The Indiana State Women's Basketball team are pround to announce the newest member of their 2013-14 roster. 16-year-old Terre Haute native Alicia Bell was honored with an honorary National Letter of Intent by the Indiana State Women’s Basketball program in a special ceremony on Wednesday evening.
In February 2007, when Alicia was 10, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and three days following her diagnosis, she underwent surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible and soon after began an intense post-surgery treatment.
Bell has endured 14 months of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation before the remaining tumor became inactive and she was considered in remission. Due to the surgery and treatment regimen, Alicia has had to overcome a number of physical and cognitive challenges. Despite everything, Alicia has continued to attend practices and games to support the ISU WBB team.
Members of the team and coaching staff including head coach Teri Moren were on hand for the event. Bell's name and Bio will appear on the Sycamore’s official roster for the 2013-14 season as part of signing the honorary NLI.