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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
UNC's Waltiea Rolle to miss start

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says junior center Waltiea Rolle will be out until at least mid-December because she is pregnant.

Hatchell said Tuesday during the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media day that Rolle is due Nov. 3. Rolle withdrew from school for the fall semester but will be eligible to return once the semester ends and final exams conclude Dec. 16.

Hatchell says Rolle expects to resume working out in early December. The coach says redshirting her also is a possibility.

Rolle blocked 82 shots last season and averaged 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Tar Heels.