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Tanner staying close to home at Ancilla

May 22, 2020
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Screenshot_20200522-120225_Twitter (1)PLYMOUTH – Ancilla will be the next stop for Plymouth Lady Pilgrim Claire Tanner as she continues her education and basketball pursuits.

“I’m familiar with the school and my sister went there and it was a good experience for her so I thought I’d go there too,” said Tanner. “I want to go into nursing and they have a very good nursing school. I also work at Ancilla at the Katherine Kasper home so I know the school very well.”
The Ancilla women’s basketball program will allow Claire to play at the college level and at the same time help her develop her skills.
“I think I can help (the Lady Chargers) right away,” she said. “Coach Christlieb has told me that I will get playing time. I know I’m going to have to work to earn it but I’m looking forward to that.”
“They just graduated their shooting guard and Coach said that I can fit into that role,” she said. “He said they liked my shooting. I’m going to have to get a lot better but I’m willing to put in the work to do that.”
“Early on in the recruiting process we really liked her offensive game,” said Ancilla head coach Gary Christlieb. “As we watched her through the year we were more convinced.”
“She’s a hard worker and an even better person,” He said. “We are excited to have her coming to our team.”
Claire is the daughter of Dan and Jeanne Tanner. After graduation, Claire’s future plans are to use her degree in Nursing and become a Nurse Anesthetist.
“I’ll probably continue on and get my bachelors degree,” she said.
During her Plymouth career Claire was a participant in the North/South games, the All-Star Clash Event, was team captain in 2020 and all NLC selection this past season. She was a key part of one of the most memorable sectional titles in Plymouth history as the Lady Pilgrims took the title in 2019.