June Daugherty Recovering In Everett Hospital

May 23, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. -- - Washington State University women's head basketball coach June Daugherty suffered cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon and is currently recovering at the Providence Everett Medical Center, according to her husband and associate head coach Mike Daugherty.

Daugherty, who was hired to direct the Cougar women's basketball program April 20, had arrived at an Everett medical clinic for a scheduled physical examination when the cardiac arrest occurred. Personnel at the clinic attended to June Daugherty and she was then taken to the Everett Providence Medical Center.

'June is doing as well as can be expected,' Mike said Wednesday morning. 'We appreciate all those who have expressed their concerns and appreciate their prayers. Right now we request that everyone respect the privacy of our family.'

June Daugherty, as of Wednesday morning at 11:35 a.m., was listed in serious condition by hospital personnel and flowers were not being accepted at this time.

'We are all very concerned for June, Mike, Breanne, Doc and the entire family and we continue to hold them up in our prayers,' WSU Athletics Director Jim Sterk said Wednesday. 'We are relieved June is feeling better and her status has been upgraded today. June is a very special person who already has won the hearts and support of the Cougar nation and I know they also are keeping her and her family in their prayers.'

According to Mike Daugherty, June's condition was not described as a heart attack, no blockage was found and there are no anticipated long term issues at this time. No specific time table for her recovery has been made by the medical personnel attending June.

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