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Penn State Women’s Volleyball’s Adanna Rollins Will Transfer To Kentucky

Penn State women’s volleyball star Adanna Rollins is heading to the ACC to use her final year of NCAA eligibility.

On Saturday, Rollins posted a lengthy video confirming her plans to play volleyball for Kentucky using her additional year of eligibility. She transferred to Penn State for the fall 2021 season before spending three years with Minnesota.

“Although I was grateful for my time at Minnesota and Penn State, I decided it would be best for me to take my last year elsewhere,” Rollins said. “To me, this is my biggest commitment since it’s the final chapter of my college volleyball career. It’s my final opportunity to write my last college volleyball narrative and take this one last ride.”

Down in Lexington, Rollins will join a strong Wildcats team that posted a 25-5 overall record in 2021 and earned the NCAA Tournament’s No. 7 national seed. Although Kentucky lost in the postseason bracket’s second round, the team’s 17-1 mark in conference play last fall suggests it’ll be primed for success once again this season.

Although Rollins’ stay in Happy Valley was short, she made the most of her single season in a Nittany Lions uniform. As one of the team’s strongest hitters, she started all 32 of Penn State’s games and racked up 287 kills, 267 digs, 57 total blocks, and 16 service aces.

Coming off of a 21-11 season, Penn State will now need to rely on its newcomers even more with Rollins officially out of the mix. New head coach Katie Schumacher Cawley has already picked up a handful of commitments from transfers this offseason, including Utah outside hitter Zoe Weatherington, Purdue middle blocker Taylor Trammell, and Long Beach State outside hitter Kashauna Williams.

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