Hall of Fame Inductee - Rebecca Peterson Urquijo
Rebecca Peterson is in the unique category of being among the most
decorated female athletes in Quincy High School history. She earned 11
varsity letters in three sports — volleyball, basketball and soccer — and
carried a 4.289 grade-point average to graduate 11th in a class of 478
students in 1995.
Yet, she’s probably best known for what she did on the soccer pitch. An
all-state forward as a senior and a four-time all-sectional selection, Peterson
owned school records for goals in a game with six, in a season with 35 and
in a career with 106. She was also the career assists leader.
In volleyball, Peterson was named the Herald-Whig Co-Player of the
Year in 1995, a two-time all-area selection and a two-time All-Western Big
Six Conference pick. She set school records for assists in a season and a
In basketball, Peterson was a second-team all-area pick selection as a
senior when the Blue Devils won the first sectional championship in school
history in 1996 and won the second-most games in school history with a
Peterson went on to play soccer at Texas A&M. Peterson and her husband,
Danny Urquijo, live in Springfield, Pa.
I am honored to be recognized
for my accomplishments. I began my
sports career during a time when many
other woman had already paved the
way for female athletes. These role
models inspired me and helped me
excel to realize my capabilities.
I would like to thank and recognize
my coaches and teammates for their
contributions as well. Basketball,
volleyball, and soccer are team sports,
and I would not have been able to
reach my goals without them.
And lastly, I would like to thank
my parents for their support and
encouragement. They were my greatest
fans! They were always there to cheer
me on and never missed a game. The
love and support that they gave allowed
me to succeed.
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