She’s the sixth Husker ever to be named a conference defensive player of the year on a list that includes Olympians Justine Wong-Orantes and Jordan Larson.
Nebraska will make its NCAA-record 37th regional appearance, and has reached the Sweet 16 in all but one of the past 28 seasons. The Huskers face Big Ten rival Illinois on Thursday.
The Huskers travel to Austin where they will face Illinois and possibly Texas or Washington.
No. 10 Nebraska will play Illinois in a Sweet 16 matchup at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. If the Huskers win, they'll play the winner of Texas-Washington at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Nebraska will square off against Illinois at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Round of 16 of the NCAA volleyball tournament.
The postgame interaction with fans is a tradition for the NU volleyball program that went by the wayside this season in light of COVID-19.