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Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee - 1999

Jillayn Quaschnick '89
Basketball All-American

Sebeka, Minnesota
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MIAC MVP 1988-89, All-MIAC 1986-87, 87-88, 88-89, NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team 1988, NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team 1988, 1989, Kodak All-American first team 1989.

Jillayn Quaschnick came to Concordia in the fall of 1985 as a 5-6 shooting guard. Over the next four years she helped put together the best four year run of any basketball team in Concordia history.

As a freshman her 1985-86 Cobber women's basketball team went 26-3 and advanced to the West Region Championship.

In 1986-87 she was named All-MIAC as the Cobbers placed second in the nation at the NCAA Division III Final Four with a 26-5 record.

As a junior in 1987-88 her team went 29-2 and won the NCAA National Championship. She was named All-MIAC for a second time and was named to the West Region All-Tournament team and the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team.

In 1988-89 the Cobbers went 24-3 and advanced to the West Region Championship finals before losing at home for only the second time in Jillayn's career.  Jillayn averaged 18.5 points per game that year while playing just 24 minutes per game. Jillayn was named the MIAC's Most Valuable Player. And she was named a first team Kodak All-American in 1989.

Over her four years her teams posted a record of 104-13. Her teams won MIAC titles in 85-86, 86-87 and 87-88 and were runners-up in 1988-89. They had a four year MIAC record of 80-6.

Jillayn is fourth on the Cobber career scoring list with 1264 points and sixth in career assists with 329. She shot 54.4% from the field for her career, the best ever for a Cobber shooting guard, and 78% from the free throw line for her.

After graduating from Concordia in 1989 Jillayn became a graduate assistant basketball coach at South Dakota State University. She earned her M.A. degree from SDSU in 1991 and entered the field of education as a Health and Physical Education teacher.  Since 1993 she has served as a teacher and coach at The Marshall School in Duluth, Minnesota.


Career Stats

1985-86  4.7 48.8 70.0 1.2  0.6  12.2  115
1986-87  7.9 49.0 82.0 3.2  1.5  19.0  244
1987-88 13.0 60.0 73.6 3.0  1.8  22.1  403
1988-89 18.5 53.0 86.0 4.0  2.2  24.0  502
Career  10.9 54.4 78.7 3.1  1.6  19.6 1264
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