Deb Remmerde To Transfer

Dec. 29, 2003

IOWA CITY – Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder announced today that freshman Deb Remmerde has decided to transfer to Northwestern College (Orange City, IA). Bluder has granted Remmerde her release.

“My decision to leave the University of Iowa was an extremely difficult decision,” said Remmerde. “I have nothing but positive things to say about the players and coaching staff. Both went out of their way to make me feel welcome. The reason I’ve decided to transfer is that I want to be closer to home. I wish Iowa and the Hawkeye basketball family nothing but the best.”

“We regret Deb’s decision to leave the University of Iowa, but we also understand and have witnessed how homesick she is,” commented Bluder. “Her unfortunate injury only added to Deb’s desire to return to her home community. We know that Deb has a bright future ahead of her and she will excel at Northwestern College.”

Remmerde suffered a stress fracture in her left foot in preseason practice and has still not fully recovered from her injury. The native of Rock Valley, played limited minutes in two games this season (Kansas State and Drake). The 5-9 guard is the Iowa high school all-time scoring leader and was named Miss Basketball her senior year.

Iowa (6-4) returns to action when it plays Missouri (6-2) Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. in Columbia, MO.

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