Xavier's Vorherr Honored By GCNKWSA
April 26, 2013
CINCINNATI - The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women Sports Association (GCNKWSA) honored Xavier's Stephanie Vorherr as the College Sportswoman of the Year for the sport of volleyball. Vorherr was one of 26 local athletes, sponsors, donors and administrators recognized at the event.
During her time at Xavier, Vorherr rewrote the record books for both Xavier and the Atlantic 10 Conference. In the final match of her collegiate career, the libero eclipsed the A-10 mark for career digs and finished her stellar four years with 2,152 digs. The Cincinnati native (Mother of Mercy HS) holds four of XU's top five single-season dig totals - 603 in 2010 (1st), 558 in 2012 (2nd), 514 in 2009 (3rd) and 477 in 2011 (5th) - and nine of the top 15 single match records, including a program record 46 digs set against Ole Miss last season.
Vorherr is a two-time AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honoree, the only player in school history to earn the award twice. She was a three-time A-10 Libero of the Year and three-time A-10 Second Team Selection.
Not only was Vorherr outstanding on the court, but she also stood out in the classroom as well. It took her just three and a half years to complete her undergraduate requirements in occupational therapy and begin working on her graduate degree.
The GCNKWSA works to promote the athletic successes of women in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas in Ohio and Kentucky. The organization has been supporting female athletes in the area over the last 20 years.