2017 Alumni Game

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Lynchburg College women’s basketball program was honored to hold its seventh-annual Alumni Game.  Both past and present players who wore the Lynchburg College jersey cherished the opportunity to spend the day together in honor of the game they love.  The day gives all the chance to celebrate the dedication and commitment of past members to get the program to where it is today, while encouraging and motivating the present scholar athletes to continue to take the program to new heights.  Because of this, when the current players put on their jersey when it comes game time, they know that they are playing for something much larger than just themselves.  They are playing out of respect for the time others have put in before them and to continue building a legacy for others after them.

Following brief introductions from past and present members of the Lynchburg College women’s basketball program, the alumni game started around 9:30 a.m.  The game consisted of a match-up between a mix of “old” and “young” alumni.  It was a close game with the away jersey team pulling out the victory.  It is always great to see that while bodies may get older, every alumni’s competitive spirit is still just as strong.  At the conclusion of the game, alumni gathered in the team room to reminisce while enjoying snacks and refreshments.  Next, the alumni and their families were invited to stay for the current Lynchburg College team’s ODAC match-up against Randolph-Macon.  The Hornet women were victorious over Randolph-Macon with the final score of 68-55.  Following the game, alumni, players, friends, and family were invited by the Office of Alumni to the Alumni House.  This experience allowed past and present players to truly connect, alongside their families.  While the day brought back together old teammates and friends, it also united multiple generations of players with the current Hornets in the Lynchburg College jersey, growing the family and tradition of Lynchburg College women’s basketball player by player.  There is no doubt in the infinite value of having former players who have also given so much time and sweat fighting for the same goal the players are fighting for now in the stands showing their support.


Thank you for all that returned home on the 21st and thank you to all of those who thought about us in spirit!

Betty Franklin ‘83

KoKo Otey ‘85

Clair McCracken ‘87

Dawn Simmons ‘97

Jess Hott ‘02

Mary Grothe ‘04

Abby Pyzik Smith ‘04

Whitney Yates ‘04

Mandi Campbell ‘05

Shannon Newton ‘05

Lacey Currle ‘06

Lori Fletcher ‘06

Caroline Wesley ‘07

Courtney Brewer ‘11

Becca Speck ‘12

Ann Dorris ‘14

Caleigh Patterson ‘14

Shannon Allan ‘15

Lauren Penley ‘15

Chaney Forbush ‘16


We look forward to having even more of our alumni family joining us next year.  Below are some highlights from the alumni game that captured some great memories, laughs, and reminiscing.  Enjoy!  We know that you will continue to follow us…you are with us every step of the way!


Please see the link below for highlights of the game:



Past Alumni Games:

2011 Alumni Game

2012 Alumni Game

2013 Alumni Game

2014 Alumni Game 

2015 Alumni Game

2016 Alumni Game

Alumni Spotlight:

Mary Jean Grothe

Clair McCracken

Shannon Newton

Caroline Wesley

1989-90 Women's Basketball Team