Jessica Stuckman

Inducted 2010.  One of the Best Three-Sport Athletes in School History.

Many people in Quincy remember Stuckman for her basketball exploits at Quincy University, but those who saw her at Quincy Notre Dame will say she was one of the best three-sport athletes in school history.

Stuckman, a 2000 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame, helped lead the girls basketball team to the Class A state tournament during her junior season, and she’s the third leading scorer in school history with 1,296 points. She averaged 17.3 points and 9.1 rebounds as a senior and was an Associated Press third-team all-state selection. She finished 13th in Illinois’ Ms. Basketball voting in 2000 and was sixth among Class A players.

On the volleyball court, Stuckman was unstoppable as an outside hitter. She had 330 kills as a junior on the 1998 Class A state championship team, and came back with 326 kills as a senior on the 1999 Class A state runners-up. Her 17 kills in the 1999 state title game while going head to head against Normal University High’s Ogonna Nnamani, a two-time Olympian, never will be forgotten by those in attendance. Stuckman also was an all-sectional pick and honorable mention all-stater as a soccer player. At Southern Indiana, Stuckman was the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s freshman of the year in 2000-01 after averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She helped Southern Indiana reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Tournament that season. As a sophomore, she was the GLVC’s top scorer at 20.5 points per game and led the Screaming Eagles with 7.4 rebounds per game. Stuckman earned honorable mention All-American status as USI went 27-6.

Stuckman then transferred to Quincy University, where she was a two-time GLVC Player of the Year. She helped the Lady Hawks to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program’s only Elite Eight appearance in 2004. She’s 10th on QU’s all-time scoring list with 1,167 points.

Stuckman now lives in Oak Park, Ill., and works at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton.

I would like to thank my family, coaches, teammates, friends and the community for all your continued support during my career at Quincy Notre Dame and beyond. I especially want to thank my parents for their time, energy, selfless sacrifice, generosity and unconditional support throughout my athletic career. Without that support, I would not have had the avenues to provide me with the many opportunities to accomplish my goals and achievements.

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