The Kaskaskia College Sports Association is announcing the establishment of the Abbey Quitmeyer Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship has been established through the generosity of family and friends of Abbey Quitmeyer and the KC Sports Association. Abbey was a student athlete at KC from 2004-06 and was a member of the Blue Angels Basketball Team. She was an Academic All-American athlete and the first student athlete representative to the KC Sports Association Board.
Cathy Karrick, Director of Public Information and Coordinator of the KCSA says, “There really are no words to describe the compassion, the drive, intensity, and love Abbey lived in her life. The recipients of this scholarship will be held to high standards to fulfill the bar Abbey set as a student athlete at Kaskaskia College.
Former KC Coach Zach Loll agrees, “It was an honor to coach Abbey. She was an outstanding athlete not just at Kaskaskia College, but also at Mater Dei High School. More important to Abbey though was her choice to excel academically. She was driven to succeed and become a physical therapist, which drove her day in and day out. The one thing that has always stayed with me from coaching Abbey was the GREAT person she was”.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a female athlete enrolled in an Allied Health Program at Kaskaskia College. The criteria for the scholarship is: applicant must have a high school diploma; be a full-time female student enrolled in an Allied Health Program and be a member of an athletic team at Kaskaskia College; recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above; the recipient or the recipient’s parents must be a member in good standing with the KC Sports Association and the applicants must submit an essay describing their future plans in their field of study.
The scholarship will be available for students beginning in the Fall 2013 Semester. The award is for $500 and will be credited to the recipient’s account for tuition, fees, books and supplies, purchased through the Kaskaskia College Bookstore, and housing expenses.
For more information call 545-3182 or to donate, please send check payable to the KC Sports Association to Cathy Karrick, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road, Centralia, IL 62801.