Former Penn State great Alisha Glass, the starting setter for the U.S. Women’s National Team that won the championship in the 2010 World Grand Prix, received the “Best Setter” award in an awards ceremony following conclusion of the tournament. Former Stanford star Foluke Akinradewo was named the World Grand Prix MVP and Best Blocker.
Glass is competing in her first season with the U.S. Women’s National Team, which defeated Poland, Italy, Brazil and China in the final round, finishing with a sweep of Japan on Aug. 29th. The U.S. Women’s team had not won a medal in the World Grand Prix tournament since 2004, when they won a bronze medal.
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Best Setters: 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix
|Faults||Still Sets||Total |
|4||de Souza, Josefa Fabiola||BRA||213||4||238||455||10.65|
|5||Lo Bianco, Eleonora||ITA||190||2||187||379||10.56|
And here’s an interview with Alisha, courtesy of the Big Ten Network, from 2009 after the NCAA Finals match with Texas: