Tammy Eisel-Shaw attended Ashland High School from1976 to 1979 and was a three-sport star in basketball, tennis, and track for the Lady Arrows. Beginning with tennis, Eisel-Shaw led the Arrow tennis squad to a 50-6 team record over three years; two Cardinal Conference championships, three sectional championships, and two district championships. As an individual, Tammy had a three year record of 97-7, Cardinal Conference Champ all three years, sectional, and district championships all three years, qualified for State championships all three years – State Ohio Semifinalist in 1977, State Champion in doubles play in 1978, and State Quarterfinalist in 1979. Her teammates voted her Co-Most Valuable Player in all three years in high school. Outside of school, Tammy won various tennis tournaments including the Ashland County Championship in both singles and doubles, Mansfield News-Journal Tennis Championship (singles and doubles), August Tennis Classic, Wooster Open, and Ashland Mixed Doubles. Beyond her personal achievements, she volunteered time as an instructor working with adults and children in the city tennis program.
Tammy was a forward on the Arrow basketball squads that won 60 games and lost 12. During Tammy’s three years, the Arrow basketball team also won Cardinal Conference Championships, sectional, and district championships, and 1978 and 1979 the Arrows were regional runner-up. Tammy averaged 15.4 points per game, was voted Co-Most Valuable Player, named first team All-Northwest District, and received Honorable Mention All-State by the Associated Press her junior year. During her senior year, she averaged 16.3 points per game with a career high game of 32 points against Loudonville, team captain, and best defensive player, and U.P.I Honorable Mention All-State.
Eisel-Shaw participated in track and set school records in the long jump and high jump and was a three-year letter winner. She was also very active in other school activities such as Vice-President of the Girls Athletic Club, a member of the Varsity A Club, and was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1979. Tammy now lives in San Clement, California.
Nominator: Mrs. Bonnie McGee