Former Seattle U Softball Standout Jane Purdy Receives Prestigious Air Force Scholarship
Posted by Amanda Kelly on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM PDT
Former Seattle University softball player Jane Purdy ‘08 has been awarded the prestigious Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. The two-year scholarship will cover tuition, books, equipment, fees and provide a monthly stipend for Purdy as she studies to become an optometrist. Purdy played at SU from 2005-08.
“I am really proud of Jane and very excited about her future endeavors,” said head softball coach Dan Powers. “She left her mark on SU softball and I have no doubt she will continue to do great things for our country through her opportunity with the Air Force.”
“She worked to earn this scholarship and it speaks volumes of her integrity, determination and hard work to be selected after a two year selection process. I know Jane will look great in her officer uniform just like she did in her Redhawk jersey!” concluded Powers.
Each recipient of the scholarship is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps, where they are placed on inactive obligated reserve status during their final two years of optometry school. After graduating, Purdy will attend Commissioned Officer’s Training as a captain and then be on active duty as an optometrist in the Air Force.
While at Seattle U, Purdy was a four-year starter guiding the Redhawks to great success as members of the NCAA Division II GNAC. She was a four-time All-GNAC and a three-time All-West Region selection, among receiving additional regional and tournament team honors. Purdy, who majored in biology at SU, was also a three-time Academic All-GNAC recipient.
Diana A. Chamorro Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, Seattle University