Middle hitter Katie Slay earned a weekly conference honor on Monday. The sophomore, who was the Hampton Inn Classic Most Valuable Player, also picked up a Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week award. Slay averaged 1.9 blocks per set in the Lions' three games over the weekend and tied a career high in blocks on Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast with 10.
This is the second time in her career that Slay has won the award and shares it this week with Ohio State's Sarah Mignin. Currently, Slay is fourth in the conference with 1.32 blocks per set and first in hitting percentage with a mark of .428.
Leading Penn State with 49 blocks, Slay is also third on the squad with 83 kills.
Check tomorrow's Collegian for a full story by Matt Howland on Slay's importance to her team.