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Purdue, Tom Earn Season's First Southern Miss Weekly SAAC Honor

Sept. 13, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Senior outside hitter Stephany Purdue and senior offensive lineman Cameron Tom were awarded Southern Miss' first Student Athlete Advisory Committee Player of the Week Award for the 2016-2017 season.

Purdue's 58 kills over the past week led the team and she has a season attacking percentage of .361. She is also averaging 4.4 kills per set over the season and was the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week last week for her Tiger Classic MVP performance at LSU.

Purdue is majoring in sport management. Southern Miss plays at ULM at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tom's offensive line gave up zero sacks and allowed the offensive to gain 615 total yards against Savannah State. Southern Miss also had two players that rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 2008.

Tom, a marketing major, will look to help his team get to 3-0 Saturday when Troy comes in for a 6 p.m. game.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is the voice of the student-athlete body. They exist to better the student-athlete experience, protect student-athlete welfare, and project a positive image for the student-athlete population. Membership is open to student-athletes of all varsity athletic teams at Southern Miss. Each team appoints representatives who establish and maintain open lines of communication with their teammates and all student-athletes in order to appropriately express any issues of concern.

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