Hord named Big Ten Player of the Week

September 09, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Sophomore Kaitlyn Hord was named the Big Ten Women's Volleyball Player of the Week after leading No. 4 Penn State to the title at the Cyclone Invitational at Iowa State this past weekend.

Hord hit .545 while averaging 3.33 kills/set and 1.17 blocks/set as Penn State swept both Iowa State and LSU. The Nittany Lions have swept all five of their opponents this season.

Penn State opened the tournament with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-16) win over the host Cyclones behind 12 kills, .647 hitting, and two blocks from Hord. She then led the Nittany Lions to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-16) victory over LSU, recording eight kills, .438 hitting, and five total blocks.

The two wins helped Penn State jump two spots in the national rankings. The Lions were ranked eighth in the preseason, moved to sixth after week one, and are now fourth after two weeks of play.

No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Texas, and No. 5 Baylor round out the top five.

Hord was joined on the Cyclone Invitational All-Tournament Team by teammates Jonni Parker and Kendall White.

Last Updated September 13, 2019