Player - Jordan Larson - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018
Jordan Larson

Jordan Larson

Nickname
Larson
Club
Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul
Nationality
United States
Birth Date
16/10/1986
Birth Place
Nebraska, USA
Height
188 cm
Weight
75 kg
Hobbies
Hanging out with friends
Favorite Athlete
Basketball, track

Name: Jordan Larson
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-2
Birthplace: Fremont, Neb.
Hometown: Hooper, Neb.
High School: Logan View High School (Hooper, Nebraska)
College: University of Nebraska '08, Communications Studies
Olympic Experience
    2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)2012 Olympic Games (Silver Medal)
World Championship Experience
    2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)2010 FIVB World Championship
Most NotableMAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2017 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (Bronze).
2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. China...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold).
2014 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
2013 - USA Volleyball Cup vs Japan...NORCECA Championship (Gold-Best Server)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round...Olympic Games (Silver).
2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver).
2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth).
2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. (Gold).Did You Know
    Selected Best Outside Spiker at 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions CupScored 103 points during 2016 Olympic Games, ranking seventh in scoring while tied for third in Best Spiker category with .286 hitting efficiency. Also ranked second in Best Receiver and fifth in Best Server and Best Digger at Rio GamesDeveloped into an international volleyball star from a hometown of 830 population in Hooper, Neb.Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska with a minor in psychology, graduating in December 2008Teammates call her ‘Jor’ or ‘Govnah’Played on three consecutive Russia Super League championship teams with Dinamo Kazan (2010-2013); Squad won the prestigious European CEV Champions League title in March 2014 as Larson-Burbach named Best Blocker; Named Best Receiver in 2011-12 CEV Champions League2013 NORCECA Continental Championship Best ServerThree-time AVCA All-American at University of Nebraska, compiling 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digsChosen Big 12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 as a senior at Nebraska, marking the first time any player has earned both honors in one yearPlayed for the U.S. in the FIVB Girls' U-18 World Championship in 2003Started playing volleyball at age 12, making club volleyball debut with Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club in 1998Parents are Kevin Larson and Kae Clough
Jordan Larson's Favorites
Food: Steak & Veggies ... Book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks ... Music Type: Country ... Musical Person: Garth Brooks ... Movie: My Best Friend's WeddingHobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, travelingMost Admired Person: My mom because "she battled cancer for seven years. Toughest person I know."Happiest Moment in Life: "Being announced to my first Olympic Team."Path to the Podium
    Started playing indoor volleyball in 1996 with Premier Volleyball ClubPlayed for the U.S. in the 2003 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship.“I remember being so scared for that tryout. I just wanted so badly to wear the USA uniform. I was going to do whatever it took to make that team.”Started playing club volleyball at age 12, making her debut with Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club in 1998Helped Nebraska win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipMade debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at 2009 Pan American Cup2014 FIVB World Championship Gold MedalistTwo-Time Olympic Medalist (Silver in 2012, Bronze in 2016)In 2014, she was on teams that won the FIVB World Championship, European Champions League and FIVB Club World ChampionshipsNamed USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016

Career

  • Position Wing spiker
  • Selection Olympic (16) - W.C. (36) - Other (198)
  • International Debut Poland
  • Club Debut Premier
  • Current Club Shanghai Volleyball Club
  • Spike 302
  • Block 295
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