Madeline Westbeld
Madeline Westbeld – courtesy Notre Dame

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kettering Fairmont High School senior Madeline Westbeld was announced as Ohio’s Ms. Basketball Thursday by a statewide media panel.

Now in its 33rd year, the prestigious award was first given by the Associated Press in 1988. It has been voted by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association since 2017.

Fairmont went 25-3 this season and was the regional runner-up to undefeated Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame. Standing 6-feet, 3-inches tall, Westbeld averaged 18.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.3 blocked shots per game this season. A McDonald’s All-American and the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, she will continue her academic and basketball career at the University of Notre Dame.

Eastlake North senior Destiny Leo was runner-up. The other finalists were senior Edyn Battle from Gahanna Lincoln, senior Katrina Davis from Bellaire, sophomore Grace VanSlooten from Toledo Notre Dame and junior Shyanne Sellers from Aurora.