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Minnesota's Broback takes leave of absence

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota forward Jamie Broback, the top
returning scorer and a leading rebounder for the Gophers, is taking a leave
of absence from the team for personal reasons, the school announced
Wednesday.

Broback, a 6-foot-3 junior from Apple Valley, averaged 14.4 points
and 5.4 rebounds per game last season and was an All-Big Ten
honorable mention selection. The school didn't say when she might
rejoin the team.

The Gophers opened the exhibition season Wednesday night against
an AAU team from Wisconsin. The regular season starts Nov. 19 when
the Gophers take on San Francisco during the Subway Classic in
Minneapolis.