The Shirley Lockett Family
2011 Stretch Miller Award Winner
Mike and Shirley, who passed away Oct. 21, 2010 of pancreatic cancer, Lockett and their children - Rachael, Adam and Kelsey - have been fixtures at athletic events held in Redbird Arena for close to decade. Before her passing, Shirley was a member of the ISU volleyball and women's basketball bench crew since 2002, while Mike joined both crews in 2004. Since then, Rachel has followed in her mother's footsteps and become a member of the crew. In addition, each of the Lockett children served as members of the ball kids at various Redbird events while growing up. The Locketts have also worked each of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournaments in St. Charles, Mo., while also being actively involved in the numerous IHSA events hosted by Illinois State as a host family, volunteer coordinator, etc. They also volunteered at the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Illinois State, and worked several years on the bench crew during the State Farm Holiday Classic. The Locketts have also been heavily involved in the Band Day activities at Hancock Stadium, while also working the concession stands at ISU men's basketball games for charity.