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Joy Jeter

Basketball ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

2005 was a banner years for the Jeter family: in March, Lance Jeter and his Beaver Falls Tigers team won the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA boys' basketball title, while Lance earned first team, All State, and State AA Player of the Year honors; and in April, his mom, Fredericka (Joy) Jeter, was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. Like her son, Joy was a high school basketball star who won WPIAL and PIAA championships. Joy played on the 1981-1985 Lady Tigers hoop teams that won four section titles and compiled a 114-10 record, winning WPIAL and PIAA gold when Joy was a senior. Joy earned second team All State honors that year, and she finished her career as the second leading scorer in Beaver Falls history (1691 points). She finished her high school athletic career by placing second in the state track and field championships in the shot put. Joy went to the University of New Haven (Connecticut) on a basketball scholarship and played on teams that won four straight New England Collegiate Conference tournament championships, and in 1987 won the NCAA Division II national title, while Joy was named NCAA Division II Final Four MVP. During her New Haven years, Joy was a three time Kodak NCAA Division II All American and a three time NECC Player of the Year. She left college as the school’s all time leading scorer (2299) and rebounder (1486) and ranked among the all time leaders in several Division II statistical categories, including tenth in career scoring and fourth in career rebounding.