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