INDIANOLA, Iowa — Osceola natives Michelle Stover Juon and Brent Parrott were inducted into the Simpson College Athletic Hall of Fame at the annual Red & Gold Celebration, held Oct. 11, 2013.
Michelle Stover Juon
A 2002 graduate of Simpson College, Michelle Stover Juon did a lot of winning in her time at Simpson. In her four years on the basketball team, she helped Simpson to an 86-23 record and two Iowa Conference championships. She also played softball for a year, helping the Storm win the Division III National Championship in 1999.
Her year on the diamond aside, Stover’s primary talents were on the hardwood, as she is easily one of the most talented players put on the Red and Gold. Stover Juon scored 1,458 points and grabbed 606 rebounds in her career, one of just six players in school history to reach the 1,000-point, 500-rebound milestones. Her 1,458 points rank fourth in Simpson history and she currently ranks in the top five in six different career categories, including second in free throws (332) and free throw attempts (448).
In 2001, Stover Juon became the first Simpson women’s basketball player to be named as a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy, emblematic of the top player in Division III. She took home honorable mention All-America honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Division III News in 2001 and 2002 and was a three-time, First Team All-Iowa Conference performer.
Stover Juon graduated with a degree in physical education and currently works as a computed tomography/x-ray technologist at Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha, Neb. Her and her husband, Kevin Juon ’99, reside in Council Bluffs with their children, twins Bryce and Grant (7) and Cael (5).
A 1998 graduate of Simpson College, Brent Parrott made the most of his two-year career on the Simpson football team. Transferring to Simpson from Graceland, Parrott anchored Jim Williams’ defensive backfield in 1995 and 1996. The Storm went 17-4 during the stretch, including a perfect 10-0 run through the regular season and an Iowa Conference Championship in 1996.
In Simpson’s championship season, Parrott earned first team all-region and First Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association. He was a first team all-conference performer and added Third Team All-America accolades from the Division III Sports Information Directors. He also served as a team captain in 1996, leading the team with 64 solo tackles and creating five turnovers (three fumbles and two interceptions). He went on to participate in the first annual Division III All-Star Classic at the conclusion of the year. He was a second-team all-conference performer in 1995 and earned Iowa Conference Player of the Week honors twice during his career.
Parrott graduated from Simpson with a degree in elementary education and is currently a 6th grade literacy teacher at Hiatt Middle School in Des Moines. He also serves as the head football coach at Martensdale-St. Marys High School in Martensdale, a position he has held since 2010. Brent and his wife Jennifer reside in Martensdale with their children, Madison Christine Kim (18), Madison Jo Parrott (17), Alex Kim (17) and Anna Parrott (9).