TRISH APEL WHITTAKER
Simply, one of the best volleyball players in the history of GBC. Trish was named to the NCCAA II All Region Team four times and named All-American four times. The only player, male or female, to achieve this honor. She was also named named to the National All Tournament Team four times.
As a freshman, Trish led the 1991 team to a 3rd place finish nationally. This is the highest finish for any Grace volleyball team. She was voted the team’s MVP all four years and holds virtually every school record other than setting. She has a record 1,524 kills, 3,361 attacks, a 39.8% attack percentage, and 307 blocks. All of these are still GBC records.
Trish was asked to play basketball one year at Grace and set the rcecord at that time of 39 points in the first ever regional win for the Tigers. It is still the 7th highest scoring game in school history.
Trish is married to Dave Whittaker and together they have three children. They are active in their local church. Trish is a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.