Gwin achieves college volleyball goal

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Continuing the dream Democrat Photo courtesy by Jared Lankford Purdy senior Alyssa Gwin sign a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Independence Community College in Independence, Kan. Picture above with Gwin in the front row, from left, are: Gwin's mother Robin King and Brenda (Granny) Williams. Second row: Purdy Athletic Director Jennifer Cornelius, Purdy volleyball coaches Mica Propps and Heather Romine.

Surrounded by her family, teammates and coaches, Purdy's Alyssa Gwin fulfilled one of her biggest goals, signing a national letter of intent to play volleyball next year at Independence Community College in Independence Kan.

"This is the biggest accomplishment in my life so far," said Gwin. "I dreamed that I could play on the college level and worked my way to this point."

Gwin chose Independence, because it provided her with two more years to improve her game.

"Volleyball is a game where you have to lose your attitude and play with the team," said Gwin. "I was able to help lead my team this year, and I look forward to continuing that in college."

Gwin was the lady Eagles' defensive specialist and outside hitter. She had 91 assists, 65 digs, 26 aces and 41 kills for Purdy during her junior campaign. As a senior, Gwin collected 129 digs, 27 aces and 61 kills.

For her efforts, Gwin was named to the Ozark 7 All-Conference second team.

Gwin is the daughter of Robin King.

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