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Friday, November 2, 2007
New Texas coach Goestenkors dismisses senior center Mergerson

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- New Texas coach Gail Goestenkors has dismissed senior center Mariana Mergerson from the team for the upcoming season for an undisclosed violation of program standards.

"We support this decision," Texas Women's Athletic Director Chris Plonsky said in a statement released Thursday night. "Those standards are historically high for basketball and for all our programs here at Texas, as are the expectations we have for commitment from our student athletes."

Mergerson had quit the team in December last year during former coach Jody Conradt's final season. She had rejoined the team in the summer after Goestenkors was hired.