Getting to Know Your Wildcats: Meet Anna Nyberg

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Anna Nyberg, a freshman outside hitter from Tomahawk, Wis., is the 11th player to be featured in our "Getting to Know Your Wildcats" series. 

Nyberg made her collegiate debut in UK’s 3-0 win over Little Rock on Saturday. A four-year letterwinner for Tomahawk High School, she owns school records in career kills after eclipsing the 2,000-kill mark as a senior. She helped the Hatchets advance to the Division 2 Final Four in three seasons, including championship match appearances in 2011 and 2014. Nyberg was a first-team All-State selection as a senior and was also tabbed the GNC Player of the Year.

Now it’s time to get to know Anna a little bit better …

Quick Facts 
Birthplace: Rhinelander, Wis.
Parents: Jim and Kelly Nyberg
Sibling: Jon
Twitter Handle: @annnanyberrg
Major: Undecided  

Things to Know about Anna on the court … 

What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … their coaching style and that they are easy to talk to.

I chose my jersey number because … Because I've had it since I started playing.

My goals for this season are: to win the SEC Championship!

I chose Kentucky because ... of the coaching staff and the team, and the school's location.

My most memorable moment as a volleyball player is ... going to state three years in high school.

What you need to know about Anna off of the court … 

I first started playing volleyball when I was ... 9 years old

Favorite activities outside of volleyball: shopping!

The person who has influenced me the most in my life is ... my dad

In Elementary school my favorite subject was ... science


A talent I'd like to have is ... to sing

The best movie I saw this summer was ... The Minions


Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.

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