Smith returns to the court for Nebraska volleyball
The senior graduate transfer finally was able to play Sunday against Iowa State after the NCAA granted eligibility.
KLKN Sports Staff
LINCOLN, Neb. - Brooke Smith is back on the court for Nebraska volleyball.
The senior graduate transfer finally was able to play Sunday against Iowa State after a long battle with the NCAA to be granted eligibility.
"So that's a battle my family and I have been fighting for a while," Smith said. "And it was really exciting to be able to check into a game and wear my husker uniform again. It feels like it's been way too long. And the crowd gave me a nice welcome. There's no place like Nebraska."
Smith played her first two seasons in college with Nebraska, winning a national championship back in 2015. She transferred to Kansas State last season, but returned to the Big Red for her final year of college.
And Sunday was a long time coming, according to coach John Cook.
"The crowd loves it," Cook said. "She loves it. She brings great energy. Our team needs that because we have a lot of quiet players. She's very experienced. She's been through it. She's been on national championship teams. So Brook lives for those moments I think."
Nebraska returns to action this weekend with a pair of matches on Friday and then one on Saturday.