Penn State Wins NCAA Volleyball Title

Some good news from the athletics department!

AP reports that Penn State beat Wisconsin for the NCAA volleyball championship on Saturday.

Deja McClendon’s tap over the net for match point gave second-seeded Penn State (34-3) a 25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 victory. It was the Nittany Lions’ first NCAA title since their historic run of four straight from 2007-2010.

McClendon finished with 11 kills for Penn State, which is 6-3 overall in NCAA championship matches. Megan Courtney had 20 digs.




Penn State, led by national coach of the year Russ Rose, swept Washington in the semifinals. Surprising Wisconsin downed top-ranked Texas, the defending champion, in straight sets to advance to the final.

Congratulations to the Nittany Lions!

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