By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- Brent and Lisa Hill, the parents of the late Lauren Hill, will present a Musial Award in Sportsmanship to the Hiram College women's basketball team on January 30.
The ceremony will begin at 1:55 p.m. in Price Gymnasium, before the Terriers host Ohio Wesleyan at approximately 2 p.m.
Brent and Lisa Hill recently accepted the Musial Award for Extraordinary Character on Lauren's behalf at the Musial Awards in St. Louis, Missouri on December 5, 2015.
Hiram was also given a Musial Award for Sportsmanship, which Brent and Lisa will present to head coach Emily Hays and the Terriers on January 30.
Hill committed to play basketball at Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2014-15 season. Just weeks after announcing her commitment, she was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable form of brain cancer.
Her dream was to play in a collegiate game. Mount Saint Joseph was scheduled to open the 2014-15 season at Hiram. Due to the special situation, the Terriers agreed to move the game down to Cincinnati to accommodate the request. The NCAA also granted a special exemption to move the game up two weeks.
Hill scored the first and final basket of the game as Mount Saint Joseph defeated Hiram 66-55 in a contest labeled "Lauren Hill's One Last Game".
She passed away after a tough battle on April 10, 2015. Hill's foundation, The Cure Starts Now, has raised over $1.5 million towards cancer research.
Admission to the ceremony and game is free.