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Former Huskers setter Kelly Hunter now graduate manager for Nebraska volleyball

Posted at 10:58 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 23:58:24-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Former Husker setter Kelly Hunter is the newest Nebraska volleyball graduate manager.

Hunter put aside her pro career to return to Lincoln to earn her MBA.

"It weighed on me for a long time," Hunter said. "I think I avoided thinking about it for so long that when it came time to decide I was like, 'alright, I just got to do it at this point.' But ultimately, I just ended up following my gut and following my heart."

Hunter helped the Huskers to two national championships in 2015 & 2017 while finishing her college career 16-1 in the NCAA Tournament, the best ever by a Nebraska setter.

"I've been telling her her whole career she'd be a great coach," said head coach John Cook. "Kelly has a presence about her that you either have it or you don't. And, obviously, she has it."

The Huskers host the annual Red-White scrimmage on Saturday August 24.