WWU's Ramstead out for season with stress fracture
Jan. 23, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The playing career of Western Washington University women's basketball team co-captain Erika Ramstead ended as it was determined the right foot she injured in mid-December has a stress fracture that will require surgery.
"The leadership, hard work and dedication she has shown throughout her career has been incredible," said WWU coach Carmen Dolfo. "It's so disappointing that it has to end this way. But she is here totally for the team and will continue to lead from the sideline."
Ramstead, a six-foot senior forward from Everson and a graduate of Nooksack Valley High School, will be a student assistant coach for the Vikings the rest of this campaign as well as next year. She started eight of 11 games in which she appeared this season, averaging 2.7 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Last season, Ramstead started all but four of 29 games played, averaging 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. That team finished 22-8 and reached the NCAA Division II West Regional semifinals.
In all, Ramstead played in 95 games for WWU, finishing her four-year career with 353 points, 320 rebounds and 105 assists.
In high school, Ramstead was a first-team Class 1A all-State choice. She finished her prep career with 1,365 points, 933 rebounds and 248 assists.
The Vikings, rated No.5 in this week's USA Today Sports/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, are 13-2 overall and lead the GNAC at 7-0.
WWU is on the road this week for two GNAC contests, traveling to Central Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m.) and to Northwest Nazarene on Saturday, Jan. 26 (7 p.m.).
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