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Rushville Lady Lion standout named to 2023 Indiana Basketball HOF class

A former Rushville Lion great will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.


The board of directors of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the 2023 women’s induction class, to be honored at the 21st Women’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 29, 2023.


Among the nine players in the induction class is Jennifer (Marlow) Drudge who was not only a standout basketball player at Rushville, but also a 1994 State Tennis Doubles Runner-up.  Graduating from Rushville in 1995, Drudge scored a career 1,306 points, averaging over 20 points per game her senior season.  She was selected as 1st team All sectional, Regional and All-State her senior season, while also being named an Indiana All-Star. 


Drudge played collegiately at Butler where right away, she was honored on the All-Newcomer Team her freshman season.  Her junior and senior seasons she was named 1st Team All Conference and All-Defensive Team as a senior. 


Drudge was the Head Coach at Carmel from 2001-2004 and an assistant with the Greyhounds in 00-01 and again from 2009-13. 


She was inducted into the Butler Hall of Fame in 2013, while being named to their All-Centennial team. 


She has taught Chemistry at Carmel High School since 2000, while being their department chair since 2010.


The 2023 HOF class:


Name,  High School, Graduation
Kasia (McClendon) Campbell, Gary West Side, 1993

Bruce Dockery, Evansville Bosse, 1969

Katie Douglas, Perry Meridian, 1997

Jennifer (Marlow) Drudge, Rushville, 1995

Ruth (Riley) Hunter, North Miami, 1997

Sheila (McMillen) Keller, Rochester, 1995

Diane (Hoereth) Metz, Roncalli, 1986

Charmonique Stallworth, South Bend Washington, 1992

Lisa (Shepherd) Stidham, Richmond, 1997