She is noted for her influence as a pioneer in women"s weightlifting. She lifted in the first official American national women"s meet held in 1981 in Waterloo, Iowa, overseen by United States of America Weightlifting. In the subsequent year she lifted a National record snatch.
Best Lifts Clean and Jerk (Official): 97.5 kg, Snatch: 82.5.0 kg, Total: 172.5 kg From 1983 to 1989, Judy served as the chairwoman of the USWF Women"s Committee.
In 1986 and 1987, she served as coach and official for the women who competed at the Pannonia Cup Tournament in Budapest, Hungary. She officiated at the first women"s World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, thus becoming the first woman to referee an international competition.
Judy and Gary were Commissioners for the 1998 Nike World Masters Games held in Portland, Oregon. Judy also served as a referee for the United States Olympic team in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first Olympic Games to include women"s weightlifting.
Throughout the mid 1980s Glenney wrote articles on fitness, focusing on the female body as related to weightlifting and weight training.
The book describes Olympic technique designed for the female anatomy. Judy is a teacher at Clark College with classes including tennis, walking, core conditioning, circuit fitness, and weight training.