Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Sports

May 11, 2013

Meyer signs offer to play for Georgetown

Greensburg — North Decatur senior Jenna Meyer, the career leading rebounder for the Lady Chargers, is headed to Georgetown College on a basketball scholarship.

Surrounded by family, coaches and administration, Meyer signed her scholarship offer to play basketball at Georgetown in Georgetown, Ky., beginning the 2013-2014 season.

Meyer is the third player in school history to score 1,000 points or more in a career.

Meyer said the process began the summer before her senior year. Jessica Foster, a South Ripley graduate, current Georgetown forward and a friend of Meyer’s, helped Meyer with the process.

“The recruiting process was fun, but it was stressful. I’m not going to lie,” said Meyer. “It was a big process. They were really impressed. I went down to scrimmage with the team in the fall, and college coaches were noticing me at AAU games. That was the best experience of my life.”

Meyer said Georgetown felt like the best fit when it was time to make a decision.

“When I scrimmaged with them, it worked out really well,” she said. “When they offered the scholarship, I thought, “Wow, this was actually happening’. It was amazing. Getting a scholarship is one of the best moments in my life and I will never forget it. It’s awesome, and it only comes once in a lifetime. It’s something I can tell my kids one day. It’s so unique because not everybody gets to go and play a college sport. Just to be able to be in that elite group of people, it’s just a very special thing.”

Meyer said her days at North and representing the school will remain among her favorite memories.

“I love how I make North Decatur proud, coming from North, then playing for a big college school,” she said.

Accompanying Meyer during the signing were the members of the North girls basketball program.

“I love my team,” she said. “My whole team was there. To see those girls smile and look up to me, that was the greatest feeling in the world. All of that proved to me that hard work really does pay off.”

Meyer expressed appreciation for her parents, Roger and Cheryl, and her older brother Nick.

“My parents and my family have really helped me along this journey,” she said. “They are so proud of me.”

Meyer credited head coach Brad Bryant the most for her success, adding that she also bonded with his wife, Karmin, and their family.

“It was the best three years of high school basketball I could ever ask for,” she said. “He’s definitely one of the strongest people I know. I couldn’t have done this without him, either. I knew in the back of my mind that he always had my back. He’s like my second dad. We’ve created a pretty special bond over the years. I love Karmin to death and she is such a wonderful person. Just the way she goes about her business is unbelievable. I know she is one of the strongest people I know. That family is great. I love them all.”

Meyer acknowledged that she has had to persevere through challenges throughout high school, only to prevail.

“With the adversity I’ve had in life, it just motivated me more to keep pushing and know that everything will be okay,” she said. “It’s shaped me as a person. You can still do what you want to do, and you can be even more determined to do something.”

Meyer has felt inspired enough to be an example for others and be a motivator.

“I always tell people to strive for their goals,” she said. “If they strive for their goals in life, with determination and hard work, everything can happen. I’m very strong in my faith. God’s been the greatest part of my life, and he’s helped me with everything.”

Meyer plans to be a physician's assistant in endocrinology and gain a background in diabetes education.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • spt-gb072514 7U all stars pic Greensburg 7U All-Stars earn Washington township tourney title The Greensburg Youth Baseball 7 and under All-Stars took their talents to Indianapolis on July 12-13 to participate in the inaugural Washington Township Little League 2014 Summer Sizzle Tournament. On Saturday, the team opened tournament play with an

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • No Headline Provided Football Camp for 7th, 8th gradersNorth Decatur Chargers Football are having a Junior High (7th & 8th grade) Football Mini Camp on July 28 and 29 at the high school practice field. The camp will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Players need to arrive at 5:30

    July 24, 2014

  • spt-gb072414 Colts arrive pic 'Full speed ahead:' Colts arrive ANDERSON, Ind. — Pat McAfee promised Wednesday morning that Reggie Wayne’s arrival at Anderson University would be memorable.As usual, the veteran wide receiver delivered.The Indianapolis Colts officially kicked off their 20th training camp on campus

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Decatur Youth Football begins 2014-2015 Season Youth Football 2014-2015 season begins The North Decatur Youth Football League will begin practices for the 2014 – 2015 season on July 24, 2014. Practice will begin at 6 p.m. All registered players should plan to attend. Further, any children in grad

    July 24, 2014

  • spt-gb072414-cougar archers pic 3 South Decatur archery teams compete at World Tournament MADISON, WISCONSIN – Members of the South Decatur elementary and middle school archery teams traveled to Wisconsin for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament July 11 through 13.The Cougar students were among 2,425 student

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • McIlroy emerging stronger than ever HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to ignore the chants below from

    July 23, 2014

  • spt-gb072214 MTQRL jpg Matt Arrington wins at Montpelier On Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway, the Midwest TQ Racing League presented by Jenmarco.com had another first time winner when Matt Arrington of Columbus, Ind. became the twentieth different feature winner in MTQRL history.Arrington, d

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Decatur Chargers Football Mini Camp for 7th and 8th graders North Decatur Chargers Football are having a Junior High (7th & 8th grade) Football Mini Camp on July 28 and 29. The camp will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Players need to arrive at 5:30. All participants need to bring athletic shoes, shorts, t-shirts, a

    July 22, 2014

  • 6 refuse to return to soccer club MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.The players remai

    July 22, 2014

  • Big 12's dire warning about pending change DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.“You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.”During his opening add

    July 22, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
Twitter Updates
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.