Feb. 10, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Outside hitter Jodi Purdy will represent the Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball program at the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Open Tryouts, Feb. 10-12, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. It's the second straight year that she has participated in the tryouts.
Purdy is among a projected record number of 207 athletes to participate in the open tryouts for the U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. Women's National A2 program and U.S. Women's Junior National Team. Among the 207 tryout participants representing 73 different colleges are 55 outside hitters, 49 middle blockers, 44 liberos, 37 setters and 22 opposites. The 2012 tryouts are open to current college-age athletes and older.
A First Team All-Conference selection for the second straight year, Purdy started in all 32 matches for the Cowgirls, while playing in 120 sets this past season. She averaged a team leading 3.41 kills and 4.09 points, while adding 3.18 digs. In conference matches, she averaged 3.17 kills, 3.17 digs and 3.72 points per set.
She finished ranked third in points (4.09 pps), fourth in kills (3.41 kps), fifth in service aces (0.28 saps) and ninth in digs (3.18 dps), while in league matches she was fifth in kills, seventh in points and ninth in digs. She recorded double-figures in kill 23 times and digs 24 times, while recording 21 double-doubles. For her efforts during the year, she was also named MW Player of the Week twice and to the All-Tournament team at the conference championships
Purdy also represented the Cowgirl volleyball program while traveling with America International Sports Tours, May 24-June 3, in Italy. She along with nine other college student-athletes toured through several Italian cities including Rome, Tuscany, Florence, San Marino Republic and Milan. They played a total of five matches during that time finishing with a record of 3-2. They earned victories against APD Nautilus Roma, Pallavolo Teodora Ravenna and CS Alba.
Wyoming finished the 2011 season with their second consecutive 20-plus win season with a 21-11 overall record and a 9-5 mark in Mountain West Play.
The U.S. Women's National Team program is open to selected tryout athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to be invited to be a member of the U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team on a full-time basis. This program could begin as early as the spring of 2012, or when an athlete's scholastic or professional club season has concluded. Also considered for training with the U.S. Women's National Team will be athletes who have remaining college eligibility; however, their participation will begin in mid-May or when their scholastic calendar ends for 2012.
Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2012 collegiate season not selected to join the U.S. Women's National Team may be invited to participate with the U.S. Women's Senior A2 program.