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Re: Tia Gibbs is getting a sixth year

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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