Penn State had high expectations in 2013 and have not disappointed. Rose collected his 16th Big Ten Championship and 14th Big Ten Coach of the Year honor leading his squad to a 28-2 regular-season and 19-1 conference record. The Nittany Lions boast five players on the AVCA All-Northeast Region team in Nia Grant, Micha Hancock, Deja McClendon, Ariel Scott and Katie Slay, with Rose earning AVCA Region Coach of the Year.
wasn't just the fact they won in what many consider one of the most
difficult conferences in the country, it was how they won it. In their
19 Big Ten victories (57 sets won), they dropped just a total of 11
sets. As a team, Penn State leads
the nation with 3.10 blocks per set and is third in team hitting
percentage (.314) and win percentage (93.8%).
Rose is now a five-time AVCA National Coach of the Year after winning in 1990, 1997, 2007 and 2008.