USI Athletics
photo of Leah Mercer
Spring Schedule Meet the Team
Media Guide
Season Outlook
Quick Facts
Recent Releases
Prospective Student Athletes
Camp Info.
Coaches & Staff
Varsity Club
Volleyball Home
Athletics Home
Volleyball Player Bios


5'9"...Sophomore...Defensive Specialist
Arcadia, Indiana (Hamilton Heights)
MAJOR: Exercise Science

2007: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors after playing in 22 matches and 60 games as a freshman...averaged 2.22 digs per game in her first collegiate season...came on strong in the last six matches, reaching double-figure dig totals in four of those contests...had 11 or more digs in five matches, including a season-best 24 digs in USI's regular-season finale against Missouri-St. Louis...also recorded a season-best four service aces at SIU Edwardsville.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hamilton Heights High School where she was a three-year captain and finished second in the state in service aces per game (1.27)...was a three-time Noblesville Ledger Athlete of the Year for volleyball, a four-time All-Conference performer, and a three-time All-County performer...recorded one of the top individual performances in the state in 2006 when she posted 10 service aces and hammered out 33 kills against Perry Meridian High School on August 26...recorded 339 kills and 279 digs while helping HHS to the semifinals of the 2006 Yorktown Section Tournament...helped HHS to the Mid-Indiana Conference championship in 2005.

CLUB: Helped her 17-1 Circle City club team to a fifth-place finish in the Open Division at the 2006 Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1989...daughter of Stephen and Teri Curnutt...has a black belt in karate...academically, was in the top 10 of her high school class three straight years and earned the Presidential Academic Excellence Award three times.

8600 University Boulevard - Evansville, Indiana 47712-3596 812/464-8600

Academics | Prospective Student | Current Student | Athletics
Visitors | Events and News | Administration

Copyright © 2016 University of Southern Indiana All rights reserved.

Head Coach


Assistant Coach


Other Links

Little Screamers
Map to GLVC
NCAA Division II
NCAA Stats
NCAA Championships
Regional Rankings
AVCA Online
National Poll