Tuesday, April 11, 2000
2 Wahine players
Kohler, McMeeken-RuscoeBy Al Chase
planning to transfer elsewhere
to continue basketball careers
Sophomores Aina Kohler and Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe have decided to leave the University of Hawaii women's basketball team.
The two have received their release from the university and are seeking to transfer to mainland schools to continue their education and playing careers.
Kohler is a 6-foot-1 forward from Lahainaluna High School. She averaged nine minutes per the 28 games she played this past season. She scored 50 points and pulled down 52 rebounds.
McMeeken-Ruscoe, a 5-9 guard from Strathmore, Wellington, New Zealand, averaged 16.6 minutes a game. She scored 132 points and made 23 of 66 3-point attempts, including six against Texas Christian Feb. 10 to tie the school single-game record.
Wahine head coach Vince Goo confirmed the players had received their releases. He declined further comment.
"When we had our end-of-the-year meeting, there was a lot of stuff written about how they weren't going to renew some scholarships," Kohler said.
"Vince said he would tell us then if he would renew our scholarship. There was a lot of tension. I said most of what I wanted to say, but it didn't end too well."
"I guess a lot is involved. Basically I wasn't too happy with how everything was going this last season," McMeeken-Ruscoe said.
There are five scholarships available for the coming season and six more campus visits available for prospective recruits.
Ka Leo O Hawaii