Headlining the 2016 'Horns are four AVCA All-Americans, led by First-Team selections in junior Ebony Nwanebu and freshman Micaya White. Rolfzen is a repeat first-team All-American after earning the honor past year. She was the only libero named to an All-America team.
The second set went back and forth, but in the end, another seven errors by the Huskers helped the Longhorns take the set, 25-23.
The other semifinal matches Minnesota against Stanford at 6 p.m.
Hunter, the Huskers' setter and captain, earns her first career AVCA All-America Second Team selection after receiving honorable mention previous year.
The first set was dominated by Texas as they hit.323 and held the Huskers to just.108. The captain has a team-high 10 double-doubles earned Big Ten Setter of the Week honors four times this semester. Rolfzen ranks at No. 18 in the Big Ten for blocks per set, averaging 1.40 blocks and 1.96 kills. In just two seasons as a middle blocker, Rolfzen ranks fifth on NU's career block assists chart with 499 and ranks sixth in school history in career blocks with 550.
Foecke, an outside hitter from West Point, Iowa, received honorable mention for the second straight season.
"I just to be a really big player, and just be like them some day", said Sophie Hendrix. With the loss, the Huskers' season is over, ending their quest to repeat as National Champions.
The NCAA website states the Elite 90 award, "Recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers". She is coming off a season-best 17 kills in the regional semifinal win over Penn State last weekend. The Huskers also made it back in the Final Four in back-to-back years, and they took the national title back to Lincoln in 2015.