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Stekel recognized as Daktronics-NAIA scholar/athlete
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Hillsboro native Julie Stekel has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

The Viterbo University volleyball team has been playing on the biggest stage this past week and on Dec. 5, Julie Stekel (SR/Hillsboro, Wis.) joined 453 other student-athletes as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

In order to be nominated, a student-athlete must be of junior standing or above and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Stekel holds a 3.74 grade point average and will graduate with a major in Accounting.

Stekel saw action in 78 sets this season and landed seven service aces. The senior also dug up 66 attacks and had a serve receive percentage of .914 as the V-Hawks reached the NAIA National Tournament Final Four for the first time in school history.