Walla Walla High School teacher inducted into the Central Washington Hall of Fame
Walla Walla High School math teacher Carolyn Pemberton (Mires) was inducted in the Central Washington University Hall of Fame in May following a standout volleyball career with the Wildcats. Carolyn was an outside hitter for the Wildcat volleyball team for the 1999 through 2002 seasons. During her tenure with the Wildcats, she earned Second Team All-GNAC selections in 2001 and 2002, GNAC All-Academic Team in 2001 and 2002, and PacWest All-Academic Selection in 2000. Carolyn was also named to the CWU 2000's all-decade volleyball team.
She is currently the Central Washington volleyball team all-time leader in kills with 1,265, which ranks 17th all-time in GNAC history. Mires also owns the GNAC record for kills in a three-set match with 21. She also ranks third in all-time CWU top 10 for kills per set with 3.55, third in attack attempts 3,388, third in service aces 123, 10th in service aces per set with 0.35, second in total points 1,472, and third in points per set with 4.13. Pemberton at the time set the program record for kills in a single season with 395 kills in the 2002 season, and that total currently ranks sixth all-time. Her 3.91 kills per set that she achieved in the 2000 season at the time ranked second in program history, and currently ranks eighth. Carolyn was a standout athlete for Walla Walla High School before graduating in 1999.