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Guard Marci Glenney Leaving UConn

April 5, 1999

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Sophomore point guard Marci Glenney has decided she doesn’t have a future at Connecticut.

Glenney, a former Connecticut player of the year at Norwich Free Academy, confirmed reports Monday that she is leaving UConn.

``My parents and I sat down and re-evaluated my situation here and decided that the most important thing for me was to enjoy my experience,″ she said in a statement released by the university.

Coach Geno Auriemma said he was disappointed but not surprised.

``The bottom line is that Marci and her family felt she would get a better chance to play, to be more productive, somewhere else,″ he told The Hartford Courant.

Glenney assumed a starting role at point guard for UConn late in the season, following injuries to freshmen Sue Bird and Keirsten Walters.

She finished the season averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 assists per game and started all three games in the Big East Tournament, helping the Huskies to their sixth straight championship.

She also started all three games in the NCAA post-season tournament, in which the Huskies made it to the Sweet 16 before losing to Iowa State.

Glenney’s 3-pointer at the end of the Iowa State game in the regional semifinals were UConn’s last points of the season.

NCAA transfer rules mandate, in most cases, that student-athletes sit out one academic year. Should Glenney transfer to another Big East Conference school, she would have to sit out two years.

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