Nittany Lion of the Week - Nikki Greene

Penn State sophomore women's hoopster Nikki Greene had a record setting week for the Lady Lions and for that she wins BSD's Nittany Lion of the Week. 

In a loss to 79-69 loss to Purdue, Greene pulled down 11 rebounds to go along with 8 points and 1 block.  That block made Greene the 7thLady Lion in school history with 100 career blocks, not bad for someone who has two and half seasons remaining in Blue and White.

The six foot-four inch Greene wasn't finished.  Greene, a defensive and rebounding specialist at this point in her career grabbed a mind blowing 20 rebounds in Penn State's 82-69 victory of Big Ten foe Indiana.  She became the first Lady Lion to accomplish that feat since 1987 when Vicki Link grabbed 20 boards against Rutgers. Greene also tied the Bryce Jordan Center rebounding record with Michigan State's Kristen Rasmussen. Not to be out done, the entire Lady Lion team broke a school rebounding record with 61, surpassing the previous high (58) against Northwestern back in 2000.  Sheniqua (Nikki's full name) also added 6 points and 5 blocks to round out the stat sheet.

Greene came to Penn State with plenty of high school accolades. She was the 19th ranked played in the ESPN/HoopGurls, First team All-State, 3AAA player of the year and was a four sport star at  Diboll high school in Diboll, TX (basketball, volleyball, track & field, powerlifting).

Nice work Nikki!

Honorable Mention:

Mia Nickson (Women's Basketball) - The redshirt sophomore dropped 25 and grabbed another 17 boards in the win against Indiana.

Cameron Wade (Wrestling) - The heavweight was a total beast on the mat for the Nittany Lions this past weekend defeating two nationally ranked grapplers in Pitt's #3 ranked Ryan Tomei and Indiana's #14 ranked Ricky Alcala

Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti (Fencing) - The Italian national (as if you didn't already guess that much) ruled the St. John's Invitational finishing off all opponents, while not dropping one bout. The sophomore was the only Undefeated Nittany Lion at the event. 

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