Purdue Volleyball vs. Illinois - October 20, 2006 (Photos by Richard Myers-Walls)
2009: Red Mackey Award nominee...Athletic Director's honor roll with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher...Mortar Board Premier all-tournament team...Baylor Classic all-tournament team...Kansas State Invitational all-tournament team...Active Ankle Challenge all-tournament team...played in all 31 matches at outside hitter...reached the 1,000-kill milestone vs. Ohio State (11/21)...posted 10 or more kills in all but seven matches, and a career high 23 kills vs. Baylor (9/5)...registered double-digit kills and digs three times...led the team in kills in 17 matches...hit .300 or better four times, including an effort of .500 vs. Iowa (10/17)...posted 3.17 kills per set to lead the team.
2008: Saw action in 32 matches ... recorded double-digit kills on 10 occasions, including a season-best 16 twice: vs. #18 Michigan (11/1) and vs. Northwestern (10/18)... notched five or more blocks three times, including seven vs. #18 Michigan ... posted season-best hitting effort ( .529) with nine kills and no errors in 17 swings vs. Michigan State (11/21).
2007: Played in 30 matches, starting 27 ... recorded 226 kills for a 2.22 per game average, good for fourth on the team ... posted a career high 17 kills against Ohio in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... racked up double-digit kill tallies on nine occasions ... led the team in kills four times, including both NCAA Tournament matches ... averaged 0.82 blocks per game, third on the team ... led the team in blocks four times ... tallied a career-high nine blocks vs. Utah ... tied a career high with four digs vs. Michigan.
2006: Saw action in all 34 matches, starting 16 ... averaged 1.85 kills per game on a .246 hitting percentage ... accounted for 42 digs and 69 blocks ... led team in kills three times, including a career-best 16 kills against No. 20 Pepperdine (9/16) ... tallied double-digit kills in seven matches ... had most efficient hitting night against No. 19 Michigan (9/23), posting 14 kills on a .542 hitting effort ... posted a hitting percentage of .300 or better in 15 matches, including a tally of .400 or better in seven contests ... tallied a season-high four digs against Clemson (8/26) ... put up five or more blocks four times, including a season-best 8 against Michigan State (11/11).
High School: Ranked No. 11 recruit in the nation by prepvolleyball.com ... listed among Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 players ... a two-time all-state selection, garnering first team honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior ... earned second team all-greater Houston team from the Houston Chronicle in 2005 after leading Cinco Ranch to an undefeated district championship and the Katy ISD Tournament Championship ... named as a Player to Watch by the Chronicle in 2004 and 2005 ... a three-time first team all-district honoree ... garnered Player of the Week honors from the Houston Chronicle and Ford ... named as Most Valuable Spiker at the Springbranch Tournament in 2005 after earning all-tournament accolades in 2004 ... earned team co-MVP honors as a junior and defensive award as a sophomore after leading the squad to district championship ... a seven-time letterwinner, garnering three in volleyball, three in track and one in basketball ... earned team co-MVP honors in track as a freshman and sophomore ... garnered the John Beauchamp Most Outstanding Female award at the KISD Invitational track meet as a sophomore ... a member of the Youth National A2 team in 2006 after playing on the Texas Tornados 18 Nike team that placed fifth at the Junior Olympics in 2005.
Personal: Given name is Carrie Catherine Gurnell ... born March 13, 1988 ... parents are Steven and Catherine Gurnell ... has one brother, Christian, and one sister, Stephanie ... aunt, Cheryl Gurnell, is a Purdue graduate.