Eastern standout Jordan Parker signed her national letter of intent Thursday to continue her basketball career at Alderson Broaddus in Philippi West Virginia.
“This is something I’ll never forget,” said EHS senior Jordan Parker. “Most people will never get to do this so I take pride in it.”
Jordan has earned varsity letters in basketball and volleyball three years, track and field two years and softball one year. Parker averaged 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds a game for the state semifinalists Lady Eagles last season. Parker scored 18 points against Berlin Hiland in the Division IV state semifinal loss and has been a two-time All-Ohio honorable mention selection.
On the volleyball court Parker helped the 2011 Lady Eagles to the D-IV state semifinal, where she had five kills against Tuscarawas Central Catholic. She has been named to the district 13 volleyball first team twice in her career. Parker was also a part of two relay teams on the EHS track and field team that competed at regionals last season.
“It’s exciting and nerve racking at the same time because you don’t really know what’s going to happen but you’re moving on and ready for it,” Parker said. “Alderson Broaddus felt like home because it’s out in the middle of nowhere but there’s a town 20 minutes from there. It’s realll just like home out in the country.”
Jordan is currently undecided on what she will major in at ABU. The Battlers are a member of the Greater Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in NCAA Division II. Alderson Broaddus’ womens basketball team ended a 14 year postseason drought last year and advanced to the second round of the WVIAC tournament in Charleston ninth year head coach Josh Allen.
One thing is for sure, winning has followed Parker throughout her career as a Lady Eagle. Jordan has been a key part of two Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division Volleyball championships, two TVC Hocking basketball co-championships, two TVC track and field championships and one TVC Hocking softball co-championship.
Pictured above Jordan signs her letter of intent to join Alderson Broaddus’ women’s basketball program. Sitting in front, from left, are Lady Eagles head basketball coach John Burdette, Greg Parker, Jordan Parker and Anna Parker. Standing in the back are EHS Athletic Director Sam Thompson and EHS Principal Shawn Bush.