Janet Kruse Sellon and Barbie Young Gutshall, summer of 2019 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Barbie Young Gutshall and Janet Kruse Sellon grew up in small towns in Nebraska in the 1980s. Both went on to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska and played on teams that advanced to National Championship matches. They also graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School, but their paths to becoming physicians and mentoring women have been different. Today they talk about how athletic completion prepared them for the challenges they face on a daily basis.
1989 Big Eight Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Assistant Coach Terri Killion, Assistant Coach John Cook, Carla Baker, Janet Kruse, Cris Hall, Sara Hesch, Stephanie Thater, Linda Barsness,Student Trainer Jill Douglas, Head Coach Terry Pettit, Assistant Coach Cathy Noth. (Front row from left): Manager Kari Possehl, Trainer Therese Volmer, Becky Bolli, Valerie Vermeulen, Virginia Stahr, Val Novak, Eileen Shannon, Debbie Brand, Katherine Pettit.
1986 Big Eight Champion Huskers - (Back row from left): Assistant Coach Jay Potter, Assistant Coach Jeff Nelson, Virginia Stahr, Enid Schonewise, Linda Barsness, Michelle Davis, Carla Baker, Karen Dahlgren, Kathi DeBoer, Head Coach Terry Pettit. (Front row from left): Manager Tina Siefkes, Barbara Young, Lori Endicott, DeLisa DeBolt, Jackie Cook, Angie Millikin, Susan Hansen, Tisha Delaney, Katherine Pettit.