Fleming and Pursell Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team
Fleming and Pursell earned their second consecutive all-academic team accolades.
IRVING, Texas - The 2014 Conference USA Volleyball All-Academic Team features five repeat selections and five CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, as selected by the league's Sports Information Directors.
Fleming, a Columbus, Ga., native maintains a 3.82 GPA in speech pathology and audiology. She is one of five players to record over 3,000 career assists in Southern Miss history. On the season, Fleming is averaging 9.63 assists per set, but that mark improves to 11.23 against C-USA teams. She has recorded 11 aces and 254 digs. Fleming was named Setter of the Week once this season.
The 2014 C-USA All-Academic team is comprised of five seniors, two juniors and four sophomores, as selected by the league's sports information directors. The all-academic team consists of student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a starter or key reserve on their team.
2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team
Sammie Bane | Sr. | Marshall | 3.95 | Exercise Science and Psychology Double Major Ally Kiekover | So. | Marshall | 3.79 | Cell Molecular Biology Major/Chemistry Minor (Pre-Med) Amy Henard | So. | North Texas | 3.82 | Biology/Chemistry Leah Mikesky | So. | Rice | 4.13 | Kinesiology Kristen Fleming | Sr. | Southern Miss | 3.82 | Speech Pathology and Audiology Mary Pursell | Jr. | Southern Miss | 3.81 | Accounting Bethanie Thomas | Sr. | UAB | 3.95 | Civil Engineering Lindsey Larson | So. | UTEP | 3.87 | Civil Engineering Dempsey Thornton | Sr. | UTSA | 4.0 | Sport, Event and Tourism Management Heather Boyan | Sr. | WKU | 3.8 | Biology Rachel Engle | Jr. | WKU | 4.0 | Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science