Syndie Nadeau - Penn State University

11/8/2004

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Nov. 8, 2004

Syndie Nadeau - Penn State University
Sr., Outside Hitter, 5-11 (St. Georges, Quebec - Cegep Beauce-Appalaches High School)


Photo courtesy of Penn State athletic media relations

Syndie Nadeau, a 5-11 senior outside hitter for fourth-ranked Penn State University (21-2, 12-2 Big Ten), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Nittany Lions to Big Ten road victories over fifth-ranked Minnesota and Iowa. Penn State moved into a tie for first place in the Big Ten with the two victories. Nadeau hit .397 on 68 swings for the week, in addition to averaging 4.28 kills, 3.43 digs, 0.71 blocks and 0.86 assists per game. She turned in a double-double of 19 kills and 13 digs against Minnesota, while adding three blocks and five assists. She hit .348 against the Gophers, who allow just a .157 team attack percentage during the season, and finished two kills shy of a personal record. Nadeau charted 11 kills, 11 digs and two blocks versus Iowa. She hit .500 against the Hawkeyes without an error. Nadeau raised her season attack percentage to .311 and her per game averages to 2.91 kills and 3.00 digs per game. She is the first Nittany Lion player in school history to earn the national award. The Penn State head coach is Russ Rose.

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