- Middle Blocker
- Public Policy
Verdun is a remarkable student, carrying a 3.98 cumulative GPA into the fall 2011 semester. She was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her performance in the classroom a season ago. The public policy major is on track to graduate this fall. She has earned President’s List and Dean’s List honors in her time at GSU, and was named to the University’s All-Academic team in leading the volleyball team to a cumulative 3.20 GPA. Verdun also serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Verdun epitomizes what the Georgia State University student-athlete experience is all about. Through her selflessness, tremendous attitude and hard work, she sets a shining example to the rest of the GSU athletic community. Coaches rave about her ability to inspire her teammates to achieve their best, on the court and in the classroom. Verdun makes her mark on the world around her every day, thanks to her incredible spirit.
Giving of her time and talents is one of Verdun’s greatest strengths. She has donated countless hours to the Atlanta community and to young people in need of a role model just like her. She earned All-Service honors as the GSU volleyball player who completed the most amount of community service during the season, volunteering at the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Open Hand and Visions Unlimited.
Verdun is one of the most talented players in the history of the Panther program and one of the top returning players in the Colonial Athletic Association this season. She is on pace to move into the school’s top 10 in kills, total attacks, points and blocks after just three seasons at GSU. This past year, Verdun became only the second player in GSU history to earn All-CAA first team honors as she led the league in points per set and was second in kills and hitting percentage. She has been named a first team all-preseason national selection by COBRA Magazine, her fifth honor by the publication, and figures to receive CAA Preseason Player of the Year consideration this fall.