Name: Jordan Larson
Position: Outside Hitter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-2
Birthplace: Fremont, Neb.
Hometown: Hooper, Neb.
High School: Logan View High School (Hooper, Nebraska)
College: University of Nebraska
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze Medal)
  • 2012 Olympic Games (Silver Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 FIVB World Championship (5th Place)
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)
  • 2010 FIVB World Championship
Most Notable
  • Bronze medalist at 2016 Olympic Games
  • Best Spiker at 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
  • Named 2015 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year and 2016 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

2019 - FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold); Tokyo Qualification Tournament (1st); FIVB World Cup (Silver)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver)
2018 - FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold); FIVB World Championship (5th Place)
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 Cup
  • Scored 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 Games
  • Developed 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 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
  • Parents 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 Wedding

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling

Most 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 Club
  • Played 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.”
  • Finished playing indoor club volleyball with Nebraska Juniors
  • Helped Nebraska win the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship
  • Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at 2009 Pan American Cup
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship Gold Medalist
  • Two-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 Championships
  • Named USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016

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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