Girls’ Basketball Standout Mary Ashley Groot '23 Signs National Letter of Intent
On Wednesday, November 9, Dalton Girls' Basketball Standout Mary Ashley Groot '23 signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Purdue University.
In front of a jam-packed room full of family, friends, teammates, faculty, and staff, Mary Ashley officially announced her intention to continue her basketball career at the NCAA Division I institution.
During Wednesday’s ceremony, Mary Ashley thanked the Dalton community for supporting her throughout this journey. She remarked how special it was to share this special moment with them and appreciated their guidance in the decision to attend Purdue.
The reigning New York State Class C Player of the Year, Mary Ashley helped lead the Tigers to the NYSAIS Championship last season, averaging over 24 points and 10 rebounds per game. The future Boilermaker enters her senior season just 32 points shy of 1,000 at Dalton in just two seasons and closing on nearly 2,000 points in her varsity career.
In addition, Mary Ashley earned the distinction on a short list of 25 students in the country for the 2021-2022 Naismith High School Trophy Underclassmen Girls Watch List, an award given annually to the top nation's top boys' and girls' high school basketball players.