College player Lauren Hill buried following private funeral
Apr. 14, 2015
CINCINNATI (AP) — The burial for Lauren Hill was held Tuesday in a private ceremony, one day after thousands attended a memorial at the basketball arena where the college freshman made her first layup while fighting brain cancer.
More than 400 people attended a private funeral service on the Mount St. Joseph campus Tuesday.
The 19-year-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor during her senior year of high school. She attended Mount St. Joseph's and played in four games, making five shots.
She died on Friday after helping to raise roughly $1.5 million for pediatric cancer research.
A public memorial was held Monday night at Xavier University's arena. Her casket was placed at the spot where she made her first layup in a game five months earlier.