This archived article was written by: Hayden Peterson
Hailee Parry is her name, and basketball is her game. Behind every athlete is a story of how they got to where they are today. Join me as we get to know a little more about Miss Parry.
Parry was born second to last in her family on Oct. 16, 1992, and loves birthday presents. She comes from a large family: an amazing mom, four brothers and two sisters. She also plays the role of aunt to three nephews and four—soon to be five—nieces.
Parry is at USU Eastern chasing the dream of being a collegiate athlete. She wears jersey number two, stands 5’ 2” and plays the point guard position. The last time she thought she would play competitive basketball was at the state tournament her senior year. She met Coach Paur who offered her the chance to take her dreams to the next level and become a college basketball player.
When Parry is not in the gym working on her crossover, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her nieces and nephews, being outdoors,
working out, and playing any sport that comes her way. She is crazy about the Utes, and she attends as many games as possible throughout the year.
Her hero is her mother. “She would do anything for any of us kids,” says Parry. “She has always supported me in anything I chose to do.”
Parry’s favorite thing about USU Eastern is her team and her coaches. “They care about you; not only as a player, but as well as a person.” When Parry’s time at USU Eastern comes to an end, she hopes to continue playing basketball if the opportunity presents itself. If not, she plans to continue towards being a nutritionist, teacher or coach. Her heart is in the gym and helping others. We wish her the best and look forward to watching her on the hardwood.