A good volleyball player who came from outstanding high school and club programs but saw limited action as a freshman due to injury. A quick athlete who can play great defense as well as in the serve/receive roll.
2002: Battled injuries most of the season limiting action...played in 14 games on the year including seven in conference...recorded a season-high three kills against New Mexico State...had three multi-kill matches...served an ace in three consecutive matches (New Mexico State, Iowa State, Nebraska)...turned in a season-best five digs against Oklahoma...had one solo block.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz.,…lettered in three sports volleyball, basketball and softball … first team All-State in basketball and volleyball her junior and senior years…as a senior she helped lead both the volleyball and basketball teams to the state championship game…East Valley Player of the Year senior year in basketball… in 2001 basketball team was Arizona State Champions…highly decorated athlete who was named to the first team All-Region in volleyball and basketball, was also MVP for both teams as a senior… Central Region Player of the Year and Central Region MVP her senior year in volleyball and basketball… high school Athlete of the Year senior year…first team All-Region selection in volleyball and basketball as a junior…1999 saw her earn first team All-Region, and All-East Valley honors as a sophomore…led her team in kills and digs as a senior, also led the basketball team in rebounds, shot percentage and steals… Tempe All City Player of the Year her senior year…Tempe All City Team for both basketball and volleyball her sophomore, junior and senior years…member of the Arizona All-Star Team for both basketball and volleyball senior year…set school record as a sophomore for most rebounds in a single basketball game (23)…set school record for most games played in her basketball career (124)…is the only player under 24-year head basketball coach Larry Hughes, a Texas Tech alumni, to average double figures in both rebounding and scoring with 26 double-doubles, five triple-doubles in a single season as her senior year.
JUNIOR EXPERIENCES: Club team placed 21st at Nationals in 2002.
PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 4, 1984 in Tempe Ariz., to Greg and Elisa Pursley…father works in construction…mother is a project analyst…has a younger brother, Michael, hobbies include playing volleyball and hanging out with her friends…majoring in pre-law with a minor in psychology.