It’s All-America time on the eve of the volleyball Final Four. that means Purdue is taking home some well-deserved season-long honors. While the year ended in the round of 32 in a tough loss at Utah a few weeks ago, Purdue volleyball was among the nation’s best all season long. Today it was rewarded with three individual all-America honors.
The senior closed out her career by being named a First Team All_American as an MB/OH. She led Purdue with 475 kills and 106 blocks. She was also a unanimous all-Big Ten selection. Considering how good Big Ten volleyball is, this is excellent. Cuttino is only the fourth First Team All-American in school history, the first three being Ariel Turner ‘11, Stephanie Lynch ‘08, and Marianne Smith ‘85.
Atkinson, a redshirt junior, was right up there with Cuttino. she was second on the team in kills with 394 and she added 86 blocks and 108 digs. She is the 16th All-American in school history.
Evans was named both an honorable mention All-American as well as an Academic All-American. Evans threw up huge numbers as an outside setter with 1,343 sets and 264 digs. She even attacked the net a little with 110 kills. Evans is also a senior who ended her career this fall.
Congratulations to all three of these fine young women!