Courtney Cunningham was presented with the Leadership Award at the civil engineering banquet May 2.
May 10, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – Leadership can be shown in many different ways by doing many different things. Ole Miss senior Courtney Cunningham, who played volleyball for the Rebels her first three years of college before being sidelined by injuries, knows this all too well.
On May 2, Cunningham, a former middle blocker on the Ole Miss volleyball team, was presented with the Leadership Award at the civil engineering banquet at the Oxford University Club.
“This award means a lot to me because our faculty selected the winners, and it lets me know that I can not only lead on the court, but also in my field of study as well,” Cunningham said.
“It’s a fitting award for someone like Courtney, who has always shown great leadership on the court when she played, and off the court,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “We knew she was always destined for great things, and this is just another step and accomplishment in her great career.”
Cunningham was one of three recipients of the Leadership Award. The Chicago native and one of her classmates tied for the senior leadership award, which was also given to one junior.
The award was presented to Cunningham for her involvement in numerous engineering activities, her community service, internships and the different offices she held in numerous engineering and athletic groups, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, being vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers, and secretary for the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Cunningham, a civil engineering major with an environmental emphasis, will be graduating Saturday. After finishing a circuits class this summer, Cunningham will travel to Togo, Africa with Engineers Without Borders to help build a school for the Togolese people. She then hopes to come back and have a job lined up in the field of engineering.
Cunningham saw action in 48 matches throughout her three years with the Rebels (2009-11) before ACL tears ended her sophomore and junior seasons prematurely. As a junior, Cunningham started 17 of the 19 matches she played in, and averaged 1.47 kills per set, and 0.86 blocks per set. She put down a season-high 10 kills on three separate occasions as a junior, and tallied a career-high 16 kills on 20 swings as a freshman against Georgia.
For all Ole Miss volleyball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissVB and on Facebook at Ole Miss Volleyball.
Not only will Saturday's matchup between No. 4 Auburn and No. 7 Ole Miss feature the first-ever meeting of top-10 team in Oxford, but it will feature half of the top four of the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 20-26, 2014Football- Ole Miss took its first loss of the season with a 10-7 defeat to No. 23 LSU in Baton Rouge.- The Rebels held LSU to 10 points and created four turnovers (two... read more
In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. I was able to travel... read more
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ole Miss had its chances. The Ole Miss defense made seven points stand up for the better part of four quarters, forcing four turnovers and limiting LSU to just three points on its first three trips... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss travels to No. 23 LSU for an SEC West Showdown on Saturday. Stopping The Run Not just this year, but throughout head coach Les Miles' tenure, LSU's running game has been... read more
Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more
Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more
The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more