Machado To Transfer

April 9, 2010

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder has announced that Gabby Machado has asked for, and been granted, a release from her scholarship. The announcement was made Friday by Bluder.

Machado, a 6-0 forward from Pontiac, MI, plans to attend an institution closer to home to be with her family. Her father is battling a serious illness.

“We are sad to hear about Gabby’s decision to return to Michigan,” Bluder said. “We certainly respect her decision to be with her family and father, as he is very ill. We are in complete support as she finds a place closer to home to continue her academic and basketball career.”

Machado played in 31 games as a freshman during the 2009-10 season, averaging 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. She scored a career-high 12 points in Iowa’s win over William & Mary and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds in a victory over Purdue.