Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fernandes' scholarship extended

UConn coach Geno Auriemma said Tuesday that former Stonington guard Jacquie Fernandes will have her scholarship extended for her senior season.

“Jacquie made the decision to come here and I hope she doesn’t regret it and never will. … There’s not a kid on our team that doesn’t appreciate her being here and all the things she does for us.” Auriemma said .

Fernandes has seen an increase in her minutes, scoring, field goal percentage and rebounding from either of her previous two seasons. She scored a career-high five points and four rebounds against Holy Cross last month.

“Like every other year it wasn’t guaranteed and I have to get it and work for it,” Fernandes said of the scholarship. “It’s good to know I have it.”

She added, “You can’t put a money value on the experiences I have had."

1 comment:

thehondohurricane said...

Nice gesture by coach.

Following up on the earlier post, turnovers (sloppy play) and free throw shooting have been problems all season. I have a feeling that both these issues could get them knocked off in Chapel Hill next week. Maybe a loss will help.