Ottawa University – BA in Business Administration
OU Athletic Participation
Emily was a four-time All-KCAC performer, earning Second Team honors as a freshman and being selected First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior. In 2002, Emily was named KCAC “Freshman of the Year.” Emily was honored as KCAC “Player of the Year” her junior year, and earned First Team All-Region IV honors that season as well. She helped lead the Lady Braves to a KCAC regular season championship, a KCAC tournament championship and a bid to the Region IV Playoffs. During her senior season, she led the KCAC in total assists (l,207). For her career, Emily is ranked ninth in single match service aces (6 vs. Sterling College, 9/17/05), first in single season service aces (79, 2002), first in aces per set (0.63, 2002), first in career service aces (245), first in assists for a three-set match (55 vs. Asbury College, 9/13/02), and first in assists in a four-set match (63 vs. Bethany College, 9/29/04). Emily has a total of six career double-doubles, and had 12 matches with 50 or more assists, 20 matches with 40 or more assists and 39 matches with 30 or more assists. In her four seasons, Emily ranked second (1,340), third (1,237), fourth (1,207), and fifth (1,147) in single season assists and is first in career assists ( 4,931).
Husband – Bret Lickteig ’07
Son – Bryce Lickteig
Parents – Ron & Mary Napier
Brother – Travis Napier and wife, Corey, and Ty, Nyah & Trystan
Current/Past Business, Profession or Occupation
Emily is the software quality assurance supervisor for Advisors Excel in Topeka, Kan. Before that, she worked for Heartland Crop Insurance.
Current/Past Community Involvement
In the community, Emily previously served as assistant volleyball coach at Valley Falls (Kan.) High School. She was also a coach for the Northeast Kansas (NEK) Juniors Volleyball Club.