Hall of Fame Inductee - Trina Casburn

1995 QHS graduate, Girls Golf

One of the most decorated golfers in Quincy High School history, Casburn made her mark with three straight top-10 finishes at the Illinois state tournament. She is one of three QHS golfers — Allison Seller, 1976-78, and Val Brennan, 1981-83 — with three state medals. As a sophomore in 1992, Casburn finished in 10th place. As a junior, she finished second at the sectional tournament and fifth at the state tournament. The best was yet to come. As a senior, Casburn won the Western Big Six Conference title and was medalist at the regional tournament before finishing second at the state tournament. She matched Brennan, who finished second in 1983, for the highest state finish by a QHS girls golfer. In her four-year varsity career, Casburn earned All-WB6 honors four times and held the team’s low stroke average each season. She was a three-time team MVP and received the Illinois Girls Coaches Association Award three times. She also played in the Quincy Women’s City Tournament four times, finishing second in 1993 and winning three straight titles from 1994-96. While in high school, Casburn participated in Beta Club, Natural Helpers and student council. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Society of Academic Achievement, while earning the Presidents Education Award and scholastic high honors. She received an athletic scholarship from Wake Forest University, where she became a four-year letterwinner, received the Scholar-Athlete Award and was named to the Dean’s list each semester. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and worked for The Hartford in the Philadelphia suburbs. She is now a financial consultant at Wachovia Securities LLC, in Quincy.

Acceptance Speech

"It is quite an honor to be inducted into the Quincy Senior High School Hall of Fame. Every year so many great athletes come out of QHS. Every coach and every teacher I’ve had from volleyball, basketball, soccer and golf and from Spanish to geometry have had an impact on my life, as they do on all of their students’ and players’ lives. You should all be very proud of yourselves. And of course, Mom and Dad (Bob and Sandy), thanks for your encouragement and guidance."

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