Point Guard Susan King Out For Season With Torn ACL

Dec. 30, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Saturday that freshman point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) will miss the remainder of the 2000-01 season because of a near complete tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

The highly-touted King suffered the injury in Wednesday night's 102-98 overtime defeat at Oklahoma. The injury occurred with 1:04 remaining in the first half when King was fouled while converting a breakaway lay-up.

King started all nine games at the point for the Cardinal (5-4), and averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.1 minutes. She was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week on December 18 after scoring a career-high 21 points against No. 2 Tennessee a day earlier.

The injury is the second to a Stanford guard this season. Jamie Carey, the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, was forced to end her career on Nov. 7 because of recurrent concussions.

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