Jordan Larson will become eighth Husker volleyball player to have jersey retired

Olympian and Husker All-American Jordan Larson will have her Nebraska jersey retired Sept. 29 when NU faces Minnesota at the Devaney Center.

Larson will become the eighth former Nebraska volleyball player to have her jersey retired and the first since 2011. The list includes: Karen Dahlgren, Lori Endicott, Janet Kruse, Cathy Noth, Allison Weston, Setphanie Thater and Nancy Metcalf.

Larson was a three-time All-American at Nebraska, helping lead the Huskers to a national championship in 2006. She’s one of only five Huskers to record more than 1,000 kills and digs in a career, ranking in the top five in school history in both categories. She also holds the school record with 186 service aces.

In 2008, she became the first volleyball player to win Big 12 player of the year and defensive player of the year in the same season. The Huskers also won conference titles all four years of her career.

After college, Larson has competed at two Olympic games, winning silver in 2012 and bronze in 2016.

Larson, a native of Hooper, comes in at No. 10 in The World-Herald’s Nebraska 100, a ranking of the state’s best athletes.