IUWBB: IU receives medical exemption for Williams

Indiana has received a medical exemption for Danielle Williams.

Williams, a 6-foot-4 forward from Fort Worth, Tex., would have been a junior this upcoming season. She dealt with knee issues during her two years with the Hoosiers, playing a total of 19 career minutes. She played just four minutes as a sophomore.

Subtracting Williams from the roster, the Hoosiers have four returning players for 2017-18, including All-Big Ten honorees Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill. Sophomore Bre Wickware and junior Kym Royster also return along with five freshmen and two transfers.

IU has lost five players this offseason, for a variety of reasons. Rising sophomore guard Ria Gulley transferred to Liberty. Guards Laken Wairau and Tia Elbert and forward Darby Foresman left the program to remain at IU as students.

Williams will also stay at IU academically and retain her athletic scholarship aid per NCAA rules. The medical exemption opens up a scholarship for the women’s basketball program, however.

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  1. I really appreciate Dani, and wish her all the best in her studies.
    She gave it all she had, but she just could not take the pounding her 6’4″ body gave her.
    I also appreciate the fact that IU will keep her scholarship in effect so she can graduate here.
    Well done, IU.

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