Friday, April 11, 2008

Lady Vols freshman forward Baugh tears ACL

Knoxville, TN - University of Tennessee freshman forward Vicki Baugh has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, the school announced Friday.

Baugh was injured in the NCAA Women's title game on Tuesday against Stanford. Her driving layup with about seven minutes to play gave the Lady Vols a 55-44 lead en route to their eighth national title.

Baugh played in all 38 games this season, averaging 5.3 points and four rebounds. She had eight points and four rebounds against the Cardinal.

"As a freshman, Vicki played a significant role for our basketball team," said Tennessee women's head coach Pat Summitt. "Some of her key contributions came in the six games during our national championship run and in the SEC title game - things were really starting to come together for her and it's just so unfortunate that she suffered a torn ACL.

"I'm excited about Vicki's future...The knee will be a setback but I know she'll come back stronger and more determined than ever," Summitt added.

Baugh will continue rehab until surgery is performed following her final exams.

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