Lincoln Nebraska — Hull native Nancy Meendering Metcalf is one of seven distinguished student-athletes who will be enshrined in the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. The Nebraska Athletics Department made the announcement on Wednesday, April 13. The group will be the second class to be inducted into the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame, which was created last spring.
Nancy (Meendering) Metcalf earned multiple first-team All-America honors on the court and in the classroom while starring for the Nebraska volleyball team from 1997 to 2001. A three-time first-team All-American, Metcalf was also a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year and a two-time NCAA Regional MVP.
She capped her career with one of the greatest seasons in program history as a senior in 2001, when she was a finalist for the Honda Award – presented to the nation’s most outstanding player – and was also named the CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-American of the Year. Metcalf helped lead Nebraska to a trio of Big 12 titles and two NCAA Semifinals appearances during her four seasons on the court, and she also played a role in the Huskers’ national championship in 2000, when Metcalf redshirted following time spent training with the U.S. National Team.
In the classroom, Metcalf was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, and she earned an NCAA Top 10 Award. Metcalf ended her career with 13 school records, and she still holds Nebraska match records for kills (39) and aces (7). She earned her degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska in 2001 and continued her career following graduation, representing the United States at the 2004 Olympics.
The Hall of Fame class is tentatively scheduled to be formally inducted into the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame the weekend of September 17th when the Husker football team hosts Oregon at Memorial Stadium.
In conjunction with an enshrinement ceremony, a plaque with the names of the seven members of the 2016 Hall of Fame class will be added to the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame Plaza, which was completed last fall.
Metcalf attended Nebraska following a standout career at Western Christian High School.
This years Hall of Fame class also includes Heather Brink (women’s gymnastics),Phil Cahoy (men’s gymnastics), Janet (Kruse) Sellon (volleyball), Nicola Martial (women’s track and field) along with Johnny Rodgers and Will Shields from the football program.