Local ties once again helped the Nebraska volleyball team get one of the best high school volleyball players in the country, even though she’s not from the state.
Ally Batenhorst, a high school sophomore from Katy, Texas, announced Sunday that she’ll be playing in college at Nebraska. This summer, the 6-foot-4 outside hitter was one of just 12 players chosen for the U.S. youth national team.
While Batenhorst lives near Houston now, she was born in Omaha and her parents each attended college in Lincoln. Her dad, Kurt, is from Wisner. Her mother, Susan O’Rourke, is from Omaha.