Family’s gift endows two scholarships for female high school student athletes

(4-13-22) In honor of this 50th anniversary celebration of Title IX, the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of the Amy Hasbrook Leadership Award.

Thanks to a very generous donation to the IHSAA Foundation from the Hasbrook family of Indianapolis in the name of their late daughter Amy, two new post-secondary scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded in perpetuity.

Beginning in 2022-23, two female multi-sport student-athletes who best exemplify and embody sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, and community service will be selected from the IHSAA’s 407 member schools.

IHSAA Foundation President Matt Wolfert

“We are extremely grateful to the Hasbrook family for their extraordinary generosity. These post-secondary scholarships are not only a lasting tribute to Amy but to that of the opportunities provided by Title IX.”

Members of the Hasbrook family were recognized for their generous donation on the court during the recent IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Amy Hasbrook was a student-athlete at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and later DePauw University who participated in girls basketball and was a product of the opportunities that Title IX created.

Amy tragically perished in a house fire in 2002. Her legacy is the impression she left on those who knew her. Awards also have been established at Cathedral High School and DePauw University to honor her legacy. As a captain of the basketball team while at DePauw, she is still the Tigers’ all-time leading field goal shooter at 65.2%. Amy was also a two-time member of the SCAC Honor Roll and Head Coach Kris Huffman refers to Amy as the –

“fiercest competitor she’s ever seen.”

Induction into the DePauw Hall of Fame

Amy Hasbrook 1996 who was posthumously inducted into the DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame. Amy’s spirit lives on with the “GBT” and DePauw awards the Hasbrook Outstanding Female Student-Athlete Award every year to a deserving student-athlete.

From DePauw University:

Hasbrook was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter for the women’s basketball team. After playing 13 games in her first season, Hasbrook started the final 80 games of her collegiate career. The team’s leading rebounder during her junior and senior seasons, Hasbrook totaled 682 rebounds, including 317 on the offensive glass, placing her third among all DePauw players at the time of her graduation; she still ranks sixth at the time of her induction. She led the Tigers in field-goal shooting in each of her final two seasons and finished her career as DePauw’s all-time leading shooter at 65.2 percent. An honorable mention all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference selection as a junior, Hasbrook was named to the second team as a senior.

She earned a spot on the SCAC’s Academic Honor Roll in 1999 and 2000 and was named the team’s best defender each of her final three seasons. During her four seasons, the Tigers were 87-19 and won four conference titles, while making three NCAA Division III postseason appearances.

Her love of women’s basketball inspired her to create “GBT,” Greek-letters which stood for Girl’s Basketball Team. Amy was

“a relentless worker who set an incredible example on and off the court,”

-shares Kris Huffman, further describing Amy as the fiercest competitor she has ever coached.