Tom Archdeacon profiles medical school grad, basketball star Alison Bales

Alison Bales was hooded by her mother, Mary McCarthy, during the Boonshoft School of Medicine graduation ceremony.


In mid-March of 2007, the 6-foot-7 Bales — a graduate of Beavercreek High and Duke University — walked onto the stage at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland’s Public Square for the first round of the WNBA Draft and was chosen by the Indiana Fever, which is based in Indianapolis.

A decade later — almost to the day — she was on the stage of the Apollo Room at the Wright State University Student Union for another draft of sorts. She was joined by 100 other soon-to-be-minted new doctors — all of whom would graduate from WSU’s Boonshoft School of Medicine — for a festive, but high-anxiety affair called Match Day.

Read the article from the Dayton Daily News.

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