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Stephany Purdue
Stephany  Purdue

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain View HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Experience:
3L

02/22/2017

Southern Miss Recognizes 167 Student-Athletes For Fall Academic Semester

11/18/2016

Volleyball Opens C-USA Championship with Quarterfinal Win over North Texas

The Golden Eagles win 3-1 to advance to play host Rice.

11/10/2016

Golden Eagles Enjoy Straight-Set Victory at LA Tech Thursday Night

Southern Miss won for the fifth-straight match.

12/10/2015

Southern Miss Enjoys Successes with its Fall Athletic Teams

09/08/2015

Volleyball Lands Pair on the C-USA Weekly Awards

Purdue and Pursell earn first Player of the Week Awards

11/06/2016

Volleyball vs Rice

Volleyball vs Rice

10/30/2016

Volleyball vs North Texas

Volleyball vs North Texas

10/28/2016

Volleyball vs Charlotte

Volleyball vs Charlotte

10/11/2016

Volleyball vs Western Kentucky

Volleyball vs Western Kentucky

09/30/2016

Volleyball vs Marshall

Volleyball vs Marshall

2016 (Sr.): First-Team All-Conference USA and Honorable Mention All-AVCA Southwest Region ... Finished her storied Southern Miss career as the school's all-time leader in kills (1,631) and attacks (4,584) ... surpassed Tosha Barnicoat (1,566 from 1996-99) in the third set on Senior Day against Rice (Nov. 6) ... her .257 hitting percentage was an 82-point improvement from her junior year ... senior class of her, Chanel Joyce and Makareta Rademakers was the winningest in school history ... ended the season with nine straight matches of double-digit kills, including a combined 37 in two with eventual runner-up Rice (Nov. 6) ... year began as an All-Tournament team member for both the Southern Miss Invitational (Aug. 26-27) and LSU Tiger Invitational (Sept. 2-3) ... finished the first of those tournaments with a 22-kill performance with Tulane, then that following weekend produced 56 kills as the Golden Eagles swept Virginia and UConn before topping host LSU 3-1 ... produced a career-high 27 kills in that final matchup ... also posted hitting percentages of .423 and .429 in the first two of those Baton Rouge contests, both season-highs.

2015 (Jr.)
: Played and started 34 of the 35 matches for 136 of the 139 sets ... Led the team with 524 kills ... Averaging 3.85 kills per set ... Second on the team with 27 aces ... Recorded 310 digs ... Totaled 53 blocks ... Matched career high 25 kills twice against Southeastern La. (09/01) and South Alabama (09/29) ... Finished with 20 or more kills in five matches ... Finished with 10 or more kills in 26 matches ... Tallied 14 double-doubles ... Named C-USA Offensive Player of the week twice (09/08 and 10/05) ... Became the 17th player to reach the career 1,000 kill mark ... Earned Second Team All-Conference honor ... Named back-to-back tournament MVP in the Southern Invitational and the Hampton Inn Bama Bash Tournaments.

2014 (So.): Played and started all 34 matches and all 122 sets ... Led the team with 407 kills ... Averaged 3.34 kills per set ... Led the team with 35 aces ... Finished with 246 digs ... Totaled 38 total blocks ... Recorded a career-high 25 kills against Charlotte (11/16) ... Tied a career-high in digs with 19 versus Northwestern State (9/5) ... Tallied 24 matches with 10 or more kills including three with 20 or more ... Had six double-doubles ... Ranked among leaders in kills and aces in the league ... Named to the Georgia Tech Invitational and Southern Miss Invitational all-tournament teams.

2013 (Fr.): Played and started all 31 matches and all 114 sets ... Fourth on the team in kills with 273 ... Ranked second on the team in aces with 20 ... Recorded a season-high 17 kills against McNeese (9/12) ... Posted 14 matches with double figure kills ... Tallied a season-high 19 digs against North Texas (10/4) ... Had five double-doubles on the season ... Had seven matches with 10 or more digs.

High School/Club Team: Attended Mountain View High School ... A four-year letterwinner and starter ... Voted her team's captain ... Received the Most Valuable Player Award ... Earned all-state honorable mention honors two times ... Named all-city first team as a senior ... Club: Played club volleyball for Aspire Volleyball Club, the 16 Silver (2010-11 season), 18 Black Team (2011-12) and 18 Back (2012-13) ... East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club (2004-2009).

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Joanne Purdue ... A sport management major.
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