McClendon out to finish with flourish

Originally Published: December 17, 2013
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

Penn State's Deja McClendon has a couple of ways she loves to express her abundant creativity. One is painting things, like portraits. The other is pounding things, like volleyballs.

"I think they're kind of similar, though," McClendon insists. "Playing a sport is an art, honestly. You have to be creative.

"Volleyball is a stress reliever. I can just let out everything and be competitive and be loud. Painting is very calming and relaxing. I'm not especially good. ...

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