Sunday, July 20, 2008
Indiana Pacers: After four days of voting with over 60,000 votes cast, the 2008-2009 Indiana Pacemates have been selected, with 12 veterans returning and four newcomers. 12 of the 16-member dance team will perform at every Pacers' home game.
The veteran members of this year’s squad and their hometowns are:
Angela Beltchenko (Libertyville, Ill.)
Aminda Bowen (Seattle, Wash.)
Seazun Clark (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)
Brittany Day (Indianapolis)
Meredith Lindgren (Greentown, Ind.)
Stephanie Michel (Indianapolis)
Jarin Pelley (Speedway, Ind.)
Melanie Potesta (Indianapolis)
Bethany Rojanasupya (Crawfordsville, Ind.)
Jessica Runnels (Richmond, Ind.)
Tessa Sutton (Henderson, Ky.)
Ashley Walczewski (Granger, Ind.).
The newcomers to the squad, along with their hometowns are:
Tamara Ammons-Jones (Indianapolis)
Erin Donovan (Carmel, Ind.)
Jessica Purdy (Marion, IA)
Brittany Shafer (Indianapolis).
Choreographer/Coordinator Michelle Bowyer is in her first with the team. Bowyer was a seven-year member of the Pacemates before taking over as choreographer/coordinator this season. Originally from Columbia City, she currently resides in Indianapolis.