Volleyball Ends Season at Altoona

Release Date:
October 29, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


ALTOONA, PA – Led by hot-hitting Robin Tabaka (.529), the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball team completed a perfect 9-0 AMCC season as they defeated Hilbert College October 29. Jordan Botsford finished her freshman season with 7 kills and 8 digs for the Hawks (6-16, 2-7) in the 3-set loss (25-15, 25-14, 25-17). Altoona earned the 1st seed in the AMCC play-offs which begin November 1. 

As the only Hawk to play all 75 sets this season, Shannon Memminger passed for 12 sets many to Botsford. Rachel Kwiatkowski led the visitors with 12 digs and 2 blocks.

Altoona’s Samantha Link was the one player on the court to hit a double double with 13 kills and 10 digs which she paired with 3 service aces.  Kelsie Bumbarge distributed 31 assists mainly between Link and Tabaka (10 kills).

Hilbert completed their 2011 season at Altoona.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.