Forty-seven UW students honored for hard work in classroom
There were eight honorees from the Mountain West
The Senior Joins Eight Other MW Student-Athletes To Be Selected To The West Region Team
Purdy Earns Third-Consecutive Honor, While Kirby Earns Second
Senior Purdy Breaks UW's All-Time Kills Record
Photos from the Cowgirls' 2011 season
Photos from the 2010 Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Season
Images from the first day of fall practice for the 2010 Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball team, Aug. 9.
2009 Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Photo Gallery
Junior (2011): An All-Mountain West selection for the second year in a row and was selected to the All-Tournament Team at the MW Championships...was also named to the 2011 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America Team and AVCA All-West Region Team...played and started in every match during the season, while playing in 120 sets...averaged a team leading 3.41 kills, 4.09 points and 0.28 service aces...plus added 3.18 digs, which was second on the team, and 0.75 blocks per set...in conference matches, she averaged 3.17 kills, 3.17 digs and 3.72 points per set...ranked third in points, fourth in kills, fifth in service aces and ninth in digs in overall matches...was fifth in kills, seventh in points and ninth in digs in league matches...recorded her 20th double-double of the season with 15 kills and a career high 23 career digs against TCU (11/12/11), which helped her earn MW Player of the Week honors for the second time in 2011...with her 16 kills against Colorado State, she reached 1,000 for her career and has 1,157 which is eighth overall...finished with 21 digs in that same match...finished with her eighth double-double of the season with a season high 21 kills, 64 attempts and five assists plus 16 digs against the College of Charleston (9/17/11)...the previous match recorded 20 kills and 13 digs against Texas A&M-CC (9/17/11)...hit a season high .478 (13-2-23) against UNC-Wilmington (9/16/11)...recorded 19 kills and 50 attempts against Idaho State (9/10/11)...finished with 15 kills and 46 attempts against Milwaukee (9/2/11)...had 12 kills and 21 digs against Oregon State (8/26/11)...was named to the MVP of the UniWyo Wyoming Invite and the All-Tournament Team at the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic and Hampton Inn Invitational...recorded double-figures 23 times in kills, 24 times in digs plus 21 double-doubles...led the team in kills 26 times, which included a stretch of 18 matches in a row, and digs 12 times...was selected to the pre-season All-Mountain West team for the second year in a row...she currently ranks sixth in digs (960) and service aces (103) and eighth in kills with 1,157 all-time in school history...earned Academic All-MW and Scholar Athlete honors.
Sophomore (2010): An All-Mountain West selection for the first time in her career...started in all 32 matches and played in 109 sets during the season...averaged a team leading 3.21 kills, 3.95 points and 0.39 service aces per set, along with 2.61 digs, which was second on the team...hit .200 (350-159-953)...in league matches, she averaged a team leading 3.16 kills and 3.82 points...also added 2.93 digs, 0.32 service aces and 0.65 blocks per set...ranked first in service aces, third in points and seventh in kills in the MW...in league matches, she was fourth in service aces, sixth in points and in kills...had a season high 16 digs while adding 16 kills vs. TCU (11/11/10)...recorded her tenth double-double of the season with ten kills and 15 digs against San Diego State (10/28/10)...finished with 14 digs, while adding 11 kills against New Mexico (10/14/10), and followed that up with her ninth double-double of the year with 13 kills and 11 digs against TCU (10/16/10)...recorded two-double doubles to open up the conference season...had 13 kills and a 13 digs against Utah (9/23/10) followed up by 14 kills and 11 digs against BYU (9/25/10)...finished with a career high seven total blocks, while adding 14 kills against Idaho (9/18/10)...had a season high 20 kills and .436 (20-3-39) hitting percentage, while adding five total blocks against Portland (9/10/10)...followed that up with her fourth double-double of the season with 12 kills and 12 digs against UT-Arlington (9/10/10)...recorded a career high eight service aces against Florida Atlantic (9/4/10), which also set a single match record for four sets in the Cowgirl record book...had five total blocks against Wofford (9/3/10)...finished with 17 kills along with ten digs against Murray State (8/28/10)...recorded her first double-double of the season with ten kills and ten digs against Central Arkansas (8/27/10)...earned MW Player of the Week honors (10/4/10) after averaging 4.67 kills, 1.33 blocks and 6.50 points per set, while hitting .500 (14-2-24) over three sets...recorded double-figures in kills 21 times and digs 13 times along with 13 double-doubles...led the team in kills 22 times, including a stretch of ten matches in a row, and digs six times...was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Clarion Invitational and the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic...earned Academic All-MW and Scholar Athlete honors for the second year.
Freshman (2009): Named Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West...started in all 31 matches for the Cowgirls along with 116 sets...started in the first match of her career against Rutgers (8/28/09)...finished with 11 kills and nine digs...averaged a team leading 3.43 kills and 3.90 points along with 2.53 digs, which was second overall...had 28 service aces (0.24 saps), while hitting .208 (398-181-1041)...in MW matches, she averaged 3.32 kills, 2.63 digs and 3.71 points per set...ranked third in kills, fourth in points and ninth in service aces in overall matches, while in league matches she was fourth in kills and points...finished with 20 kills and 12 digs against BYU (10/17/09)...had a season high 20 digs against Utah (10/15/09)...recorded a team high 21 kills along with 11 digs against San Diego State (10/10/09)...finished with a career high 25 kills and 54 attempts against Harvard (9/19/09)...recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 kills and 12 digs against Idaho State (8/29/09)...finished with 18 kills, three service aces and 15 digs against North Dakota (9/4/09)...recorded double-figures in kills 24 times and digs 14 times, while leading the team in kills 22 times...also had 12 double-doubles...named to the All-Tournament Team at the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic, the UniWyo Cowgirl Invite and the Holly Young Invitational...her 398 kills ranks 15th all-time on the single season list...named Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete for the first time in her career.
High School: A three-time unanimous All-Conference selection while attending Winterset High School...helped her team to a 37-5 overall record and a Conference Championship, along with being selected to the senior All-Star Team...was named First Team All-State 3A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association two years in a row and First Team All-State 3A by the Des Moines Register...during her junior season, she earned First Team All-State (IGCA) and All-Regional team honors...also earned Second Team All-State and Special Mention All-State honors, while earning All-Tournament honors several times during her career...was coached by BJ Eldridge...besides volleyball, she also lettered in basketball and track and field...in basketball, she was a three-time All-Conference and All-Regional selection...was also a three-time state qualifier in the 200-meters in track...her IPVA club team qualified for the Junior Olympic National Tournament three-straight years, while she was named to the All-Tournament Team for the American Division at the 2008 tournament...an excellent student, she was a member of the National Honor Society, on the honor roll, along with being very involved with the student-council.
Personal: Full name is Jodi Lynn Purdy...born May 25, 1991 in Denison, Iowa...the daughter of Jeff and Annette Purdy...has two siblings, Bryan and Adam...currently majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.