After missing all but five games during the Colonials’ 2012-13 campaign, the NCAA gave forward Brooke Wilson a sixth year of eligibility Thursday to suit up next season season.
Wilson, who graduated from GW in December 2011 and is now seeking her master’s degree in education, started the first fives games of the season for the Colonials, averaging 5.8 points and 5.0 rebounds. Her season ended during that fifth game though, when she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear to her right knee.
Wilson will look to return next season to help the Colonials on both offense and defense, as she holds the 14th spot on GW’s all-time rebounding list, with 585.
“We are excited that Danni, Meg and Shi-Heria were granted a fifth year of eligibility,” Tsipis said in a release. “They are excellent representatives of the GW women’s basketball program and are embracing the opportunity to play one more season.”
Jackson, like Wilson, missed time during her freshman season, breaking her leg in a game against Michigan State that had her sidelined for 24 games. Last season, Jackson was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 assists per game while managing the team at the point guard position. She ranks 12th all-time at GW with 355 assists in her career.
Nipe suffered a torn meniscus to her left knee during her sophomore campaign in 2010-11, causing her to miss 25 games. Since then, Nipe has returned to the court as one of the Colonials go-to scorers, starting all 30 games, while averaging 10 points and 5.3 rebounds last season, both career highs.
Shipp, who averaged 9.6 points per game last season, will return to the court as a physical presence for the Colonials, after also missing time due to injury during the 2010-11 season.
All four will help GW’s 15-player roster as they look to improve off their quarterfinal loss in the A-10 tournament las season.