Highly-honored prep standout who was named the state Gatorade Player of the Year for Texas at the conclusion of her senior season (2013).
Earned four varsity letters as a volleyball player at The Woodlands High School ... Coached there by Leslie Madison ... As a senior in 2013 was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year ... Was also honored as the 2013 USA Today Player of the Year and MaxPreps Player of the Year ... Selected MVP at the state tournament as The Woodlands HS won the 5A state championship ... Team compiled a record of 45-0 and was ranked first in Texas and second in the nation ... Finished with a .313 hitting percentage along with averages of 9.8 assists and 3.2 digs per set ... Member of the 2013 Under Armour All-America second team and the Lonestar Volleyball first team (all-Texas) ... Tournament MVP at the 2013 Texas Invitational ... Named to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association (GHVCA) preseason squad in 2012 and 2013 ... First-team all-Montgomery County three years and was MVP in 2013 ... Was selected to the first team all-district 14-5a team all four years with MVP honors in 2013 .... Was a PrepVolleyball Freshman of the Year finalist in 2010 when team was the 5A state runner-up ... A four-time academic all-district honoree all four years of high school.
Played for the Houston Skyline club for two years earning team MVP honors both season ... Team qualified for the Nationals in the Open Division ... Competed for six years with the Willowbrook club that qualified for nationals every season .... Team captured silver medal in the U17's National Division in 2012 ... Was a Youth National Team A2 team invitee in 2012 ... Played on the Lone Star High Performance Team in 2009 and was an alternate in 2010.
Courtney Ann Eckenrode was born March 26, 1996, in Newark, Del ... Daughter of William and Lori Eckenrode ... Brother, Tyler, played football at Emporia State and also one season professionally in Sweden ... Sister, Lindsey, played volleyball at Wichita State while brother, Ryan, currently attends Texas A&M where he is an engineering major ... Enjoys spending time with friends and watching Netflix ... Favorite athlete is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ... Was also recruited by West Virginia, Kansas, Notre Dame and Connecticut ... Plans to major in business at SDSU.