Dec. 6, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The honors continue to come for outside hitter Jodi Purdy of the Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team. She was selected to the 2011 AVCA Division I All-West Region Team, announced on Tuesday, by the AVCA. It's the first time since Jil Robins in 1994 that a Cowgirl has been selected to the team. The 2011 All-America team will be announced on Wednesday, December 14.
"We are really proud that Jodi has been recognized with this award," said head coach Carrie Yerty. "She has proven herself being selected All-Mountain West twice and has helped in this program's success during her time here."
Purdy, who just completed her junior year, started in all 32 matches for the Cowgirls, while playing in 120 sets during season. She averaged a team leading 3.41 kills and 4.09 points, while adding 3.18 digs, which was second on the team. In conference matches, she averaged 3.17 kills, 3.17 digs and 3.72 points per set. She ranked third in points (4.09 pps), fourth in kills (3.42 kps), fifth in service aces (0.27 saps) and ninth in digs (3.20 dps), while in league matches she was fifth in kills (3.17 kps), seventh in points (3.72 pps) and ninth in digs (3.17 dps). She recorded double-figures in kill 22 times and digs 24 times, while recording 21 double-doubles.
She was recently selected to the All-Conference Team for the second year in a row while she was named MW Freshman of the Year in 2009. Purdy was named to the preseason All-MW team earlier this year and earned MW Player of the Week honors twice in 2011.