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Ricci, who played basketball from second to eighth grade, said she responded quickly to an email invite for the event and was then selected to participate. "I figured it's my senior year," Ricci said. "You know, carpe diem."
She practiced shooting baskets the Sunday before the event, which was held during half-time of the men's basketball game versus Western Michigan.
"It was actually the first basketball game I've been able to go to since being at Ball State," Ricci said. "It was a lot of fun."