INDIANAPOLIS - Crystal Griner '06, a former Hood College basketball player, will receive the 2018 NCAA Award of Valor at the NCAA Honors Celebration this evening in Indianapolis. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
She was one of two U.S. Capitol Police officers on site when a gunman opened fire at a practice for the Republican congressional baseball team in June 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Griner was shot in the ankle while protecting the lawmakers in attendance and was hailed as a hero for her actions.
The NCAA is providing a pair of video streams of the Honors Celebration. In addition to the Facebook Live video embedded below, the ceremony will be streamed on Twitter on the @InsidetheNCAA account.
For those attending this evening's home basketball doubleheader against Stevenson and who wish to see the presentation, the stream will be available on the television in the Cohen Hospitality Suite upstairs in the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center.