Nittany Lion Club
ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2013-14
Penn State was No. 5 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings earning a school record 1,113.0 points. Penn State posted its first Top 5 finish since placing fifth in 2002-03 and has earned consecutive Top 10 finishes for the first time since 1998-99 and 1999-2000. The Nittany Lions have five Top 5 and 10 Top 10 finishes in since the Directors' Cup began in 1993-94. Penn State is among only nine schools to finish in the Directors' Cup Top 25 all 21 years.
Penn State won three NCAA Championships in 2013-14 (women's volleyball, wrestling, fencing), winning its most national championships since 1999-2000 (three).
Penn State has won 15 NCAA Championships since March 2007 (in five sports), trailing only USC's 16 for most in the nation. Penn State has won 27 NCAA titles since 1993-94, its first full year in the Big Ten Conference, more than double every other Big Ten institution. The Nittany Lions have won 73 national championships all-time.
The Nittany Lions earned nine conference championships, including a record-tying eight Big Ten titles for the second consecutive year. In addition to the Big Ten titlists (see below), Penn State men's volleyball won the EIVA conference championship for the 16th consecutive year. Penn State has won 20 conference championships in the past two years, its highest two-year combined total all-time.
The Nittany Lions earned a school-record tying eight Big Ten Championships for the second consecutive year. Big Ten champions: women's volleyball, men's soccer, field hockey, women's basketball, wrestling (dual meet and championship), women's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field.
Penn State has won 89 Big Ten regular season or tournament titles all-time, including 16 in the past two years. With a total of 16 Big Ten Championships in the last two years, Penn State has nearly doubled second place Michigan (9) during the last two years among all Big Ten institutions.
For the second consecutive year, 21 Penn State programs (out of 31) participated in their respective NCAA Championship, either as a team or by individuals.
Wrestler David Taylor and women's volleyball's Deja McClendon were selected Penn State Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Taylor was named the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year honors, becoming Penn State's second Big Ten Male honoree.
Senior Adrian Evans (men's gymnastics) and Emily Giannotti (women's track and field/cross country) were selected Penn State's McCoy Award and Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients for athletic and academic success.
Men's hockey player David Glen and women's golfer Christina Vosters were among 24 honorees named Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Big Ten conference awarded Penn State women's gymnast Lindsay Musgrove and men's swimmer Matt Salig with post-graduate scholarships.
Five Penn State coaches were selected Big Ten Coach of the Year on six occasions: Beth Alford-Sullivan (women's outdoor and indoor track and field), Russ Rose (women's volleyball), Cael Sanderson (wrestling), Bob Warming (men's soccer) and Coquese Washington (women's basketball). Penn State has had 13 Big Ten Coaches of the Year the past two years.
2013-14 Athletic Accomplishments