Kent Roosevelt grad Jody Swauger-Simms to be inducted into Grove City Hall of Fame

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Record-Courier staff report

Kent Roosevelt High School graduate Jody Armstrong (Swauger-Simms) will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 22.

Armstrong earned an impressive 10 varsity letters during her career from 1994-98, participating in three sports -- soccer, basketball and track and field.

She helped lead the school's soccer program to a Presidents' Athletic Conference three-peat championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 -- the first-ever titles for the school. Armstrong was named First Team All-PAC in each of those three seasons and was named the team's Most Valuable Player during her senior year, when she led Grove City with 11 goals.

As a guard on the women's basketball team, Armstrong led the conference in made 3-pointers (24) during her sophomore season, then led the Wolverines to a 17-9 record and first ECAC Southern Championship Tournament title during her junior season. As a senior, Armstrong was named Honorable Mention All-ECAC.

In track, Armstrong was a sprinter and was a component of the 400-meter relay team setting a school record of 52.36. She qualified for the ECAC Championships during her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Grove City honored Armstrong as its Sportswoman of the Year in 1997-98.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Christian ministries in 1998 and currently works as an ophthalmic technician.

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