Stephanie Norell, a physical education major from Stratford, has been named the recipient of Eastern's Shining Star Award for athletic and academic excellence. Norell, a four-year member of the university's soccer team, was selected from more than Eastern 300 athletes. Norell is currently student teaching at Plainfield Memorial School. She graduates in May with a 3.96 GPA and is a member of the International Health and Physical Education Honor Society. At Eastern, Norell engaged in a research project working with "at-risk" students from the local high school. She will pursue a teaching career in both health and physical education in a Connecticut public school system.