Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Stephanie Butkus
Stephanie Butkus


Bridgeview, Ill.

High School:
Queen of Peace




High School: Graduated from Queen of Peace High School in Burbank, Ill., where she earned three varsity letters for coach Jen Burns ... Ranked 11th on the Student Sports Hot 100 ... Volleryaball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... Garnered first team all-state recognition from The Champaign News Gazette, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times in 2003 ... Was named 2002 Girls Catholic League (GCAC) Player of the Year ... GCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Queen of Peace High School MVP ... Was named the Midwest Powerbar Player of the Week in 2002 ... Member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... 2003 Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete ... Graduated 10th in her high school class with a 4.109 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Club: Played club volleyball for 2nd City since for four years ... Team finished second at Junior Olympics in 2000, 11th in 2001 and fifth in 2002 ... Was named to the all-tournament team in 2000 and again in 2002.

Personal: Full name: Stephanie Catherine Butkus ... Born 1/16/85 in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Catherine and Anthony Butkus ... Father played basketball at St. Xavier College in Chicago ... Mother was a cheerleader at St. Xavier ... Has a younger brother, Jonathan, who is a sophomore in high school ... Plans on majoring in aerospace engineering with a possible minor in psychology ... Is obsessed with the TV show "The Price Is Right" and enjoys sleeping in her spare time.