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Harding has a 4.0 GPA in Food Science
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2012 (Redshirt Sophomore):Recipient of the Elite 89 Award ... Saw action in eight matches and eight sets as a serving and defensive specialist ... made season debut vs. Morehead State (8/24).
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 (28), Zach (26), Luke (25) and Andy (23) ... 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 art as favorite hobby, "Horton Hears a Who" as favorite book, Garth Brooks as favorite entertainer, "Friends" as favorite TV show and "Remember the Titans" as her favorite movie."
"We have a lot of talent and a lot of potential. I'm super excited to see how we can build as a team and use what we have. Penn State volleyball is a tradition of excellence, and it's our job to uphold what those before us have built."