Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced on Tuesday that 6-2 outside hitter Lexi Sun, a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection as a freshman at Texas in 2017, will transfer to the Husker program. Sun, who will be a sophomore next season, will be eligible to compete immediately.
A native of Encinitas, California, Sun was the top-ranked recruit in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com coming out of high school. After announcing her intention to transfer from Texas, Sun visited Nebraska, Wisconsin and USC before signing with the Huskers. She will join the program in May or June for the start of summer classes and conditioning.
Sun helped the Longhorns win a Big 12 title and reach the NCAA regional finals in 2017. She averaged 3.27 kills per set and was second on the team with 337 total kills. Sun received AVCA All-America honorable mention, was a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection and All-Freshman Team member. She served 18 aces and had 151 digs and 65 blocks. Sun had a career-high 21 kills twice last season, and she had four double-doubles in her freshman campaign.