The Nittany Lions will face eight teams ranked in the top 25 during the 2012 season
Lion Career 2011 (Sophomore): Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in four matches and four sets as a serving and defensive specialist ... made collegiate debut against New Hampshire (9/3).
2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
Four-year varsity letterwinner at State College Area High School in State College, Pa. ... team captain senior year ... two-time All-District honoree and PVA Invitational All-Tournament team member ... selected All-Independent League sophomore year, All-Conference junior year and All-State senior year ... selected to the Rally in the Valley Invitational and Saint Francis Invitational All-Tournament teams ... two-time member of the Susquehannock Invitational All-Tournament Team ... voted Best JV Defensive player her freshman year and Best Varsity Defensive Player her sophomore year ... was a Faculty Scholar and ranked in the top 10 percent of her class ... received the Principal's Award and the Judge Sharp Award ... member of the National Spanish Honors Society ... also lettered in softball.
Born Margaret Mary Harding on March 25, 1992 in Lewistown, Pa. ... parents are Jeff and Cindy Harding ... has four brothers, Jay (27), Zach (25), Luke (23) and Andy (22) ... brother, Zach, is a 2009 PSU alum and brother, Luke, is a 2012 Penn State graduate ... father, Jeff, and uncle, Jim Harding ('83), both wrestled at Penn State ... grandfather, Gene Harding ('51), played baseball and grandfather, Charles Ruslavage ('56), played football at Penn State ... mother, Cindy, aunt, Judy Ligo, and uncles, Greg Harding and Rob Barto all attended Penn State ... brother, Jay, played football and ran track at Cornell (2004-08)...brother, Andy, is a 2012 Oklahoma State graduate... majoring in food science ... names cooking, and art as favorite hobbies, "Horton Hears a Who" as favorite book, Garth Brooks as favorite entertainer, "Friends" as favorite TV show, "Remember the Titans" as favorite movie, Christa Harmotto as favorite athlete, John Candy as favorite actor and Jennifer Aniston as favorite actress and cereal as favorite food.
"I'm really excited to put together what we built in the spring and summer with what our new freshmen bring to the table. We're working hard to come together as a team and go after that number one spot."