Nicki Ellingson
Nicki Ellingson
Nicki Ellingson, a 2014 graduate of Spring Grove High School, was presented the Norse Team award as the Luther College volleyball team held its end of the year banquet on March 4.

This is an annual award that is chosen by the coaching staff and presented to the student-athlete that represented the volleyball program with hard work and dedication on and off the volleyball court throughout the volleyball season.

Ellingson is the daughter of Dean and Jennifer Ellingson of Spring Grove.

Luther had its best year under the direction of sixth year head coach Danielle Lynch. The Norse finished alone in second place in the league standings with a record of 6-2 and were 21-8 overall. During one stretch of the season, Luther tallied 11 wins in a row. Lynch and her staff were named the Iowa Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.