Guer­rera to join Dan­bury High hall of fame

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The Dan­bury High School Ath­letic Hall of Fame’s 12th an­nual in­duc­tion cer­e­mony is sched­uled for Oct. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Am­ber Room Colon­nade in Dan­bury. Among this year’s hon­orees will be 2003 grad­u­ate Tracy Guer­rera.

Guer­rera was a three­sport ath­lete who played var­sity vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball and soft­ball for four years while at Dan­bury High. She was also a se­nior cap­tain for all three sports and earned FCIAC hon­ors in all three sports.

As a se­nior, she was an FCIAC Scholar-Ath­lete in soft­ball. She was also on The News-Times 2003 All-Area girls bas­ket­ball team. Dur­ing her se­nior bas­ket­ball sea­son, she av­er­aged 10.5 points, 8.7 re­bounds, 1.3 as­sists and 1.2 steals per game for the 18-5 Hat­ters, who were FCIAC Western Divi­sion champs in 2003.

Af­ter her grad­u­a­tion from Dan­bury High, Guer­rera con­tin­ued her ath­letic and aca­demic ca­reer at Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity, play­ing on their Divi­sion I soft­ball team. While at Cen­tral, she was known as a solid de­fender. As a fresh­man, she ap­peared in 17 games, and had a .990 field­ing per­cent­age. As a sopho­more, she played in 21 games and had a .969 field­ing per­cent­age. Guer­rera started 27 games her ju­nior year, and was se­nior cap­tain her fi­nal year play­ing for the Blue Dev­ils.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing her BS de­gree in el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion from CCSU, Guer­rera re­turned to Dan­bury, where she con­tin­ues to live and work. She is pas­sion­ate about ed­u­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion and has been teach­ing fifth grade at Mor­ris Street School since 2011. This fall, she swapped cal­cu­la­tors for col­or­ing books as she em­barked on a new chal­lenge teach­ing kindergarten. In ad­di­tion to her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in the class­room at Mor­ris Street School, Guer­rera is ac­tively in­volved with the board of the PTO and vol­un­teer­ing for other phil­an­thropic causes. In her free time, she plays first base and bats clean-up in the Bethel Women’s Soft­ball League.

Contact Betsy Merullo at 203-744-1223 for more in­for­ma­tion about the ban­quet.

Ti­mothy Wheeler / File photo

Dan­bury’s Tracy Guer­rera gets a hit against Im­mac­u­late.

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