Niemann's transfer must be outside of Big 12

8/8/2005 - Baylor Bears

WACO, Texas -- Baylor has decided to let junior forward
Emily Niemann transfer after all, provided they don't have to play
against her.
Niemann, the starring player in the Lady Bears' victory over
Michigan State in the national championship game, sent coach Kim
Mulkey-Robertson an e-mail saying she wanted to leave. Between
being surprised and disappointed by the timing, school officials
initially said they would let her leave the team but not play for
another school.
"After discussing the matter in greater detail over the past
week, we have agreed to grant Emily a partial release that will
allow her to speak with institutions approved in advance by Baylor
outside of the Big 12 Conference and that do not appear on future
Lady Bears' schedules," athletic director Ian McCaw said Monday.
Niemann led Baylor last season in 3-point accuracy (47 percent)
and averaged 9.8 points per game, which was third-best on a club
that went 33-3. She scored 19 points with five 3-pointers in the
title game, prompting Michigan State coach Joanne P. McCallie to
call her "the whole key to this game."