Gopher Volleyball Blog: Berg Comes Back to Alma Mater

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This past weekend, United States silver medalist and Gopher alum Lindsey Berg returned to the Minneapolis area to be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame. With the induction and being honored at the Saturday football game, the former Gopher also reached out to some of the current members of the Gopher volleyball team and spoke to the group. Talking to current Gophers about her volleyball path and showing off the Olympic hardware were the highlights for the group.
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Gopher volleyball Lindsey Berg was a key cog on the 2012 US Olympic Team.
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One of the biggest names on the international volleyball scene, Berg first starred as a setter for the Golden Gophers. A three-time All-Big Ten selection, Berg was a four-year starter at Minnesota and still ranks second all-time in Big Ten history in both services aces (283) and assists (5,913).

During her Gopher career, Berg helped lead Minnesota to a pair of Big Ten runner-up finishes and NCAA Regional appearances in 1999 and 2000. In 2000, she helped lead the Gophers to a remarkable 30-4 overall record and their highest winning percentage in school history at .882.

Berg went on to become the first player from the Minnesota volleyball program to make the U.S. Olympic team in 2004. She followed up with two more Olympic appearances on USA's 2008 and 2012 squads and two silver medals. Berg has also been twice named USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year, winning the award in 2008 and 2011, and last year was also inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame.

"Being inducted into both the Hawaii Hall of Fame and this is an honor," Berg said. "Any time you're recognized with a group like this is humbling and amazing. The fact that I'm getting recognized with athletes that have accomplished as much or more in life is an incredible honor and there's not much more you can compare it with."

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