Lori Heeter

Lori HeeterAthlete • Inducted 2003

Lori Heeter was a dominant performer in both volleyball and basketball at JCCC. She closed out her volleyball career at JCCC with numerous record-setting performances. In all, she topped the all-time list in 13 categories. As a freshman, Heeter was a first-team All-Region VI choice, and was named first-team East Jayhawk All-Conference. She set season and career records for total blocks (531), solo blocks (117) and block assists (414), and established the season mark for kills with 360. Heeter helped JCCC to a 30-18-2 mark, a conference championship and a second-place finish in the Region VI Tournament. She also played basketball for JCCC, averaging 12.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, and was named all-conference in basketball. Her sophomore season, Heeter became the third volleyball player to garner NJCAA All-American recognition. She also earned first-team All-Region VI, first-team East Jayhawk All-Conference, team MVP and JCCC female athlete of the year honors. Heeter registered an amazing 501 kills and a hitting percentage of .296. She also set the season record for solo blocks with 175 and upped her career record block total to 1,052. Her efforts helped JCCC win a second straight conference championship. She followed by earning all-conference and all-region honors in basketball, helping JCCC to a 20-13 record. Heeter averaged 14.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Heeter also ranks among JCCC’s basketball season and career leaders in points, rebounds and blocked shots. She finished her career sixth in scoring (796-13.5) and second in rebounding (569-9.6). Heeter also is one of two players in JCCC history to block over 100 shots (141).

Heeter went on to Idaho State and was a two-year starter in volleyball, and started one season of basketball. Heeter went on to play professionally in Europe and for the Kansas City Lightning of the American Volleyball Association. She was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in the fall of 2003.