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Emily Hiebert

Wichita State
Physical Education


Emily Hiebert will graduate in May 2018 with a degree in physical education and a minor in exercise science. She has a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average. She earned first-team All-Valley Scholar-Athlete honors in 2015 and honorable mention honors in 2016.

Hiebert is planning on pursuing a master’s degree in special education after she graduates in May.


From day one, Hiebert has had a very strong work ethic, and she pursues it without saying anything. She just goes out and works hard in every drill. Her teammates see that and want to do so too. She makes drills go well in practice because she doesn’t ever let up. She continues to keep the same intensity level, which she’s had since she was a freshman. That has been a huge asset for WSU, because whatever she wasn’t strong at skill-wise quickly became a strength of hers in very little time because she worked endlessly on those skills.

Hiebert works to build relationships and keep everybody happy, but sometimes she has to be able to put her foot down, and she has learned how to do that throughout her career. She’s been able to overcome her shyness in that area and become more forceful in her leadership style, but she is still the leader that brings everybody together.


Hiebert has served her community in many different ways. Her community service involves the following events and organizations: Top Learning Center, Allen Elementary Walk-a-Thon, WSU Athletics Pen Pal Program, Princeton Children’s Center, WSU Health Fair, Davis Integration Sports Camp, Reading with the Shockers, Fast Fours and the Little Spikers and Junior Spikers Volleyball programs.


In 2017, Hiebert was named to the American Athletic Conference preseason team. In 2016, she earned first-team All-Valley honors and was the Missouri Valley Conference Setter of the Year. She led Wichita State to a 24-8 overall record and to the MVC Tournament title. She finished the season with 145 kills, 1,181 assists, 21 aces, 312 digs and 66 blocks. In 2015, she earned first-team All-Valley honors. She also led the team to the MVC regular-season and tournament titles. She finished with 119 kills, 1,408 assists, 35 aces, 301 digs and 45 blocks. In 2014, she was named to the All-Valley Freshman Team. She finished with 68 kills, 1,122 assists, 27 aces, 253 digs and 48 blocks.