The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team has added another guard to its roster for the 2000-2001 season with the addition of Carolyn Purdy.
Purdy, a 5-foot-3 guard from Berea, Ohio, averaged 9.4 points per game as a senior at Berea High School. She also dished out 62 assists and recorded 29 steals as she was named to the Pioneer Conference First Team and Honorable Mention All-Great Lakes District and All-Northeastern Ohio.
Purdy, who was a co-captain as a senior, set two school single-game records during her career at Berea High School. She made five three-pointers in a game twice, and she dished out eight assists in a game on four different occasions.
"Carolyn will be a great addition to our program as a point and shooting guard," said MVNC head coach Steve Gregory. "She put up good numbers throughout her final high school season, and she is a strong perimeter shooter and a solid defender for her size. I expect her to come in and compete for playing time at both the point and off-guard positions."
"Carolyn will also be a great addition to our team because of her Christian virtue," Gregory added. "She understands that MVNC is about more than just playing basketball. She will be a great example for the fans in attendance at our games next year."
In addition to playing basketball, Purdy was a two-year member of National Honor Society and a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Student award.
"I am really interested in attending a good Christian school with values and standards comparable to mine," said Purdy of her college choice. "I am also excited to be a part of MVNC's successful women's basketball program."
The Lady Cougars are coming off a 20-16 season in which they won their third straight National Christian College Athletic Association East Region title. MVNC also advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament for the third straight year and posted only the second 20-win season in school history.