University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt announced Tuesday that Courtney Young has decided to withdraw from UT.
Young, a 5-foot-11 freshman guard from Ventura, Calif., informed Summitt of her decision Tuesday to withdraw from school for personal reasons. Young indicated, however, that she did plan to return in the future.
"I support Courtney's decision and I look forward to her future return to the University," Summitt said.
Young was one of five incoming Lady Vol rookies who possessed outstanding high school credentials as a multi-decorated All-American at Buena High. She tallied 2,106 career points while posting 19.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.4 apg and 3.7 spg.
The remaining freshman class includes forward Brittany Jackson of Cleveland, Tenn., center Shyra Ely of Indianapolis, Ind., guard Loree Moore of Lakewood, Calif., and Michelle Mu~noz of Mason, Ohio.
The Lady Vols soccer team, fresh off a trip to Utah, will hit the road again this weekend, traveling to Harrisonburg, Va., for the James Madison University/Comfort Inn Invitational.
The Lady Vols, ranked No. 21 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Asssociation of America poll, will face host James Madison at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and then Rutgers at noon Sunday.
The meetings come one week after the team opened the season by downing then-No.13 Brigham Young 2-1 and then fell to then-No. 19 Southern California last weekend in Provo, Utah.
Tennessee opens its home schedule next weekend, hosting matches against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Oregon.
The Lady Vols volleyball team will likewise hit the road for the second consecutive weekend, as the team will head to the West Coast for three matches.
The first two meetings will take place in Berkeley, Calif., as a part of the California Golden Bear Classic. The first match is against Rice at 8 p.m. Friday. The opponent and time for the Saturday's match hasn't been determined yet.
The Lady Vols will also face San Jose State at 10 p.m. Monday.
Tennessee finished second in the Indiana University Classic last weekend, beating host Indiana while falling to eventual champion Bowling Green State.