Tournament held in memory of Haley Jo Plummer

On Saturday, RCC honored the memory and contributions of Haley Jo Plummer who was a member of the college’s first women’s volleyball team. In 2001, during her second semester as an RCC student, Haley died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

During a special ceremony held before the tournament began, Charles and Cathy Plummer, parents of Haley, were presented with a framed jersey bearing Haley’s Number and a volleyball medallion bearing her name. Both will be permanently displayed as a tribute to her as a successful student-athlete.

During the ceremony, Dr. Robert Lowdermilk, III, vice president for student development shared, “Haley was recognized as an outgoing, strong, loving student-athlete, she set for herself the goal of attending college to earn a degree in physical education so that she could become a teacher and coach. Although Haley was offered the opportunity to attend a four-year institution and play a sport, she chose to attend Rockingham Community College, where she acquired a grade point average of 3.45 in her first semester.”


RCC’s women’s volleyball team along with teams from Johnson & Wales University, Lenoir Community College, and St. Andrews University competed throughout the day Saturday with Lenoir Community College winning the championship round with a 5-0 record. Runner-up with a 3-2 record was Johnson & Wales University. RCC went 1-3 and St. Andrews University JV squad went 0-4.

August 25, 2014