Penn State’s Nicole Fawcett Named Honda-Broderick Finalist

June 17, 2009. By Brent Foster – AVCA online.

“Nicole Fawcett walked off the Qwest Center floor in Omaha four years ago following a 3-2 loss to Stanford in her first collegiate volleyball match. Little did she know that four years later, her college volleyball career would end on that same floor, against Stanford. The only difference was this time she was hoisting the second of back-to-back national title trophies. Fawcett has one more chance to add an award to her long list of collegiate accomplishments. Fawcett has been named one of five finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, given to the top collegiate female athlete. ‘I mean, I was already blown away when I even got selected just for volleyball,” Fawcett said. “So being a finalist is just such an amazing compliment. You look at all the athletes around and how many there are, and there’s so many great athletes. To be in that select few, you couldn’t ask for nicer recognition.'” More from AVCA online.