New members inducted during formal ceremony

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications 

INDIAN HILL, OH (February 12, 2022) – It was a celebration for all Braves on Friday, January 21, as the Indian Hill Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed three new members with a formal ceremony.

The Indian Hill Hall of Fame welcomed new members Nicole Bell (2012) and Eppa Rixey IV (1972) on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Indian Hill High School with a formal ceremony. (Provided)

Nicole Bell (2012), Michael Eaton (1988), and Eppa Rixey IV (1972) were honored for their outstanding accomplishments during their time at Indian Hill High School and after.

“This was a special moment for our entire Brave family – both graduates and students – to come together to celebrate the enduring excellence the Indian Hill School District is known for,” said event organizer Brian Shaw. “As a community, we are extremely proud of these outstanding inductees.”

Indian Hill Athletic Hall of Fame logo (Logo provided)

Nicole Bell (Class of 2012)

Nicole Bell graduated from Indian Hill High School as the all-time scoring and assists leader in basketball and received all-state honors three times during her tenure. Bell advanced both her athletic and academic career in college, earning her degree from Indiana University. She went on to graduate from the school of nursing at Emory University, and she currently works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

“Although we achieved a lot, the memories I cherish the most were the team dinners, the Classic in the Country trips and working hard every day,” Nicole Bell said during her acceptance speech.

Eppa Rixey IV (Class of 1972)

Eppa Rixey IV excelled at basketball and track to remain among the all-time leaders in several categories at Indian Hill High School. Rixey played basketball collegiately and received his degree at Davidson College. He went on to become the chairman of Rixey Berry Insurance Group, and has served as a volunteer on several non-profit boards; Rixey also served as Mayor for the Village of Indian Hill.

“Indian Hill Schools prepared me academically, socially, and athletically for a successful college experience and a launch into the rest of my life,” Eppa Rixley shared with the crowd.

NOTE: Mr. Eaton was unable to attend this year’s event in person, and he will be celebrated during next year’s ceremony.

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