Lauren Hill ends playing career, becomes honorary coach
Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill has ended her basketball career and become an honorary coach for the team.
Hill, who is battling brain cancer, will continue raising money for research with a goal of reaching $1 million.
"On behalf of Lauren Hill, her family, Mount St. Joseph University and our Women's basketball program we would like to thank the NCAA for everything they have done in granting and making Lauren's dream of playing college basketball come true," Mount St. Joseph head coach Dan Benjamin said. "At this time it is Lauren's wish to remain on as a Honorary Coach."
Hill, who will not return to school next semester, played in four of the team’s games this season, scoring 10 points, including two in her final game, a 66-65 victory over the College of Wooster on Tuesday.
"She stepped onto the court one last time in her college career and again fought the odds and made a basket that brought everyone in the gym to their feet. At the end of the game, she accepted a donation from Wooster toward her $1 million goal," her family posted in a Facebook message.
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