Scholar Athletes of the Week (November 18 to November 24)



Nov. 27, 2013

DeKALB, Ill. - Each week, NIU honors two student-athletes that exemplify the concept of the "student-athlete" supremely well. These students excel both in the classroom and on the playing field. This week, the honorees are football’s Matt Krempel and volleyball’s Justine Schepler.

NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week (November 18-November 24)

Matt Krempel

Justine Schepler

Sport: Football Sport: Volleyball
Year: Redshirt Senior Year: Senior
Position: Right Tackle Position: Libero
GPA: 3.33 GPA: 3.86
Major: Exercise Physiology/Fitness Leadership Major: Accounting
Week's Achievements: Matt Krempel helped pave the way for NIU rushers to accumulate 368 yards on the ground in a 35-17 win on the road against Toledo. Starting the game at right tackle, Krempel and the rest of the offensive line cleared paths for three different NIU rushers who produced over 100 yards each. NIU averaged 6.8 yards per carry overall. The team had just two rush attempts go for a loss during the game. Week's Achievements: Justine Schepler had a phenomenal weekend at the Mid-American Conference Tournament. In Friday's quarterfinal against Bowling Green, the Sycamore, Ill., native totaled 16 digs and helped slow down the Falcon offense in a 3-1 win. The next day in the semifinals against top-seeded Ohio, Schepler was a major part of the Huskies' superb defensive effort against the Bobcats, collecting 25 digs to help hold Ohio to a paltry .182 attack percentage in the loss. Between the two matches, she finished with 41 digs, averaging 5.86 digs/set.
Previous Honorees
Week of November 11-November 17

Jordan Threloff

Ashley Sneed

Week of November 4-November 10

Billy Chancey

Mackenzie Roddy

Week of October 28-November 3

Michael Ippolito

Gwen Sabo

Week of October 21-October 27

Dusty Page

Cori Frankenberg

Week of October 14-October 20

Aidan Conlon

Amy Carr

Week of October 7-October 13

Jared Volk

Sarah Angelos

Week of September 30-October 6

Rob Sterling

Emily Paschke

Week of September 23-September 29

Matt McIntosh

Justine Schepler

Week of September 16-September 22

Luke Eakes

Taylor Ellett

Week of September 9-September 15

Jason Meehan

Courtney Ksiazek

Week of September 2-September 8

Dusty Page

Sarah Angelos

Week of August 27-September 2

Matt Krempel

Mackenzie Roddy

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