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Previous Journal Star Girls Athlete of the Year winners
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C-2 state volleyball, GICC vs. Superior 11.8

Superior's Kalynn Meyer serves against Grand Island Central Catholic on Nov. 8, 2019, during a Class C-2 state volleyball semifinal at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

From Kalynn Meyer to Jordan Hooper to Maurtice Ivy, here's a look at the past winners for Journal Star girls athlete of the year:

2021: Allison Weidner, Humphrey St. Francis

2020: Kalynn Meyer, Superior; Jayme Horan, Millard South 

2019: Kalynn Meyer, Superior

2018: Kalynn Meyer, Superior

2017: MacKenzie Brandl, Stanton

2016: Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West

2015: Maddie Simon, Lincoln Pius X

2014: Toni Tupper, Lincoln Northeast

2013: Alyssa Frauendorfer, Humphrey

2012: Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South

2011: Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South

2010: Jordan Hooper, Alliance

2009: KK Houser, Lincoln Southeast; Gina Mancuso, Papillion-La Vista

2008: Nicole Brungardt, Norfolk Catholic

2007: Amber Hegge, Crofton

2006: Amber Hegge, Crofton

2005: Megan Neuvirth, West Point Central Catholic

2004: Jordan Larson, Logan View

2003: Dani Busboom, Freeman; Christina Houghtelling, Cambridge

2002: Erin Gudmundson, Kearney Catholic

2001: Laura Spanheimer, Omaha Marian; Katie Robinette, South Sioux City

2000: Laura Spanheimer, Omaha Marian

1999: Laura Pilakowski, Columbus

1998: Pam Shaw and Elizabeth Herbek, Sandy Creek

1997: Kim Behrends, Chappell

1996: Kelly Lindsey, Millard North

1995: Renee Saunders, Omaha Marian

1994: Jami Kubik, Cambridge

1993: Teri Steer, Crete

1992: Allison Weston, Papillion-La Vista

1991: Kathy Travis, Lincoln Christian

1990: Nikki Stricker, Lincoln East

1989: Michelle Kush, Gibbon

1988: Jodi Stineman, Lincoln Southeast

1987: Diane Beideck, Millard North

1986: Darcy Cudaback, Exeter

1985: Virginia Stahr, Centennial

1984: Maurtice Ivy, Omaha Central

1983: Stacy Imming, Kearney

1982: Karlene Erickson, Wheeler Central

1981: Sue Lind, Albion

1980: Kelli Benson, Grand Island

1979: Chris Leigh, Platteview

1978: Kerry Karst, Lincoln East

1977: Nancy Kindig, Hastings St. Cecilia

1976: Sondra Obermeier, Aurora

1975: Pam Koontz, Lincoln High

1974: Mary Lou Jasnoch, Oshkosh

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