Jill (Noel) Korta - Outstanding Athlete

1983 Graduate | Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Jill Noel Korta owns the most decorated career of any athlete in Pius X history. She won every race of her high school cross country career, including three state championships and two all-class gold medals. She was All-City and All-State in both track and cross country from 1980-1982 and still holds the Pius X record in the 3200m run. At the University of Nebraska, Korta lettered four times in cross country and four times in track, while earning All-American status. She also earned All-Big 8 and All-American honors both in academics and athletics. Korta is a 2001 inductee into the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame.

Korta completed her master’s degree in physical therapy from the Nebraska Medical Center. She married Tom in 1992 and the couple shares their lives with four children. Korta currently works part-time as a physical therapist and full-time as a wife and mother.

Korta: “I will never forget the day Coach (George) O’Boyle kept me after practice and told me he believed I could win the state cross country meet. From that moment on, my mind and history were set. This legendary coach believed in me and that was the inspiration and drive I needed to define my success.”

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