Jordan Larson


Name: Jordan Larson
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-2
Weight: 150
Birthplace: Fremont, Neb.
Hometown: Hooper, Neb.
College: University of Nebraska '08, Communications Studies
Olympic Experience
  • 2012 Olympic Games (Silver)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)
Personal: Developed into an international volleyball star from a hometown of 830 population in Hooper, Neb....Teammates call her ‘Jor’ or ‘Govnah’

Most Notable

  • Best Spiker at 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
  • Named 2015 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year
  • Averaged 3.47 points in helping USA to gold at the 2014 FIVB World Championship
  • In 2015 Selected MVP of both the FIVB Club World Championship and the CEV Championship League after leading Turkish Club Eczacibasi to gold in each event
  • In 2014, she was teams that won the CEV Championship (with Russia's Dinamo Kazan), FIVB Club World Championship (with Dinamo Kazan) and FIVB World Championship (with USA)
  • Started all eight matches of 2012 Olympic Games, helping U.S. to the silver medal
  • Helped Nebraska win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship

2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)
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

  • Developed into an international volleyball star from a hometown of 830 population in Hooper, Neb.
  • Married Luke Burbach in May 2009
  • Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska with a minor in psychology, graduating in December 2008
  • Teammates 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 League
  • 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship Best Server
  • Three-time AVCA All-American at University of Nebraska, compiling 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs
  • Chosen 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 year
  • Played for the U.S. in the FIVB Girls' U-18 World Championship in 2003
  • Started playing volleyball at age 12, making club volleyball debut with Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club in 1998

The Big Blurb

Jordan Larson-Burbach played multiple sports as a youth, and also played different positions on the volleyball court in different stages of her youth. "I played a lot of sports growing up. I was in soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball. I was in all these different sports, and my parents sat me down. I started playing club volleyball, and asked myself if this was something I wanted to take seriously, then I just kind of ran with it. I was 12 years old when I started volleyball, but I still played basketball and ran track in high school. But I was playing more volleyball outside high school." By not specializing in a volleyball position as a young player has helped her game. "I actually started as a setter, transitioned to middle blocker and now I am an outside hitter. Just to remember where I was before is kind of crazy to think about. I have become such a better player and teammate. Knowing my role on the court as a player is unbelievable to be in the position I am today."

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Last Updated: July 10, 2016

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