PSU came out strong in the first set, but the Golden Bears surged in the second, requiring Penn State to dig in and fight off two set points. Senior Blair Brown had 18 kills and 10 digs and freshman Deja McClendon had an impressive 16 kills of her own.
This was the fourth time in as many years Penn State has met Cal in post-season play. The Nittany Lions have swept the Bears in each of those meetings. Cal has never won a National Title in women's volleyball.
This National Title makes Russ Rose the first NCAA women's volleyball head coach to win five National Titles (1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Also, Penn State became the first team in Division I women's volleyball to win four consecutive National Titles.