Hall of Fame Inductee - LeaAnn Allen-Eickelschulte
Few high school athletes have collected as many varsity letters as
LeaAnn Allen-Eickelschulte. A graduate of the class of 1987, her 8
letters (2-softball, 3-basketball & 3-volleyball) rank her among the
top performers of all-time. Her volleyball talent earned
Allen-Eickelschulte an athletic scholarship to Murray State University
in Kentucky. It was there that she shined. Allen-Eickelschulte became a
starter as a freshman - a spot she would hold all four years. During
her stay at Murray State Allen-Eickelschulte helped rebuild the
volleyball program. They won the Ohio Valley Conference title her junior
year and went on to play in the Women's Invitational Volleyball
Championship. She was chosen as captain of the team for three seasons
and during that time was recognized on numerous occasions for her
excellence on the playing surface. Allen-Eickelschulte was twice named
as the teams most valuable player - twice named as an All-Conference
standout - and twice named to the OVC all tournament team. But perhaps
the honors earned for her academic achievements stand out the most.
Allen-Eickelschulte received the Scholar Athlete Award on two occasions -
was given the Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athlete Award - the Ohio
Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor - Athletic Director's
Character Award and was named to the GTE-COSIDA Academic All-American
Team. After graduating from Murray State, with a degree in computer
science and math, she returned to Quincy and has given something back.
Her efforts in coaching the QHS volleyball club for those 18 and under
the past four years are noted - as is the fact she is an United States
Volleyball Association Impact trained coach. LeaAnn Allen-Eickelschulte,
her husband Mark and family make their home in Quincy.
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