Micha Hancock nominated for 2015 ESPN ESPY award

Arielle Sargent
July 01, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State women's volleyball's Micha Hancock (Edmond, Okla.) has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY award, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete for the second consecutive year.

Following a nationwide vote, the winners of each category will be revealed at the 2015 ESPYS, which air live on ESPN July 15. Fans can cast their vote online for Hancock from now until 8 p.m. ET July 15 by clicking here.

Hancock, a communications arts and sciences major, capped off a standout four-year career as one of the most prolific student-athletes in program history. As the starting setter and team captain for Hall of Fame Head Coach Russ Rose, she guided the Nittany Lions to back-to-back NCAA national championship crowns in 2013 and '14, as well as the team's 16th Big Ten title in 2013. She highlighted her career with one of the top awards in collegiate volleyball, earning 2014 AVCA DI National Player of the Year honors, to become the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to garner the prestigious honor. A three-time first team AVCA All-America honoree, she also earned AVCA All-Northeast honors in each of the last three seasons. Hancock also earned her third consecutive All-Big Ten selection in 2014, having earned Big Ten Setter of the Year honors from 2012-13.

Hancock earned numerous additional awards in 2014, including five Big Ten Setter of the Week honors, ESPNW Volleyball Player of the Week honors and her second AVCA DI National Player of the Week award. In addition to the honors and recognition, Hancock made an impressive mark on several record books throughout her time in the Blue and White.

In 2014, she finished the year ranked first nationally in aces and aces per set. She holds both the Penn State and the Big Ten single season aces record (126), having also moved into sole possession of first place on the NCAA single-season 25-point scoring format aces list. Her 380 career aces also ranks first on the Penn State and Big Ten all-time lists.

Hancock is Penn State women's volleyball's first two-time ESPN ESPY nominee. She joins 2009 nominee, Megan Hodge and 2011 nominee, Blair Brown in Penn State's group of honorees.

Last Updated July 14, 2015