CINCINNATI, OH (WLWT) — Lauren Hill will be posthumously inducted into Ohio’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hill, who died of a rare brain cancer in 2015, will be recognized for her courage on and off the court.
The Greendale, Indiana native drew the admiration of people across the country in 2014 when she was a freshman at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.
That’s when she made a courageous appearance in a basketball game that triggered a strong fundraising campaign for victims of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and fatal pediatric brain tumor that took her life five months later.
In the season-opener between Mt. St. Joseph and Hiram College that drew 10,250 spectators, Hill made her collegiate basketball debut and scored a layup that was seen over and over on television throughout the nation.
The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame selection committee decided to honor her posthumously with a position among the state’s basketball greats.
The induction ceremony will be held May 18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.