Sophomore center Butler suspended

Updated: November 5, 2003, 10:34 AM ET

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Sophomore center Alison Butler has been suspended indefinitely from the Air Force Academy's women's basketball team for unspecified reasons, academy officials said Tuesday.

Butler, of Longmont, will continue to practice with the team, coach Ardie McInelly said.

"Hopefully at some point she will be able to return to the team," McInelly said. "She's an awesome person who made a serious mistake."

Academy officials said they could not comment on details of the suspension due to privacy laws.

Butler, 6-foot-2, played in 27 games as a freshman and started six of the team's last seven games. She led the team with 16 blocks and set an Air Force Division I single-game record with five blocks against Utah. She averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

The Falcons open the season against Texas Pan American in the first game of the Air Force Classic on Nov. 21.

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