Penn State Clinches Big Ten Championship
November 17, 2012Richmond High School
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Penn State clinched its ninth Big Ten Championship in the last 10
years and 15th overall after a 3-0 win at Indiana on Friday. Coupled with their win
against the Hoosiers, the Nittany Lions earned the outright title after Minnesota
knocked off Nebraska on Friday night. Penn State, 16-1 in Big Ten play, also claimed
the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.
The Nittany Lions won by a score of 25-12 in the first set, following with a 25-18
win in Set 2 and a 25-22 victory to clinch the match in the third set. Ariel Scott
led the Nittany Lions with 12 kills, while Dominique Gonzalez and Micha Hancock each
notched eight digs to lead the team.
The final matches of the 2012 regular season will be held next weekend, with the
2012 NCAA Championship field set to be announced on Sunday, Nov. 25. The 2012 NCAA
Division I Women's Volleyball Championship selection show is scheduled to air at 4
p.m. ET on ESPNU.