The Edmond Sun

January 18, 2013

Penn State’s Hancock named All-American


Special to The Sun

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Edmond Memorial graduate Micha Hancock, a sophomore on the Penn State women’s volleyball team, was selected as a first team 2012 Volleyball Magazine All-American this week.

Hancock was an AVCA First Team All-American and earned a spot on the 2012 AVCA Mideast Region squad. The inaugural Big Ten Setter of the Year, Hancock was second in the Big Ten with 11.22 assists per set and guided the Nittany Lion offense to a .302 hitting percentage for the season. Penn State’s hitting percentage led the conference and ranked third nationally. Hancock finished the season third in the country and led the Big Ten with 0.65 aces per set.

She owns the Penn State single season record for aces (91), which she set in 2011, and had a team-best 81 in 2012. Hancock also owns the Penn State single-match record for aces with 10 against Binghamton on Nov. 30. She broke the NCAA Tournament record for aces and finished tournament play with 22. An All-Big Ten honoree, Hancock started all 36 matches at setter and is a six-time Big Ten Setter of the Week. She was third on the team in digs with 298 and fifth in blocks with 76.