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The Nittany Lions had 12 team members on the squad for the second-straight season
The two honorees mark the fourth consecutive season Penn State has had multiple players earn All-America status
Three Nittany Lions earned All-Mideast region first team recognition and one was placed on the second team
Three Nittany Lions earned first team All-Big Ten recognition and two were placed on the second team
The Nittany Lions will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tourney for the second-straight season
No. 1 seeded field hockey defeats No. 4 seed Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals.
9/23/12 Field Hockey vs. Michigan
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
All-Big Ten First Team (2012)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2010, 2011)
NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team (2011, 2012, 2013)
NFHCA All-Mideast Region Second Team (2010)
NFHCA All-American Second Team (2013)
NFHCA All-American Third Team (2012)
Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2010, 2013)
Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013)
AS A SENIOR IN 2013: Started all 19 contests, playing a team-high 1,388 minutes ... Named a Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Second Team All-American ... Secured a spot on the NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Finished second on the team in goals (12) and points (28) ... Posted a team-high seven game-winning goals ... Finished sixth in the Big Ten with 0.63 goals per game and 1.47 points per game ... Scored a goal in each of the first two games of the season, including at No. 8 Old Dominion (Aug. 30) and at No. 7 Virginia (Sept. 1) ... Posted one goal in four-straight contests: at No. 3 Princeton (Sept. 15), vs. No. 16 Delaware (Sept. 20), at Lafayette (Sept. 22) and vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 28 ... Tallied a goal at No. 10 Northwestern (Oct. 5) ... Tied a career-high with two goals vs. Ohio State (Oct. 11) ... Notched the game-winning goal at No. 19 Iowa (Oct. 25) ... Scored again vs. the Hawkeyes on Nov. 8 in the Big Ten Tournament and concluded the season with a goal vs. No. 8 Princeton (Nov. 16) in the NCAA Tournament ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012: Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the seventh player in Penn State history to receive the honor ... Garnered All-Big Ten first team accolades ... Selected to the NFHCA All Mideast Region first team ... An NFHCA All-American third team honoree ... Scored a career-high 12 goals on the season to rank second on the team and eighth in the Big Ten ... Led the Big Ten in defensive saves with six ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in points with 26 on the campaign, also a career high ... Set a career-high in points and goals in a game, recording four points on two goals in a 2-0 win over Cornell (9/9) ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/23) for her stellar play against Ohio State and Iowa ... Tallied a goal or assist in 13-of-22 games played ... Scored the game-winning goals in the 2-0 win over Cornell and the 3-2 victory over No. 8 Virginia (8/26) ... Recorded a personal-best streak of three games in a row with a goal in wins over No. 21 Ohio State (10/19), Bucknell (10/23) and No. 21 Michigan State (10/27) ... The Nittany Lions had a record of 10-1 in games in which she scored a goal ... One of two players on the team with a shot on goal percentage of better than 70 percent with at least 20 attempts (.731) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten status.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Earned second team All-Big Ten honors ... Selected asan NFHCA All-Mideast Region first team member ... Scored a goal and earned an assist in a 5-2 victory at Lock Haven (9/2) ... Scored two goals and contributed one assist against Virginia Commonwealth (9/18) ... Scored a goal in three consecutive games against No. 16 Northwestern (10/1), Villanova (10/4) and at No. 15 Indiana (10/7) ... Made two key defensive saves at Bucknell (10/25) ... Scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State No. 2 (11/4) on a penalty stroke in the Big Ten semifinals ... Named Academic All-Big Ten honors.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Received NFHCA All-Mideast Region second team and All-Big Ten second team honors following an exceptional freshman campaign ... Opened the year with her first career defensive save against No. 16 Old Dominion (8/27) in the second half ... Tallied her first career goal and assist during the team's 3-1 victory over Lock Haven (9/12) ... Earned All-Big Ten Tournament honors for her efforts during the postseason.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four year varsity starter for the Methacton Warriors ... Led team in scoring as both a junior and senior, finishing with 56 career goals ... Racked up numerous honors and awards, including second team All-America, first team All-State and All-League.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brittany Marie Grzywacz ... Born on June 14, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Parents are Colleen and Steve ... Has a sister, Trisha ... Majoring in kinesiology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because I really like [the coaches] Char, LB and Annie, as well as all the players on the team. I felt at home when I was on campus and am looking forward to spending by next four years as a Nittany Lion."
GETTING TO KNOW BRITTANY
Major & Why: Kinesiology - I was inspired by my high school Health and Physical Education teachers
Favorite Food: Buffalo wings
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Musical Artist: Pearl Jam
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas
Favorite Pro Teams: Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles
Favorite Athlete: Chase Utley
Childhood Idol: My Mom
Biggest Fear: Trains
Teams I'd like to See Added to the Schedule: UNC
Best Player I Ever Played With: Kaite O'Donnell
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On:Forbes
Most Prized Possession: My Jeep
Place I'd Like To Visit: Ireland
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: Number 11 is the number I have always worn on any team sport
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Lacrosse
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Create a foundation where less fortunate children can have a place to play sports. and buy a beach house at the Jersey Shore
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Teach Health and Physical Education, and coach at the high school level.
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