Mon, Apr. 9, 2012
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Tateme Babi, Shelby Broeckelman, Kaitlyn Davis, Cortni Decker, Lisa Faimon, Allison O'Neil, Linda Read, Taci Richard, and Rebekah Stoddard have been named 2011 KCAC Scholar-Athletes for volleyball. Student-athletes must have sophomore standing at the start of the season, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.33 on a 4.0 scale, and letter in their sport.
Babi is a sophomore defensive specialist from Bennett, Colo. She is the daughter of Michael and Korrie Babi and is majoring in biology. Head Volleyball Coach Nathalea Stephenson says, "Tateme is actually a couple years ahead of when most people her age will graduate. Taking upper level classes to graduate early isn't an easy thing to do, but Tateme has found a way to do justthat. She has found the balance with classes, volleyball, and jobs that she has on campus."
Broeckelman is a junior middle hitter from Beloit, Kan. She is the daughter of Michael and Sharla Broeckelman and is majoring in biology. Stephenson says, "Shelby is a very hard-working young lady that, even though couldn't finish her season due to an injury, she never lost focus of what is important and that is making sure you take care of things in the classroom as well as on the court. Shelby is a pre-med student and making sure that she takes care of homework as well as rehabbing from her injury and a job can be time consuming, but she makes it work."
Davis is a sophomore middle hitter from Hill City, Kan. She is the daughter of Carl and Julie Davis and is majoring in health and physical wellness. She is also on the track and field team. Stephenson says, "Being a two-sport athlete can be hard, and when you add academics, it can even be more of a challenge. Kaitlyn does an excellent job of managing her time and making sure that all aspects of her college career get the attention needed."
Decker is a junior outside hitter from Washington, Kan. She is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Decker and is majoring in athletic training. Stephenson says, "Cortni is also an academic All-American in addition to All-Conference academic. Cortni is in a field that requires many hours of observation and working several sports as an athletic trainer student. She has found a way to balance studying and playing volleyball."
Faimon is a junior middle hitter from Stratton, Neb., who is also on the track and field team. She is the daughter of Tom and Teri Faimon and is majoring in elementary education. Stephenson says, "Faimon is another-two sport athlete, and one that has qualified for nationals in track shows the amount of time that is required to compete and be successful, not only on the field but in the classroom. Lisa is very focused on making sure that she makes sure to be responsible for all aspects of her life."
O'Neil is a sophomore setter from Scott City, Kan. She is the daughter of Glenn and Jennifer O'Neil and is majoring in elementary education. Stephenson says, "As a sophomore, to receive this honor means that you have figured out how to balance school and athletics, and Allison has definitely done that. She takes her studies as serious as she does her leadership role on the volleyball team. It is exciting to see Allison continue to reach her goals with academics."
Read is a junior setter from Centennial, Colo. She is the daughter of Kendall and Kristy Read and is majoring in accounting. Stephenson says, "Theresa Read is a student who finds the time to make sure her classes receive the attention they should. She is involved with several organizations on campus that take up her time, and yet she makes sure that her focus is on assignments and preparing for her career."
Richard is a sophomore middle hitter from Wichita, Kan. She is the daughter of Steve Richard and Kathy Koenigsman and is majoring in biology. Stephenson says, "As a pre-med major, it takes a lot of time to focus on your academics and to be able to play a sport. Taci has done this very well. Her commitment to excellence and making sure she takes care of business will help her in her medical career."
Stoddard is a senior middle hitter from Wichita, Kan. She is the daughter of Melvin and Darlene Stoddard and is majoring in psychology. Stephenson says, "Rebekah is not only an All-Conference academic, but also an academic All-American. She is a very hard-working young lady in the classroom. She takes it seriously when it comes to her grades because she knows that it will help her get into graduate school and be able to pursue the career of her choice."
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