Lauren Hill gets her name on a brick at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame


Lauren Hill’s name has been immortalized at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, an honor to recognize her brave and inspirational fight against terminal brain cancer while a player at Division III Mount St. Joseph College.

Hill passed away on April 10th due to complications from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, which is a brain cancer that normally is found in young children. She was 19 years old. Her story went national when her school appealed to the NCAA to allow them to play a game weeks early to ensure that Hill would have a chance to play in a college basketball game.

The brick, which is pictured below, was purchased by a former Indiana HS all-star named Shannon Freeman-Frogge, as described in this story from the Indianapolis Star. Freeman-Frogge now lives in Utah and never met Hill, but she and her children wrote weekly letters to Hill to let her know just how inspiring she truly was

There are over 6,000 bricks at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, according to the Star’s story, that are shaped as a basketball with the outline of the state.