Parmer Sisters Commit to Pomeroys
July 21, 2014
Tara Parmer (13) and Shelby Parmer (12) have signed for the 2014-15 season.
SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College head basketball coach Deanna Bradley is proud to announce the signing of Tara and Shelby Parmer to the 2014-15 class.
The Parmer sisters both signed with the Pomeroys on Friday, July 18. “Shelby and Tara are going to bring a great deal of quickness and tenacity to our program,” said head coach Deanna Bradley. “They are well rounded student athletes and fit perfectly into our style of play and as ambassadors for the College. We are all very excited to have them attending SMWC,” added coach Bradley.
Tara, who is a recent graduate of Franklin Community High School, was a three sport athlete for Franklin Community. She was a member of the volleyball, softball, and basketball team. In basketball, she was named Mid-State All-Conference twice, while earning Johnson County All-County honors once. Tara was also a participant in the Top 100 Workout twice during high school.
“I’m excited to continue my education and basketball career as a Pomeroy,” said Tara.
While at Franklin Community, Tara was involved in the school’s freshman mentor program, as well as a member of the National Honors Society.
Shelby will be joining her sister and the Pomeroys after a career at Vincennes University. While at Vincennes, Shelby averaged 7.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. “I am beyond excited to finish my collegiate career at SMWC,” said Shelby.
Shelby graduated from Franklin Community with an honors diploma. She was a member the National Honors Society and, like her sister, served in the freshman mentor program.
Shelby’s high school basketball career saw her twice earn Mid-State All-Conference honors and Johnson County All-County honors. She also was a participant in the Top 60 Workout and earned her team’s mental attitude award.
The Pomeroys will start the 2014-15 season on the road at IU-Southeast on November 4, 2014 in New Albany, Ind.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.