Ketra Armstrong named to the 2014 ICC Athletic Hall
Dr. Ketra Armstrong of Tupelo will be inducted into the ICC Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming Festivities on October 25.
Armstrong graduated from ICC in 1983 with an A.A. degree in physical education and pre-physical therapy focus. While earning her A.A. degree, she was racking up on the court for the Lady Indians basketball squad. She competed in the 1982 All-Star game after her freshmen season and earned captains honors for both season. Armstrong was also named the Best Offensive Player and All-State Player both of her season in the red and blue.
After an impressive sophomore season, Armstrong was named to the MACJC All-Star game again, but also received the Scholastic Award for her performance in the classroom. Once her time at ICC was finished, Armstrong went to Southwestern Louisiana and continued her basketball career. Later, she transferred to Mississippi State University where she received both her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees.
Even with three degrees under her belt, Armstrong wasn’t finished as she went to Ohio State University to earn her Ph.D. While at Ohio State, she worked as an assistant professor and a tenured associate professor in sports management for seven years. Armstrong didn’t end her basketball career once she quit playing as she was the head coach for Columbus State Community College.
Throughout her career, Armstrong has built an impressive resume. For eight years, she was over the graduate program of sports management while working at California State University, Long Beach. Currently, Armstrong is a tenured professor in the school of Kinesiology in the Department Sport Management at the University of Michigan. She is also the associate dean for graduate and faculty affairs and co-director of the Michigan Center for Sport Management.
Armstrong also has an extensive list of professional honors is a perfect fit for the ICC Athletic Hall of Fame.