This Birmingham man is 'all in' on Big Ten games and beating cancer

Against All Odds: Ivy Lynn Russell

High school: Grosse Pointe South

GPA: 3.58

Parents/guardians: Ron and Lois Crane

College you plan to attend: Wayne State University

Major: Pre-med

Career plans: Psychiatry

Most influential teacher: Mr. Harry Campion

Achievements:

■Successfully completed two years of self-paced online high school courses through Michigan Virtual

■Six years of piano performance

■Junior high school and senior high school orchestra (upright bass)

■Junior varsity cheerleading

■Published in Cricket Magazine (3rd place for short stories)