NDHSAA - North Dakota High School Activities Association

05/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/06/2020 13:45

May 6, 2020 - NDHSAA ALUMNI: Kira Larson

Editor's Note: NDHSAA Media Specialist Tom Mix will periodically feature former student athletes and participants of NDHSAA-sponsored sports and activities on the NDHSAA NOW website (www.ndhsaanow.com).

This week's NDHSAA Alumni Spotlight shines on Kira Larson, a 2013 graduate of Fargo North High School. Below is a list of accomplishments in Larson's prep and collegiate careers.

  • Posted 558 kills, 137 blocks, 108 aces, 394 digs her senior season with the Spartans.

  • Named USA Today North Dakota High School Volleyball Player of the Year (2012)

  • Named North Dakota High School Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year (2012)

  • Named Class A East Region Senior Athlete of the Year (2012).

  • All-Eastern Dakota Conference Team selection in 2010, 2011, 2012.

  • Named a North Dakota High School Coaches Association (NDHSCA) All-State First Team honoree in 2010, 2011, 2012.

  • Named NDHSCA Class A Senior Athlete of the Year in 2012.

  • Posted 554 kills, 123 blocks, 247 digs and 81 aces her junior season at Fargo North.

  • Helped the Spartans to three NDHSAA Class A State Tournament appearances (2009, 2010, 2011). Spartans advanced to the state semifinals in 2009 and 2011.

  • Ranked as the No. 23 player in the country by PrepVolleyball.com as was recruited by NCAA Division I programs.

  • Named a 2012-13 AVCA Under Armour Second-Team All-American.

  • Was selected for the 2012 U.S. Women's Junior A2 Volleyball Program roster.

  • Played at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013-Redshirt & 2014-Redshirt Freshman).

  • Named to All-Big Ten Academic Team in 2014

  • Transferred to University of Missouri and played for the Tigers from 2015-2017

  • All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) team honoree in 2015 and 2017

  • American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southeast All-Region Team honoree in 2015 and 2017

  • AVCA Southeast All-Region Team Honorable Mention in 2016

  • Named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2015.

  • Named to Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017.

  • Helped the Tigers to three NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2015, 2016 and 2017).

  • Helped the Tigers earn SEC co-championship honors in 2016.

  • Finished her collegiate volleyball career with 901 kills, 287 blocks, 535 digs, and 97 aces.