SPEAKER 1: Any questions for our new recruit here, our new player?
SPEAKER 2: Yeah. Karina, what's your favorite part about playing basketball?
KARINA HILL: Beating people.
SPEAKER 3: This can't be good.
SPEAKER 4: Oh yeah!
SPEAKER 5: Yeah, how's it fit? Good?
KARINA HILL: It fits good. Yeah.
SPEAKER 5: [LAUGHS]
KARINA HILL: And I was always part of the team, but it was like it was so exciting to know that I'm officially part of the team. As soon as I met them, I just knew that this-- these were the right friends to have.
SPEAKER 6: Karina, use the screen.
SPEAKER 7: Nice pass, nice pass.
SPEAKER 8: Oh, [INAUDIBLE]!
KARINA HILL: Yeah-eah!
SPEAKER 9: All right, lock up now.
MAURICE HILL: Yeah, so for me, it's just overwhelming at times just to see how much she enjoys it and to see such a big program and such a great place. And, you know, they embrace her. And so-- I-- like, I tell her all the time, I wanted to play basketball for a big school, and she beat me to it. So--
CHELSEA HILL: Since the very first practice that we showed up, I mean, the team came running to her. They were all giving her hugs. And just to see her eyes light up has-- has been great.
KARINA HILL: It's just been like an amazing journey. And it's like an empty place that I used to have before I met them is finally filled.
SPEAKER 10: So throw it up, and we're going to catch it here, OK?
SPEAKER 11: Do that again!
SPEAKER 10: OK, ready? Can we do it together?
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Seven-year-old Karina Hill was officially made a member of the Cornell women's basketball team during a signing ceremony on campus April 22, 2019. Diagnosed in 2012 with cerebral palsy, Karina has been a fixture with the team this year during games and at practice.