Senior hitter Anna Larson (Edina, Minn.) made Luther College volleyball history at the St. Catherine University Tournament held Oct. 12-13. During the two day's of competition, she became the first Norse to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs during a career.
During Luther's first match, a 3-1 victory over UC-Santa Cruz, she recorded her 1,000th career kill. The next afternoon, Larson tallied 11 digs during Luther's 3-0 loss to No. 11 Gustavus Adolphus College and recorded her 1,000th career dig.
Larson entered the weekend needing four kills to achieve reach 1,000 career kills and 19 digs to reach 1,000 career digs. With these totals, she became the sixth player in Luther history to reach 1,000 kills and fourth player who had not played as a libero during their career to reach 1,000 digs.
Larson also made history by joining Emma Veum (Eagan, Minn./Eastview) as the only two players to record 1,000 careers kills in the same season. Veum achieved this milestone at the UW-Whitewater Classic Oct. 5.
Atop the all-time kills list is Amie Schroeder (1993-96) with 1537; Abby Lahr (2004-07) with 1337; Lisa Dettmann (1997-2000) with 1298; Veum with (1072); Larson with (1020); and Amanda Stratton (2001-04) with 1004.
Players who have achieved 1,000 digs includes Lindsey Weaver (2008-11) with 1576; Grayce Hamlin (2006-09) with 1567; Molly Ness (2001-04) with 1449; Anne Branstad (1998-01) with 1233; Tiffany Kruse (2006-09) with 1146; Brandi Knupp (2012-15) with 1033; Sarah Martin (1998-01) with 1031; and Larson with 1018. Weaver, Hamlin, Ness and Knupp all played libero at one time during their careers.