Alisha Glass


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Photo courtesy Penn State athletics.

Alisha Glass, a junior setter from No. 1 Penn State University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She earned the award after leading her team to two road sweeps over nationally-ranked conference opponents, while setting her team to an NCAA record for consecutive matches won. In the process, PSU clinched at least a share of their sixth consecutive Big Ten title. In the Nittany Lions' first match of the week, a 3-0 win over then-No. 17 Illinois, Glass dished out 40 assists and guided her team to a .400 hitting percentage. She also had nine digs, three total blocks and two kills in the win. She followed that up with another solid performance, this time in Penn State's 3-0 win over then-No. 18 Purdue. In the match, she had 41 assists, leading her team to a .412 hitting percentage, while also collecting 10 digs to complete the double-double. She also had two total blocks and a kill in the victory. For the week, Glass averaged 13.5 assists per set, led her team to a combined .406 hitting percentage and guided five of her players to double-digit kills in the two matches. Glass, who is now a three-time Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week (November 17, 2007 and Sept. 11, 2006) and the last Penn State athlete to earn the honor, is the eighth Nittany Lion to receive the award. Penn State is coached Russ Rose.


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