Taylor Will Not Receive Redshirt

April 19, 2010

IOWA CITY – Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder has announced that freshman guard Theairra Taylor has not qualified to receive a medical hardship redshirt. The announcement was made Monday by Bluder.

NCAA rules state that to qualify for a medical hardship, student-athletes can only participate in 30 percent of games played, with the maxiumum total being 30 games. Even though Iowa played a total of 34 games (including three Big Ten Tournament and two NCAA Tournament games), only 30 games could be used towards the offical count. Taylor played in 10 games during the 2009-10 season, which equals 34 percent when applying for a medical hardship.

“This is very unfortunate news for Theairra,” Bluder said. “During the season, I was given incorrect information on the medical hardship process. We had originally thought that playing more games would help Theiarra get her redshirt, but that wasn’t the case. We are confident that Theairra will bounce back from this news and are still very excited to have her in a Hawkeye uniform for three more seasons.”

Taylor recorded starts in eight of her 10 appearances and averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The St. Paul, MN, native suffered a torn ACL just eight minutes into Iowa’s contest against South Dakota State (Dec. 22).