Oct. 14 Totaled 14 kills on .344 hitting and a match-high 14 digs in a sweep of No. 15 Missouri on Oct. 11 Named Big 12 Player of the Week on Oct. 9, averaging 5.17 kills and 4.17 digs per game while hitting .382 in sweeps of Kansas State and Texas A&M Led NU with 15 digs while chipping in 11 kills in a victory at Texas A&M on Oct. 7 Enjoyed one of her best matches of the year against Kansas State on Oct. 4, totaling a then-career-high 20 kills on .400 hitting and 10 digs Recorded 17 kills, 16 digs, five assists and two aces in NU’s win at Baylor on Sept. 30 Totaled 18 kills and added 12 digs and a pair of blocks in a win over Creighton at the Qwest Center on Sept. 24 Led NU with 17 kills on .316 hitting and added 11 digs in a sweep at Oklahoma on Sept. 16 Set a career high with five service aces against No. 20 Louisville on Sept. 8 while adding 14 kills on .440 hitting against the Cardinals Totaled a match-high 13 kills, four blocks and three aces in a sweep of No. 20 San Diego on Aug. 29.

2005: Freshman
Larson started 34 matches in helping the Huskers to a national runner-up finish Named the Big 12 and AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, averaging 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per game Topped all Big 12 freshmen in kills, digs, hitting percentage (.277) and service aces (0.38 per game), ranking sixth among conference players in the league in aces and 13th in digs Established a school freshman mark with 41 service aces and was the first Husker freshman to total more than 300 kills and 300 digs in a season Finished among NU’s all-time freshmen leaders in both digs (304, second) and kills (307, third) Totaled five double-doubles, including three against nationally ranked teams Paced NU in kills eight times, including a 19-kill, 19-dig performance at No. 5 Minnesota on Sept. 5 Earned Big 12 Player-of- the-Week accolades by averaging 3.89 kills and 3.11 digs in three matches, highlighted by a match-high 14 kills on .423 hitting versus No. 18 Texas on Oct. 15 Shined against No. 3 Stanford in the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase title game on Aug. 27, with 15 kills, 12 digs and a season-best six blocks Totaled a match-high 14 kills on .480 hitting and seven digs against No. 4 Penn State on Sept. 11 Helped NU topple No. 7 Missouri on Oct. 5 with 15 kills and 11 digs Tallied a double-double against Texas Tech on Oct. 12 with 13 kills on .440 hitting, 14 digs and a career-high four service aces Averaged a team-best 4.33 digs and 2.17 kills per game in the NCAA Omaha Regional Tallied 11 digs and nine kills, while hitting .438 on 16 swings against UCLA on Dec. 9 Led NU with 15 digs against No. 4 Florida on Dec. 10.

High School
Larson dominated the high school ranks during her four-year career at Logan View, earning first-team Super-State honors in each of her final three seasons Was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals in 2004 Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hitting .490 with 49 blocks as a senior Set a state all-class record with 179 aces en route to Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance in 2003, totaling 357 kills on .424 hitting while serving 158 aces Burst on the scene as a sophomore, setting a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game Totaled 377 kills on .386 hitting and added 137 aces Represented the United States on the Youth and Junior National Teams for two years Led the U.S. Junior National Team to a gold medal at the 2004 NORCECA Continental Junior Championships, earning MVP, Best Receiver and All-Tournament honors Named to the all-tournament team in the 2003 Under-18 World Championships while also being named the tournament’s top server Played club volleyball for the Nebraska Juniors, earning All-America honors at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics from 2003 to 2005 Also competed in basketball and track in high school Earned second-team all-state honors in 2003-04, averaging 14.8 points, and nine rebounds, per game as Logan View finished 21-2 and reached the state tournament Chosen as the Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year in 2003-04 Was also a member of the honor roll at LVHS.

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Hometown Huskers - Jordan Larson (Sept. 1, 2008)