Povisil, Lori


A four-sport athlete as an undergraduate at Otterbein, Lori Povisil excelled in basketball. A four-year member of the varsity basketball team, Povisil led the Cardinals in both scoring and rebounding as a junior and senior on her way to first team All-OAC honors. She was also named to the Academic All-OAC first team both seasons.

Povisil averaged 19.1 points and 8.8 rebounds as a junior, and 17.1 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior. The former center ranks third all-time at Otterbein in scoring, 1,432, and fifth in rebounding, 730, while also holding the school’s single-season record for most freethrows made, 126.

Following graduation, Povisil coached girl’s basketball at Worthington and Northridge high schools, and boy’s basketball at Perry Middle School. She was selected coach of the year in the Mid-Buckeye Conference in 1996. Povisil is founder of “One Leg at a Time”, a non-profit organization formed to help end bullying. The program was developed by students from Worthington Kilbourne High School in 2010.