This week's honorees are Jenna Thorp and Andrew Morse
2013 Academic All-MAC
Sixth All-time Digs (1,249)
2013:Started all 123 sets and 32 matches at libero for NIU as a senior...Led the Huskies and ranked 10th in the MAC with 547 digs and 4.45 digs/set... Finished the season with 23 assists and six service aces...Recorded a perfect 1.000 receiving percentage in eight matches during the conference season and on 16 occasions during the entire year... Named to the NM State Tournament All-Tournament team after averaging 5.0 digs/set in three matches... Had 10 matches with 5.0 digs/set or more... Posted a season- and career-high 28 digs against Central Michigan (Oct. 5)... Registered six service aces on the year, including four in the first three matches of the year.
2012: Garnered Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention following the 2012 campaign... Played in all 36 matches during the season, starting 11... Saw action in all 137 sets the team played... Led the team with a .982 serving percentage... Notched 14 service aces and a 0.10 service aces per set average... Ranked second on the team with 339 digs and 2.47 digs per set... Posted 15 assists for the year... Finished the season with 14 points for the Huskies... Tallied a career-high 20 digs against Western Michigan (Nov. 8).
2011: Started in 33 and played in 34 of 35 matches, including 120 of 125 sets as a defensive specialist...Honorable mention Academic All-MAC selection...notched career-highs in both assists (26) and digs (278)...finished fourth on the team in digs...tallied the fifth highest reception percentage on the team with .948...set single-season high with four assists at Toledo (Oct. 1)...grabbed both a single-season and career-best 19 digs at Western Michigan (Nov. 10)...complete the season with 10 double-digit dig games...honored as a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better) for the second time.
2010: Appeared in all 35 matches, including 110 of 132 sets as a defensive specialist...made Huskie debut against Chicago State (Aug. 27) while recording first career dig...recorded first career ace and point versus Oakland (Aug. 27)...notched first assist as a Huskie while taking on Liberty (Sep. 10)...tallied first kill of her career in match against Iowa (Sep. 19)...set single-season-high in digs with 13 versus Western Michigan (Sep. 30)...served four aces against Bradley (Aug. 31) for a single-match-high on the season...totaled 85 digs on the season to go along with two kills, four assists, 12 aces, and 14 points...was a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better).
High School: Four-time letterwinner at Sycamore HS...led as team captain in final two seasons...named first team all-conference as a junior and senior...was a part of the Daily Chronicle's all-area first team in 2008 and 2009...received all-state special mention as a junior...as a senior helped Sycamore H.S. finish third in the state championships...helped Sycamore win the Western Sun Conference Championship as sophomore, posting a 39-3, 14-0 record in league play, while also finishing third in the state championships...garnered all-conference special mention as a sophomore...holds Sycamore career (1,079) and season (325) records for digs...also was a member of the Sycamore soccer team in 2009 that finished fourth in the state championships.
Club: Competed for Club Fusion - 18 White team that placed 11th at 2008-09 JUDA Nationals.
Personal: Intends to major in accounting...Birthdate - July 15, 1992...daughter of William and Susan Schepler...brother Jason is currently on the NIU football team...made honor roll every semester at Sycamore...assists with the Pumpkin Festival Run and the Cornfest Run during the fall...participated in Lil' Sis, Big Sis program and student council.