Two more Lady Cats sign college scholarships

DAVID MCCOLLUM STAFF PHOTO Micaela Norment (left center) and Asia Willard (right center)are all smiles as they celebrate college signings with family and friends.

The Conway girls had six seniors on this year’s basketball team.

Five have now signed college scholarships from the 7A state championship team of 2014 and the runner-up of 2015.

Signing Wednesday, on the first day of the signing period for winter sports, were Micaela Norment with Connors State of Warner, Okla., and Asia Willard with Butler Community College of El Dorado, Kan.

Previously, Jordan Danberry signed with the University of Arkansas, Kianna Speight with Davidson College and Allie Peck with John Brown University.

“All have worked hard and spent a lot of time and effort to get in the position they are,” said Conway coach Ashley Nance. “To have five seniors from one high school sign college scholarships says a lot for them and our program. They’ve played together a long time. They all have full scholarships so it’s great as a coach to see players who can get financial help to go to college.”

While Norment and Willard were not at the top of the Lady Cats’ statistical leaders, Nance said each made strong contributions to the program and made some key plays during various games.

“Both of them always came in ready to work,” Nance said. “There was never a question about whether they would work hard in practice.”

Norment is a daughter of Tommy Norment and Jacquie Trammel. Willard is a daughter of Michele and Andre Willard.

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