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Annika Carlson - Volleyball - Kansas Jayhawks

Annika Carlson

Position Setter
Height 5'11''
Class Junior
Hometown Olathe, Kan.
High School Olathe South HS


  • Standout setter from Olathe South High School
  • The lone high school signee of KU’s 2017 recruiting class


  • Played in five matches (15 sets) with three starts, logging 80 assists and 20 digs
  • Recorded a career-high 38 assists in her first career start with a kill and an ace during KU’s five-set win at Arkansas (Aug. 24)
  • In third start of the season, recorded a season-high eight digs with 12 assists in two sets against Dayton (Aug. 31)

Played in two matches and two sets during her freshman season … Made her Kansas debut late in the match of a four-set win at Oklahoma (Oct. 7) … Her season-high three assists powered KU’s last three kills in the third set of a 3-0 sweep over Texas Tech (Oct. 21).

Attended Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas … Played club volleyball for MAVS, the same program that produced KU greats Cassie Wait and Tayler Soucie … As a senior in 2016, was named to the All-Sunflower League First Team … Named the Max Preps Player of the Week in October 2016 … Named to Honorable Mention All-Sunflower League in 2014 … Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend KU on Nov. 9, 2016.

Undecided on a major at the University of Kansas … Has career ambitions to be in the health and fitness or nutrition professions.

Daughter of Kyle and Jenni Carlson … Oldest of three siblings to twins, Luke and Linnea.