April 4, 2002
Fromm First SCR-I Hoops Player Since 1988 To Be Named All-State
The post season awards have kept rolling in all spring for Scotland County basketball standout Meagan Fromm. Those awards came to an end March 28 when Fromm attained the highest ranking possible in Missouri, making the Class 2A Girls All-State honor list.
Fromm, a junior at SCR-I, was named to the Missouri All-State Second Team after finishing the year averaging more than 19 points a game to go along with double-digit rebounding totals.
She was joined in the second team all-state ranks by fellow Tri-Rivers Conference star Megan Martin, who also is a junior and who teamed up on several summer league teams with Fromm as the two players grew up together on traveling teams.
Fromm becomes the first Scotland County Tiger to earn all state basketball honors since Randy Wheeler was named first team all-state back in 1988. Kris Dunn was second team all-state in basketball in 1986. As far as school officials could determine, Fromm is the first SCR-I girls basketball player in the history of the school to earn all state honors.
She fell just short of making the all-state team as a sophomore last year after winning her first Tri-Rivers Conference MVP award.
This year was a little tougher on Fromm as she was the lone returning starter for an SCR-I team that went through growing pains much of the year before posting a .500 mark and showing plenty of promise for 2002-2003.
Fromm will head a solid cast of returning players that will feature an influx of some talented freshman, including her younger sister, Ali Fromm who may get a shot at playing with her sister during her senior season.
The team will have to replace center Sara Norton, but coach Andrea Dabney thinks that another sister duo may be able to accomplish that and more. Jennifer Crawford came on strong at the end of the year and was splitting time at the center position with Norton. A strong summer could land her in the starting line-up for her senior season. Her sister, Valerie, got plenty of playtime as a freshman and gives the team solid depth at the guard and forward position.
A solid sophomore season by Jessie Cotton earned her all-conference honors. She will have plenty of help in the back court from fellow starting guards Amy Blomme and Brenna Cook as well as Rebecca Consbrock who saw time on the varsity squad as a freshman. Katie Kittle will give the team another option on the perimeter, as she had a solid second half of the season as well.
The team will also build on a successful junior varsity season that could promote a number of players to the varsity level.