2012: Named to SEC All-Freshmen team ... Had the best attacking percentage on the team (.312), and the best in the SEC among freshmen (10th overall) ... Tied for the third highest blocks per set average (0.71 bps) on the team ... Had the third most kills per set on the team (2.21 kps) ... Had 10 kills and a solo block vs. Alabama ... Had a team-high 10 kills vs. Florida, committing just two errors ... Tallied a team-high 16 kills at LSU, and had four block assists ... Had 10 kills at Kentucky ... Had 13 kills in a home win over Missouri ... Recorded a career-high 20 kills at Georgia and had four block assists ... Had three service aces at Florida ... Had 10 kills against North Dakota in the final match of the Magnolia Invitational ... Had a then season-high 11 kills vs. Rice on 16 attempts ... Shined in her very first collegiate match, recording seven kills on 11 attempts vs. Samford ... Her attacking percentage of .636 vs. Samford tied for a season high.
2011: Redshirted and did not see action after tearing her ACL in the preseason ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Cindy Esposito at Dutch Fork High School ... Named an All-Region and All-State selection her senior season ... Also named her team Player of the Year and team MVP as a senior ... Named the team's Best Offensive Player as a junior ... Lettered four years in track ... Three-time state champion in the high jump ... Named a three-time All-Region selection and a four-time All-State selection ... Also named Runner of the Year and MVP of field events in 2010 ... Runner-up in the state championships for triple jump in 2010 ...
CLUB: Competed for two years with Magnum Volleyball Club ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter of Jean and Marie Laporte ... Born December 18, 1992.
With their straight set win Saturday, the duo of Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen, ranked No. 3 in the nation, advance to the NCAA Final Four Sunday. They are 20-6 on the year with four wins against top-10 teams.Sunday's semifinals... read more
WHAT HAPPENED VS. ALABAMA: For the third time in the SEC Tournament, Ole Miss scored first with three runs in the second, then battled back to tie the 5-5 in the seventh, but fell to Alabama 7-5 in 10 innings.... read more
Summer is approaching which means the magazine stands are starting to fill up with preseason football publications. I swung by the convenient store Wednesday, and it looks like Sporting News and Athlon won the war of getting their season previews... read more
Track & Field News published today a comprehensive listing of the best marks in the world and U.S. this year, combining indoors and outdoors (full lists here). Several current and former Ole Miss athletes found themselves on the lists, as... read more
Behind Bobby Wahl and Mike Mayers, sophomore right-hander Sam Smith has quietly put together a stellar season in his own right. The regular third starter in the weekend rotation, the Lake Charles, La., native is 3-0 with a 3.11 ERA... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (37-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 3 Arkansas (35-19, 18-11 SEC)May 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Comcast Sports Southeast/ESPN3UM So. RHP Sam Smith (3-0, 3.28 ERA) vs. UA Jr. RHP Barrett Astin (4-4, 2.02... read more
WHAT HAPPENED VS. KENTUCKY: On four days' rest, junior right-hander Mike Mayers pitched a gem, giving up one run (unearned) on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work, as No. 6 seed Ole Miss... read more
Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. UK SR LHP Jerad Grundy (6-5, 4.75 ERA)1. LF Tanner Mathis (0-for-7, 3 BB)2, SS Austin Anderson (2-for-6)3. C Stuart Turner (2-for-3, HR, 2 BB)4. 3B Andrew Mistone (5-for-9, 3 2B, 3B)5. CF Auston... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 11 Kentucky (30-24, 11-19 SEC) May 21 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Fox Sports Net/ESPN3 UM Jr. RHP Mike Mayers (4-5, 3.21 ERA) vs. UK Sr. LHP Jerad Grundy... read more
My name is Austin Miller, and I am the new writer and blogger for OleMissSports.com. I graduated with a bachelor's in journalism from Ole Miss less than two weeks ago, and I will be attending graduate school there in the... read more
It was exciting news this week as Rebel favorite Tom Luke returned to the Ole Miss football program as Assistant A.D. for Player Development. A second-generation Rebel and the brother of fellow Ole Miss standout and staffer Matt Luke, Tom... read more
A little more than a year into his first term as Ole Miss Athletics Director, Ross Bjork made his first trip to Starkville this week but did so for a good cause. Bjork and Bulldog AD Scott Stricklin joined forces... read more
Despite losing the All-American twin duo of Marcel and Chris Thiemann and playing in the toughest conference in America, Ole Miss finished the 2013 regular season with a ranking of No. 7 in the nation.The regular season was highlighted by... read more