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  • VUofTN
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Posted: 11/5/2012 4:31 PM

Steph 


is lost for the season..dislocated kneecap ie. Marcus Lattimore...probably some ligament damage.

Good luck on her recovery and rehab!!!
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Posted: 11/5/2012 4:44 PM

It's official 


From vucommodores.com

http://www.vucommodores.com/sp.../110512aac.html

Holzer out for season

Center suffered injury in exhibition game versus Alabama-Huntsville.

Nov. 5, 2012

NASHVILLE -- Redshirt junior center Stephanie Holzer will miss the entire 2012-13 women's basketball season after dislocating her knee during Vanderbilt's exhibition game on Saturday, November 3.

"It's a heartbreaking loss for Steph and for us," Vanderbilt Head Coach Melanie Balcomb said. "She was in the best shape physically she's been in and we just feel for her right now."

Holzer earned SEC Sixth Woman of the Year honors as a redshirt freshman in 2010-11 before earning Honorable Mention All-SEC honors last season. She led Vanderbilt in rebounding both seasons, pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman and 7.5 per game last year.

"The whole team is going to have to step-up, but right now, our hearts are going out for Steph," Balcomb added.

The Commodores open the regular season on Saturday, November 10, when they host McNeese State at Noon at Memorial Gym.

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Posted: 11/5/2012 4:58 PM

Re: It's official 


Hope she can come back from all this adversity - she is a competitor and if anyone can do it she can.
Onward and Upward
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Posted: 11/5/2012 5:33 PM

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With all the trouble she's had with injuries, I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't "retire". But whatever her decision (and she probably won't make that decision anytime soon), I wish her the best. She has exhibited grit and determination, and her contribution per minute played has been as great as anyone on the current squad.
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  • DS2001
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Posted: 11/5/2012 6:32 PM

Devastating loss for the Women`s program 


Holzer was going to really be a presence inside this season...almost impossible to replace her experience....Preseason 3rd place might be too lofty a prediction now....Hope for the best, and wishing a full recovery for Stephanie.
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  • bhoyal
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Posted: 11/5/2012 9:58 PM

RE: Steph 


The young lady in #35 warmups at the gym tonight before the men's start looked quite a bit like Holzer. Are they related? (About the same size girl)
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Posted: 11/5/2012 10:04 PM

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bhoyal wrote: The young lady in #35 warmups at the gym tonight before the men's start looked quite a bit like Holzer. Are they related? (About the same size girl)
No, Kendall and Steph are not related to my knowledge. But I know what you mean! They do look alike.
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Posted: 11/6/2012 7:32 AM

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#35 is Kendall Shaw, a freshman post player. She might be a tiny bit taller than Steph. I'm not sure, but when the players run onto the court, they line up by height, shortest to tallest, and Kendall was positioned after Stephanie. During a drill at the first practice, at a distance, I mistook #3 Heather Bowe, who is a few inches shorter and also blonde, for Holzer. 

No way around it, losing Steph for the season is a major blow, but given that we have some other "bigs", hopefully it won't be as disastrous as it might have been some other years.
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Posted: 11/6/2012 11:55 AM

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All news sources about Holzer being out mention Shaw and Bowe as replacements. I have not heard much about Claire -- is she in the mix?

Also, would Stephanie be eligible for another medical redshirt (like Candice Storey)?
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Posted: 11/6/2012 12:35 PM

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Oh yeah, I'd definitely think Claire is in the mix. I wasn't talking about her because I considered her to be already in the mix. I was just thinking about who would be added to the mix.

I think Stephanie would be eligible for another medical redshirt, but that decision is a long way off, so i doubt that we'll know anything about it for quite some time.

4Dores wrote: All news sources about Holzer being out mention Shaw and Bowe as replacements. I have not heard much about Claire -- is she in the mix?

Also, would Stephanie be eligible for another medical redshirt (like Candice Storey)?
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Posted: 11/6/2012 5:10 PM

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Sorry to here about Stephanie and her injury.  Here's hoping for successfull treatment and rehab.....


VUofTN wrote: is lost for the season..dislocated kneecap ie. Marcus Lattimore...probably some ligament damage.

Good luck on her recovery and rehab!!!
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Posted: 11/8/2012 9:24 AM

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I officially recant my statement that I expected us to be a top 10 team at season's end.  May still be possible -- this was not a "one woman team" by a long stretch, but this is a big blow.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:16 PM

Tia Gibbs is getting a sixth year 


She played one season at Vanderbilt and then sat out one season after transferring to the University of Louisville. One full season at Louisville and then Tia missed almost all of last year to injury.

That's four seasons in college. She has already graduated (Economics) and is working on an MBA. Listed as a Junior with two years of eligibility, Tia is still getting over the latest injury (of many) and expects to play again in a couple weeks.

Article covering all of this in the Election Day Courier-Journal, page C3.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:57 PM

Re: Tia Gibbs is getting a sixth year 


For what's its worth Sara Hammond ( a onetime Vandy recruiting target) was top scorer and rebounder in Louisville's game with A & M tonight 20 and 13.
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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:42 AM

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Those sixth years aren't common, but they do happen. In Tia's case, I was a little surprised because I didn't think that the NCAA granted that sixth year unless both of the redshirt years were for medical issues. IOW, I thought that if sat out a year following a transfer, you were out of luck if you had to miss a season later because of injury. But apparently I was wrong.

I think Drey Mingo at Purdue (whom we recruited) is in a similar position. After two years at Maryland, she transferred to Purdue, sat out a year, then had a bout with bacterial meningitis during the following season, then missed last season with a torn ACL, and is now in her sixth year of college.

Given those cases, it seems like a slam dunk that Stephanie would be granted a sixth year to complete her eligibility if that's what she and the coaches want to do.
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Posted: 11/10/2012 8:38 AM

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Austin Monahan is another 6th year player. I think he has actually played some in 5 of the 6 years and both redshirt years were the result of injuries (no illnesses involved). If Vandy goes to a bowl he'll be the first Commodore ever to be a part of 3 VU bowl teams. Not sure if he played in the Music City but I think he did play in the Liberty.

Don't give basketball up Stephanie! That what our opponents are hoping you do. Stick with it. Get that Vanderbilt Masters Degree and help your friends and teammates to a future championship season!

More on Monahan. I remember interviewing him in 2010 in the preseason. He had already had an injury plagued career and had one redshirt season under his belt. I asked Monahan what it would be like to go through the season without an injury. He told me that it would be amazing to do that and his face just glowed as he discussed that. I never got to use the interview. The next day he injures his knee and is out for the season. Horrible. I see him about a week later at the Dore Jam fan day on crutches and ask him if he's coming back. He's like "hell yes, I'll be back." It kind of stunned me at the time because he had been injured so recently and I was thinking that he'd say he was going to give it some thought and see how the rehab goes but he was so blunt. He followed through too. Even though this guy doesn't play too much his leadership has been invaluable to the entire team. I don't know if you remember the UGA-VU coaches fiasco last season but big Monahan was the one player on both teams that stepped between the two coaches to ensure that they didn't go to blows.

Enough rambling though. Steph and Austin are two different persons. In the end she needs to do what is best for Stephanie. I wish her the best of luck in making that decision.
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Posted: 11/10/2012 12:41 PM

RE: Steph 


Is Seph at the game today?

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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:35 PM

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vandy2212 wrote:

Is Seph at the game today?

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Posted: 11/10/2012 6:06 PM

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No, she wasn't at the game. She's still experiencing a lot of swelling in her knee and isn't getting out and around much.
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