Women's Hoops Blog

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Local girl (and WHBMDRCOY) makes good.
In a season of firsts, Tri-Valley graduate Kelly (Spaulding) Packard guided the Ball State women's basketball team into history.

Even a 71-57 loss to Iowa State Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament couldn't put a damper on the accomplishments.

Kelly Spaulding graduated from Tri-Valley in 1986 after starring for the Lady Scotties in basketball and track. She then went on to Anderson, Ind., where she was a four-time all-conference basketball selection and left as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,275) and rebounder (723). She was named Outstanding Female Athlete in 1990 and was inducted into the Anderson Hall of Fame in 2002.