Was the 2008 Penn State Women’s Volleyball team the best NCAA women’s team ever? Decide for yourself:
*a perfect 38-0 season (only the fourth undefeated team in Division I women’s volleyball history; Long Beach State (36-0 in 1998), Nebraska (34-0 in 2000) and USC (35-0 in 2003) are the others).
*114 sets won, 2 lost (in the National Semi-Final match in Omaha Nebraska against #3-ranked Nebraska, before 17,000+ screaming Nebraska fans, and that camo jacket-twirling player).
*Extended its NCAA-record match winning streak to 64 (PSU’s last loss was to Stanford on Sept. 15, 2007 in five sets).
* A record six players earning American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honors (First Team: Sr. OH Nicole Fawcett, Jr. Setter Alisha Glass, Sr. MH Christa Harmotto and Jr. OH Megan Hodge; Second Team: So. Opp. Blair Brown and So. MH Arielle Wilson)
*Nicole Fawcett – 2008 AVCA Division I National Player of the Year.
*Coach Russ Rose – 2008 AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year award