Sissom honored as jersey retired

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Woodland retired the jersey of Abbey Sissom. She is joined by her mom Woodland girls coach Suzette Sissom, center, and assistant MaryBeth Young.

When you visit Woodland, the many banners hanging in the rafters of the gym and the pictures of former classes in the hallways show that tradition is something in which the school takes pride.

The many banners represent quality athletes that have participated at Woodland.

On Jan. 23 Woodland recognized one of those special athletes - Abbey Sissom. During her tenure as a Lady Warrior, Sissom earned several awards and became the all-time leading scorer for Woodland.

Sissom played for Woodland from 2007-2010. She was a starter for the Lady Warriors all three years. During her sixth grade year, she was named All-Tournament in the Best of the West, Cancer, and Cannon County Tournaments. In her seventh grade year she was named All-Tournament in the Border Wars, Cancer, and County tournaments. She was also named the Homer Parker MVP and All-State at the TNT State Tournament.

During her eighth grade year, Sissom was named All-Tournament again in the Border Wars, Cancer, and County Tournaments along with becoming a two-time Homer Parker MVP. She was also awarded the Nichole Smithson Season Player of the Year award. She was additionally named All-Tournament at the James C. Haile Tournament and All-State at the TNT State Tournament.

Sissom finished with 1,124 career points as a Lady Warrior, which stands as the highest in school history.

She continued to enjoy outstanding success at Cannon County High School, where she was a four-year starter, three-time Miss Basketball Finalist, Class AA Miss Basketball in 2014, three-time All-State, two-time District Player of the Year and finished her career as the second-leading scorer in school history.

Sissom will continue her career next year on a basketball scholarship to MTSU and will become the first Cannon County player to become a Lady Raider.

Woodland is proud to honor Sissom with the retirement of her Woodland jersey.

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