Nov. 30, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Outside hitter Jodi Purdy of the Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team was recognized as an All-Mountain West Conference selection on Tuesday as the 2010 MWC All-Conference Team and other postseason honors were announced by the league office. The Mountain West All-Conference Volleyball awards are selected by the league's nine head coaches.
"I'm very proud of Jodi and her performance all year," said head coach Carrie Yerty. "She has been the backbone of our team. This is a well, deserved honor and we're excited that our conference peers recognize her accomplishments."
Senior Danielle Minch was named Player of the Year, Morgan Odale of Utah was named Freshman of the Year, while New Mexico's Jeff Nelson was voted Coach of the Year.
Purdy started in all 31 matches for the Cowgirls, while playing in 109 sets this season. She averaged a team leading 3.21 kills and 3.95 points, while adding 2.61 digs, which was second on the team. In conference matches, she averaged 3.16 kills, 2.93 digs and 3.82 points per set. She finished ranked first in service aces (.39 saps), third in points (3.95 pps) and seventh in kills (3.21 kps), while in league matches she was fourth in service aces (.32 sasp), sixth in kills (3.16 kps) and points (3.82 pps). Purdy was the top-rated MWC sophomore in kills and points per set in both overall and league matches. She recorded double-figures in kill 21 times and digs 12 times, while recording 13 double-doubles.
The Cowgirls finished the season with a 22-10 overall record and a 7-9 mark in MWC Play.