Three Penn State players were named to the AVCA All-American team on Tuesday.
Deja McClendon, last season’s AVCA Freshman of the Year, was named to the first team.
The sophomore outside hitter, who was a second-team selection a year ago, led the Nittany Lions with 432 kills and hit .264 on the season. She was also third on the team in digs with 245.
Katie Slay, a sophomore middle hitter, was named to the second-team. Slay was a force on defense all season for Penn State and was crowned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year a couple weeks ago.
She led the Lions with 173 total blocks and her 1.42 blocks per set was tied for 12th best nationally. Slay also hit .386 with 257 kills.
The third and final to receive All-American accolades was sophomore opposite Ariel Scott.
Scott, who was named to the third-team, had very similar hitting numbers to McClendon with 418 kills and a .260 hitting percentage. Scott also had 86 total blocks.
These were the first All-American honors for both Slay and Scott.