University of Cincinnati
- Outside Hitter
Stephanie Niemer is a Marvin Kolodzik Business Scholar, which is a program that develops valued professionals with depth in their desired specialization. To enable highly effective specialists, the program emphasizes innovation, globalization and collaboration. As a marketing major, Niemer owns a 3.747 GPA and is set to graduate in June 2010. Following her playing days, Niemer has an interest in staying involved in athletics. She is interested in possibly playing volleyball oversees and eventually working in a sports marketing position for a university or professional program.
Niemer has been a leader on and off the floor for the Bearcats. She lets her play on the court speak for itself while being a team player and leading others off the floor.
Niemer ‘s community involvement since arriving on campus includes playing with and reading to young children at the UC Learning Center; coaching at kids’ volleyball clinics in 2008 and 2009; assisting with the Christmas Tree Auction; and volunteering at the Operation School Bell/Assistance League Cincinnati Chapter, Adopt a Family for Christmas, Kids Zone and Kings Mill Elementary School. She has also helped with 4th grade volleyball practice, a high school volleyball clinic, the Special Olympics and Girls on the Run.
Niemer’s career highlights include being named a 2009 AVCA Honorable-Mention All-American and a three-time all-conference selection, including first-team all-BIG EAST honors in 2008 and 2009. She became the 15th player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills and ranks No. 9 on UC’s all-time kills list (1,349) and is fifth on career aces chart (149). She sits in second on the single-game kills chart after putting 34 balls to the floor at Utah on Aug. 29, 2009. In addition, as a junior, she was named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Tournament team and named the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association Sportswoman of the Year. As a sophomore, Niemer was a first-team all-conference selection and was the only sophomore to earn first-team distinction. She was tapped the 2007 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and was a second team all-conference selection.