Dublin Coffman High School graduate Hunter Atherton played a role in a history-making night for the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team Dec. 16.
In the NCAA Division I championship match at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, the Cornhuskers beat Florida 25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 25-16 before a sellout crowd of 18,516 that set an NCAA record for attendance.
Atherton, a 2016 Coffman graduate who is a redshirt freshman for Nebraska, saw action in three of the four sets.
It was the fifth national title for the Huskers, including their second in three seasons.
Atherton is a setter who played in 20 matches, including two starts.
She had two serving aces during the Huskers’ 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 28-26, 15-11 win over Penn State on Dec. 14 in a national semifinal.
Atherton helped the Shamrocks to a Division I state runner-up finish as a senior in 2015 and was named first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
A two-time all-state selection who was named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015, she also played club volleyball for Mintonette Sports.
THE SWAG SURFIN’ NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! #WithEachOtherForEachOther pic.twitter.com/zdj5IZblfx— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) December 17, 2017