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Courtney Furlong

  • position OH
  • height 6-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Oviedo, Fla.
  • Major Psychology
  • High school Oviedo
  • position OH
  • height 6-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Oviedo, Fla.
  • Major Psychology
  • High school Oviedo

Courtney Furlong Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016, 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 SEC Community Service Team

2018 (SENIOR)

  • Put together the best stretch of her career in the final month of the season, finishing with double-digit kills (75 total) in five of the teams final six matches.
  • She set a career high with 18 kills at LSU on Nov. 18, breaking a mark she set back in 2015 as a freshman.
  • Played in 20 matches total for the year, 52 sets.
  • Saw major playing time in the wins over Auburn and Missouri, finishing the two matches with 15 kills over nine sets played (11/2-4). 
  • Hit .370 with 13 kills against No. 11 Kentucky (11/21). 
  • Led the team with a .444 hitting percentage and 16 kills vs. Colorado (11/30) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

2017 (JUNIOR)

  • Started 15 matches, and played in 71 sets for the year
  • Had a career-high 41 total blocks
  • Dug a career-high 16 balls against UNCW (9/1)
  • Set a new career high with five blocks in the win over Eastern Kentucky (9/8)
  • Matched a season-high with 10 kills at Tennessee, and added five digs and two blocks (11/3)

2016 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in 22 matches, including three starts
  • Improved on her attack percentage and kills per set from her freshman campaign
  • Knocked down a pair of solo blocks in a win at Charleston (8/26)
  • Had a season-high nine kills and four digs in the team’s win over Binghamton (8/27)
  • Hit .556 with five kills and three assists against Georgia (11/6)

2015 (FRESHMAN)

  • Showed her tremendous potential as a key pin hitter off the bench
  • Played in all 31 matches, including eight starts
  • Ranked sixth on the team in kills, averaging 1.28 per set
  • Proved to be a capable six-rotation player going forward, finishing with a .981 serve reception percentage for the year and 0.43 digs per set
  • Blossomed in the team’s weekend at the Michigan Challenge, earning two starts and setting season highs across the board
  • Went for eight kills, seven digs and four block assists against Pittsburgh (9/11)
  • Finished with 31 kills for the weekend at the Michigan Challenge, including a season-high 13 against Western Michigan (9/12)
  • Hit .500 with nine kills over two sets at Ole Miss (10/2)
  • Provided a key role in the team’s five-set thriller at Arkansas, hitting .304 with 10 kills and six digs in the road win (11/25)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Lettered four years at Oviedo for coach Jen Darty
  • 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

PERSONAL

  • Courtney Furlong is the daughter of Gerard and Nancy Furlong
  • Has one brother, Kyle
  • Mom swam at St. Johns University
  • Uncle, Frank Viola, played baseball at St. Johns and pitched in MLB for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox
  • Cousins, Brittany Viola Gonzalez (diving at Miami), Kaley Viola (volleyball at Winthrop) and Heather Viola (softball at Marist College) also played collegiate athletics
  • Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff and academic atmosphere
  • Majoring in Experimental Psychology

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