National Champion Volleyball Player Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota) Joins Huskers Women’s Basketball Team

Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota)

Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota)

Published December 24, 2015

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – The Nebraska women’s basketball program has added senior volleyball player Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota) to its women’s basketball roster.

Ostrander, a 6-3 outside hitter for Coach John Cook’s volleyball team that just won the NCAA Division I National Championship, will now be turning her full attention to basketball for the start of 2016 Big Ten Conference action. The native of Gordon, Neb., will have just one season of women’s basketball eligibility with the Huskers.

A big-bodied, athletic post player, Ostrander was one of the top rebounders in the history of Nebraska high school basketball. She pulled down 20 or more rebounds on 10 occasions, including a school-record 30 boards as a senior. She was a two-time first-team Class C-1 (third-largest) all-state selection in basketball, averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior in 2010-11.

Ostrander also produced school-record single-game highs of 43 points and 15 blocked shots as a prep player.

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in NDNSports.com. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

 

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