PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Nebraska setter Lauren Cook and outside hitters Gina Mancuso and Hannah Werth have been named to the All-Big Ten volleyball team.
The Huskers' Meghan Haggerty was picked for the all-freshman team.
Penn State's Ariel Scott was named the Big Ten player of the year by a vote of the conference's coaches, while teammates Micha Hancock and Megan Courtney were named Big Ten setter of the year and freshman of the year, respectively.
Michigan's State's Kori Moster earned defensive player of the year honors, while Penn State's Russ Rose was tabbed coach of the year by Big Ten coaches and media.
Scott led the top-ranked Nittany Lions in kills (3.68) and points (4.10) per set through the conference season, helping Penn State to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA championships. The Nittany Lion junior also hit at a .327 clip on 614 total attempts. Scott becomes the seventh Penn State player to win the award in the last eight years.
Sixteen Big Ten players were tabbed All-Big Ten by the conference's coaches, with eight making the team via unanimous vote. Joining Scott as unanimous All-Big Ten selections are Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski, Minnesota's Tori Dixon and Katherine Harms, Nebraska's Mancuso, Ohio State's Mari Hole, Penn State's Deja McClendon and Purdue's Ariel Turner. Rounding out the team are Illinois' Liz McMahon, Michigan's Jennifer Cross and Lexi Erwin, Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus and Penn State's Hancock and Katie Slay.
Courtney was unanimously voted to the All-Freshman Team, along with Illinois' Jocelynn Birks, Michigan's Tiffany Morales, Minnesota's Daly Santa and Nebraska's Haggerty. Michigan State's Halle Peterson and Purdue's Annie Drews also appeared on the seven-player team.
The Big Ten also recognized 12 Sportsmanship Award honorees, which included Nebraska's Allison McNeal.
The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.