The Nebraska Huskers concluded their most successful beach volleyball season to date, achieving a record-breaking feat.
In a remarkable showing, the Huskers managed to clinch their first Big Ten regular season title, finishing the year with an inordinate 24-4 overall record. The feat was made even more impressive by the fact that the program had only been in existence for four seasons prior to the 2018 campaign.
The Huskers began the season with a 10-2 record in nonconference play, which included a monumental 4-1 triumph over No. 16 Arizona. The team then proceeded to reel off 14 consecutive victories in Big Ten play, becoming the first team in the conference to ever accomplish such a feat.
The Huskers’ remarkable run was powered by an experienced core of veterans. Seniors Kelly Hunter and Annika Albrecht led the team in kills and digs, respectively, while junior Mikaela Foecke posted impressive numbers in both categories.
The Huskers then went on to capture their first Big Ten Tournament Championship, defeating Michigan in the finals. The squad’s success in the tournament earned them their first NCAA Tournament berth, where they eventually fell to USC in the quarterfinals.
Despite the disappointing end to their season, Nebraska’s players and coaches can take great pride in the program’s historic accomplishment and look forward to further success in the future.