IGHSAU Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For Saturday Night
Three former standout student-athletes are being honored at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) at the state basketball tournament this week.
Janet Waterbury from Schaller, Tri-Center's Wendy Ausdemore, and Norwalk's Jill Martin are the 2015 inductees into the IGHSAU'S Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Class-4A state championship game on Saturday, March 7.
Waterbury torched the nets for 3,390 career points for Schaller from 1960 to 1964. Her skills helped Schaller qualify for the only state tournament berths in school history in 1963 and 64.
Waterbury was named to the all-tournament team at the 1963 State Tournament Team despite playing in just one game, a 62-60 loss to Farragut where she scored 31 points. She led Schaller back to the 1964 state tournament, scoring 44 points in a first-round loss to Wellsburg.
Ausdemore played at Tri-Center of Neola from 2001 to 2005 and was named Miss Iowa Basketball in 2005. She was a two-time first-team all-state selection.
Ausdemore led Tri-Center to a runner-up finish in Class-2A in 2005 (a 54-51 loss to Grundy Center) and was named captain of the 2A all-tournament team. She finished her career with 1,812 points and 886 career rebounds.
Ausdemore went on to play college basketball at Iowa, twice earning third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors. She was a three-time academic all-conference pick.
A three-year starter, Ausdemore played on three NCAA Tournament teams with the Hawkeyes. She finished her career ranked among Iowa's top 10 in career scoring, rebounding, assists and three-pointers.
Martin was a two-time Class-3A player of the year her junior and senior seasons at Norwalk, averaging a double-double in points and rebounds. As a senior, she averaged 24.3 points and 11.2 rebounds in leading the Warriors to the state semifinals, where she averaged 21.5 points and 10.5 points in two games.
Martin finished her high school career with 1,628 points with 775 career rebounds.
Martin enjoyed similar success at Drake. A four-year starter, Martin was the fourth player in Drake's history to earn first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) honors three times.
After missing most of the 2006-07 season with a back injury, she returned from the injury to average 16.8 points, nine rebounds and the led the MVC in double-doubles. Martin is just one of five players in Drake history with 1,000 career rebounds.
Martin went on to play basketball for three years overseas, before returning to her hometown. Today, she teaches fourth-grade at Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk and is the junior-varsity head coach and varsity assistant for the Warriors.