QUINCY, Ill. – Quincy University inducted four individuals and one team into the Sports
Hall of Fame at an honorary brunch on Saturday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall of Fame Room
located in QU’s Health and Fitness Center.
Fall 2022 Individual Inductees:
Jessi Haney Harris graduated from Quincy College in 1977 with a physical education degree.
Harris participated in two sports – basketball her junior and senior year, and field hockey all four years
of her college career. Harris really stood out as a field hockey player. She was honored as best offensive
player her junior and senior years and as all-time leading scorer with a career of 26 goals which set the
Quincy College record. Harris played in all 35 matches in her 4-year career with field hockey. She set
the record for most goals in a game scoring three goals in one game her senior year, and she finished her
career scoring 63% of the goals in the 1976 season.
Tiffany Kelver is a 2004 QU graduate with a degree in exercise science and an emphasis in
physical education. Kelver’s achievements with the Quincy University women’s basketball team
demonstrate her determination to make a difference. She finished her senior year as a 1,000-point scorer
and the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Kelver started every game every season until she
tore her right ACL her senior year. She missed three games but returned to the starting lineup in time to
play the final two regular-season games and lead Quincy University to its first conference championship
and a regional title. Along the way, Kelver eclipsed the steals mark and scaled the 1,000-point plateau. Kelver’s knee gave out in the regional championship game as the Hawks secured a trip to the 2004 NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Hawks fell one point short of advancing to the semifinals, ending their remarkable run and Kelver’s college career.
Larry Just served as head coach of the Quincy University women’s basketball team for 10 years,
from 1997 – 2007. Just took over a program that had no wins in his first season, and he guided them to
the first of four 20-win seasons five years later. Under his guidance, the Lady Hawks made four
consecutive trips to the NCAA Division II national tournament. In the 2003-2004 season, Coach Just led
Quincy to a 29-5 record with an Elite Eight appearance while achieving a ranking as high as No. 7 in the
nation. That year, the Lady Hawks also won their second consecutive GLVC Championship. As head
coach of the QU women’s basketball program, Just compiled an overall record of 155 wins – 137 losses,
building Quincy University into a national powerhouse in women’s basketball. Just left as Quincy
University’s all-time coaching leader in wins and was named the GLVC Coach of the Year three times.
He was also named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coach of the Year
four times. Former QU athletic director Pat Atwell said that what Coach Just did for women’s basketball
at QU was immeasurable, and he did it with dignity and class.
Fall 2022 Team Inductee:
The Quincy University 2003-2004 women’s basketball team, coached by Larry Just, continued
the momentum of the previous successful season with a record of 29 – 5 and 17 – 0 at home. The Hawks
made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the ’02-‘03 season and topped that in ’03-’04 by getting to the Elite
Eight in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Tournament. They lost in the Elite Eight game by one point to
Henderson State ending an outstanding season. Lisa Farrell topped the team in that game with 19 points
and 11 rebounds. Lindsay Anderson finished with 15 points. There were many standout statistics from
the ’03-’04 program. As a team, the Hawks averaged 72 points per game; their opponents averaged 56
points. The team hit 47.3% of their field goals and 34.4% of their three-point shots. QU women’s
basketball players showed a strong standing in the GLVC All-Conference teams selection with Jessica Stuckman and Lisa Farrell making first team, and Tiffany Kelver making second team. Jessica Stuckman was also co-player of the year. The GLVC coach of the year went to QU coach Larry Just.
Fall 2022 Professional Achievement Inductee:
Judy Genenbacher Yeast is a 1979 graduate of Quincy College with a bachelor’s in physical
education and a 1981 graduate of Western Illinois University with a master’s in physical education.
Judy’s investment in athletics and academics and her commitment to service include projects with local
athletic groups, her university community, and her faith community. Judy was a student athlete playing
field hockey. Judy served for three years as the first Women’s Sports Information Director and played a
significant role in rallying local fan support and fundraising for women’s athletics. She authored the
Quincy College Women’s Intercollegiate Record Book 1965-1979. Judy’s awards include PHI
EPSILON SIGMA Distinguished Service Award, 1988; Illinois Association for Health Physical
Education Recreation and Dance Service Award, 1989; Illinois Intramural Recreation Sports
Association Service Award, 2011; WIU Outstanding Community Service Award, 2004; Excellence in
Programming Award, 1993, from the National Intramural Sports Council; and Midwest District Young
Professional Award, 1989.
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emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate,
graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty
and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find
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