|Sport (s):||Men's Swimming and Diving|
JEFFERY M. “JEFF” WILLIS ’99 earned four varsity letters in swimming and diving for the Tigers and graduated with school records in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:45.31) and the 1,650 free (16:13.63). A three-year NCAA Division III qualifier, Willis earned honorable mention all-America at the 1998 Championships after finishing ninth in the 1,650 free in 16:16.50. In 1997 he also earned honorable mention all-America as the leadoff swimmer in the 800 free relay, which placed 12th in the country. As a junior, Willis entered the NCAA Championships with the 10th fastest time in the 1,650 free. At the 1999 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, Willis earned all-conference honors in the 500 free and 1,650 free and captured the conference title in the latter. He was a three-time 1,650 free champion at the DePauw Invitational and twice at the Liberal Arts Invitational, while winning the 500 free twice at the DePauw Invitational and once at the Liberal Arts meet.
Willis earned a B.A. degree in economics with a minor in philosophy, and in 2008 earned a M.B.A. degree from University of Southern Indiana, where he was accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma business school honor society. A co-founder of Qualba, Inc., Willis serves as president of StorageKeep LLC and is a member of the Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals for Warrick County, Indiana. He is the father of two sons, Michael and Mason.