Reeves, Smith leaving Nebraska volleyball

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Two Nebraska volleyball players are stepping away from the program in lieu of other options.

Tiani Reeves, a Gothenburg girl, is switching to track and field in Lincoln, while fellow sophomore Brooke Smith is transferring from the program all together and looking for a new place to play.

Reeves was a five-time state champion in the long and triple jump at Gothenburg High School.

“My time with the Nebraska volleyball team has been nothing but a dream come true," said Reeves. "None of that would be possible without my teammates and coaches. I know they will have continued success and I am eternally grateful for my two years with the team. Nebraska is the best place to be for every sport, and I'm excited to be able to still represent the University with a different jersey.”

They combined to play in 11 sets and seven matches in 2016.

“Brooke and Tiani have been an important part of our program the last two years and I am very thankful for the contributions they've made on and off the court,” Cook said. “They've been fantastic teammates and have put in maximum effort in all aspects of being a student-athlete. I wish Brooke all the best as she moves on to a new team, and I'm excited to see where Tiani's track and field talents take her.”

Smith, a 5-10 native of Weatherford, Texas, appeared in 18 career matches as a defensive and serving specialist, totaling nine aces. Reeves, a 6-1 outside hitter, redshirted her first year at Nebraska in 2015 and appeared in two matches in 2016.

“I want to thank my teammates, coaches, the Nebraska Athletics Department and the incredible fan base for an unforgettable experience at the University of Nebraska,” Smith said. “Lincoln holds a special place in my heart and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to compete at such a high level. My time here was extremely memorable and I have appreciated every moment.”

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