The dream became a reality for Amy Dilk.
Dilk was named Carmel High School’s first Miss Basketball at the IndyStar Indiana Sports Awards banquet April 29 at Clowes Hall in Indianapolis.
“Miss Basketball has been a dream of mine for many years,” Dilk said. “I turned that dream into a goal during my high school years, and I am honored and so thankful for everyone who has supported me along my journey.”
Dilk, who previously won the Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year Award for girls basketball, won Miss Basketball with 77 votes in the statewide poll of coaches and media. The next closest was Pike’s Angel Baker with 29 votes.
The Michigan-bound Dilk will now wear the No. 1 jersey for the Indiana Girls All-Stars game in June against Kentucky.
“Amy is a highly skilled, well-rounded player who played at a high level throughout her high school career,” Indiana Girls All-Stars coach Pat McKee said. “She sees the floor and passes well, handles the ball well, shoots well and gives an excellent effort on defense. Best of all, she’s a natural leader who makes those around her better. She is all about her team and helping it be the best it can be.”
Dilk, a 6-foot point guard, averaged 17.8 points, 6.7 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 steals for the Greyhounds (24-3) last season. Dilk said former Carmel coach Tod Windlan has been a huge part of her success. Windlan was recently dismissed as coach, a decision that generated questions and protests from many CHS basketball players.
“(Windlan) has coached and developed me into the person and player I am today,” Dilk said. “He deserves nothing but the best.”
Her family gets credit, too.
“I owe a lot of credit to my parents for putting in so much of their time and effort throughout my career,” Dilk said. “And I am blessed to have four older siblings to look up to as role models.”