CMC Cares!By Scott Pritchett '85
In 1981, my first season as a player for the Stags basketball team, I travelled up to Seattle, WA for a 5 day tournament. In the first game, a sudden cut across the court found me on the floor clutching my left knee with a torn ACL. I knew I was done for the season.
When I arrived back at Claremont, a college sports surgeon evaluated the damage and told me that I was done with basketball for good.
Coach David Wells and then-Athletic Director Bill Arce refused to let that be the end of my career. They sought a second opinion from the top west coast sports surgeon group in Los Angeles. After an ACL replacement surgery and 12 months of rehab, I returned to the basketball team – and I never left again.
If it wasn’t for those who believed in me as a student-athlete and valued me as a member of the CMC family, my hoops career would have ended abruptly. I will always hold a special place in my heart for those individuals. They helped make me a part of CMC forever.