Dec. 11, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina volleyball signee Courtney Furlong has been named the 2014 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball.
A 6-3 outside hitter from Oviedo, Fla., Furlong was one of eight finalists in the running for the award. She led Oviedo to a 20-9 record this season, including a trip to the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 7A regional semifinals. She finished the year with 487 kills while hitting .325 and 361 digs.
“We are so proud of Courtney and all of her accomplishments,” South Carolina head coach Scott Swanson said. “Theses awards are so well deserved. Gamecock volleyball will continue to make great strides with the addition of Courtney to our already talented roster.”
Furlong is also a 2014 third-team Under Armour All-American selection and is on the MaxPreps National Player of the Year Watch List. She set the career kills record at Oviedo and is the all-time leader in kills in the Central Florida area. She led Oviedo to the FHSAA Class 7A state title last season and was named the state finals MVP.
The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program recognizes an Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year each year in 30 sports sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletic Association.
Furlong will join the Gamecocks next season with a lengthy list of accomplishments:
2014 Florida Dairy Farmer’s Miss Volleyball
2014 Under Armour Third-Team All-America selection
2014 MaxPreps National Player of the Year Watch List (top 18 seniors in the nation)
2014 Berkley Premier All-Tournament Team
Broke the single-season kills record at Oviedo High School in 2013 (600)
Broke the career kills record at Oviedo High School
All-time leader in kills in the Central Florida area
Led Oviedo to the 2013 Class 7A state title
Named 2013 Class 7A state finals MVP
2013 Class 7A Player of the Year
2013 Bright House Sports Network Seminole County Player of the Year
2013 runner-up – Florida State Player of the Year
2013 national finalist for Junior Player of the Year (top 35)
2013 First-Team All-Conference selection
2013 First-Team All-Central Florida selection
2013 Team Captain
Named 2013 Team MVP
2012 First-Team All-Conference selection
2012 Honorable Mention All-Central Florida selection
2012 Team Captain
Named 2012 Team MVP
Played club volleyball for Orlando Volleyball Academy for coach Jen Darty
Helped Orlando Volleyball Academy Asics teams qualify for 15 under, 16 under, 17 under and 18 under USA Volleyball National Championships
Led Orlando Volleyball Academy 17 Asics to Louisville Bluegrass Tournament title
Orlando Volleyball Academy 15 Asics won the Big South Qualifier
Member of the National Honor Society, Principal Honor Roll and received the Lamp of Knowledge Award for maintaining an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher