Thursday, May 21, 2009
Recognition for Rodgers
By BARRY BURLESON
Traci Rodgers inked her name into the Marshall Academy basketball record book this past season.
And May 7, she was honored with a plaque, recognizing her all-time scoring record, that will hang in the foyer of the MA gym.
Family, friends, teachers, students and others gathered for the special presentation.
“If I could give you a person to pattern yourself after, it would be Traci Rodgers,” said Bobby Clanton, who organized the event. “I’ve known her a long time and I’ve always been impressed with how hard she works. We’re here today to honor Traci for all she’s done.”
Rodgers scored 2,625 points during her career as a Lady Patriot, surpassing Megan Teel’s 2,573.
“This is a special celebration for a special young lady,” headmaster Jane Hubbard said. “She has accomplished a great milestone.”
Rodgers actually broke the record in the Class AA state championship game, which Marshall lost 39-36 to Leake. She then added to her career points in the Mississippi Private School Association Overall Tournament, including a huge win over Class AAA Magnolia Heights.
The Lady Patriots finished 35-10.
Craig Dailey, MA head coach, gave Rodgers a hug and thanked everyone for their support.
“This group of girls had a tremendous season,” he said.
He particularly recognized his three senior Lady Patriots – Rodgers, Molly West and Regan Murphy.
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