Dayton Daily News writes about Boonshoft grad, former WNBA player

After starring at Beavercreek High School, Boonshoft School of Medicine student Alison Bales played basketball for Duke and in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever and the Atlanta Dream.


A retired WNBA player will graduate Friday from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Alison Bales has earned her medical degree from Wright State after having played professional basketball for five years. Her mother, Mary McCarthy, is the chair of the department of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Bales grew up playing for the Beavercreek Stars youth basketball organization and won two state championships playing for Beavercreek High School.

She eventually earned a full scholarship to play at Duke University where she double majored in biological anthropology and anatomy and cultural anthropology, according to WSU.

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