Pursel joins the University of the Sciences track and field staff as a graduate assistant in 2018-19, a year after competing for the Devils’ inaugural team.
She was part of the 4x100m relay quartet that competed for the Devils at the historic Penn Relays, and was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that earned two points at the program’s first-ever CACC Championship. Individually, she narrow missed out on points at the Championship with respective ninth and 10th place finishes in the triple jump and 100m, and she ended the year ranked 10th in the CACC in the triple jump.
Pursel received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sciences from the College of Charleston, before coming to USciences to pursue her Doctor of Occupational Therapy. She earned Dean’s List Honors in each of her first two semesters at the University.