“I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind: it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science, whatever the matter may be.” Lord Kelvin, Popular Lectures and Addresses “Electrical Units of Measurement,” 1889. From The Yale Book of Quotations.
“He doesn’t know anything except facts.” James Thurber. Cartoon caption, New Yorker, December 12, 1937. From The Yale Book of Quotations.
“I’m 5′ 1” – by far the shortest player on the team. But this is a team sport, and not everything happens at the net. You need good passing, serves, focus and enthusiasm. We won three straight national championships, and we know that success isn’t measured in height. It’s measured in heart, hustle and team work.” Cathy Quilico, Defensive Specialist on the Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team. From a 2010 segment of the Big Ten Network’s “Every Athlete Has a Story.”
Big Ten Releases Statistics Through 10-2-10
As Cathy Quilico says, success isn’t measured in height, and with the obvious exception of points in a set and sets won in a match, the numbers alone don’t tell the story for a volleyball match or a volleyball team (sorry Lord Kelvin).
But, as the Big Ten has once again released it’s team and individual statistical leaders — this time through October 2, 2010 — we’ve posted a summary of them here. To access the complete listings, Click Here.
Because we’re Penn State fans, we’ve highlighted the Penn State team and individual entries. Take a look: