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Penn State falls, 3-2, in heart-breaker to B1G foe Nebraska
Penn State women's volleyball saw six student-athletes honored by the AVCA with All-America honors
Penn State women's volleyball advances to their 13th NCAA semifinal with a 3-0 win over Michigan State.
Penn State women's volleyball set to take on Missouri in the Third Round of the NCAA Championship
Simone Lee, Haleigh Washington, Ali Frantti, and Heidi Thelen, and sophomore Kendall White were named to the regional team, while senior Abby Detering was named to the honorable mention list, as announced by the organization's office.
2015 (Sophomore): Totaled 41 kills in 23 matches on the year, while also finishing third on the team with 1.05 blocks per set ... Made her 2015 debut against Buffalo (8/28) with seven blocks ... Posted three kills and a career-high nine total blocks against Stony Brook (8/29) ... Recorded two digs and four blocks against Villanova (8/29) ... Had four kills on .800 hitting against No. 21 Colorado (9/4), adding seven blocks ... Recorded three kills and two blocks at Notre Dame (9/12) ... Logged five kills on nine perfect swings against South Florida (9/19), adding five blocks ... Recorded four blocks against No. 21 Minnesota (9/26) ... Matched a career-high mark with nine blocks at No. 23 Michigan (10/21) ... Had two digs and two blocks against Michigan State (10/21) ... Posted one block against Michigan (11/18) ... Totaled two blocks and one kill in the NCAA first round match against Howard (12/4) ... Posted a career-high seven kills on .875 hitting, adding one block in the NCAA second round match against Dayton (12/5) ... Recorded one block in the NCAA regional semifinals against Hawaii (12/11).
2014 (Freshman): Totaled six appearances on the court in her first season in the Blue and White ... Made her collegiate debut against Iona (8/30), tallying six kills on .364 hitting, adding three blocks ... Notched two kills and two blocks against William & Mary (8/30) ... Highlighted the Villanova Classic with one kill against American (9/12) ... Made her NCAA
Personal: Born Heidi Ellen Thelen on Sept. 5, 1996 ... Parents are Ashley and Jon ... Has two brothers, Jake and Nick and two sisters, Hannah and Grace ... Names "Game of Thrones and The Office" as
High School: A four-year letter winner at Notre Dame Academy and two-time Best Offensive Player selection ... Earned Class AAA All-State accolades in 2013, while also picking up all-state honors by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) in 2013 ... Also earned 2011 and 2013 KVCA Region 9 Player of the Year honors ... Earned all-tournament team honors at AAU Nationals in 2012 and 2013 with her club team, Tri-State Elite, garnering AAU All-America honors in 2011 ... A 2013-14 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American.