2023 Quincy Notre Dame Hall of Fame inductee: Jordan Frericks Kvitle
Editor’s Note: Quincy Notre Dame will hold its Hall of Fame induction ceremony at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday between games of the 2023 QND Tip-Off Tourney at The Pit. Below is the biography used by the QND Hall of Fame committee to honor one of this year’s inductees.
QUINCY — As a sophomore, Jordan Frericks Kvitle averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team, which went 32-1 and won the Class 2A championship in 2010-11. She averaged 16 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior for Notre Dame, which went 33-1 and won the Class 2A championship in 2011-12. She averaged 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 steals as a senior for Notre Dame, which went 30-0 and won the Class 3A championship in 2012-13.
Kvitle finished as QND’s career leader in points, rebounds and steals, and she was fourth in assists. She was a two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association first-team All-state selection and a two-time Herald-Whig Player of the Year. She was the Illinois Basketball Services Large School Player of the Year as a senior, and she was named Player of the Year by the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Champaign News-Gazette. She finished sixth in the Ms. Illinois Basketball polling in 2012 and third in 2013. Kvitle also was a member of a state championship soccer team as well at QND.
Kvitle went on to play at the University of Missouri, starting 121 out of 128 career games. She finished with 1,433 career points (11.1 per game) and 1,032 rebounds (8.1 per game). She was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a sophomore and as a junior, and after a knee injury forced her to miss the 2016-17 season, Kvitle returned to be named to the All-Southeastern Conference second team again.
Kvitle then played professionally during the 2019-20 season for Herner TC in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, where she was named team MVP and the team captain. She and her husband, Martin, live in Quincy with their daughter, Charlie, and she’s pregnant with a second child expected in April. She is an interior designer at Bodine White, a firm out of Columbia, Mo.
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