Where are they now? Tigers' career points leader

Name: Kelly Spicer

Hometown: Crothersville

Current residence: Crothersville

Occupation: Support specialist (maintenance) at Cummins Inc.

Family: Wife, Marlana Spicer; children, Taylor Spicer, 7, and Andrew Spicer, 4; parents, Clarence and Mara Spicer; sister, Stephanie Breeden

High school: Crothersville, 1999

Sports: Basketball, four years; baseball, four years; track and field, one year; cross-country, one year

Athletic honors: Senior Athlete of the Year; in basketball, two-time all-conference, all-time career points leader (1,100), single-season points leader (447), tied for single-game points record (43), two-time Tiger Award winner; in baseball, two-time team leader in batting and pitching

College: Ivy Tech

Major: Industrial maintenance (Electrician Department of Labor Card and associate's degree in industrial maintenance technology)

What drew you to sports?

“I would have to say my parents. They encouraged me and took the time out to take me to all the practices and games. They also made sure I had the things I needed to be successful.”

What is your favorite memory of high school sports?

“The one I remember most was Senior Night and getting to walk out before the game with my parents. Also, the game at South Central where I set the career scoring record. Those last couple points were really tough.”

What was your biggest accomplishment?

“All-time scoring record. That is something I accomplished over an entire career. It wasn’t just one good game or year. It took several years of hard work.”

How did sports affect your life?

“Taught me values in life you need, like hard work, dedication, teamwork, respect, leadership, etc. It also kept me out of trouble and helped me academic-wise because you had to make the grades and stay out of trouble to play.”

Are your children involved in sports?

“I have a daughter who is 7, and she loves gymnastics, wants to be a cheerleader and play volleyball. My son is 4 and is just getting ready to start tee ball and biddy basketball.”

What would you say to encourage kids to get involved in sports?

“Get involved in something in high school, whether it’s sports or other activities. Not only will it teach you values but will also be memories you have for the rest of your life. Those are things that no one can take from you.”

Do you have any hobbies?

“Hunting and weightlifting.”

Do you have a favorite sports team?

“College, Indiana Hoosiers. NFL, Indianapolis Colts. NBA, Indiana Pacers. MLB, Cincinnati Reds.”

Do you have a favorite athlete?

“Not really. I’m a fan of a team, not a player.”

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