Posted On: 12/5/17 4:27 PM

Kelly Hunter - photo courtesy University of Nebraska 

Three players and one coach who were former high school standouts in Nebraska were honored today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Kelly Hunter of Papillion-LaVista South and the senior setter for Nebraska was named to the All-North Region Team and was also named the North Region Player of the Year.

Hunter has set NU to an NCAA title and two Big Ten titles over the last three seasons and was voted the best player in the region by the head coaches. After missing the first two matches of the 2017 season with an injury, Hunter returned to lead the Huskers to 28 wins in the last 30 matches with 10.79 assists and 2.65 digs per set.

Hunter has a team-high 13 double-doubles this season and has climbed to third in career assists at NU with 3,960. An AVCA second-team All-American in 2016, Hunter added two Big Ten Setter of the Week awards this season to bring her career total to eight. A three-year team captain, Hunter is the Huskers' first-ever Big Ten Setter of the Year since the award was established in 2012. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection

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