Alumni to be Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Alumni & Giving

By: Jenny Kaeppner

File Under: alumni, athletics, hall of fame, homecoming

Three former athletes from the College of Mount St. Joseph will be inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, October 18, to kick off Homecoming Weekend.  The program will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m.. followed by dinner in the Fifth Third Bank Hall at the Mount to celebrate these amazing inductees.

This is the fourth recognition ceremony honoring inductees since the Athletic Hall of Fame debuted three years ago. This year’s honorees include: DeAnn Schroeder Kiefer '92, former basketball player, Jane Siemer '76 and Sue Holmes Vulhop '79, both former volleyball players and coaches.  To purchase your ticket, and for information regarding the Athletic Hall of Fame and Homecoming festivities, click here.

DeAnn Schroeder Kiefer ’92

Over her four-year college basketball career, DeAnn Schroeder Kiefer recorded 1,135 points, 735 rebounds, 569 blocked shots, with a record of 91-21. She was an outstanding scorer and rebounder. DeAnn was NAIA All District 22 as a junior and senior and was the district’s Co-Player of the Year as a senior. In 1992, she led the NAIA with 176 blocked shots and was a member of the All-Tournament NAIA Team. In her senior year, DeAnn led the Mount to the NAIA District 22 Championship and an eighth place seed in the NAIA National Tournament in Monmouth, Ore.  She played a key role in the Mount’s 77-75 quarterfinals win over Northern Montana State University to advance to the Final Four.  Today DeAnn is a home health occupational therapist for the Visiting Nurse Association. She has been inducted into the Bishop Brossart High School Hall of Fame and the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

Jane Siemer ’76

Jane Siemer has been involved in athletic competition her entire life. At the Mount she was a four-year starter on the 1972, 1973 and 1974 volleyball state finalist teams. She played an integral role on the 1975 team that won the state championship and played in the regional championship game. After college Jane coached volleyball and continued to play for such teams as the Ohio Valley Region AA Championship Teams, Great Lakes Regional Championship Teams, USA National Championship Teams, and US Global 50+ Team. She was named the Ohio Valley MVP in 1979, USA Volleyball National MVP five times and received All-American/All-Tournament honors 15 times at USA Volleyball National Tournaments. Jane taught physical education in Cincinnati Public Schools for 31 years. Over the years she has achieved many accolades such as the Master Sportswoman of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association and induction into the Southwestern Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Sue Holmes Vulhop ’79

Sue Holmes Vulhop was excited to join the Mount’s outstanding volleyball team in 1975. She was a starter on the 1975 team that finished 13th in the nation, the 1976 team that finished 7th in the nation and the 1977 team that finished 3rd in the nation. Her college career records include Best Blocker in 1975; Best Offensive Player Award in 1975, 1976, 1977; and an All-American in 1977. She was also nominated for Outstanding Woman Athlete of the Year for Intercollegiate Athletes for Women. After graduation she competed in the United States Volleyball Association for a number of years. She was an assistant volleyball coach at the Mount, and served as the volleyball coordinator at St. Ignatius Loyola for 12 years, where she has coached both boys and girls. An employee of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services since 1979, she is currently an intervention specialist at Margaret B. Rost School in Cincinnati.