During our annual Basketball Alumni Night, the jersey numbers of four stand-out players were retired. Alicia Ransom '00, Rhesa Sumrell ' 67, Stan Sumrell '66, and Tommy Fox '94 were all honored during a ceremony surrounded by former teammates, family, and friends.
Alicia Ransom- Class of 2000
Alicia Ransom was a standout player on both the volleyball and basketball teams during her tenure at Notre Dame. Alicia currently holds the school records for both total points and total rebounds. Alicia was named to the all-city and all-state in both basketball and volleyball. During her junior season, Alicia was named a Finalist for the TSSAA Miss Basketball Award. After her graduation, Alicia played at Chattanooga State where she led the Tigers to the national tournament in 2001, and was named a third team All-American. Alicia then went on to play at Georgia College and State University where she led the Bobcats to a Peach Belt Conference title in 2004. After her playing career, Alicia was inducted into the Chattanooga State Hall of Fame in 2013.
Rhesa Sumrell- Class of 1967
Rhesa Sumrell is member of the class of 1967, and was a standout in both basketball and volleyball. Rhesa was named to both the all-city and all-district teams in her junior and senior seasons. In her junior season, Rhesa led the Notre Dame girls basketball team to one of the best season in school history, and during the course of that season scored a single game school record of 55 points against Hixson High School. Rhesa went on to play college basketball and volleyball at Middle Tennessee State University. Rhesa is also a member of the Notre Dame Hall of Fame.
Stan Sumrell- Class of 1966
Stan Sumrell was a standout member of the class of 1966. During his time at Notre Dame, Stan starred in both basketball and track. Among his many accomplishments, Stan became was a two time member of all-city and all-district team in basketball, and became the school’s first ever basketball player named to the All-State team. In his senior season, Stan went on to be named a member of the Catholic All-American team, and was also picked as by his teammates as the most valuable player. Stan’s accomplishments went beyond the basketball court, and he became the school’s first and only state decathlon champion in 1966. Stan was inducted into Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame for Track, and is also a member of Notre Dame’s Hall of Fame for both basketball and track. After graduation, Stan went on the play basketball and run track at Middle Tennessee State University.
Tommy Fox- Class of 1994
Tommy Fox graduated from Notre Dame High School with numerous records. Tommy still holds both the Chattanooga Prep, and Notre Dame career scoring record with 2,888 points. Tommy was named all-city and all-district on multiple occasions, and was also given the nod for three all-region selections. After his career at Notre Dame, Tommy went on to play at Mountain State College where he led the 1999 team to the National Tournament. Tommy left Mountain State in the top 10 for career assistants, and was named a member of their all-decade team in 2004.