Special to The Sun
ROSEMONT, Ill. —
After guiding the Nittany Lions to a 2-0 weekend on the road, junior setter Micha Hancock out of Edmond Memorial High School earned Big Ten Setter of the Week honors, as announced by the conference this afternoon. The weekly league selection is Hancock’s first of the season and 11th of her career. The nod is also the seventh time Hancock has earned Setter of the Week honors.
Leading the nation in aces per frame for the fourth straight week, Hancock concluded the weekend ranked second in the Big 10 in service aces, totaling six for a 0.75 average per set. She also finished fourth in assists, after dishing out 83 total assists, averaging 10.38 per set.
At Indiana, Hancock directed the Penn State offense to a .507 hitting percentage in a 3-0 victory, while also adding four aces, seven digs, four blocks and three kills on 1.000 hitting. At No. 24 Purdue, she registered her first double-double of the season, tallying 45 assists and 13 digs.
The .507 hitting percentage against the Hoosiers marked the highest the Nittany Lions have hit against a league opponent so far this season. As a team, the Nittany Lions also held Indiana to just 45 total points across three sets, including just eight in the third stanza, marking the least amount of points Penn State has surrendered to a Big 10 opponent in 2013.
Hancock and the rest of the Penn State women’s volleyball team will host No. 9 Minnesota in a midweek matchup, Wednesday. PSU will square off against the Golden Gophers at 7:30 p.m. eastern, live on the Big 10 Network. Penn State will conclude the weekend at home welcoming Wisconsin to Rec Hall on Saturday.
TO VIEW the complete Big Ten Weekly Awards release, please visit http://www.bigten.org/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/100713aaa.html