Indiana State Reps attend official State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Hailing from Kodak, Tennessee, Mariah was a standout basketball player who was recruited by a variety of schools across all levels of competition. After graduating from Seymour High School, she joined the Women’s Basketball team at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Social Relations. Currently, Mariah is an ABA Therapist working with children diagnosed with autism. Outside of work, she enjoys drawing, reading science fiction, listening to music, and attending concerts and festivals. Mariah is excited to share her love for basketball as a member of the team at State Basketball Championship.
Sara was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, but is currently getting her Master's in Athletic Administration at Indiana University. She previously graduated from IU in May 2020 with a Bachelor's in Sport Marketing and Management. While she has not played basketball herself since grade school, she kept herself involved with the sport by working in marketing for IU's basketball team the past two years. To keep herself busy outside of her schoolwork, she works as a brand associate at Old Navy, as well as spending her free time going on hikes with her dog and exploring Bloomington with friends.
Matthew has lived and grown-up on the Southside of the Indianapolis area. He graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He has been athletically involved his whole life, especially with basketball. Basketball is his passion. He first picked up a basketball at the age of 3 and has played and admired the sport ever since playing for his school team, AAU, and his Fraternity Intramurals. Matthew is a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan and attends games on a regular basis. In his free time (pre-covid), you can find Matthew watching/playing sports, traveling, going to concerts, and just being around friends and family. He has multiple nieces and nephews that are involved in sports, specifically his two nephews who currently play basketball who he loves coaching and cheering on. Matthew is excited and eager to work with the State Basketball Championship and is ready to make an impact!
Basketball has been a part of Andrew’s life. He discovered his love for the game a soon as he was old enough to hold the ball and continued to play through his senior year of high school. He majored in Sports Management & Business Management at Wood Memorial and worked for the Oakland City Parks & Rec Department as Referee for youth basketball and other sports. Andrew works as a high school basketball referee and volunteer head coach for the Evansville Special Olympic team, while pursuing the ultimate goal of officiating for college basketball. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys fishing and spending time with his new wife and son.
Kristi was born in Oahu, Hawaii/Air Force Base and grew up in Evansville, IN. For many years, Kristi traveled pursuing a singing career and she now resides back in Evansville, IN where she works in healthcare and has also returned back to college for her Nursing degree. She has always been a big sports fan and loves college basketball. Kristi played basketball in High School and was also a cheerleader for men’s basketball. She loves going to college games and watching the games on television when she can’t be there live.
Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering, fishing, watching college basketball and NFL football.
Patrick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has always loved to play sports. His love of basketball began in middle school when Patrick started playing at his local YMCA after school. He played throughout middle and high school at Shorewood High in Milwaukee, WI and has continued to play as an adult through college intramurals, adult leagues, and playing constantly at local gyms and parks. He is a classic gym rat and simply loves playing and being around the game. Patrick is an avid Milwaukee Bucks fan and is still riding high off the 2021 NBA championship, something he has waited his entire life to see.
Patrick is a return resident in Indianapolis and was previously working in social services for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin in Madison. Patrick hopes this opportunity is a great way to contribute back to the game that has given him so much in life. In Patrick's free time he loves hanging out with his wife and their cat, watching sports, and cooking!
A fun fact about Patrick is that he is bilingual! He learned Spanish and a lot of his skills while living abroad numerous times in Mexico. He attended the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City and was even offered a spot on their basketball club team. Patrick loves to travel and get to know new places and is excited to be around the game again as well.