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Penn State volleyball kicks off the 2016 campaign hosting West Virginia Friday, Aug. 26 in Rec Hall
Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
Hancock ties her career high with seven aces
McClendon leads Penn State with 15 kills
Penn State faces Oregon State tonight at 8 p.m. ET
2014 (Junior): Saw action in 11 matches during the 2014 season, making five appearances in Big Ten conference matches ... Played in all three matches during a 3-0 opening week, matching a career high mark with two digs against Iona (8/30) ... Tallied one ace against American (9/12) at the Villanova Classic ... Matched a season-high mark with two digs against Yale (9/13) ... Had one dig against Michigan (10/24) and one at Minnesota (11/15).
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 21 matches during the 2013 season ... Saw action on the court for the first time against Syracuse (8/31) ... Saw the court two more times against Marquette (9/13) and Central Arkansas (9/14) ... Notched one assist and two digs at FGCU (9/14) ... Saw action against Albany (9/20) ... Totaled two digs against Yale (9/21) ... Played against No. 15 Michigan State (9/27) and No. 10 Michigan (9/27) ... Saw action on the court at Indiana (10/3), No. 11 Minnesota (10/9) and No. 19 Wisconsin (10/12) ... Played against No. 24 Ohio State (10/23) ... Recorded one dig against Iowa (10/26) ... Saw action on the court against No. 14 Purdue (11/8) and Indiana (11/9) ... Logged one dig against Northwestern (11/22) ... Registered her first service ace of the season against No. 20 Illinois (11/23) ... Saw action on the court against LIU Brooklyn (12/6) and Utah (12/7) ... Played against Michigan State (12/13) ... Recorded time on the court in the NCAA national semifinal match against No. 3 Washington (12/19).
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in 16 matches and 24 sets as a serving a defensive specialist ... tallied three aces and five digs for the season ... made her collegiate debut against Morehead State (8/24).
High School: Was homeschooled in the Mars Area School District in Mars, Pa. ... was a four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain ... led her team to the Section Championships three times ... was a two-time First Team All-Section selection ... named to the All-WPIAL Second Team in 2010 and earned a spot on the All-WPIAL First Team in 2011 ... was a 2011 First Team All-State honoree.
Personal: Born Lara Elizabeth Caraway on Feb. 22, 1994 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Parents are Jimmy and Tami Caraway ... Has one brother, John ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Hopes to work as a coach or athletic performance trainer ... Names photography and horseback riding as her favorite hobbies, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" as her favorite book, Switchfoot as her favorite entertainer, "Once Upon a Time" as her favorite television show, the Pittsburgh Penguins as her favorite sports team, "Remember the Titans" as her favorite movie, Tim Tebow as her favorite athlete, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway as her favorite actor and actress and her mom's chicken pot pie as her favorite food.