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All-American women’s basketball player among latest list of inductees into N.Ky. Sports Hall of Fame

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

Michelle Cottrell-Marston, a three-time NCAA Division II All American basketball player, will be inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday at Villa Hills Civic Club. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

Michelle Cottrell-Marston

Marston earned 12 varsity letters in basketball, volleyball and track while she attended Boone County High School. She set school records with 1,800 points and 1,365 rebounds in basketball.

The multi-talented forward continued her basketball career at Northern Kentucky University and led the Norse to their first NCAA Division II national championship in 2000. She received the first of three Division II All-America honors that year and went on to set the team’s career scoring record with 2,241 points.

The other hall of fame inductees on Wednesday will be youth basketball coach Gary Tuemler, Newport two-sport athlete Gary Faulkner, Simon Kenton baseball player Ed Meiman and Doug Martin, past president of the Northern Kentucky Bowling Proprietors Association.

After graduating from Boone County High School, in 1967, Martin went to Western Kentucky University and had the high average on teams that won three consecutive collegiate championships.

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