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David Glen

Penn State
Economics and Political Science


David Glen is one of the top student-athletes on the Penn State hockey team, earning three Academic All-Big Ten honors (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16). Glen is pursuing a double major in economics and political science.


Glen was the 2013-14 men’s recipient of the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award after donating bone marrow to an unknown person during the season. That season, he chose to miss three games to undergo the donation procedure after learning he was a bone marrow match through a “Be the Match” swab drive. Glen agreed to donate the marrow despite not knowing the identity of the recipient and was able to help save the patient’s life.

Also known for his leadership, Glen was a two-time alternate captain and served as the team captain his senior season. He was a unanimous choice by his teammates.


Glen plays an active role in the community, namely through the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), which helps raise funds in the fight against pediatric cancer. Through THON, the Nittany Lion hockey team adopted a child named Colton Buckley. Glen and his teammates won the THON Pep Rally last season after defeating Minnesota with a dance routine that went viral. THON has raised over $127.8 million since 1973, $38.7 million of which has occurred during Glen’s time at Penn State. The Nittany Lions also wore special THON jerseys last year and auctioned them off for the cause.


Throughout his career, Glen was one of the top scoring threats for the Nittany Lions and was at or near the top in many offensive categories. A four-year standout for Penn State, Glen scored the first hat trick in school history, doing so as a freshman in 2013. He finished his career ranked in top five in program history in points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, power-play goals, short-handed goals, shots and games played, while also setting a school record with a +14 plus/minus rating. As a senior, he posted a career-high 17 assists and finished with six goals and 23 points along with a plus-4 rating. He ended the season second on the team in faceoff percentage (.531) and power-play points and posted four multi-point games.