Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm / Updated at 2:08 pm
Husker recruit Kelly Hunter earns another national honor

Papillion-La Vista South senior and Nebraska volleyball recruit Kelly Hunter picked up another national honor Monday when she was named winner of the Andi Collins Award, given annually to the country’s top high school senior setter by

Hunter, who will join the Huskers this fall, led the Titans to a 159-6 record over her four-year career — including a 41-1 mark in 2012 — and the last three Class A state championships. She is expected to contend for the starting setter job immediately in Lincoln.

Nebraska’s recently departed setter, Lauren Cook, also won the Andi Collins Award in 2008.

Hunter was one of three Papio South classmates to share The World-Herald’s Nebraska Player of the Year honor in 2012, joining twin outside hitters Amber and Kadie Rolfzen. The Rolfzens have already enrolled at Nebraska, joining the Husker program in January.

The 6-foot Hunter was one of seven finalists. She was chosen over Texas recruit Chloe Collins, Minnesota recruit Katie Schau, Stanford-bound Kelsey Humphreys, and Hawaii recruit Tayler Higgins, among others.

Hunter will be a second-generation setter for the Huskers. Her mother, Lori (Melcher) Hunter, played at Nebraska from 1977 to 1980.

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