Steph was a multiple sport athlete, graduating from Indianola High School with 10 varsity letters. Two letters were earned in basketball, and four letters were earned in both swimming and golf. A true student athlete during her high school years, she earned academic all-conference recognition every season in which she participated.
It was during the golf season where Steph received most of her recognition. Arguably, the best female golfer to play at Indianola, she was a four year All-Conference selection, placing 9th as a freshman, 6th her sophomore and junior seasons, and 2nd her senior year. She was a three time state qualifier, and her senior season had an opening round of 72, which was a new state record, a second round of 78 for a two day total of 150 earned her state medalist honors.
Continuing her education at Simpson College, she was a four year letters winner for the Storm and a member of the 2002-2003 Conference Championship Team. A three times all-conference selection, two times NCAA Qualifier, and is the only know Simpson and Conference golfer to record 2 hole-in-ones in the same season. Steph finished her career at Simpson with 8 tournament wins, 05-06 team MVP, and was chosen as an Academic All-American.
Stephanie was a 2006 graduate of Simpson College, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Marketing Major and Human Resources Minor and member of the Deans List and Presidents List. She now resides in Polk City with her Husband Matt, and works for Bankers Trust.