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    Stephanie Holthus
    Stephanie Holthus

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Burlington, Ill.

    High School:
    Central

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    OH



    12/18/2013

    Stephanie Holthus Receives AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

    Senior becomes third Wildcat to earn multiple All-America disctinctions

    12/11/2013

    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    12/10/2013

    Pair of Wildcats Garner AVCA North Region Honors

    Holthus named to All-Region Team; Ryan earns honorable mention

    12/03/2013

    Stephanie Holthus Earns All-Big Ten Nod

    Senior claims conference accolade for third straight time

    11/29/2013

    Holthus Reflects on Storied Northwestern Career

    NU's all-time leader in kills concludes home career Saturday

    2013: NU's all-time leader with 1,797 kills ... Named to the 2013 All-Big Ten Team for the third straight season .... Also ranks third nationally in kills amongst active players entering the week ... One of only three active players in the NCAA with more than 3,000 combined kills and digs (3,105) ... Ranks sixth in NU history with 1,347 digs ... Leads Wildcats and ranks fourth in B1G with 4.06 kills per set ... Ranks sixth in the conference with 4.44 points per set ... Leads team with 18 double-doubles ... Appeared in all 124 sets ... Has recorded 20-or-more kills seven times ... Notched her 18th double-double of the season behind 10 kills and 11 digs against No. 13 Wisconsin (11/30) ... Had a team-high 13 kills and five digs against No. 18 Illinois (11/27) ... Had 13 kills and 12 digs at No. 2 Penn State (11/22) ... Registered a double-double behind 15 kills and 15 digs and served up an ace in win over Indiana (11/17) ... Hit a match-high 21 kills and added 15 digs in NU's victory over No. 18 Purdue (11/15) ... Had a match-high 23 kills and hit .327 against No. 17 Michigan (11/10) ... Notched her 14th double-double of the season behind a team-best 17 kills and 11 digs against No. 13 Michigan State (11/8) ... Scored a team-high 17 kills against No. 11 Nebraska to move into first place on NU's all-time list (11/2)... Added 12 digs against the Cornhuskers ... Notched 16 kills and 13 digs in `Cats' road win over Iowa (11/1)... Matched career high with 28 kills in win over Illinois (10/23) ... Scored match-high 13 kills against No. 4 Penn State (10/20) ... Racked up 14 kills and 12 digs in upset of No. 17 Ohio State (10/16) ... Buried 23 kills in upset win at No. 20 Purdue (10/12) ... Added 16 digs against the Boilermakers ... Tied career high with three assists at Indiana (10/11) ... Had match-high 14 kills against Hoosiers ...Matched season high with four blocks against Iowa (9/28) ... Recorded team-high 20 kills vs. Nebraska (9/27) ... Tabbed as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week (9/24) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (9/23) ... Named MVP of the Wildcat Classic (9/22) ... Averaged 6.18 kills and 4.1 digs per set in three wins ... Set NU record with 24 kills in three-set match against Miami (9/20) ... Tallied carreer-high 24 digs against USF (9/20) ... Added 27 kills against the Bulls ... Chosen for the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament team (9/14) ... One of four Wildcats with at least nine kills against Portland State (9/14) ... NU hit .400 as a team with just five errors in the three-set victory ... Recorded a double-double against Arizona (9/12) ... Named MVP of the Wildcat Challenge (9/8) ... Registered double-digit kills in all three matches ... Served a career-high six aces against Belmont (9/6) ... Tallied 16 kills and 17 digs in first win of season over Milwaukee (8/31) ... Produced back-to-back 18-kill performances against Western Michigan (8/30) and Oklahoma (8/31) ... Received N Club Performance Award ... 2013 Senior CLASS Award candidate ... Preaseason All-Big Ten ... Elected team captain ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012: Named AVCA All-America Third Team ... Picked up AVCA All-Mideast Region honors ... All-Big Ten selection ... Became 20th player in Northwestern history with 1,000 kills for her career on Sept. 23 against Minnesota ... Ranks 10th on NU's all-time chart with 1,294 kills ... Collected 20-or-more kills 10 times ... Ranks third in the Big Ten with 4.27 kills per set ... Also ranks fourth in the league with 4.72 points per set ... Finished season with 18 double-doubles in 31 matches ... Became 15th player in program history to record 1,000th career dig at Nebraska (11/24) ... Led all players with 18 kills against the Huskers ... Paced the offense with 26 kills vs. Illinois (11/21) ... Took a career-high 79 swings in that match ... Registered a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs vs. Michigan State (11/17) ... Put down a career-high 28 kills at a clip of .404 and had 19 digs vs. Michigan (11/16) ... Recorded 11 kills and 11 digs at Penn State (11/10) ... Reched the 20-kill plateau for the eighth time this year with 20 at Ohio State (11/7) ... Had four kills as NU fought off eighth set points to win the second set ... Eclipsed the 20-kill plateau for the seventh time this year with 21 at Wisconsin (10/28) ... Dug out a match-best 12 attacks vs. Iowa (10/21) ... Put down a team-high 15 kills at Illinois (10/17) ... Led all players with 19 kills and 18 digs in win at No. 25 Michigan State (10/12) ... Added 12 kills and five digs against Penn State (10/5) ... Posted a career-high hitting percentage of .514 with 21 kills against Indiana (9/29) ... Collected 21 kills, including 16 in the final two sets at Purdue (9/28) ... Put down a match-high 21 kills in four sets against the Golden Gophers (9/23) ... Led all players with 18 kills and added a career-high 21 digs against Wisconsin (9/21) ... Earned MVP honors in all four of NU's nonconference tournaments ... Named MVP of the Wildcat Classic (9/16) ... Led all players with 18 kills in the championship vs. Western Michigan (9/16) ... Collected a match-high 14 digs against Saint Louis (9/14) ... Tallied 14 kills in three-set win over Delaware (9/14) ... Named MVP of the Yale Invitational (9/8) ... Averaged 4.00 kills and 3.55 digs per set in three wins ... Did not commit a reception error in 82 opportunities as well ... Reached the 20-kill plateau for the third time this season vs. Yale (9/8) ... Collected MVP honors at the La Quinta Invitational (9/1) ... Averaged 5.27 kills per set and 2.37 digs per set in three wins ... Buried a season-high 23 kills at a clip of .396 vs. Cincinnati (9/1) ... Added 21 kills in the championship match vs. New Mexico State ... Tabbed Marquette Challenge tournament MVP ... Tallied 18 kills, 17 digs and five blocks in the championship match against Marquette (8/26) ... Chipped in with 17 digs in the season opener against Bowling Green (8/25) ... Named to the preseason All-Big Ten team for the second straight season ... Elected team captain.

    2011: Named to the All-Big Ten Team ... Designated AVCA All-Mideast Region Honorable Mention ... Placed third in the Big Ten with 4.65 points per set ... Ranked fourth in the conference with 4.17 kills per set ... Set a single-season Northwestern record for most total attempts in a season with 1,453 ... marks of 4.17 kills per set and 475 total kills ranked fourth and seventh, respectively, in program laurels ... Earned a team-best 15 double-doubles, including six in the final seven matches of the season ... Recorded double-digit kills in 27 of 31 matches ... Had at least 15 kills in 18 contests ... Started all 31 matches for the Wildcats ... Named MVP of the Utah Classic and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (8/29) ... Totaled 53 kills (5.9 per set) in NU's nine-set sweep of the opening-weekend tournament ... Recorded a double-double with 21 kills and 14 digs versus the host Utes (8/27) ... Mark of 21 kills in three sets ranks tied for fifth in program history ... Named MVP of the Chicagoland Challenge ... Hit .318 with nine kills and 12 digs in an opening-round win over Loyola (Chicago) (9/2) ... Hit .436 with 17 kills and no errors in the championship match at UIC (9/3) ... Named to the Magnolia Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Earned a career-best 26 kills and a double-double with 15 digs in a five-set match against Central Arkansas (9/9) ... Recorded another double-double with 12 kills and 14 digs against Ole Miss (9/9) ... Hit .452 with 16 kills against Arkansas-Little Rock (9/10) ... Named MVP at the Wildcat Classic after averaging 5.4 kills per set and hitting .392 to help NU secure team title ... Earned a College Volleyball Update Top Performer of the Week honor (9/20) ... First had a double-double with 19 kills (.364 hitting percentage) and 15 digs against Duquesne (9/16) ... Hit .382 with 16 kills versus Colgate (9/17) before hitting .429 with 19 additional kills that evening against New Mexico State ... Recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 10 kills and 14 digs at Minnesota (9/25) ... Notched another double-double versus Purdue (9/28) with 13 kills and 14 digs ... Led 'Cats with 11 kills in a three-set win over Indiana (10/1) ... Scored team-high 19 kills in near upset at Penn State (10/5) ... Set an all-time NU record for attempts in a three-set match with 60 against Illinois (10/19) ... Notched her eighth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 13 digs against Michigan (10/15) ... Tied a career high with a season-best 20 digs at Iowa (10/22) ... Finished one kill shy of her career-best mark with 25 terminations against Ohio State (11/11) ... Put down 19 kills in an upset over second-ranked Nebraska (11/26) ... Preseason All-Big Ten Team selection ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2010: Started all 33 matches for Northwestern ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week on Oct. 11 ... Became the 11th player in program history to record 300 kills in their freshman season, finishing with 332 -- the eighth-best performance by a freshman ... Ranked second on the team in digs (326), third in kills (332) and fifth in blocks (68) ... Recorded seven kills, eight digs and four blocks in her debut against Loyola (Chicago) (8/27) ... Knocked down a team-best nine kills against Illinois-Chicago (8/28), including seven in the third set ... Recorded 11 kills against both Tennessee (9/10) and Ohio (9/11) while adding 10 digs in both matches for first two career double-doubles ... Tied a career-best with four blocks in the victory over the Lady Vols ... Posted a career-best three service aces against Pittsburgh (9/10) ... Earned Wildcats Classic all-tournament team honors after totaling 28 kills, 27 digs and seven blocks over the weekend, including 11 kills and 10 digs against Marquette (9/18) ... Notched her 100th career kill against the Golden Eagles ... Finished with 10 kills and 13 digs against Purdue (9/25) for her fourth career double-double ... Had a huge weekend at Wisconsin (10/1) and Illinois (10/2), posting 30 kills and 30 digs for a pair of double-doubles ... Set career bests in both kills (19) and digs (20) against the Illini ... Notched 14 kills and 13 digs against Iowa (10/8) in Evanston and 10 kills and 14 digs in Iowa City (10/30) ... Posted 10 kills with just two errors in the upset of sixth-ranked Illinois (11/5) ... Recorded a team-best 16 kills with 11 digs at Purdue (11/12) ... Tied the team lead with 16 kills and 11 digs against Michigan State (11/26) ... Recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs in the NCAA first round victory over Arizona (12/3) ... Notched 13 kills with eight digs against Missouri (12/4) in the NCAA second round ... Posted double-digit kill totals in 18 matches with 12 double-doubles.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Burlington High School ... Member of the U.S. National Junior Team in both 2010 and 2011 ... Named No. 31 Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com and named to list of Top-50 Recruits of 2010 ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 list for 2010 ... Two-time All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year ... Three-time first team All-Area selection ... Four-time All-Big Northern East Conference selection ... Two-time Chicago Sun-Times second team All-Area selection ... Champaign News-Gazette second team all-state selection ... Courier News Player of the Month for October 2009 ... Kane County Chronicle Player of the Week ... Helped lead the Rockets to three Big Northern East Division titles ... Set 3A single-match state tournament record with 17 kills as Burlington captured state runner-up honors in 2008 ... Named team captain of USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Red Team ... Red Team took first place at 2009 High Performance championships ... One of 19 players selected by USA Volleyball to attend tryout for USA National Team ... Competed for Club Fusion for six seasons ... Recorded four tournament victories with Team 18 black and a fifth-place finish at JVDA Nationals, earning all-tournament honors ... Earned IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award since freshman year ... Honor roll student.

    Personal: Born Stephanie Jeanine Holthus ... Daughter of Craig and Sherrie Holthus ... Father played baseball at Bradley ... Majoring in Secondary Teaching.

    Holthus' Career Statistics

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    Holthus' Career Highs

    Kills 28, twice, last vs. Illinois (Oct. 23, 2013)
    Total Attempts 79, vs. Illinois (Nov. 21, 2012)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .514, at Indiana (Sept. 29, 2012)
    Service Aces 6, vs. Belmont (Sept. 6, 2013)
    Assists 3, twice, last at Indiana (Oct. 11, 2013)
    Total Blocks 7, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 29, 2011)
    Digs 24, vs. South Florida (Sept. 20, 2013)

    Holthus' 2013 Season Highs

    Kills 28, vs. Illinois (Oct. 23)
    Total Attempts 73, vs. Illinois (Oct. 23)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .426, vs. Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 8)
    Service Aces 6, vs. Belmont (Sept. 6)
    Assists 3, at Indiana (Oct. 11)
    Total Blocks 4, three times, last vs. Illinois (Oct. 23)
    Digs 24, vs. South Florida (Sept. 20)