OMAHA, Neb - The state of Nebraska and the volleyball world is preparing for Nebraska's first ever professional sports team, the Omaha Supernovas. 

The team recently announced three ambassadors, in former Huskers Kenzie Knuckles and Kenzie Maloney, as well as former Creighton Bluejay Jaela Zimmerman. 

Maloney is a two-time national champion at Nebraska who will serve as the teams Director of Fan Engagement. Knuckles recorded over 1,000 digs and 90 service aces during her time with the Big Red, while Jaela Zimmerman was a four year standout outside hitter for Creighton, where she became the 15th player in program history to record 1,000 kills.  

Knuckles tells NCN, a pro volleyball team in the Cornhusker state means the world. 

"To me, it's just like a dream come true," Knuckles said. "You don't hear much about pro volleyball in the states, much less at all, and I never thought this would ever come to fruition, but now that it's here it's extremely exciting."

Jaela Zimmerman is a Lincoln native, who grew up with a passion for volleyball. Now, she gets to contribute to the sport, in one of the most unique ways possible. 

"People say Nebraska's a volleyball state, I really think it's the volleyball capital of the world," Zimmerman said. "Fans go crazy for Huskers, Jays, Mavericks, it's just so popular across the state... There's no better place to have the first match."

The Supernovas begin their season on Jan. 24.