IRVING, Texas- Conference USA has announced its 2014 Individual Specialty Award winners for volleyball, as selected by the league's head coaches.
Mary Pursell added another award to her list as the junior was named the C-USA Libero of the Year after leading the league in total digs with 528 on the season. The Kenner, Louisiana, native led the league in digs per set (4.95) during conference play and has notched double-digit digs in her last 23 matches.
Pursell, a C-USA first team selection, has tallied 20 or more digs in 11 matches including a 33-dig performance against Southeastern Louisiana. She finished with 14 aces on the season. Pursell joined the 1,000-dig club at Southern Miss after a 22-dig performance against Marshall. She also was named Defensive Player of the Week once.
2014 CONFERENCE USA VOLLEYBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR | Carnae Dillard, North Texas
COACH OF THE YEAR | Laura Groff, UTSA
SETTER OF THE YEAR | Jessica Waldrip, UTSA
LIBERO OF THE YEAR | Mary Pursell, Southern Miss
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR | Alyssa Cavanaugh, WKU
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