Parker High Senior Demi Durham has signed to play volleyball in college. In a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Parker High School, she officially signed papers to attend Trinity University, a Presbyterian liberals and sciences school in San Antonio, Texas.
Durham told the Pioneer she was excited for this opportunity. Her major will be environmental science.
During her years at Parker High, Durham was an outstanding athlete. She was best known for excelling in volleyball. In her senior year, Durham led the 3A conference with 305 kills. At all conference levels, she was second in the state, while only Tatum Parrott of 4A Greenway having more kills with 324. They were the only two players in the state to top 300 kills in the abbreviated 2020 season.
Durham was also named the 2020 3A West Region Player of the Year and was named to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s 3A All-State Second Team. In her junior year, she was 2A West Player of the Year and made the AIA’s 2A All-State First Team.
In addition to volleyball, Durham was also involved in basketball and track.
Trinity University has a student body of about 2,300 undergraduates and 200 graduate students. It was founded in 1869. The campus was relocated to San Antonio in a process that began in 1945 with the acquisition of property. Construction on the new campus began in 1950, and the campus was opened in 1952.
The school’s mascot is the “Tigers.” They are in the NCAA Division III, and they compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Durham is the daughter of Mark and Gretchen Durham. Gretchen said they were very impressed when they visited the Trinity campus. She added Demi wanted to attend a smaller school that could allow instructors to have more personalized contact with their students.