HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss outside hitter Stephany Purdue got some preseason love today with her selection to the preseason all-Conference USA team.
The 5-foot-11 senior from Arizona took C-USA Player of the Week honors two times in 2015 and finished third in the conference in kills by returners. Purdue tallied 14 double-doubles as well.
"Stephany is very deserving of being named to the C-USA preseason team," Southern Miss coach Amanda Berkley said. "She is one of the hardest working members on the team and one of the most complete players we have had here. I expect her to live up to the high expectations."
The Golden Eagles open the 2016 season Aug. 26-27 as hosts of the Southern Miss Invitational.