Spotlight: Von Normann eats, drinks and plays volleyball |

Spotlight: Von Normann eats, drinks and plays volleyball

Stephanie Von Normann lives volleyball. Seriously. When asked what she does in her spare time, her answer is, “Well, I like to sleep and I like to eat.”

Sure, maybe there was a little laugh attached and maybe she was being facetious; just the same, to listen to her talk about it is to know she loves it.

The 6-foot-4-inch senior has been playing volleyball since she was 11, playing in intermural and interscholastic leagues, as well as attending volleyball summer camps.

She plays club volleyball pretty much any time she’s not actively playing for Summit High School, and she already has plans to attend college on a volleyball scholarship, perhaps at the University of Colorado or at Texas Tech University.

And though it may seem like a lot, Von Normann can see beyond the end of the volleyball tunnel.

Von Normann, who lives at Copper Mountain with her mother, hopes to acquire a degree in pre-law or criminal justice and then pursue a career in law enforcement.

“I want to be on a squat team more than anything else,” she said with a broad smile.

Before that, though, Von Normann would really like to produce a snowboarding video centering on local woman snowboarders.

At the moment, she’s on track to graduate from Summit High School at the end of the current semester, and she hopes to use the free time over the winter to film in the Breckenridge terrain park.

“I know three girls who have already graduated that want to do the same thing,” she said.

Until then, though, it’s Tigers volleyball. As she put it, “Nothing but training for Steph.”

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