IU Women’s Basketball Updates

Some things of interest from Hoosiers coach Felisha Legette-Jack:

THREE PLAYERS NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON:
F Michelle Carr, who averaged 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16 games as a freshman before being ruled academically ineligible for second semester.

G/F Vanita Smart, who appeared in 23 games and started one as a freshman walkon.

G Nicole Hardin, junior college transfer who played three minutes in the team’s first game against Wake Forest but never got fully integrated before being relegated to a practice player role.

RECRUITS ARRIVING IN BLOOMINGTON FOR SECOND SUMMER SESSION:
G Jori Davis, 5-9, Greece Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y.
F Georgia Follmer, 6-4, Santa Margarita Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
F Ebony Jackson, 5-10, Indianapolis Arlington
G Haylie Linn, 5-11, Edgewood High School in Madison, Wis.
G Andrea McGuirt, 5-9, Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga.

TRANSFER AMBER JACKSON:
Jackson, who was the WAC’s leading scorer and rebounder before leaving San Jose State and enrolling at Indiana in January, will be eligible to play second semester next season to meet transfer requirement of sitting out one year.

However, Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers are trying to get a waiver from the NCAA for Jackson to play the whole 2007-08 season because of the circumstances surrounding her departure from the Spartans, claiming it was due to hardship from Jackson’s deteriorated relationship with assistant Greg Lockridge. Lockridge took over when head coach Janice Richard took a medical leave of absence to fight breast cancer.

“Amber had to do the right thing for the betterment of her person and her athletic ability,” said Legette-Jack, who has no idea how long the appeal process will last.

SCHEDULE NEWS FOR 2007-08:
The Hoosiers have already accepted an invitation to play in a Thanksgiving Tournament in the Virgin Islands, but the other teams have yet to be announced.

A November 30 home game will take place at Assembly Hall as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, but the opponent hasn’t been decided.

Indiana will play games at Kansas, at Dayton, and against Bowling Green at home as part of home and away agreements with those schools, but the dates are not yet set.

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