Some new Nittany Lions are on the prowl. How are they doing? How Do You Like Them Apples-to-Oranges? This 2011 Penn State Women’s Volleyball team is so young (take a look at Penn State’s 2011 statistical leaders: Attack Leaders – all sophomores and freshmen; Set/Serve leaders – one junior, one sophomore, one freshman; Recept/Dig leaders – […]
Photo courtesy of Tom Hilton, Wikimedia Commons This is Part II of a three-part series — Big Ten Tall Tales, in which we have compiled statistics on the height of the top hitters and blockers (statistically speaking) in the Big Ten from 2003 through 2010, along with their statistics for each year. We started with 2003 because […]
Photo courtesy of Acroterion, Wikimedia Commons. Although volleyball success requires much more than height — hard play, quality swings, and good blocking technique come in all sizes — after we read that someone had compiled statistics on the height of the top-ranked players (statistically speaking) in the Big Ten, Pac 10, and Big Twelve conferences […]
The 2010 season was a great one for setters in the Big Ten: Michigan’s Lexi Zimmerman, Purdue’s Jaclyn Hart, and Illinois’ Hillary Haen all made First-Team All-Big Ten. Though Penn State’s Kristin Carpenter did not make the All-Big Ten First Team or receive Honorable Mention (the only year during the period 2000 to 2010 that […]
Perfection in sports is rare. The Penn State Women’s Volleyball team came close in 2008, going 38-0 and dropping only two sets all season (those two coming in the classic NCAA Semifinal match against Nebraska in Omaha). This season, Penn State extended its streak of consecutive sets without a loss to 141, before losing a […]
Here’s the link to Wikipedia’s entry about Penn State Nittany Lions Women’s Volleyball. It is a great resource, with references and citations about Penn States long tradition of success with its women’s volleyball program, founded by Tom Tait in 1976, with Russ Rose as the Coach since 1979. More from Wikipedia.
Links from gopsusports to game-by-game results, statistics, news and rosters from the 1998 season through the record-breaking NCAA 2008 Championship year. continue to gopsusports.
HONOLULU, HI, December 18, 1999. “In just one hour and twenty minutes, the top-ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team erased memories of five game losses in the previous two title matches by sweeping Stanford for the first NCAA volleyball national championship in school history. The Nittany Lions defeated the Cardinal 15-2, 15-10, 15-7 in front […]