Stephanie Rempe

Stephanie Rempe, Hall of Fame Athlete

Stephanie Rempe, Hall of Fame Athlete

Stephanie Rempe, a standout softball, soccer and volleyball athlete from Santa Barbara High and a four-year varsity player on the University of Arizona women’s volleyball team, now focuses her athletic endeavors as the Associate Athletics Director at the University of Oklahoma.

Rempe earned a total of nine varsity letters at Santa Barbara High – four in softball, three in soccer and two in volleyball. She was twice named the female Most Inspirational Athlete in 1987 and 1988, and her senior year (1989) saw her garner multiple awards including the Santa Barbara High female Best All-Around Athlete award, the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table female Athlete of the Year in soccer and the Santa Barbara High Scholar Athlete award with her 3.96 grade point average.

Rempe was a first-team All-Channel League selection and team Most Valuable Player in both softball and soccer in 1989, and the first Santa Barbara High female soccer player to earn All-CIF recognition with a second team nod in 1989.

At Arizona, Rempe began as a walk-on to the women’s volleyball squad. However, she ended her career in 1993 as a starting scholarship player. She was the first-serve starter for the Wildcats in 1993 when they defeated then-No.1 UCLA, ending the Bruins’ 55-match win streak on national television.

In that same season, the Wildcats beat No.2 Stanford as well as ranked Notre Dame, USC and UCSB teams. Rempe and the Wildcats made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships. Rempe earned a B.A. degree in business (1993) as well as a Master’s in sports administration (1995).

Rempe began her career in athletic administration as the Senior Program Coordinator in the Arizona Athletic Department. She was named the Associate Athletic Director / Senior Woman Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1998 and moved to her current position at Oklahoma in 2003.

Currently living in Oklahoma, Rempe was recently in town as the keynote speaker for the SBART National Women and Girls in Sport Day Luncheon. Her presenter this evening will be her father, George Rempe.