Greensboro Day School to Retire Basketball Jersey:Tamera Thorpe ’15(First girls’ basketball jersey to be retired at GDS)

Posted by Press Release on December 11, 2019 at 11:01 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro Day School to Retire Basketball Jersey

Greensboro Day School (GDS) will retire Tamera Thorpe ’15’s #21 basketball jersey on Friday, December 13, after the girls’ basketball game against Ravenscroft School in Dillard Gymnasium on the campus of Greensboro Day School. The on-court ceremony is expected to begin at 6:45 p.m.

Thorpe is a 2015 graduate of Greensboro Day School, a 2019 graduate of the University of North Georgia, and is currently a graduate student at the University of North Georgia studying kinesiology.

Thorpe currently holds numerous Greensboro Day School girls’ basketball records including most points scored in a game (38), most field goals made in a game (14), most free throws made in a game (14), most 3-point shots made in a game (5), and is the girls’ single-season record for points scored in a season (568). She is also Greensboro Day School’s all-time leading scorer (boys’ or girls’) with a total of 2,248 points scored. While at GDS, Thorpe also was a member of the track team and holds the school record for the 4×100 relay, set in 2013.

As a junior at GDS, Thorpe made the Regional Super 60 selection, and as a senior, she was named to the Top 100 National Prospect List. She was named All-Conference and All-State three times. Thorpe participated in the 2014-15 North Carolina Private School All-Star Game and was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee. As a senior, she averaged 22.7 points, 4.5 steals and 4.4 rebounds per game. She helped lead the girls’ team to appearances in the NCISAA State Championship Game in 2012 and 2014.

Thorpe’s jersey is the first girls’ basketball jersey to be retired and only the 6th jersey in the 50-year history of Greensboro Day School, joining Wayne Robinson ‘76 (boys’ basketball), Thomas Roberts ‘89 (boys’ basketball), Justin Gainey ‘96 (boys’ basketball), Sarah Pickens ‘98 (girls’ soccer), and Jonathan Campbell ‘12 (boys’ soccer).

In its 50th year, Greensboro Day School continues to provide the most dynamic, comprehensive academic environment in the Triad, now serving students age 2 through 12th grade. Our mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to be constructive contributors to the world.


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