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Volleyball Standout Cyndi (Norman) Kiper to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame on February 28
Cyndi (Norman) Kiper - Hall of Fame Class of 2009
Cyndi (Norman) Kiper - Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The leader of Valparaiso University’s volleyball team for the first few years of the 21st century, Cyndi (Norman) Kiper ranks among the best setters ever to play for the Crusaders and, on February 28, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame. 

Kiper led Valpo to the Mid-Continent Conference championship as a senior as well as the Brown and Gold’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.  The Mid-Con Setter of the Year in 2003, she graduated from Valpo second all-time in assists with 4,886 over her four years with the Crusaders. 

A three-time First Team All Mid-Con selection, Kiper was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, a year in which the Crusaders set a then-school record with 27 victories.  As a senior, she also earned Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-District V honors. 

Kiper is now an occupational therapist at Hillmann Pediatric Therapy in Minooka, Ill.

The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Harre Union.  Tickets are still available for the banquet through Friday, February 20.  The cost of the banquet is $30 per person and reservations can be made by calling Sharon Jackson at (219) 464-5471 or (800) 803-7184 ext. 72.  The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of both the men’s and women’s basketball games on the same day.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler