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Penn State Women’s Volleyball’s Kaitlyn Hord Announces Transfer To Nebraska

Penn State women’s volleyball star Kaitlyn Hord is continuing her career with a high-ranking Big Ten rival.

On Sunday, Hord announced that she’s heading to join the Cornhuskers as a graduate transfer. She’s the latest former Nittany Lion to announce a transfer destination as Penn State begins a new era under coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley.

“So incredibly thankful for the lifelong friendships and experiences I gained throughout my four years at Penn State. Love ya, Lions!” Hord wrote on Instagram. “And on that note…very excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Nebraska!”

Now, Hord joins a Nebraska team that just went 26-8 in the fall. The No. 10-seeded Cornhuskers bullied their way to the NCAA Tournament title match but lost to No. 4-seeded Wisconsin.

Hord, a four-time All-American, ranked second among the Nittany Lions with 345 kills this season, while her hitting percentage (.394) and total blocks (165) easily paced the team. Hampton, meanwhile, led the team with 530 digs and a team-best 4.45 digs per set as its libero.

A number of Nittany Lions have also found new homes through the transfer portal — Annie Cate Fitzpatrick to Florida, Jenna Hampton to South Carolina, Gabby Blossom to San Diego, and Emily Oerther to Mississippi State. Right-side hitter Jonni Parker hasn’t opened up about her future yet, but she greeted Penn State’s team in street clothes and posed for photos last Tuesday when the team introduced Schumacher-Cawley at a press conference.

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