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Former Nittany Lions Micha Hancock, Megan Courtney, and Aiyana Whitney named to the USAV Women’s National Team 26-player preliminary roster.
Hancock, McClendon, Scott and Slay were all tabbed All-Americans
Women's soccer reaches College Cup final; Five Big Ten Championships & Coaches of Year
Scott led all players with 18 kills
Penn State leads all team with number of honorees
No. 2 Women's Volleyball Defeats Northwestern 3-1
2014 (Senior): Ranked first nationally in aces per set (1.05), with at least one ace in all but three matches this season ... Averaging 11.49 assists per set, she's paced the team to a .355 hitting clip, which leads the nation ... Recorded her first double-double of the season at No. 2 Stanford (9/5) with (57A, 13D) ... Totaled 21 aces in the Villanova Classic, highlighting the event with a season-high eight against American (9/12) ... Totaled 22 aces in the Penn State Alumni Classic with eight against DePaul (9/19) and ECU (9/20) ... Posted a double-double (38A, 10D) at No. 5 Wisconsin (9/24), matching a career-high mark with nine kills on .750 hitting ... Registered three aces at No. 17 Minnesota (9/27) ... Paced the team to a .443 hitting clip against Michigan (10/24) ... Notched a season-high seven blocks against No. 17 Ohio State (10/28) ... Matched a season-high mark with eight aces at Maryland (11/22) ... Posted five aces at Northwestern (11/26).
All-Big Ten (unanimous) ... Preseason All-Big Ten ... AVCA DI Na- tional Player of the Week (9/30) ... PSU Classic All-Tournament ... Big Ten Setter of the Week (9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/27, 11/17) ... Villanova Classic MVP.
2013 (Junior): Earned 2013 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors ... Earned AVCA First Team All-America honors, as well as AVCA All-Northeast Region accolades ... Named a 2013 Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American ... Awarded the 2013 Big Ten Setter of the Year award and a spot on the All-Big Ten team ... Closed out the season ranked second nationally and first in the Big Ten in aces per set, averaging 0.65 per frame ... With 254 career aces, she became the Nittany Lions' all-time career leader in the category, surpassing Ellen Hensler ('83-'86) for first place on the all-time list ... Paced the team to a .305 hitting percentage, which closed out the season ranked fifth in the nation and first in the conference ... Led the team in assists in every match, while leading the squad in blocks twice and in digs four times ... Preseason All-Big Ten honoree ... Earned Penn State Invitational MVP honors ... Tied for third on the team with five kills against Syracuse (8/31), adding 30 assists an ace and seven digs ... Recorded a team-high eight aces against No. 19 Louisville (8/31), tallying two kills, 28 assists and seven digs ... Hit .500 with four kills on eight errorless swings, dishing out 51 assists two aces, eight digs and four blocks at No. 6 Texas (9/7) ... Had five kills on .833 hitting, adding five aces, three digs and three blocks against No. 8 Florida (9/8) ... Posted 33 assists, seven digs, three blocks and four kills against Marquette (9/13) ... Notched one kill, 30 assists, three aces and five digs against Central Arkansas (9/14) ... Logged two kills, 31 assists, three aces, five digs and one block at FGCU (9/14) ... Posted three kills, 29 assists, two aces, one dig and four blocks against Albany (9/20) ... Had 39 assists against EKU (9/21), adding two kills, four aces, four digs and three blocks ... Recorded three kills, 32 assists, one ace, and six digs against Yale (9/21) ... Set a career-high mark with nine kills against No. 15 Michigan State (9/27), tallying 57 assists, one ace and nine digs ... Served up four aces, two kills and a double-double (44 a/11 d) against No. 10 Michigan (9/28) ... Distributed 38 assists, four aces, three kills, four blocks and seven digs at Indiana (10/3) ... Tallied a double-double with 45 assists and 13 digs at No. 24 Purdue (10/5) while also recording three kills and two aces on her way to the Big Ten Setter of the week honors ... Dished out a career-high 67 assists, posting four kills and eight digs against No. 11 Minnesota (10/9) ... Notched one ace, one kill, four digs and 33 assists against No. 19 Wisconsin (10/12), en route to her second straight Big Ten Setter of the Week honor ... Tallied seven kills, eight digs, three blocks, one ace and 49 assists at Illinois (10/18) ... Set a season high in blocks with five at Northwestern (10/20) adding 49 assists, four kills, and two aces ... Recorded her third double-double of the season against No. 24 Ohio State (10/23) with 23 assists and 11 digs, adding five kills and three blocks ... Matched a season-high mark with eight aces against Iowa (10/26), tallying 36 assists and three digs ... Dished out 48 assists at No. 17 Michigan (11/1), adding five kills, one ace, nine digs and five blocks ... Paced the team to .461 hitting at No. 14 Michigan State (11/2), adding two kills, 35 assists, nine digs and one block ... Picked up Big Ten Setter of the Week honors ... Tallied 25 assists, one ace and nine digs against No. 14 Purdue (11/8) ... Recorded four kills, 26 assists, three aces, eight digs and three blocks against Indiana (11/9) ... Notched a double-double at No. 14 Wisconsin (11/15) with 32 assists and 12 digs, adding four kills and two aces ... Distributed 41 assists, four kills, four digs, four blocks and one ace at No. 11 Minnesota (11/16) ... Paced the team to a .344 hitting clip against Northwestern (11/22), dishing out 63 assists and nine digs .... Tallied four kills 52 assists and nine digs against No. 20 Illinois (11/23), picking up Big Ten Setter of the Week honors ... Recorded a double-double with 28 assists and 14 digs at Ohio State (11/27) ... Distributed 49 assists, two kills, nine digs and one ace at No. 10 Nebraska (11/30), on her way to her fifth Big Ten Setter of the Week selection this season ... Posted four aces, four kills and five blocks against LIU Brooklyn (12/6) ... Dished out 32 assists against Utah (12/7), adding one ace and nine digs ... Totaled seven kills on .636 hitting, adding 14 kills and 47 assists vs. MSU (12/13) ... Posted a double-double (58 assists, 15 digs) vs. Stanford (12/14) ... Paced the team to a .488 hitting clip in the NCAA national semifinal match against No. 3 Washington (12/19), distributing 39 assists, five kills, six digs and three aces ... Dished out 48 assists in the NCAA national final match against No. 12 Wisconsin (12/21), adding five kills, three aces, 16 digs and two blocks.
2012 (Sophomore):AVCA First Team All-America ... Volleyball Magazine First Team All-America ... West Lafayette Regional All-Tournament Team ... AVCA Mideast Region ... Big Ten Setter of the Year ... All-Big Ten ... Big Four Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (9/3) ... Big Ten Setter of the Week (9/3, 9/24, 10/1, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19) ... AVCA National Player of the Week (11/6) ... started all 36 matches at setter ... totaled 1,403 assists for the year, averaging 11.22 assists per set ... her 11.22 assists per set ranked second in the Big Ten and 28th nationally ... she paced the Penn State offense to a .302 hitting percentage for the season, which topped the Big Ten and was third nationally ... she helped four of her top hitters average 2.00 kills per set or better with all four hitting .241 or better ... led the team with 81 aces, which ranks second on Penn State's single season chart behind the 91 she posted in 2011 ... her 0.65 aces per set led the Big Ten and was third in the nation ... she has 172 aces for her career, which ranks fourth in the Penn State career records ... she set the Penn State single match record for aces with a career-high 10 against Binghamton in the NCAA First Round ... she set the NCAA Tournament record for aces in tournament play with 22 ... was third on the team in digs with 298, averaging 2.38 digs per set ... had 10 double-digit dig matches and 10 double-doubles ... had at least two digs in every match of the season ... posted 76 blocks for the season ... had at least one block in 29 of 36 matches and had 20 multiple block matches ... had 53 assists, three aces and a career-high 23 digs vs. Stanford (8/31) ... had 34 assists and five kills against Texas (9/1) ... posted 27 assists, seven blocks and three aces vs. UIC (9/9) ... had 55 assists, six kills and 11 digs vs. Nebraska (9/19) ... had 53 assists, three aces and 11 digs vs. Iowa (9/22) ... had 46 assists, three aces and four kills on seven swings at Wisconsin (9/28) ... had 53 assists and 13 digs at Illinois (10/6) ... had 40 assists, three aces, 15 digs and six blocks vs. Indiana (10/13) ... recorded 61 assists, 13 digs and a career-high eight blocks at Nebraska (10/28) ... guided Penn State to a .452 hitting percentage and tallied 35 assists and eight digs at Indiana (11/16) ... set the school record with a career-high 10 aces and had 33 assists and six digs vs. Binghamton (11/30) ... had five aces vs. Bowling Green (12/1) ... recorded 46 assists, five aces and 13 digs vs. Minnesota (12/8) ... had 45 assists, three kills and 12 digs vs. Oregon (12/13).
2011 (Freshman): AVCA Mideast Region Freshman of the Year ... Unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (11/14, 11/21, 11/28) ... Pittsburgh Invitational MVP ... AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team ... directed the Penn State offense to a .267 hitting percentage, which ranked 12th nationally ... played in all 33 matches, starting 32 ... her 10.54 assists per set ranked sixth in the Big Ten ... totaled 1,275 assists for the season ... guided Katie Slay to a .386 hitting percentage, which ranked 15th nationally ... set the Penn State single season aces record with 91 ... her 0.75 aces per set led the Big Ten and was second in the nation ... posted 279 digs for the season to rank second on the squad ... had at least one kill in every match and totaled 110 for the season ... notched 59 total blocks ... had seven kills in eight errorless swings, a match-high six aces vs. USC (8/27) ... totaled 53 assists and 12 digs against Nebraska (9/21) ... had 45 assists, a career-high seven aces and 19 digs vs. Illinois (10/8) ... had 35 assists and six aces vs. Nebraska (10/29) ... had 58 assists and led the team with 18 digs at Minnesota (11/4) ... dished out 60 assists and had 13 digs at Wisconsin (11/6).
Four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year team captain at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Okla. ... guided her team to the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Oklahoma 6A State Championship ... was a two-time All-Edmond Player of the Year, All-City Player of the Year and MVP of the State Championship All-Tournament Team ... twice named the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year ... voted High School All-American by PrepVolleyball.com ... earned a spot on the 2009 USA Junior National Championship All-Tournament Team ... was a candidate for PrepVolleyball National Junior of the Year and National Senior of the Year ... named to the PrepVolleyball.com Class of 2011 Top 50 Recruits and 2011 Senior Ace... Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" ... earned Best Setter Award in 2010 USA High Performance International Championship Tournament ... selected to the 2010 Youth Olympic Team ... was a 2010 Under Armour All-American.
Born Micha Danielle Hancock on Nov. 10, 1992 in McAlester, Okla. ... parents are Michael and Kelly Hancock ... has one sister, Kelsey ... sister, Kelsey, played volleyball at Tulsa University ... mother, Kelly, played basketball at Oklahoma State University ... father, Michael, was a professional boxer ... names dancing as her hobby, Dave Chappelle as favorite entertainer, the Thunder as favorite professional sports team, "The Blood Diamond" as favorite movie, Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet as favorite actors and pasta as favorite food.
"This year I want to see us take our season all the way and my biggest expectation is that we become a better team by working together better than we have in the past."