Iowa State Cheerleader Kate Coker Hit In The Face With Basketball

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Iowa State cheerleader Kate Coker was cheering in her last game tonight in Chicago when she took a basketball off the face late in the second half of the Cyclones game against Virginia. The CBS crew noticed the kicked ball drilling Coker and even gave viewers a slow-mo of the violent collision between the game ball and Coker’s face.

It wasn’t pretty.

Iowa St cheerleader takes kicked ball off the face

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 26, 2016

But Kate is a gamer and returned to the court and closed out her college career like a champ. And was able to find a little humor in all of it.

Toughest cheerleader of March Madness right here.

Our cheerleader is ok after the ball that went out of bounds. Thanks everyone! #CyclONEnation

— Iowa State Cheer (@CycloneCheer) March 26, 2016