Famous Volleyball Players Jordan Larson
Jordan Larson is one of the most celebrated American volleyball players in recent times.
The three-time AVCA All-American played for the Nebraska Huskers from 2006 to 2008 where she majored in communications and minored in psychology is the the first player to win Big 12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same year in 2018.
Larson was an integral part of helping her Nebraska team win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship.
She recently announced her retirement, planning to put an end to a diverse and long-standing career, with many remarkable highlights and some fantastic achievements.
However, the athlete eventually decided to hold off on her retirement to attempt to qualify with Team USA for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic games in 2020.
Larson is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down, even ten years after playing for the United States National Volleyball team.
"There's still meat on the bone for me," Larson stated in a recent interview. She explained how she decided to keep pursuing her career, rather than calling a close to her career.
Throughout her career, Larson achieved many remarkable accomplishments.
The two-time Olympian was a part of the USA women's Olympic volleyball team that participated in the 2012 Olympics where the USA women won a silver medal.
Nicknamed "Gov" and "the Governor" was a member of the 2016 Olympic team where she scored 103 points finishing seventh among all scorers while tied for third in the Best Spiker category with a .286 hitting average.
She was the second Best Passer in the Serve Receive category and fifth among servers at the Rio Games.
Among other engagements abroad, Larson also joined the Dynamo Kazan team as a professional volleyball player.
She played from 2010 - 2013 in the Russia Super League championship one of the strongest pro volleyball leagues in the world with a Dynamo team that won the European CEV Champions League title in 2014 where she was named Best Blocker.
While on that team, Eczacibasi Vitra became the first ever club in the history of the sport to win the World Club Championship, back-to-back on two different teams.
In 2014 she helped lead Russian club Dinamo Kazan to a FIVB Club World Championship and in 2015 won the same championship title with the Turkish Club Eczacibasi.
One of the most amazing moments of Larson's career came when she was named 2015 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year and 2016 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year.
Both years were particularly successful for Jordan where in 2016 she was
In 2015, she was selected as the MVP of both the FIVB Club World Championship and the CEV Championship League after leading Turkish Club Eczacibasi to gold in each event
With Team USA she and her teammates won gold at the FIVB World Grand Prix a bronze medal at the FIVB World Cup and a gold medal winning the NORCECA Championship
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