Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Former Benjamin Logan volleyball star Nicole Fawcett has made a name for herself in her home country. Now, she is doing it overseas.
Playing for the Korea Expressway team, Fawcett set the world individual match scoring record with 55 points in a five-set win over Industrial Bank on Tuesday in Korea League volleyball play.
She recorded an eye-popping 53 kills on 85 attacks with only seven errors as part of her record-breaking effort.
Fawcett eclipsed the old mark of 54 points, which was shared by the Dominican Republic’s Bethania de la Cruz and Colombia’s Madelynne Montano.
The Gatorade Ohio player of the year as a senior at Ben Logan, Fawcett set the state’s career kills mark while playing for the Raiders. She went on to have a stellar college career at Penn State.
She won two national championships with the Nittany Lions and was named the NCAA Division I national player of the year in 2008. She was also selected the national freshman of the year after her rookie season.
After graduating from Penn State, Fawcett embarked on a professional career that has taken her to Puerto Rico and then to Korea. She has been a member of the U.S. national team as well.