Name: Micha Hancock
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Setter
Height: 5-11
Birthplace: McAlester, Oklahoma
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
High School: Edmond Memorial High School (Edmond, Oklahoma)
College: Penn State
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 - FIVB World Championship (5th Place)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2010 - Youth Olympic Games (Silver)
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Most Notable

  • Named MVP, Best Setter and Best Server of 2017 Pan Am Cup leading Team USA to gold
  • In 2016, set Pan Am Cup records for aces in a tournament and aces in a single match
  • Led Penn State to back-to-back NCAA Division I national titles and was selected most valuable player of the 2013 championship
  • Named AVCA Division I National Player of the Year in 2014

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold), FIVB World Championship (5th)
2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix
2016: Pan American Cup (Bronze)
2010: Youth Olympic Games (Silver)

Did You Know:

  • Three-time AVCA All-America First-Team selection at Penn State (2012-2014)
  • Ranked first national as a college senior in aces per set (1.05) with at least one ace in all but three matches in 2014
  • Named Gatorade Oklahoma State Player of the Year for the 2009 season
  • Began playing club volleybsall with McAlester Team Extreme
  • Parents are Michael and Kelly Hancock
  • Mother Kelly played basketball at Oklahoma State University
  • Father Michael was a professional boxer, boxing at the heavyweight division from 1982-85
  • Sister Kelsey played volleyball at Tulsa University
  • Final youth club volleyball team was Oklahoma Peak Performance coached by former U.S. Men's Sitting Volleyball Team Head Coach Edgar Miraku.

Micha Hancock's Favorites
Food: Avocado with anything ... Music Type: R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop - mood dependent ... Musical Person: Drake ... Movie: The Holiday ... Actress: Kate Winslet ... Professional Team: Oklahoma City Thunder ... Athlete: Russell Westbrook

Hobbies and Interests: Shopping, singing and dancing

Most Admired Person: My parents because "they have seen so much and have taught me so many things. As I get older I realize how awesome that shared knowledge is. I wouldn’t want to have learned the lessons I have from anybody else."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Winning a National Championship for the first time."

Path to the Podium

  • Started indoor youth club volleyball with McAlester Team Extreme before moving on to Oklahoma Peak Performance
  • Helped Team USA win silver at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games
  • Sparked Oklahoma Peak Performance to the bronze medal at the 2009 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships
  • Led Oklahoma Region Volleyball Association to the gold medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships
  • Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American at Penn State (2012-2014) and AVCA National Player of the Year in 2014
  • Back-to-back NCAA national champion at Penn State and was selected most outstanding player of the 2013 championship
  • Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at 2016 Pan American Cup where she set tournament records for aces in a tournament and single match
  • Named MVP, Best Server and Best Setter at the 2017 Pan American Cup in which USA won gold

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