Quincy University inducted Tom Lepper ’97 into the QU Sports Hall of Fame at a special recognition between the women’s and men’s basketball games in Pepsi Arena on Saturday, February 17.

Tom Lepper is a 1997 QU graduate with a degree in elementary education. A Quincy native, Tom was a dominant force on the court in his four seasons with the Hawks basketball program and served as team captain 1995-96. During his career at QU, Tom averaged 11.3 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. Tom was 25th all-time in scoring with 1,139 points, grabbed 693 rebounds, and recorded 131 blocked shots which ranks third all-time at QU. Players that held the first and second rankings in blocks were Tom’s teammates. He played with four other future QU Hall-of-Famers. The Hawks secured two NCAA DII postseason appearances during Tom’s four seasons. He was a dominant player in his junior season on the 1994-95 tournament team that is also in the QU Hall of Fame.

Tom’s stats are strong, but his presence on the court was invaluable. Tom was the enforcer and the protector with powerful offensive skills. He changed the direction of Hawk basketball in the mid-1990s.

Since graduation, Tom has been employed as an educator and administrator for the Quincy Public Schools as well as a longtime assistant coach in the Blue Devils basketball program. He also spent one year as an assistant girls coach at QND. Tom and his wife Sara have two children — Jordan, a junior at QU, and Brennan, a tall-for-his-age seventh-grader at QJHS and a budding basketball star.

Lepper and the other members of the Class of 2024 will be formally honored during the annual Hall of Fame ceremony in the fall.

For more information about the QU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, contact the QU Advancement Office at 217-228-5227.

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