Purdue volleyball alum Stephanie (Lynch) Harpeneau has been inducted into the university’s Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. This is the 19th class in the hall of fame, and there are now 160 athletes inducted.
Harpeneau played at Purdue from 2005 through 2008 and set Purdue career records for hitting percentage (.351), block assists (550), and total blocks (660), and also tied for 5th in kills at the end of her career. She also holds season records for hitting percentage (.409 in 2008) and block assists (174 in 2008). After earning honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore and junior, she was named an AVCA First Team All-American in her senior season in 2008. She also led the team to 3 NCAA Sweet 16 (Regional semi-finals) in her 4 seasons: as a freshman, sophomore, and senior.
Off the court, she earned the Purdue Athletics Durham Brothers Leadership Award and was a member of the committee that developed the student-athlete code of conduct.
After graduating, she spent 1 year playing professionally in Switzerland before returning to the U.S. to work with Teach for America. She was a science teacher in Charlotte from 2010-2016 and head volleyball coach at Providence High School from 2013 through 2015 before returning to Purdue as supervisor of volleyball operations in 2016.
Harpeneau becomes the 5th volleyball player in the hall, and first inducted since 2 were added in 2003.
Former All-American and record-setting @PurdueVB alumna Stephanie (Lynch) Harpenau (2005-08) is now a class of 2018 #PurdueHOF member. #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/8GU9vZpK4V
— Purdue Volleyball (@PurdueVB) February 13, 2018
Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame – Volleyball Inductees
- 1994 – Jane (Neff) Myers
- 1999 – Marianne (Smith) Orr
- 2003 – Carol Dewey & Debbie (McDonald) West