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Kelly Hunter

School

Nebraska

Position
Setter
Major
Business (Master's Degree)

Classroom

Kelly Hunter completed her undergraduate degree in marketing in May of 2017. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business. She is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection in volleyball and a two-time honoree in beach volleyball. She has been named to Nebraska’s Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll seven times in her career and has achieved Nebraska’s High Honors Silver Academic Medallion twice.

Character

Hunter has shown exemplary character in her five years as a Husker. She served as the secretary on the student-athlete advisory committee in 2016-17 and has represented the volleyball team on the committee every year since 2013. She was named a team captain as a sophomore and has been a Husker captain for three seasons.

Community

Hunter has been actively involved in the community since her career began in 2013. She helped the volleyball team win Nebraska’s Life Skills Award of Excellence in 2016, and she is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. Hunter has been a motivational speaker at School is Cool Week and the American Education Week during her career. She has also been a group facilitator at the Nebraska Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Hunter has volunteered at numerous events, including for the American Red Cross, Bone Marrow Drive, Uplifting Athletes Road Race, Make-A-Wish, Center for People in Need Christmas Drive, Sportsmanship 4 Life Pep Rally and Husker Heroes Outreach Event for Special Needs Children.

Competition

Hunter has established herself as one of the best setters in the nation. She is the only active setter in the nation to have won both an NCAA Division I National Championship and a conference championship. Hunter was an AVCA second-team All-American in 2016 and an All-Big Ten selection after leading the Huskers to the Big Ten title and a second-straight NCAA Semifinals appearance. Hunter led the Huskers to the 2015 NCAA Championship and was an All-Tournament selection. She is a seven-time Big Ten Setter of the Week and a two-time AVCA All-North Region selection.