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Big Ten Announces 2012 Postseason Volleyball Honors

November 27, 2012
Richmond High School



PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on
Tuesday, with student-athletes from two schools earning recognition following the
conclusion of the 2012 regular season. Penn State's Ariel Scott has been named the
Big Ten Player of the Year by a vote of the conference's coaches, while teammates
Micha Hancock and Megan Courtney were named Big Ten Setter of the Year and Freshman
of the Year, respectively. Michigan's State's Kori Moster earned Defensive Player of
the Year honors, while Penn State's Russ Rose was tabbed Coach of the Year by Big
Ten coaches and media.



Scott led the top-ranked Nittany Lions in kills (3.68) and points (4.10) per set
through the conference season, helping Penn State to the No. 1 overall seed in the
NCAA Championship. The Nittany Lion junior also hit at a .327 clip on 614 total
attempts. Scott becomes the seventh Penn State player to win the award in the last
eight years.



Moster averaged 4.39 digs per set this season en route to being tabbed the top
defensive player in the conference. The Spartan sophomore is the first Michigan
State player to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors.



Hancock takes home the inaugural Big Ten Setter of the Year award after being named
Freshman of the Year in 2011. The Penn State sophomore led the Big Ten in assists
(11.44) and placed second in service aces (.51) per set. Hancock was named Big Ten
Setter of the Week six times this season and claimed National Player of the Week
honors on Nov. 6.



Courtney is the 10th Nittany Lion to be named Freshman of the Year in the past 11
seasons and the 11th Penn State player all-time to earn the award. The outside
hitter averaged 2.03 kills and 1.87 digs per set for the top-ranked Nittany Lions.



Rose earns top billing among the conference's coaches and media after guiding Penn
State to a 29-2 overall record and a 19-1 mark in Big Ten play en route to its ninth
conference title in the last 10 years. The Nittany Lions also earned the top overall
seed in the NCAA Championship. Rose's award from the coaches marks his 11th all-time
and fifth in the last six years, while his honor from the media is his seventh in
the last eight years.



Sixteen Big Ten players were tabbed All-Big Ten by the conference's coaches, with
eight making the team via unanimous vote.  Joining Scott as unanimous All-Big Ten
selections are Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski, Minnesota's Tori Dixon and
Katherine Harms, Nebraska's Gina Mancuso, Ohio State's Mari Hole, Penn State's Deja
McClendon and Purdue's Ariel Turner. Rounding out the All-Conference Team are
Illinois' Liz McMahon, Michigan's Jennifer Cross and Lexi Erwin, Nebraska's Lauren
Cook and Hannah Werth, Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus and Penn State's Hancock and
Katie Slay.



Courtney was unanimously voted to the All-Freshman Team, along with Illinois'
Jocelynn Birks, Michigan's Tiffany Morales, Minnesota's Daly Santa and Nebraska's
Meghan Haggerty. Michigan State's Halle Peterson and Purdue's Annie Drews also
appeared on the seven-player team.



The Big Ten also recognized 12 Sportsmanship Award honorees. The student-athletes
chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and
ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and
have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.



The complete list of All-Big Ten honorees, individual award winners and
Sportsmanship Award Honorees can be found below and attached.



ALL-BIG TEN*

Liz McMahon, So., OPP, ILL

Jennifer Cross, Jr., MB, MICH

Lexi Erwin, Jr., OH, MICH

LAUREN WICINSKI, JR., OH, MSU

TORI DIXON, JR., MB, MINN (2)

KATHERINE HARMS, SR., OPP, MINN

Lauren Cook, Sr., S, NEB (2)

GINA MANCUSO, SR., OH, NEB (2)

Hannah Werth, Sr., OH, NEB (2)

Stephanie Holthus, Jr., OH, NU (2)

MARI HOLE, SR., OH, OSU (2)

DEJA McCLENDON, JR., OH, PSU (3)

Micha Hancock, So., S, PSU

Katie Slay, Jr., MH, PSU (2)

ARIEL SCOTT, Jr., OH, PSU (2)

ARIEL TURNER, Sr., OH, PUR (2)



Honorable Mention

Jocelynn Birks, Fr., OH, ILL

Jordan Haverly, Jr., OH, IND

Kori Moster, So., LIB, MSU

Ashley Wittman, Jr., OH, MINN

Emily Danks, Sr., RS, OSU

Kaitlyn Leary, Jr., OH, OSU

Carly Cramer, Jr., LIB, PUR



ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

JOCELYNN BIRKS, OH, ILL

TIFFANY MORALES, LIB, MICH

Halle Peterson, S, MSU

DALY SANTANA, OH, MINN

MEGHAN HAGGERTY, MB, NEB

MEGAN COURTNEY, OH, PSU

Annie Drews, OPP, PUR



* Additional honorees due to a tie

Unanimous selections in CAPS



PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ariel Scott, PSU



DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kori Moster, MSU



SETTER OF THE YEAR

Micha Hancock, PSU



FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Megan Courtney, PSU



COACH OF THE YEAR (COACHES AND MEDIA)

Russ Rose, PSU



SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Jessica Jendryk, ILL

Samantha Thrower, IND

Allison Straumann, IOWA

Claire McElheny, MICH

Kristen Kelsay, MSU

Mia Tabberson, MINN

Allison McNeal, NEB

Madalyn Shalter, NU

Alyssa Winner, OSU

Kristen Carpenter, PSU

Rachel Davis, PUR

Julie Mikaelsen, WIS



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