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Kylie Giebelhausen

School

Southern Illinois

Position
Guard
Major
Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science

Classroom

Kylie Giebelhausen is a strong student who holds a 3.78 GPA as an exercise science/pre-physical therapy major. She earned a spot on the MVC Scholar Athlete Second Team as a junior after she was named MVC Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention the year before and has earned a spot on SIU’s dean’s list on six occasions.

Character

One of the nicest women you’ll ever meet, Giebelhausen is extremely well spoken and is a hard worker. She’s always quick to sign autographs or take pictures for young fans and prides herself on being a role model. Last year, Giebelhausen was the recipient of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Good Neighbor Award, given to one athlete from each school, each semester, who best exemplifies the ideals of the conference. She most recently was accepted into Bradley’s physical therapy school.

Community

Giebelhausen volunteers her time frequently while also balancing athletics and academics. As an exercise science major, she volunteers with Strong Survivors, a group that utilizes exercise as a therapeutic tool to help cancer survivors and caregivers get through the treatment and recovery process. She’s also volunteered at the local animal shelter, St. Francis Animal Shelter, and always takes the lead when it comes to doing service projects as a team. She helped the Salukis paint paws around Carbondale as part of an athletic department fundraiser and helped SIU complete a community service project as part of WBCA’s Day of Service initiative.

Competition

Giebelhausen has led the Salukis to back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in almost 30 years, and Southern has finished with a winning record in each of her three seasons. She earned All-Conference First Team honors after a junior campaign in which she finished top-10 in the MVC in seven statistical categories, including scoring, blocked shots, assists and three-pointers made. As of nomination time, she was 62 points shy of becoming the 25th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points and was one of five named to the Preseason All-MVC Team.