Penn State Claims Big Ten Volleyball Championship




Nov. 27, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

With its 3-0 win over Ohio State on Wednesday night, Penn State earned the outright 2013 Big Ten Volleyball Championship. The Nittany Lions had clinched at least a share of the title last Saturday. The crown marks the 10th in the last 11 years and 16th overall. Penn State improves to 18-1 in Big Ten play and 27-2 overall and has earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship.

The Nittany Lions won by a score of 25-12 in the first set, following with a 25-14 win in Set 2 and a 25-8 victory to clinch the match in the third set. Deja McClendon led the Nittany Lions with 11 kills, while Micha Hancock notched 14 digs and Katie Slay tallied seven blocks to lead the team.

The final matches of the 2013 regular season will be held this weekend, with the 2013 NCAA Championship field set to be announced on Sunday, Dec. 1. The 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship selection show is scheduled to air at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.