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Banquet & Chaplains

2013 NCCAA Tournament Banquet

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013  -  6:30 PM
Warsaw Community Church
2300 Ranch Rd.
Warsaw, IN 46580

Teams should plan to arrive no later than 6:15 pm. All in attendance are expected to follow banquet attire of business casual (no jeans).

Parents wishing to attend the banquet should contact Grace's athletic office at (855) 781-0061 to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased on a limited availability over the phone using a credit card. The deadline for banquet ticket purchasing is Monday, March 11.

 

Banquet Speaker

RON BISHOP – SCORE International

Ron Bishop is the longtime president and founder of SCORE International. He started SCORE in December 1984 after a successful 10-year coaching career at Tennessee Temple University.

Under Bishop’s leadership, SCORE built bases in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. In the Dominican Republic, SCORE has a Missions Training Center, baseball complex, camp, dental and medical clinic, home for boys, daycare center, church plants and apartments for missionaries. Costa Rica’s base includes a camp, Missions Training Center, church plant and apartments.

Bishop obtained an undergrad degree and Masters of Divinity from Tennessee Temple. He went on to serve as the school’s men’s basketball coach for 10 years, compiling a career record of 279-88.

His Tennessee Temple teams won four national championships. He was named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year twice (1979, 1982) and the NACA National Coach of the Year once (1983).

Overall, he has been inducted into four halls of fame: Chattanooga Sports, NCCAA, Blacksburg High School and Tennessee Temple.

Bishop currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for SCORE. He is in high demand as a speaker for mission conferences, revivals, school chapels and teen camps. He also speaks in NBA chapels.

He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Oklahoma Baptist Seminary and Tennessee Temple University.

Bishop and his wife Pat have two daughters and five grandchildren.


Men's Tournament Chaplain

DAVID CONRADY – SCORE International

David Conrady is the current National Basketball Coordinator for SCORE International. Prior to becoming a full-time staff with SCORE, Conrady spent 23 years coaching basketball at the collegiate level.

Conrady experienced tremendous success as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Tennessee Chattanooga. During his six-year stint, he was a part of three conference championships, 2 conference tournament championships and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Overall, he has had the opportunity to coach in the national tournament at the NCAA DI, DII, NAIA and NCCAA levels.

His playing experience was highlighted by being a three-time captain at Furman University. He led the team in steals, free throw percentage, 3-point field goal percentage and even held the school record for assists in a game.

Following graduation at Furman, Conrady traveled with SCORE International to Argentina.

Conrady and his wife Becky have been married for 18 years. They have two children: Andrew and FaithAnn.


Women's Tournament Chaplain

SHANNA ZOLMAN – WNBA

Shanna Zolman is currently a spokesperson for SCORE International, a non-profit ministry that takes groups on short-term missions trips, and a professional basketball player in the WNBA for the Tulsa Shock.

In high school at Wawasee (Ind.), she set the state’s all-time scoring record with 3,085 points in her career. She led the state in scoring each year at Wawasee, averaging 33.2 points per game for her career. She also holds the national high school records for consecutive free throws (70), career free-throw percentage (93.5%), and single-season free-throw percentage (95.4%).

At the University of Tennessee, Shanna had an outstanding career that placed her ninth on the all-time scoring list. Shanna holds the NCAA single season (95.7% in 2003-04) and career (91.6%) free-throw percentage records. She broke several Lady Vol records during her four years, including single game 3-pointers (7) and career 3-pointers (266).

In 2006, she was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars where she played the 2006, 2007 and 2009 seasons, averaging 7.0 points per game in 13.8 minutes per contest. In the 2009 offseason Shanna was traded to the Tulsa Shock. In her first year at Tulsa she averaged 9.7 points per game while playing an average of 21.3 minutes per game. Through four seasons, she holds a career average of 7.9 ppg on 40.8% from the three-point line. She is currently a member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock.

Shanna is a strong believer in community service. She has volunteered her time with Race for the Cure, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Toyota Literacy program and she is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2008 she created the All Things Basketball Camp, an annual event for 5th-12th grade girls.