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Tia Gibbs is getting a sixth year


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

Re: Tia Gibbs is getting a sixth year 

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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