The family of Jennifer Stiles Scott has established a scholarship in her memory at Greenbrier High School.
The first-ever Jennifer Stiles Scott Memorial Softball Scholarship was awarded to Kimberly Cox during the school’s graduation ceremony on June 22.
Cox played first and third base for the Lady Bobcats. Her senior campaign was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she earned All-Robertson County Honorable Mention after batting .278 with 32 hits, 20 RBI and a .907 fielding percentage as a junior in 2019.
Cox will attend Middle Tennessee State University this fall and plans to major in biology and eventually become a dermatologist.
Mrs. Scott was a 1992 graduate of Greenbrier High School, where she excelled in softball and volleyball. She was also an excellent student and valedictorian of her senior class. Longtime Greenbrier High coach Julie Head said Jennifer was a perfect example of what it means to be a student-athlete.
Mrs. Scott went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration and a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. She graduated cum laude.
Her working career included stints with the University of Kentucky Department of Athletics where she worked for legendary basketball coach and athletics director C.M. Newton, Ohio University where she reached the level of Associate Director of Athletics, and the University of South Carolina where she was the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance Services.
Jennifer passed away in November 2019.
The scholarship will be awarded each school year to a Greenbrier senior softball player based on academics, community service – an example of a good student-athlete – and need.
Jennifer’s family includes her husband, Derek Scott, who is the voice of the University of South Carolina men’s basketball and baseball teams and lives in Columbia, South Carolina; her parents, Errol and Karen Stiles of Greenbrier; and her brother, Jeremy Stiles of Ridgetop.