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The leader of Valparaiso University’s volleyball team for the first few years of the 21st century, Cyndi (Norman) Kiper ranks among the best setters ever to play for the Crusaders.
Kiper led Valpo to the Mid-Continent Conference championship as a senior as well as the Brown and Gold’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Mid-Con Setter of the Year in 2003, she graduated from Valpo second all-time in assists with 4,886 over her four years with the Crusaders.
A three-time First Team All Mid-Con selection, Kiper was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, a year in which the Crusaders set a then-school record with 27 victories. As a senior, she also earned Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-District V honors.
Kiper is an occupational therapist at Hillmann Pediatric Therapy in Minooka, Ill.