ABOUT #14 PENN STATE
Penn State is 17-8 overall and 11-5 in B1G action this season, and is coming off of a 3-1 upset over then No. 2-ranked Wisconsin last weekend in State College.
The Nittany Lions ranks No. 325 in aces per set (1.02), No. 77 in assists per set (12.21), No. 3 in blocks per set (2.95), No. 212 in digs per set (13.78), No. 62 in hitting percentage (.243), No. 58 in kills per set (13.36) and No. 71 in opponent hitting percentage (.181).
Setter Mac Podraza is No. 42 nationally in assists per set (10.29) and No. 66 in total assists (957) entering this weekend.
Outside hitter Jess Mruzik is No. 11 nationally in attacks per set (11.95), No. 13 in kills per set (4.47) and No. 17 in points per set (5.04) among all DI players.
Middle blocker Allie Holland is No. 15 nationally in blocks per set (1.38) and No. 16 in total blocks (130), while Taylor Trammell is No. 80 in blocks per set (1.15) and No. 89 in total blocks (108).
Libero Gillian Grimes averages 3.67 digs per set and leads Penn State with 345 digs this season, followed by 213 for Mruzik who plays six rotations.