|Year of Graduation:||1993-1996|
A native of Livingston, Tennessee, this 6’1” forward was surrounded by talent at Livingston Academy that featured eight players that played collegiate basketball. Jamie was a member of the 1990 State AA Championship team as a Lady Wildcat. As a senior she averaged 13 points a game and committed to Maryville College Head Coach Wes Moore to become a Lady Scot.
Coach Moore identified her strengths in a pre-season newspaper release. “Her athleticism and speed are well suited for the up-tempo style of play at MC. Her ability to post-up and score, as well as shoot from the perimeter, will make her a tough person for our opponents to match-up with,” stated Moore. Moore prognosticated correctly when identifying her strengths.
During Jamie’s freshman season in 1992-1993, her role from Coach Moore was to be a strong presence coming off the bench. Her Scots continued an earlier tradition earning their fifth consecutive NCAA Division III National tournament appearance. After scoring nine points in her collegiate debut against Greensboro, she posted a 12 point effort against Christopher Newport and 18 points against Marymount to earn First Virginia Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament honors. She finished the season with 376 points, averaging 13.9 points a game for the 23-3 Lady Scots. The team recognized Parrott with their Best Freshman award at their post season banquet.
At the conclusion of her freshman campaign, Coach Moore accepted an assistant coach position at North Carolina State. Kelli Casteel Cook, an All-American under Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee and Maryville High School graduate, would take the reigns of the MC program.
The transition to a new coach could be difficult, but Jamie was surrounded by a strong supporting cast. Leah Onks, a returning All-American and MC Wall of Fame Inductee, was an unselfish leader. Her talents combined with Honey Brown and Lisa Campbell continued MC’s dominance on the court during the 1993-1994 season.
As Onks eclipsed the Maryville College scoring record with 2,222 career points, Jamie “quietly” averaged 19.5 points a game as their Scots posted a 23-4 mark. They earned another trip to the NCAA Tournament, Rogers’ second in a row. Jamie was named to three All-Tournament teams during the season and her teammates recognized her talents by naming her the squads Most Valuable Player during the 1993-94 campaign.
During the 1994-95 season, Jamie’s junior year, she was surrounded by the talents of Campell and Jennifer Buck. This talented forward led the Lady Scots in scoring 25 of the 28 games played. She blistered Elizabethton, Tusculum, Mary Washington, Centre, Ferrum, Trinity, Roanoke, and Wisconsin-Oshkosh with over 30 point performances and threw down 40 against Fisk University. She finished the season ranked #1 in the NCAA Division III in scoring. She ended the season averaging over 26 points a game and helped MC advance to the “Sweet Sixteen” in the NCAA Tournament. The three-time All-Tournament honoree was once again named the team’s MVP. Jamie’s contributions and dominance was also recognized on a national level when she was named the school’s third Kodak All-American for her efforts and her team’s success.
Before Jamie’s senior campaign, she was named the pre-season national player of the year within the NCAA Division III. This legendary scorer did not disappoint her fans. 37 points against Scranton secured her a fourth straight Virginia Bank Classic All-Tournament selection. Nine more thirty point plus performance against such teams as Tusculum, Emory & Henry, Milligan, Christopher Newport, and Lycoming secured her place within the Maryville record books. The three-time team MVP posted over 27 points a game and established a new scoring mark of 2,326 points during her career while leading her squad to a fourth consecutive NCAA bid. Lost in all her scoring accolades was her tenacity on the boards. Jamie also finished her career as the Scots all-time leading rebounder with 972 caroms. Jamie was named to the Kodak All-American squad for the second consecutive season after finishing second in the nation in scoring.
For her outstanding career and her contributions to enhancing the Lady Scots basketball tradition, Jamie was awarded MC’s J.D. Davis Award at the end of her senior year honoring the school’s top student-athletes.
Upon graduation, Jamie put her business degree to work as a Business Manager at the Blount Memorial Wellness Center. She is married to Ryan Rogers, a two-time All-South catcher for the Scots, and they have a son Garrett.
A career record of 88-18, four NCAA Tournamets, including a “Sweet Sixteen” appearance, a ten time all-tournament team recipient, three-time team MVP, school record holder in points scored and rebounds, and two-time Kodak All-American…
Ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome a scoring sensation- Jamie Parrott Rogers to the Maryville College Wall of Fame class of 2008.