Another athlete doing good in the metro and she’s an Olympic hero! The rain didn't stop hundreds of fans from waiting in line to get a sneak peek of star volleyball player Jordan Larson.
More than 200 people waited patiently for Larson’s autograph at Scheels near 168th and Dodge. Larson even wore the silver medal she won just last week as part of the U.S. women's volleyball team at the Olympic Games in London.
The former University of Nebraska player said it’s good to be back home. “Words can't describe how I feel. I'm just very thankful for the support and it’s great to be here. I just love being from Nebraska because you have great fans and great support.”
Fourteen-year-old Megan Duden was one of the first in line to get Larson’s autograph. She said she looks up to Larson because they’re both outside hitters. “I’ve watched her since 2008 when I saw her play and she's a really big inspiration to me. She's one of the reasons I started playing volleyball because I want to be just like her.”
Larson was born in Fremont and played volleyball for Logan View High School in Hooper, Nebraska.
The Olympic medalist said she'll take the next month off to relax before joining her professional team in Russia at the beginning of October.