Forman School is proud to announce that two postgraduate student-athletes have committed to play collegiate athletics. This news comes only weeks after three seniors signed with Mitchell College.
Taylor McNair ’17 and Ian Fargo ’17 participated in respective signing ceremonies on Tuesday, May 23. Taylor will be joining the Women’s Basketball team at NCAA Division III Curry College and Ian will row with Grand Valley State University.
After getting into multiple colleges, it was a family decision for Taylor. “Together, we decided what was the best fit for me academically and athletically,” she said. Of the choice, she added, “I feel good.”
Taylor and her parents, Tonya and Bernard, wished to send their thanks to her coach, Jon Davis, Athletic Director Scott McCarty ’76, English teacher Mr. Bartlett, Director of Admission Aline Rossiter, and Director of Student Life Terry Walsh. Coach Davis said, “Taylor is a very athletic wing who attacks defenses and uses her quickness to get to the hoop. She has set high expectations for herself and her teammates, and plays with a high level of intensity. She was a big part of helping us win the HVAL championship this year.” Most importantly, McCarty noted: “Every day, Taylor’s smile gets bigger and bigger.”
Mrs. McNair was glowing with thanks for Taylor’s experience this year: “Forman has been a perfect fit. It’s been absolutely magnificent.” Mr. McNair said, “It was more than just about basketball. Forman had the resources Taylor needed.” Now, Taylor is ready for the next step. “I would say that I learned how to do things on my own. When I go to college, I will know how to self-advocate more and talk with my professors,” she said.
This is a dream come true for Ian as well. “I always wanted to row in college but I didn’t know if I could. I had to get into college first,” he said. “This year has really helped me with academics. I learned a lot of new things, especially in business from my Economics class.” A self-described “shy guy,” Ian also said he’s become much more social at Forman.
For crew, “having an extra year with rowing put me far ahead of the game. It helped me bring my 2K time down to 16 seconds.” He made it a point to thank his Head Coach, Graham Marks, and Assistant Coach, Kyle Halloran ’05.
Ian plans to continue training now so that he’ll be prepared come fall: “I’ll be rowing a lot this summer.”
Congratulations, Taylor and Ian!