Lauren Hill’s life inspires us all
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — The college basketball season is officially finished with Duke being crowned the national champions for the men and University of Connecticut for the women. Some may argue that the biggest story of the college basketball season may have been the debate about the “one-and-done rule,” or the possibility of Kentucky going undefeated. In reality the biggest story in college basketball took place at Mount St. Joseph University.
Mount St. Joseph is a division three school in Ohio that has an enrollment of less than 2,000 undergrad students. Why was this small school the biggest story of the season? Lauren Hill. Early on in 2014, Hill was like any other 19 year old. She graduated high school and was getting ready to go begin college and play basketball, the game she loved.
That was until she was diagnosed with DIPG, a form of terminal brain cancer and was told she only had a few more months to live. Despite the terrible news, Hill was determined to accomplish her dream. That dream was to play college basketball and the Mount St. Joseph program was going to help make that a reality.