The Nebraska volleyball team was picked for second in the Big 12 coach’s preseason volleyball poll. The Huskers, went 31-3 and shared the Big 12 title with Texas last year. The Huskers picked up 93 points and three first place votes.
Texas received eight of the 11 first place votes, and 98 total points. Iowa State, Texas A&M and Baylor round out the top five. The Cyclones reached the Elite Eight in 2008. Sydney Anderson, Kori Cooper and Tara Mueller were all preseason All-Big 12 selections. All three are returning first-team all-conference picks from a year ago. Anderson and Cooper were unanimous selections by the league’s coaches.
Cooper had an outstanding junior season before undergoing knee surgery, earning honorable-mention AVCA All-America honors. She averaged 2.09 kills and 0.88 blocks per set, while ranking 10th nationally with a .396 hitting percentage. Cooper reached double figures in kills on four occasions, including a season-high 12 kills at Iowa State, and hit .400 or better in 14 matches.