(12-12-17) (New Castle) – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced their 2018 women’s induction class, to be honored at the 17th annual Women’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The list includes schools in the Allen County Athletic Conference, Shannon (Freeman) Frogge of Jay County and Woodlan grad and Heritage Coach Cheri (Shanebrook) Gilbert.
Name High School Grad Cara (Gullion) Alfele Scottsburg 1988 Linda (Allen) Bamrick Roncalli 1980 Tricia Cullop North Knox 1989 Jennifer (Cole) Davis Valparaiso 1989 Marla (Inman) Eltrevoog Bedford North Lawrence 1992 Shannon (Freeman) Frogge Jay County 1986 Cheri (Shanebrook) Gilbert Woodlan 1972 Cindy Lamping Batesville 1991 Vicki Lander Evansville Bosse 1987 Beth (Piepenbrink) Schwecke Mooresville 1979 Dana (Drew) Shaw Valparaiso 1990 Indiana Fever Silver Medal Award Bud Shippee Seymour 1970
Shannon (Freeman) Frogge remains the only Jay County H.S. graduate named as an
Indiana All-Star. Setting school records in career scoring (1,458 points) and rebounds
(831), she was named a 1986 Indiana All-Star, Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year, AP 1st team all-state and Academic All-American after averaging 26.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior. Averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds as a sophomore and 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior, she helped lead the Patriots to a 50-13 record in her final three seasons. In 2009, Hoosier Basketball Magazine named her one of the “Top 100 Players in the Past 40 Years.” Named Rookie of the Year and Dean’s List after one season at the University of Kentucky, she transferred to Ball State where she served as a team co-captain before a basal skull fracture and torn ACL prematurely ended her career.
Employed in wellness and physical training, she resides in Heber City, Utah.
Cheri (Shanebrook) Gilbert, a 1972 graduate of Woodlan, takes her place in the Hall as the head coach of a small school winner of Indiana’s one-class girls basketball state tournament. As the head coach of Heritage High School from 1977-87, she led teams to wins in 80% of their games, totaling 162 victories against 40 losses. Highlighting her career, she coached Heritage to a 1982 IHSAA state championship victory, holding the distinction of the smallest enrollment of any of Indiana’s one-class girls basketball state champions. Her team returned to the 1983 state finals led by Indiana Miss Basketball and HOF inductee, Jody Beerman, holding a 50-3 record over those two seasons and a 90-8 record over four seasons from 1981-1985. In all, Gilbert’s teams won five Allen County Athletic Conference titles, five sectionals, three regionals and three semi-states, reaching the state finals in 1978, 1982 and 1983. Gilbert remained a teacher at Heritage before spending six years as athletic director, retiring in 2017 after 39 years with the school.
She resides in Leo, Indiana.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 17thAnnual Women’s Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The day’s events will include a free reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum that afternoon and a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis. Reservations are available online now or through mail order in early 2018. Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit http://www.hoopshall.com/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.