Name: Megan Courtney
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-1
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
High School: Archbishop Alter High School (Kettering, Ohio)
College: Penn State
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Most Notable

  • Named AVCA All-America Second Team in 2015 at Penn State
  • Helped Penn State to NCAA title in 2014 as she was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after helping Penn State to NCAA title in 2013

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • 2017: Pan Am Cup (Gold), FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
  • 2016: Pan Am Cup (Bronze)

Did You Know:

  • After being an outside hitter at Penn State and with the U.S. Women's National Team for most of 2017, made an experimental transition to become a libero with starts during the USA Volleyball Cup.
  • Served as libero during the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup as Team USA won the bronze medal
  • Graduated from Penn State with degree in kinesiology-movement science
  • Named AVCA Mideast Freshman of the Year in 2012
  • Led Archbishop Alter High School to state semifinals as freshman, junior and senior and was named Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Selected AVCA High School All-American
  • Started playing youth club volleyball in 2003 with Dayton Juniors and ended her youth club career with Team Z under Rich Zeciski
  • Parents are Robert and Sharon
  • Brother Robbie played volleyball at Quincy Unhiversity

Megan Courtney's Favorites
Food: Chips, strawberries, acai, Nutella, chai tea latte ... Music Type: Country ... Musical Person: Luke Bryan ... Movie: The Lion King, Harry Potter, The Hobbit ... Actress/Actor: Emma Watson/Scott Eastwood ... Professional Team: Cleveland Cavaliers .. Athlete: Lebron James

Hobbies and Interests: Playing with my puppy, shopping at Lulu Lemon

Most Admired Person: My mom because "she has and always will be my biggest fan no matter how far apart we get. She is always my go-to person and my best friend."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Adopting my puppy, Lazy."

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing club indoor volleyball with Dayton Juniors in 2003 before completing her youth career with Team Z
  • Named to AVCA High School All-America Team and selected Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year following her senior year at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio
  • Helped Penn State to NCAA title in 2013 and 2014, and was named the tournament’s most outstanding player in 2014
  • Selected AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2015 at Penn State
  • Made U.S. Women’s National Team debut at 2016 Pan American Cup
  • As part of an experiment, switched from her typical outside hitter role to libero for the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and USA Volleyball Cup matches against Brazil

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