Reece Knolhoff Named Recipient of KC Sports Association Abbey Quitmeyer Memorial Scholarship

November 4, 2019


Reece Knolhoff, recipient of the Abbey Quitmeyer Scholarship

Pictured are Neal and Kathleen Quitmeyer and Reece Knolhoff (center).

The Kaskaskia College Sports Association is proud to announce that Reece Knolhoff of Centralia has been named the recipient 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, “I am very happy that Reece has been named the recipient of this scholarship.  She reflects many of the same qualities that Abbey had as a student athlete at Kaskaskia with the compassion, drive, intensity, and love for sports.”

This scholarship is awarded annually to a female athlete pursuing an Allied Health Degree at Kaskaskia College.  The criteria for the scholarship is applicant must have a high school diploma; be a pursuing a degree in an Allied Health Program and be a member of an athletic team at Kaskaskia College. 

Reece is a member of the KC Blue Angels volleyball team and is pursuing a Nursing Degree.  She is a 2018 graduate of Centralia High School and is the daughter of Melissa and Kurt Knolhoff.  The scholarship was for $500.00.

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