Dec. 12, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball playerCarly Stucky will be out the remainder of the season after tearing theanterior cruciate ligament (acl) in her right knee, according to headcoach Cindy Fisher.
Stucky suffered the injury last Wednesday after being fouled in a 71-66victory over Weber State. She will undergo surgery on December 29. TheDepartment of Athletics is also seeking a waiver to restore a year ofeligibility so she would have three years remaining upon her return.
Stucky, a 5-10 guard from Pretty Prairie, Kansas, had started in thefirst six games for the Cowgirls this season. She was averaging 12.7points, along with leading the team in assists (5.7 aspg) and steals (3spg). Last season, she started in 22 of 28 games as a true freshman, andaveraged 10.1 points and 3.4 assists per contest
Fisher also announced that transfer Chassie Wiersma will also undergosurgery in her right knee for the same injury as Stucky's. She sufferedthe injury during a Cowgirl practice a couple of weeks ago, and willhave surgery on Dec. 27. Wiersma, a 5-11 guard from Central Point, Ore.,is sitting out this season after transferring from Oregon StateUniversity. She will have two years of eligibilty remaining upon herreturn.
Both players rehabilitation should take approximately four to sixmonths, and they are expected to make a full and complete recovery.