Jordan Larson

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Jordan Larson-Burbach
Jordan Larson and Foluke Akinradewo (7593861148).jpg
Jordan Larson (left) and Foluke Akinradewo
Personal information
Full name Jordan Quinn Larson-Burbach
Nationality American
Born (1986-10-16) October 16, 1986 (age 30)
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Hometown Hooper, Nebraska, U.S.
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Spike 302 cm (119 in)
Block 295 cm (116 in)
College(s) University of Nebraska
Volleyball information
Position Outside Hitter
Current club Eczacıbaşı VitrA
Number 10
Career
Years Teams
2009
2009–2014
2014–
Vaqueras de Bayamón
Dynamo Kazan
Eczacıbaşı VitrA
National team
2009– United States

Jordan Quinn Larson-Burbach (born October 16, 1986) is an American indoor volleyball player, a member of the United States women's national volleyball team and Turkey club Eczacıbaşı VitrA. She was a silver medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games, a bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympic Games, and a gold medalist of the 2014 World Championship. She was a two-time AVCA First Team All-American while playing college volleyball at Nebraska.

Career[edit]

High school[edit]

Larson was born in Fremont, Nebraska, and played high school volleyball for Logan View High School in Hooper, Nebraska.[1] She was named to the Super-State first team in her last three seasons. In 2003, she had 15.08 kills per game to set a Class C1 state record and led LVHS to the state finals. In 2004, as a senior, she set a C1 record with 501 kills, and Logan View made it to the Class C1 state semifinals. She was named Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year.[2]

Larson played for the Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championship in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She was an All-American selection all three years.[2]

College[edit]

Larson started her college volleyball career at the University of Nebraska in 2005. That year, she was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Central Region Freshman of the Year and the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year. She also helped the Huskers finish second in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship. In 2006, she led the Huskers to the national title and was named to the AVCA All-America First Team. In 2007, she made the AVCA All-America Third Team. In 2008, as a senior, she was named to the AVCA All-America First Team. She was also chosen as the Big 12 Player of the Year and the league's defensive player of the year; it was the first time that a player achieved both in the same year. Over her four-year college career, Larson had a total of 1,600 kills and 1,410 digs.[2][3]

International[edit]

Larson joined the U.S. women's national team in 2009. In her first season, she averaged 2.73 points and 1.06 digs per set while starting 19 matches in the Pan American Cup, FIVB World Grand Prix, and NORCECA Continental Championship. She also played for Dynamo Kazan.[2]

In 2010, Larson started all seven matches at the Pan American Cup, and USA won the bronze medal. In the FIVB World Grand Prix, she started all 14 matches, and the U.S. won gold. She averaged 2.75 points and 2.73 digs per set during that tournament. She scored in double-figures in 10 matches.[2]

The following year, Larson started 13 of 14 matches in the FIVB World Grand Prix and helped the U.S. win the event again. She averaged 3.05 points, 1.93 digs, and 2.14 kills per set. Larson averaged 3.71 points, 1.21 digs, and 2.79 kills per set when the U.S. won the NORCECA Women's Continental Championship. In the FIVB World Cup, she averaged 3.10 points and 1.70 digs per set, as the U.S. won the silver medal and also qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Larson started the first six matches of the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary rounds; the U.S. went on to win the title.[2] She won the silver medal with the U.S. in the Olympics.[4]

Larson won the bronze medal and the Best Receiver[5] award at the 2011–12 CEV Women's Champions League, after her Russian team Dynamo Kazan defeated Italian MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese.[6]

Larson-Burbach won with the Russian club Dinamo Kazan the 2013–14 CEV Champions League held in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating 3–0 the home owners Rabita Baku in the semifinals[7] and 3–0 the Turkish VakıfBank İstanbul in the final.[8] She was awarded tournament's Best Blocker.[8]

Larson-Burbach won the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship gold medal playing with the Russian club Dinamo Kazan that defeated 3–0 the Brazilian Molico Osasco in the championship match.[9]

Larson-Burbach was part of the USA national team that won the 2014 World Championship gold medal when her team defeated China 3–1 in the final match.[10][11]

After joining the Turkish club Eczacibasi VitrA,[12][13] Larson helped them win the 2014–15 CEV Champions League by defeating 3–0 the Italian Yamamay Busto Arsizio.[14] She was named the Most Valuable Player for the competition.[15] This championship qualified her club to the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship[16] and they won again the gold medal.[17] She was named tournament's Most Valuable Player, an award that she defined as a "great end for a perfect year".[18] She was named 2015 USA Volleyball Indoor Female Player of the Year.[19]

A year later, she scored the final point for her club in their semifinal match against VakıfBank İstanbul. They went on to become the first club in the world to win the FIVB World Club Championship back-to-back by defending their crown in the Philippines during the 2016 FIVB World Club Championship in Manila. She also became the first and only player to win the FIVB World Club Championship for three straight years (2014-2016).[20] She won her second USA Volleyball Indoor Female Player of the Year for the 2016 year.[19]

Personal[edit]

Larson graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2008 with a degree in communications studies. She is married to Luke Burbach.[2]

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Clubs[edit]

College[edit]

  • Two-time First Team AVCA All-American (2006, 2008)
  • Third Team AVCA All-American (2007)
  • Two-time NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008)
  • Two-time NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008)
  • Three-time First Team AVCA All-Central Region (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 2005 AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year
  • AVCA National Player of the Week (September 23, 2008)
  • Three-time First Team All-Big 12 (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2006, 2008)
  • 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week
  • Three-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2007, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hersom, Terry (August 10, 2010). "Former Western Christian, Huskers star back in action". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jordan Larson" Archived August 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. teamusa.org. July 1, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jordan Larson". huskers.com. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Brazil stuns US for gold in women's volleyball". sports.espn.go.com. August 11, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  5. ^ CEV (March 25, 2012). "Fenerbahce and a Korean star named Kim shine in Baku". Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ CEV (March 25, 2012). "Dinamo KAZAN concludes first campaign with valuable bronze medal". Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dinamo disappoints Baku home crowd by claiming the last spot in final". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Dinamo KAZAN dethrones VakifBank to claim the 2014 Champions League title". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Russia's Kazan capture Women's Club World championship in style". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ Benedetti, Valeria (October 12, 2014). "Volley, Mondiale: Usa batte Cina 3–1". La Gazzetta dello sport (in Italian). Milan, Italy. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "USA win first World Championship title, China and Brazil complete the podium". Milan, Italy: FIVB. May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Eczacibasi: Ufficiali 4 volti nuovi. C'è anche De La Cruz" [Eczacibasi: Official 4 new faces. There is also De La Cruz]. Volleyball.it (in Italian). May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Getting to know: Double world champion Jordan Larson-Burbach". Istanbul, Turkey: CEV. December 18, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Dream comes true for Eczacibasi VitrA: Champions League gold!". Szczecin, Poland: CEV. April 5, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Glorious Final Four ends with glorious awarding ceremony". Szczecin, Poland: CEV. April 5, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Eczacıbaşı VitrA, yine büyük oynayacak" [Eczacibasi Vitra, will play big again]. Hurriyet (in Turkish). May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul triumph in remarkable Women's Club Championship". Lausanne, Switzerland: FIVB. May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Jordan Larson Burbach: "I'm exhausted"". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b Braden Keith (December 5, 2016). "Jordan Larson named U.S. Indoor Female Player of the Year". VolleyMob. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  20. ^ http://sports.abs-cbn.com/volleyball/news/2016/10/23/eczacibasi-vitra-makes-history-wins-back-back-titles-16969