Penn State volleyball player Hodge wins Honda Award
NEW YORK — Penn State's Megan Hodge, who led the Nittany Lions to their third consecutive women's volleyball title, has won the Honda Sports Award for volleyball.
Hodge led Penn State (38-0) with 21 kills against Texas to win the NCAA title in December. Penn State, which defeated Hawaii in the final four semifinals, extended its record winning streak to 102 straight games, becoming the first team to win three straight volleyball titles.
Hodge, a senior from Durham, N.C., averaged 4.67 kills to lead the Big Ten and was chosen conference player of the year.
The 6-foot-3 hitter is one of only two players to reach 2,000 career kills at Penn State (2,142).
She was also selected Division I national player of the year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Other finalists were teammate Alisha Glass, Hana Cutura (California) and Destinee Hooker (Texas).