NEW CASTLE (12-20-22) – Eighteen women have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2023 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.
The team includes 12 members named to the 1998 Indiana All-Star squad. Six other all-state players are included to recognize the top of Indiana’s high school class of 1998.
1998 Indiana All-Stars include Miss Basketball Kelly Komara, Kyle (Black) Rechlicz, Kristen (Bodine) Lovell, Kelly N. Kuhn, Mary Jo Noon, Vnemina (Reese) Cooper, Courtney (Risinger) Lloyd, Abby (Salscheider) Ault, Amber (Schober) Aryee, Shana (Sparks) Williams, April Traylor, and Amy Wright.
The remaining six, named to various all-state teams are Abbe (Brauman) Harvey, Jill (Chapman) Daily, Lisa (Eckhart) Ruble, Molly (Holt) Sabol, Kara Kessans, and the late Amy (Lindsay) Fuller.
For further details on each honoree and her career, click here.
2023 Women’s Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Awards Banquet on Saturday April 29, 2023.
A midday reception, free and open to the public, will be held at the Hall of Fame museum in New Castle. The evening banquet will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis.
Banquet reservations will be available through the Hall’s website at www.hoopshall.com or by calling (765) 529-1891 beginning in January. For more information, you may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Women’s Silver Anniversary Team
Amber (Schober) Aryee PLAINFIELD
1998 all-MSC; 1998 Star-News first-team all-West; 1998 Star-News Super Team; 1998 AP third-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; 1998 Plainfield Female Athlete of the Year; Plainfield school record for career FG% (.563); second in career rebounds (621); third in career blocks (89); eighth in career steals (167)…averaged 17.4 points per game as a senior…continued her academic and athletic career at Valparaiso…2002 second-team all-Mid-Continent Conference; 2002 CoSIDE first-team Academic all-district; VU fifth in FG%/career (.505); VU fifth in FTs/career (277); VU sixth in rebounds/career (703); VU seventh in points/career (1,273); inducted in VU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010…former teacher at MSD Wayne Township and Carmel.
Abby (Salscheider) Ault BLUFFTON
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 team MVP; 1998 first-team all-ACAC; 1998 News-Sentinel first-team All-Area and Player of the Year; 1998 WPTA-21 Player of the Year; 1998 IHSAA Class 2A Mental Attitude Award; 1998 AP second-team All-State; 1998 ICGSA Academic All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic…continued her playing career at Michigan State where she was named to the 1999 Big Ten All-Star Tour (to Germany and Belgium); 2000 team Most Improved Award; 2000 Big Ten all-academic; 2000 MSU Scholar-Athlete Award; 2001 team captain; 2001 Big Ten all-academic; 2001 MSU/CNC Scholar-Athlete Award… currently a physical therapist for Indiana Physical Therapy.
Vnemina (Reese) Cooper FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 Street & Smith’s preseason All-American; 1998 first-team all- SAC SAC Player of the Year; 1998 AP third-team All-State; 1998 Nancy Rehm All-Star (Northeast Indiana vs. Northwest Ohio); 1998 Journal-Gazette Tiffany Gooden Award (most outstanding SAC player, boy or girl, 21.3 ppg as senior in 4/7/1998 article and IHSAA stats…2000 Big Ten all- freshman team; 2000 Big Ten All-Star Team (Austria, Slovakia and Hungary); 2001 team captain; 2002 team captain while at Michigan State…2002 MSU Best Defensive Player; ninth on MSU season steals list (143); 11th on MSU career assists list (356); 15th on MSU career steals list
(186)…currently a fourth grade teacher.
Jill (Chapman) Daily BLACKFORD
1998 all-Central Indiana Conference; 1998 all-sectional and sectional MVP; 1998
Muncie Star-Press East Central Indiana Player of the Year; 1998 AP high honorable mention All-State; 1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic…while playing at Indiana, she was named 1999 Big Ten all-freshman team; 1999 and 2000 honorable mention all-Big Ten; 2001 and 2002 first-team all-Big Ten; 2002 Big Ten all-tournament team; 2002 Big Ten Tournament champions; fifth in IU career scoring (1,865); fourth in IU career rebounds (970), second in IU career blocked shots (197), third in IU career FG% (.542)… drafted No. 21 by Detroit Shock in 2002 WNBA Draft; played briefly with the Shock in 2002; also played professionally in Hungary and with the Colorado Chill of the NWBL in 2003-
04…currently works as an operations manager for Amazon.
Molly Holt Sabol MADISON
1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; Madison career scoring record (1,480 points) at time of graduation, still #2 on school list, 1998 all-Hoosier Hills Conference; 1998 all-sectional; 1998 all-regional; 1998 HBCA all-District 3; 1998 HBCA All-Star; 1998 honorable mention Academic All-State… attended and played at Findlay (OH), where she earned 2000 second-team all-GLIAC; 2001 second-team all-GLIAC; 2002 first-team all-GLIAC; UF record holder for FT made in a game (16) and FT% in a game (1.000, 16 of 16), UF career record holder for FT made (450) and FT attempted (553); #2 in UF career FT% (.814); #11all time in UF career scoring (1,264 points)…currently works for Home Health Care Solutions.
Abbe (Brauman) Harvey BROWNSBURG
1998 AP third-team All-State; 1998 all-Olympic Conference; 1998 Star/News all-West; 1998 Star/News Super Team; 1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; 1998 Brownsburg Female Athlete of the Year…1999 Missouri Valley Conference all- freshman team; won “Jan Conner Most Improved Award” in 1999 while at Indiana State…transferred to IUPUI where she led the team in field goal percentage (.548) in 2001-02; made 9-10 FGs vs. UMKC on 1/12/2002; named Mid-Continent Conference Academic All-Conference in 2002. Played one season of volleyball at IUPUI (2000-01), the year she did not play basketball because of transfer rules…graduated with a law degree from Indiana in 2014 and was an educator until 2012…currently an elder law attorney for Brauman Moore & Harvey, 2012-present.
Amy (Lindsay) Fuller * UNION (MODOC)
1998 Randolph County Tournament champion; 1998 all-Mid-Eastern Conference; 1998 all-sectional; 1998 Muncie Star-Press first-team All-Area; 1998 Richmond Palladium-Item first- team All-Area; 1998 AP high honorable mention All-State; 1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; school record for points and a triple-double of 43 points, 14 rebounds and 11 steals…2000 Vincennes University team MVP… when she completed her career at Vincennes, she was second in all-time blocked shots (124) and fourth in all-time rebounding (507)…transferred to Ball State from 2000-2002…Hired as the head coach at Union (Modoc) for the 2004-2005 season…passed away in a car crash in November of 2004.
Kara Kessans TELL CITY
1998 IHSAA 3-point contest champion; 1998 first-team all-Big Eight Conference and Player of the Year; 1998 Evansville Courier & Press first-team all-Southwestern Indiana;1998 HBCA all-District 2; 1998 AP high honorable mention All-State; 1998 ICGSA second-team All- State; 1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; set 15 school records, including points in a season (488), season scoring average (24.4), best season FT% (.813); career scoring record at time of graduation (1,110 points), still #2 on school’s all-time list; inducted into Tell City Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009…while at Louisville was named 1999 Seelbach Hilton Holiday Classic all-tournament team, 2000 Great Alaska Shootout all- tournament team; 2001 Torneo Cancun de Basquetbol all-tournament team, and 2002 Women’s Sports Foundation Tournament all tournament team…currently works for USA Volleyball as a head physical therapist/athletic trainer.
Kelly Komara LAKE CENTRAL
1998 Miss Basketball, 1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 USA Today first-team all-USA; 1998 Parade Magazine All-American; 1998 Nike All-American; 1998 WBCA All-American; 1998 Gatorade/Indiana Player of the Year, 1998 Gary Post-Tribune first-team All-Area and Player of the Year; 1998 The Times of NWI first-team All-Area and Player of the Year;1998 Lake Central Female Athlete of the Year; 1998 AP first-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic…played at Purdue University where she earned 2000 honorable mention all-Big Ten; 2000 Big Ten all-Academic; 2001 NCAA Tournament runner-up; 2001 Big Ten regular season champions; 2001 honorable mention all-Big Ten; 2001 NCAA all-Mideast Region and Region’s Most Outstanding Player; 2001 Big Ten all-Academic… picked No. 34 by Indiana Fever in 2002 WNBA Draft, played in the NWBL along with playing overseas… currently a women’s basketball assistant coach at Marquette University, 2021-present.
Kelly N. Kuhn LAKE CENTRAL
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 AP second-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic, 1998 all-sectional; 1998 all-regional; 1998 all-semistate and MVP; 1998 all-State Finals; 1998 Class 4A Mental Attitude Award; 1998 Gary Post-Tribune first-team All-Area; 1998 The Times of NWI first-team All-Area…averaged 17.4 points her senior season… first Butler player to record a triple-double with 20 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots… shares school record for FG%/game, blocked shots per game (10), third and fourth on Butler single-season FG% list (.621 as freshman, 607 as junior); ninth on Butler single-season list for blocked shots (57 as junior); 10th on Butler single-season list for rebound average (9.4 rpg as junior); second on Butler career list for FG% (.586); sixth on Butler career list for rebound average (7.5 rpg); ninth on Butler career list for blocked shots (106)… currently, vice president of corporate development, Compass Group.
Courtney (Risinger) Lloyd RICHMOND/TERRE HAUTE SOUTH
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 first-team all-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference; 1998 first-team all-Vigo County; 1998 Tribune-Star first-team All-Area; 1998 AP third-team All-State; 1998 HBCA all-District 1; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; 1998 McMillan Memorial Award (most outstanding athlete in Vigo County)…2000-2002 MAC Academic Honor Roll while at Toledo, UT record holder for 3-point accuracy/season (.450 in 2001-02); shares UT record for 3-pointers game (8); fifth on UT list for career 3-pointers (182); fifth on UT list for 3-point accuracy/career (.379); inducted into UT Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015… currently a vice president, private banking, Star Financial Bank, 2007-present.
Kristen (Bodine) Lovell MARTINSVILLE
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 All-State, 1997 Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team and MVP; 1998 all-sectional; 1998 all-regional; 1998 all-semi state; 1998 all-State Finals; 1998 all-Conference Indiana; 1998 Star/News all-West and co-Player of the Year; 1998 Star/News Super Team and co-Player of the Year; 1998 AP first-team All-State; 1998 Star/News Suburban Female Athlete of the Year; 1998 HBCA all-District 1; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic…played at Butler, then transferred to Indiana after her sophomore season…1999 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team; 2000 Horizon League second-team All-Conference; member, totaling a career high 12 assists and named IU team MVP in 2003… currently the math coordinator at Franklin Central Middle School (Indianapolis).
Mary Jo Noon JEFFERSONVILLE
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 AP first-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; 1998 Nike All-American, 1998 Hoosier Hills Conference champions; 1998 all-HHC; 1998 Clark County Player of the Year; 1998 HBCA all-District 4…played for Purdue and was on the 1999 NCAA Tournament Championship team…earned 2002 and 2003 honorable mention all-Big Ten averaging 13.1 and 11.0 points per year, respectively… stands 10th on Purdue’s career FG% list (.502)… picked No. 42 by Los Angeles Sparks in 2003 WNBA Draft and currently works as a field clinical specialist for Edwards Life Sciences Corp.
Kyle (Black) Rechlicz NORTH CENTRAL
1998 Indiana All-Star; 1998 IBCA honorable mention Academic All-State; 1998 Marion County Female Athlete of the Year…held school records at the time of graduation for: Points/Game (36), Steals/Game (11), 3-pointers/Game (5), FGM/Season (165), Points/Season (447), Steals/Season (77), 3-pointers/Season (40), FGM/Career (547), 2-point%/Career (.534), 3- Pointers/Career (80), Assists/Career (269), Steals/Career (242), Points/Career (1,423)…attended and played at University of Wisconsin…Named MVP and all-tournament at the Arizona Basketball Classic (senior); led Big Ten in 3-point % as junior (.406); season 3-point% (.406), still #5 on UW season list; career 3-point% (.365), still #5 on UW career list; 78 3s in a season, still #3 on UW season list; 7 3-pointers in a game, school record at time and still #2 on UW game list…since graduation has been an assistant coach at multiple universities, since 2012 has been the Head Coach at UW-Milwaukee.
Lisa (Eckhart) Ruble CENTER GROVE
1998 all-MIC; 1998 all-Johnson County; 1998 Star/News second-team all-South; 1998 AP high honorable mention All-State; 1998 Top 40 Senior Workout; 1998 Indiana North-South All- Star Classic while averaging 13.5 points per game at Center Grove…at University of Evansville, she earned 1999 Missouri Valley Conference all-freshman team and 2001 first team all-MVC; totaled 1,007 points, 568 rebounds in three seasons before transferring to Indiana where she averaged 11.1 points her senior season for the Hoosiers…played 2 seasons overseas before working from 2005-2007 in tickets sale for the Fever/Pacers…currently is a stay at home mother.
April Traylor EMINENCE/MARTINSVILLE
1998 AP first-team All-State; 1998 Indiana All-Star…1997 Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team…1998 all-Conference Indiana; 1998 Reporter-Times first-team All-Area; 1998 Star/News first-team all-West and West co-Player of the Year; 1998 Star/News Super Team co-Player of the Year; 1998 HBCA all-District 1; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic, while
averaging 19.5 points per game during her HS career, and 2 State Championships…earned 1999 ACC all-freshman team while at Florida State, while holding FSU school records of: sixth on FSU career FTs made list (356); sixth on FSU career steals list (217); seventh on FSU career assists list (387); eighth on FSU career scoring list (1,503); eighth on FSU career 3-pointer list (115)… , sole proprietor of ATP Athletics while having been a physical education teacher and basketball coach for 20 years.
Shana (Sparks) Williams CONNERSVILLE
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 all-Olympic Conference; 1998 Palladium-Item first-team All-Area; 1998 AP third-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic, while averaging 15.5 points as a senior at Connersville…attended Indiana State University where she led team in 3-point accuracy as a freshman (.360); second on team in FT accuracy as a freshman (.710); was a regular starter as a junior…injuries cut her sophomore and senior seasons short… currently a quality representative for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Amy Wright NORTHEASTERN
1998 Indiana All-Star, 1998 AP first-team All-State; 1998 Indiana North-South All-Star Classic; 1998 Parade All-American at Northeastern… still holds eight individual school records, including points in a game (41), season 613) and career (1,613) as well as assists in a season (206) and career (466); jersey #50 was retired by the school in 2018…attended University of Arkansas, where she earned 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2001 team captain, and 2002 Women’s Basketball News Service preseason All-American…holds school records for season assists (205) and career assists (717), and fewest turnovers in a season by a starting point guard (2001-02)… inducted into University of Arkansas Athletic Hall of Honor in 2017… participated in 2002 WNBA pre-draft camp and participated in 2002 Detroit Shock training camp…been an assistant coach at multiple colleges and universities and is currently at the University of