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Kadie Rolfzen

School

Nebraska

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Advertising/Public Relations

Classroom

Kadie Rolfzen has a 3.715 cumulative GPA and is a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Rolfzen also has been on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll seven times. Most impressively, Rolfzen achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in her junior season (2015-2016) while helping Nebraska win the national title and earning first-team AVCA All-America honors. For her 4.0 GPA, Rolfzen was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

Character

Rolfzen’s character is exemplified through her community service, on-court sportsmanship and her involvement in campus life. Rolfzen is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served as a motivational speaker and at FCA events. Through her four years, Rolfzen has handled every interview and public speaking appearance professionally and with enthusiasm. She received Nebraska’s Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2014 for exceptional leadership, dedicated community service and positive influence on the team. As an advertising/public relations major with an emphasis in graphic design, Rolfzen has designed t-shirts that the team wears for practice.

Community

Rolfzen was a recipient of the Life Skills of Excellence Team Award in 2016 and is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her commitment to community service. Rolfzen has participated in numerous outreach activities, including the Peoples City Mission, American Red Cross fundraiser, Tabitha Greenhouse, Souper Bowl of Caring, Legacy Retirement Center, Kids Against Hunger and Avery Strong Bone Marrow Drive. She also has been a keynote speaker at the Life Skills Sportsmanship Pep Rally.

Competition

Rolfzen is a three-time AVCA All-American, including first-team All-America honors as a junior in 2015. She led Nebraska to the 2015 NCAA title with 3.30 kills per set and 2.82 digs per set. She was a unanimous All-Big Ten selection and has been on the All-Conference team every year of her career. She already ranks in the top 10 in school history in kills, attacks and digs. Rolfzen was selected Nebraska’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2015-2016. In 2016, Rolfzen has already been named the most valuable player at three of Nebraska’s early season tournaments. Rolfzen is one of just five Huskers all-time to reach 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. She is aiming to become Nebraska’s second player ever to be a four-time All-American.