Senior outside hitter Emily Arnold was selected to the USA South West Division first team as announced by the conference on Nov. 2, 2017. Arnold helped lead the Panthers to a 14-13 record this season and a second straight appearance in the USA South Tournament.
Arnold led the team with career bests of 267 kills, 2.90 kills per set, and a .266 attack percentage. She was second on the team with 50 total blocks. During the season, Arnold had a career-high 24 kills in the Panthers' first ever win over Maryville. She is 10th on the school's career kills list with 762, sixth with 218 total blocks, and eighth with 0.59 total blocks per set.