Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A volleyball standout for four seasons for the Crusaders, Stephanie (Schuricht) Pequette ranks as the top setter in Mid-Continent Conference history, and, on February 23, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
A two-time First Team All Mid-Con selection, Pequette still holds the league’s career assist mark with 4,993 over the course of her career, and was ranked 21st in NCAA Division I upon graduation.
She helped lead the Brown and Gold to the 1994 and 1995 Mid-Continent Conference championships, and was named to the league’s All-Tournament Team on both occasions. Pequette also helped Valpo earn NCAA play-in berths both seasons, the first two such appearances in school history.
Strong on the serve as well, the three-time Crusader co-captain still ranks sixth in school laurels with 127 career aces. Pequette also remains among Valpo’s top 10 in digs and blocks as well.
Twice she was named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week, and, as a senior, she concluded her career being named the Valparaiso University Female Athlete of the Year.
Pequette is employed as a physical therapist for Athletic and Therapeutic Institute in New Lenox, Ill.
The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of both the men’s and women’s basketball games on the same day.
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