Mikaela Foecke

Mikaela Foecke (2) spikes the ball during a match against Indiana at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Lincoln Nebraska.

Nebraska senior volleyball player Mikaela Foecke was named as one of the 30 semifinalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, according to an announcement from the Amatuer Athletic Union.

The AAU Sullivan Award is annually presented to the “most outstanding amature athlete in the United States,” according to an athletic department press release.

Foecke previously was a finalist for the award during the 2015-16 season. Three other former Husker volleyball players have been finalists for the award in the past six years, including Kelly Hunter, Annika Albrecht and Kelsey Robinson.

The public can vote on the award on the AAU’s website and can vote once per day until March 15. The finalists will be announced next week.

Foecke is one of the most decorated players in Nebraska volleyball history. As a captain for the 2018 national runner-up team, She was a first-team AVCA All-American and a unanimous All- Big Ten selection this season.

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