So I’m watching my approximately fiftieth hour of Olympic volleyball, and a certain university keeps showing up in U.S. players’ bios.
This school has been in the news a lot recently, and not for good reasons. Scandals, sanctions — the school is kinda taking it in the teeth right now.
Can you guess which school I’m talking about? That’s right: the University of Hawai (their punter just got a DUI).
Just kidding, of course I’m talking about Pennsylvania State University, the former stomping grounds for Matt Anderson, Megan Hodge and Christa Harmotto. Three Nittany Lions on the U.S. volleyball roster make PSU the second-biggest Olympic feeder behind Long Beach State.
It’s no coincidence that PSU alumni make up essentially an eighth of U.S. Volleyball: the school has one of the best volleyball programs in the NCAA.