2013 Sophomore Played in 35 matches, recording 34 starts at outside hitter ... Tallied double-digit kills in 13 matches, while leading the team in kills in eight contests ... Notched double figure digs in 12 matches, while leading the squad in the category five times ... Earned Preseason All-Big Ten honors ... Had three kills and three digs against Syracuse (8/31) ... Recorded five kills, seven digs, and one block against No. 6 Texas (9/7) ... Registered a double-double against No. 8 Florida (9/8) with 11 kills and 12 digs on .333 hitting ... Tallied nine kills, one assist and ten digs against Marquette (9/13) ... Registered 10 kills, two digs and five blocks against Central Arkansas (9/14) ... Notched nine kills, five digs, and one block at FGCU (9/14) ... Recorded two kills, one assist, three digs and two blocks against Albany (9/20) ... Posted four kills, six digs and three blocks against Eastern Kentucky ... Matched her season-high mark of 11 kills against Yale adding two assists, five digs and four blocks (9/21) ... Recorded her second double-double of the season with a career-high 15 kills and 14 digs against No. 15 Michigan State (9/27) ... Tallied 11 kills, eight digs and four blocks against No. 10 Michigan (9/28). ... Matched a career-high mark with 15 kills at Indiana (10/3) adding two digs (10/3) ... Logged six kills, nine digs, and two blocks at No. 24 Purdue (10/5) ... Tallied a career-high 22 digs, posting 10 kills for a double-double, while also adding six blocks against No. 11 Minnesota (10/9) ... Registered six kills, three digs and four blocks against No. 19 Wisconsin (10/12) ... Posted two solo blocks at Illinois (10/18), adding two kills and 11 digs ... Registered 10 kills and seven digs at Northwestern (10/20) ... Posted five kills and seven digs against No. 24 Ohio State (10/23) ... Tallied six digs and one block against Iowa (10/26) ... Set a new career high with 17 kills at No. 17 Michigan (11/1), adding nine digs and a season-high seven blocks ... Totaled four kills and four digs at No. 14 Michigan State (11/2) ... Recorded five kills, two digs and three blocks against No. 14 Purdue (11/8) ... Tallied five kills, three digs and three blocks against Indiana (11/9) ... Led the team with a double-double at No. 14 Wisconsin (11/15), posting 14 kills and 11 digs ... Registered nine kills, nine digs and one block at No. 11 Minnesota (11/16) ... Led the team with a career-high 21 kills against Northwestern (11/22), adding 17 digs for a double-double ... Posted six kills and a match-high 19 digs against No. 20 Illinois (11/23) ... Had six kills, five digs and five block at Ohio State (11/27) ... Recorded a double-double with 14 kills, 12 digs and four blocks at No. 10 Nebraska (11/30) ... Tallied five kills and four digs against LIU Brooklyn (12/6) ... Led the team with 17 kills against Utah (12/7), adding six digs ... Totaled 10 kills, three assists and 14 digs for a double-double against MSU (12/13) ... Had nine kills, 14 digs and two solo blocks against No. 7 Stanford (12/14) ... Tallied six kills, nine digs and two blocks in the NCAA national semifinal match against No. 3 Washington (12/19) ... Pounded five kills and a team-high five blocks in the national title match against No. 12 Wisconsin (12/21), tying for team-best with 20 digs.
AVCA Mideast Region Freshman of the Year ... Honorable Mention AVCA Mideast Region ... Unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Big Ten Freshman of the year ... Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (11/26) ... appeared in all 36 matches, starting 35, at outside hitter ... was fourth on the team in kills with 240, averaging 2.00 kills per set ... had four double-digit kills matches ... posted at least two kills in 35 matches ... posted three double-doubles ... was fourth on the team in digs with 237, averaging 1.98 digs per set ... had nine double-digit digs matches ... had at least two digs in 32 of 36 matches ... was fourth on the team in blocks with 101, averaging 0.84 blocks per set ... had at least one block in 33 matches and had 27 multiple block matches ... made her collegiate debut vs. Morehead State (8/24) ... had six kills and eight digs vs. Stanford (8/31) ... had eight kills in 15 errorless swings vs. Texas (9/1) ... posted nine kills and was third on the team with 14 digs vs. Oregon State (9/8) ... recorded 10 kills and 15 digs vs. Iowa (9/22) ... had eight kills and 15 digs vs. Wisconsin (9/28) had nine kills and 12 digs at Illinois (10/6) ... had nine kills and four blocks vs. Purdue (10/12) ... posted 11 digs against Indiana (10/13) ... recorded 13 kills and eight blocks at Michigan (10/20) ... tallied 11 kills and 10 digs at Nebraska (10/28) ... had sev¬en kills and six digs vs. Minnesota (11/2) ... registered nine kills, six digs and four blocks vs. Wisconsin (11/4) ... had five blocks, including three solo, vs. Northwestern (11/10) ... tallied seven kills on .545 hitting at Indiana (11/16) ... pounded eight kills with two blocks at Purdue (11/17) ... had five kills and four digs vs. Binghamton (11/30) ... had six kills, nine digs and four blocks vs. Kentucky (12/7) ... had 11 kills and 10 digs vs. Minnesota (12/8) ... posted 12 digs and eight blocks vs. Oregon (12/13).
Four year letterwinner and two-year captain at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio ... was a four-time first team All-Area, All-District, GGCL and three-time first team All-Ohio State honoree ... was a three-time GGCL and District II Player of the Year ... led her team to the Final Four State Championship her freshman,junior and senior seasons ... was a First Team Under Armour All-American and PrepVolleyball High School All-American ... was named to the JVDA National All-Tournament Team and helped her team with the 2009 JVDA National Championship ... was a PrepVolleyball Frosh 59, Sophomore 79, Top 50 Recruits Class of 2012 and Senior Ace ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... No. 4 recruit in the nation ... earned a spot on the USAV Women's Junior National A2 Team ... named Best Hitter and earned a spot on the USAV High Performance Championship All-Tournament Team ... also lettered in basketball ... Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year ... earned First Honors with Distinction all four years.
Born Megan Eileen Courtney on Oct. 27, 1993 in Kettering, Ohio ... parents are Rob and Sharon Courtney ... has one brother, Robbie (21) ... brother, Robbie, plays volleyball at Quincy University ... plans to major in kinesiology ... her goal is to be a physical therapist ... names sleeping and shopping as her favorite hobbies, the Harry Potter series as her favorite books, Rascal Flatts as her favorite entertainer, "Pretty Little Liars" and "Criminal Minds" as her favorite television shows, the Miami Heat as her favorite professional sports team, "The Lion King" as her favorite movie, Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete, Channing Tatum and Emma Watson as her favorite actors and Nutella on pretzels and Big Cheezits as her favorite foods.
"At Penn State we are expected to uphold tradition in all aspects of the
term. We follow the rules, we work hard to get better every day, and we
compete day in and day out against ourselves in practice or the opposing
team across the net. We uphold the tradition. I believe this upcoming season
will not fall short of that. We have been working all spring and summer
to get back into the swing of things and are ready for solid competition
in the fall. When you think about Penn State Volleyball, winning and
championships always seem to follow. Having been a part of the Penn
State program for a year I now understand why. It is the coaches, the
players, but also the amazing boosters and support group. We all make
Penn State what has been, what it is, and what it will be. My team and I
really hope to make all of you proud this season by getting better every
chance we get and hopefully making another trip to the final four, but
ending happily ever after."