Kayla Caffey of Nebraska volleyball enters the transfer gate

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska volleyball middle blocker Kayla Caffey has entered the transfer gate.

Caffey was granted a spring waiver by the NCAA for a seventh season of college eligibility, and head coach John Cook confirmed Thursday night that she would forgo one more season in Nebraska.

“Kayla’s situation is unlike any we’ve ever experienced due to her medical redshirt, transfer and COVID year,” Cook said. “Obviously we took our time to make sure it was the right decision for everyone.

Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

“Ultimately, Kayla chose to leave Nebraska, and I support her and am proud of her and the accomplishments she has made on and off the court in Nebraska. She has a lot of options on the table. , whether it’s playing another year in college, becoming a professional volleyball player, or starting her career in education, which she’s worked very hard to prepare for over the years, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees.. Kayla will do great things and I wish her all the best.

In 2021, Caffey earned second-team AVCA All-America recognition while helping the Huskers finish second in the NCAA.

Caffey posted a .363 offense percentage and 118 blocks while hitting a career-high 255 kills this season.

In his two seasons with the Huskers, Caffey produced 369 takedowns and 179 blocks, averaging 2.3 takedowns and 1.1 blocks per set while attacking at a .368 clip.

Caffey joined the Huskers as a 2020 graduate transfer from Missouri after earning his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

She went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching, learning, and teacher education from Nebraska last December with All-Big Ten academic honors.

Nebraska volleyball begins training in 10 days and John Cook and select players attend the first Big Ten Volleyball media days on Monday, August 1.

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