FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The freshman made it through a
Tom Uhlman, File
March 04, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) Lauren Hill has won an all-conference honor for the courage she showed in playing at Mount St. Joseph despite an inoperable brain tumor.

The 19-year-old freshman was picked for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's first team Wednesday. She decided to play for the Division III school despite a prognosis of only months to live.

Hill played in four games and made five layups before the symptoms ended her playing career. She has helped raise more than $1.3 million for research into the type of cancerous tumor that she developed as a senior in high school.

''This award is being presented to Lauren in recognition of her courage and outstanding leadership,'' conference Commissioner Chris Ragsdale said.

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