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.
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