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BJ Graber Award
Stephanie Marin Receives 2001 Betty Joe Graber Award

The 2001 NJCAA Betty Jo Graber Award was presented to College of Southern Idaho's Stephanie Martin, a NJCAA All-American volleyball player from Mesa, Arizona.

Martin led the Golden Eagles to a 45-5 record during the 2000 season.  While at CSI her second year, Martin had 382 kills (averaging 2.63 per game), .377 attack percentage with over 145 games played, 233 total blocks (averaging 1.61 per game), 79 service aces (averaging .54 per game), and 317 digs (averaging 2.19 per game). 

Martin received many honors and awards while at CSI.  In 1999 she was named to the NJCAA National Championship All Tournament Team and was 2nd Team All Region.  In the year 2000, she was the Region 18 Tournament MVP, named 1st Team All Region, the NJCAA Division I National Tournament MVP, the UVSC Tournament MVP, a 1st Team NJCAA All-American and was named AVCA Player of the Year. 

Ben Stroud, then head Volleyball Coach at College of Southern Idaho, describes Martin, "Stephanie was the complete package great athlete, very skilled both front row and back row and could take over a match with her block and attack.  The best thing about Steph is that she never took a day off in practice!"

Stephanie led CSI to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament as a freshman and to the National Championship her sophomore year.  Stephanie finished her collegiate volleyball career at Oregon.




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