Ty Laporte, a senior at Ole Miss University and a dual-varsity athlete who ran track and played volleyball, died tragically in a car accident on the night of Friday, February 12th.
The 23-year-old was majoring in integrated marketing communications. Her volleyball stats tell us that Ty was an absolute monster on the court. According to Ole Miss’s official website:
On the volleyball court, Laporte finished her four-year Rebel career in the fall ranked third all-time in block assists with 280 and third all-time in total blocks with 334. She also ranks fifth all-time in kills with 999.
In addition to being an invaluable member of both teams, Laporte also achieved in the classroom. She was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014 and 2015 and a member of the UMAA Honor Roll.
Prayers go out to Ty Laporte's friends and family. One of the best players @OleMissVB has ever had. RIP Ty
— James Lott (@JamesNLott) February 12, 2016