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Cathy Noth

Women's Volleyball, 2021

Cathy Noth played a prominent role in the growth and success of the Husker volleyball program, both as a player and a coach. Noth played outside hitter and setter during her four-year career, leading Nebraska to sweeps of the Big Eight Conference regular-season and tournament titles all four seasons. She was the only player in the history of the Big Eight Conference to be a three-time Big Eight Tournament MVP. Noth led Nebraska to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 1982, and the Huskers have played in every NCAA Tournament since. She was also the first Nebraska player to earn All-America accolades from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), becoming the first of Nebraska’s NCAA-leading 47 AVCA All-Americans. Noth was a first-team All-American as a junior and a second-team selection as a senior. She hit .398 her senior season, which was the highest attack percentage in Nebraska and Big Eight history at the time. The first player with 1,000 kills in program history, Noth ended her career with a then-school-record .366 hitting percentage. Following her Husker career, Noth spent four years with the U.S. National Team and was an alternate for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. She returned to Nebraska as an assistant coach from 1988 to 1998, helping the Huskers to five NCAA Semifinals and the program’s first national championship in 1995. In 1988, Noth had her No. 11 jersey retired, becoming the first Nebraska female student-athlete to have her jersey retired. Noth graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1990 with a degree in education.