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This week's NDHSAA Member School Alumni Spotlight shines on Emily Stroup, a 2016 graduate of Fargo South High School. Below is a list of accomplishments in Stroup's prep and collegiate careers.
EMILY STROUP - PREP ATHLETIC STANDOUT AT FARGO SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION YEAR: 2016
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CAREER
Five-year starter on Fargo South’s Varsity squad.
Was named a Varsity captain during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Was named a NDHSCA All-State First Team selection in 2015 (senior), 2014 (junior) and 2013 (sophomore) seasons.
All-Eastern Dakota Conference selection in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
NDHSCA East Region Senior Athlete of the Year in 2015.
Led Fargo South to appearances at the NDHSAA Class A Volleyball State Tournament in 2013 and 2014.
Holds the NDHSAA Class A Volleyball State Tournament record for kills in a tournament (3 matches) with 74 in 2013.
Surpassed 2,000 kills in her prep career during the 2015 season.
Surpassed 1,000 set assists in her prep career during the 2014 season.
Finished her prep career with 1,365 points.
Finished her prep career with 1,335 rebounds - an unofficial all-time career record in North Dakota’s Class A Division.
Was named a NDAPSSA All-State Second Team selection in 2016 (senior) and 2015 (junior) seasons.
All-Eastern Dakota Conference selection in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL CAREER
Played four seasons at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 2016-2019.
Four-Year Letter winner for the Rebels (2016-2019).
Started in every match as a sophomore, junior and senior for the Rebels.
Never exited the court as a six-rotation player her junior and senior seasons at Ole-Miss.
Was named AVCA All-Region team her senior season (2019).
Was named to the All-Southeast Conference (SEC) team and AVCA All-Region team her junior season (2018).
Ranked second in the country in kills (584) and led SEC in total points (639) & kills per set (4.70) her junior season (2018).
Her 584 kills in 2018 set a new single-season record at Ole Miss, which still stands today.
Finished her career with 1,553 kills, a career record at Ole Miss, which still stands today.
Set a program record for kills in a match (rally scoring) with 32 vs. Louisiana State University (LSU) on November 7, 2018.
Led the Rebels in kills in her sophomore (474), junior (584) and senior (431) seasons.
Member of the Rebels’ squad that won the 2017 National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).
Finished her career with 979 digs (2.26 per set) and a 3.58 kills per set average.
Member of the National Honor Society (Fargo South High School).
Won a USA Women's Junior A1 Volleyball National Championship in 2015 (Des Moines, Iowa).
Was named to the All-Tournament Team at the USA Women's Junior A1 Volleyball High Performance Championships in 2015 (Des Moines, Iowa).
Was named to the SEC’s All-Community Service Team in 2018.
Was Named to SEC’s Honor Roll in 2017, 2018 and 2019 & the SEC’s First-Year Honor Roll in 2016.