Kamryn Pokorney – Shelby-Rising City Volleyball
Volleyball, Basketball, Track
National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, One Act Plays, Speech Team, Choir, Band
All-State Honorable Mention Volleyball, All-Conference Volleyball, State Track Qualifier (Shot Put Medalist)
Kamryn Pokorney isn’t monstrously tall, but by small-town standards, she can sure stick out among her peers. The 5-11 outside and middle hitter on the volleyball court and post player on the basketball court hit her growth spurt between seventh and eighth grade. Before then, she was one of the shorter members of her class. But with tall parents and tall aunts and uncles, the spurt was expected eventually.
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“Everyone always gives me crap about being tall,” Pokorney said. “Basically, all the girls here are 5-4 or 5-6. So, when I started getting taller, they started with the jokes.”
It’s always been in good-natured fun, but towering above her female friends comes with her own personal preferences. Dance partners, boyfriends and any candidates for husband have to measure up. So, sorry guys. If you’re not at least 6-3 or 6-4, Kamryn Pokorney is probably not the girl for you.
“They have to be taller,” Pokorney said with a laugh. “My friends always poke fun at me because I’m too picky because I want someone who’s tall.”
And occasionally, Pokorney gets to be the one making the jokes. Assistant volleyball coach and S-RC wrestling coach Austin Carmichael hears about it from the other end of the spectrum.
“We’re always kind of mentioning it to him,” Pokorney said. “Me or the girls are always saying stuff like, ‘Oh, can you reach up there?’ or, ‘Do you need me to grab that for you?’”