Marlana VanHoose sings National Anthem at Marshall game
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The crowd at Marshall’s nationally televised basketball game Thursday night against Southern Miss was treated to a special moment before tip-off.
Marlana VanHoose, a Johnson County, Kentucky native, was born with a disease called Cytomegalovirus, and shortly after her birth, her parents learned she was blind.
She’s now a three-time Heritage Award recipient and has performed at the NBA Finals, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and three NASCAR Spring Cup Series races, just to name a few of her many career highlights.
The 27-year-old was also the subject of ESPN’s E:60 documentary “Loud and Proud.”
The crowd in the Henderson Center roared as VanHoose finished the anthem on a night when they had plenty to cheer about.
The Herd blew out the Golden Eagles 89-67.
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