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NU volleyball's Lexi Sun earns academic All-American honors
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NU volleyball's Lexi Sun earns academic All-American honors

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Nebraska Volleyball Camp, 7.10

Nebraska volleyball player Lexi Sun attempts a kill in front of campers during a Nebraska volleyball camp on Saturday, July, 10, 2021, at the Devaney Sports Center.

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Lexi Sun added to the Nebraska volleyball program’s impressive academic tradition on Monday, as she was named a second-team All-American.

Sun was named an Academic All-American for the first time in her career. She is the 24th Husker volleyball player to earn Academic All-America recognition. Her selection increased Nebraska’s total to 39 Academic All-America awards, the most of any volleyball program in NCAA history. As an institution, the University of Nebraska has produced an NCAA-record 342 Academic All-Americans across all sports.

A native of Encinitas, California, Sun carries a 3.51 GPA, and she earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies last December. She was an All-American on the court and in the classroom, earning second-team AVCA All-America honors. Sun has announced that she will return and play for the Huskers this season.

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Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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