Members chosen for 2008-09 Indiana Pacemates dance team

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The Indiana Pacers have announced the members of the 2008-09 Indiana Pacemates. Twelve of the 16-member dance team will perform at every Pacers’ home game. This season's squad consists of 12 veterans and four newcomers.

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.) and 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), and 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.