2.20.2008

Hall of Fame Honors

Sunday night I was on the computer thinking about an old friend and I got a crazy idea to google her. I should have known she would show up... Carolyn and I were best friends in high school ever since we went to Basketball Camp in Switerland in 1989 together. She and I shared many adventures and were volleyball, basketball and soccer teammates in Heidelberg. There were the sleep-overs, the dances we doubled for, the YW activities I dragged her to, the milestones - like the first time my parents let me drive the car by myself... I drove straight to Carolyn's.


She took this grainy picture from her window when I pulled up.

My senior year and her junior year at our volleyball team pictures at the Heidelberg Castle. (Yes, those are some large bangs...) Photo by Lee McCormick.

She came to visit me in Moab, UT when I spent a summer working there with Alison. Such memories. Carolyn was in my wedding and four years later, I was in hers in Boston when she married a great guy named Pete. (It was gorgeous by the way...) She knows all about me and loves me anyway.

Carolyn got a scholarship to play basketball for Davidson College in North Carolina and excelled (of course) at everything she did but until Sunday I didn't realize how good she was. We've kept in contact all these years but she never was one to talk about herself or brag about how fabulous she is. She's actually quite humble about her success, in my opinion.
When I googled her this is what I found. "2008 Davidson Hall of Fame Celebration Feb. 16, 2008. Celebrating the leadership and service of Davidson College's most accomplished sports men and women, the Davidson Athletic Foundation presents the 2008 Hall of Fame Celebration and the 2008 Hall of Fame inductees: Carolyn Kirsch Rumpel '97 - Davidson’s only women’s basketball player to be named SoCon Player of the Year (1997), Kirsch is the school’s all-time leader in rebounding (878) and ranks third in scoring (1,370 points). The native of Heidelberg, Germany, earned first-team All-SoCon honors in 1997 and was named second-team all-league in 1996. She was named to the conference’s academic honor roll twice and was a two-time winner of the Wildcat Award, given to the team’s most valuable player. "

How awesome is that?! Congratulations to you, Carolyn, what a wonderful honor!

By the way, Carolyn has an online company you might want to check out called Purple Maple. http://www.purplemaple.com/ has launched an online marketplace featuring handmade and hand-assembled gift items from an elite group of artisans. You can read more about it at the bottom of the home page under press releases or about us.

Maybe I should google all my friends? :)

3 comments:

Erin said...

Don't google me, I'm not even there:)

Spymommy said...

Wow, she looks great on the Purple Maple site! I'd love to know if you are actually in touch with her . . . and what Brian is up to? Should I stalk her at Purple Maple? :)

Hil said...

Stalk away! I'm sure she'd love to hear from you. ;)