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Vols’ Brewer Sidelined After Household Accident



By Lee Michaelson
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Lady Vol basketball junior forward Alyssia Brewer will sit out the start of the season after a household accident damaged her Achilles tendon, requiring surgery.

Brewer suffered the freakish non-athletically related injury on August 19 when a candle base broke on the floor in her apartment and a shard of glass cut her leg, according to Jenny Moshak, University of Tennessee Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine.

Brewer received stitches and was held out of individual workouts, but was reevaluated after she continued to feel discomfort in the leg. More than three weeks after the initial injury, Brewer underwent what Moshak described as successful Achilles tendon surgery.


“Drs. Greg Mathien and Russell Betcher, UT team orthopaedists, performed surgery on Lyssi’s left Achilles tendon this afternoon,” said Moshak.  “The surgery repaired a tear to her Achilles as a result of her non-athletically related mishap.”

According to Moshak, Brewer’s surgery went well and she will begin rehabilitation in two weeks. “I anticipate that Lyssi should be able to return to the court this season.”

Brewer, a 6-3 junior from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, emerged as a key member of the 2009-10 team earning 13 starting assignments while averaging 10.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg—practically doubling the scoring output of her rookie campaign.  The southpaw registered 17 games in double figures including a career-high 23 points against George Washington University.  She was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Southeastern Conference Tournament after leading her Lady Vol team to the title, averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game and connecting on 70.4 percent of her field-goal attempts in the three game set. Brewer also claimed the 2010 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year award.

“The unexpected injury Lyssi suffered is really unfortunate for both Lyssi and our team,” said Lady Vol head basketball coach Pat Summitt.  “She really worked hard in the off-season and we were hopeful that she could build on the momentum she generated at the end of the 2010 season.  This is a tough setback for all of us.”

The Lady Vols officially open the 2010-11 campaign on Nov.12 at the University of Louisville in the brand new KFC Yum! Center.

Lady Vol basketball junior forward Alyssia Brewer will sit out the start of the season after a household accident damaged her Achilles tendon, requiring surgery.

Brewer suffered the freakish non-athletically related injury on August 19 when a candle base broke on the floor in her apartment and a shard of glass cut her leg, according to Jenny Moshak, University of Tennessee Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine.

Brewer received stitches and was held out of individual workouts, but was reevaluated after she continued to feel discomfort in the leg. More than three weeks after the initial injury, Brewer underwent what Moshak described as successful Achilles tendon surgery.


“Drs. Greg Mathien and Russell Betcher, UT team orthopaedists, performed surgery on Lyssi’s left Achilles tendon this afternoon,” said Moshak.  “The surgery repaired a tear to her Achilles as a result of her non-athletically related mishap.”

According to Moshak, Brewer’s surgery went well and she will begin rehabilitation in two weeks. “I anticipate that Lyssi should be able to return to the court this season.”

Brewer, a 6-3 junior from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, emerged as a key member of the 2009-10 team earning 13 starting assignments while averaging 10.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg—practically doubling the scoring output of her rookie campaign.  The southpaw registered 17 games in double figures including a career-high 23 points against George Washington University.  She was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Southeastern Conference Tournament after leading her Lady Vol team to the title, averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game and connecting on 70.4 percent of her field-goal attempts in the three game set. Brewer also claimed the 2010 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year award.

“The unexpected injury Lyssi suffered is really unfortunate for both Lyssi and our team,” said Lady Vol head basketball coach Pat Summitt.  “She really worked hard in the off-season and we were hopeful that she could build on the momentum she generated at the end of the 2010 season.  This is a tough setback for all of us.”

The Lady Vols officially open the 2010-11 campaign on Nov.12 at the University of Louisville in the brand new KFC Yum! Center.

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Originally published Sat, September 11, 2010


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NCAA DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Week: February 7, 2012
RANK SCHOOL RECORD LAST WEEK'S RANK PRESEASON RANK AP RANK POINTS
1 Baylor (31) 24-0 1 1 1 775
2 Notre Dame 23-1 2 2 2 743
3 Connecticut 21-2 3 4 3 710
4 Stanford 20-1 4 5 4 685
5 Duke 19-3 6 8 5 650
6 Miami (FL) 20-3 7 7 6 604
7 Kentucky 21-3 5 15 7 584
8 Maryland 20-3 10 10 8 534
9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 20-0 9 24 9 530
10 Ohio State 21-2 11 NR-RV
(61)
10 483
11 Tennessee 17-6 8 3 11 476
12 Delaware 20-1 13 NR 12 434
13 Georgetown 18-5 15 11 14 379
14 Texas A&M 16-5 16 6 15 378
15 Nebraska 19-3 18 NR 13 309
16 Rutgers 17-4 14 12 17 372
17 Louisville 17-6 12 9 20 276
18 Gonzaga 21-3 19 NR-RV
(70)
19 234
19 Purdue 19-5 17 21 16 222
20 Georgia 18-6 20 12 21 202
21 Penn State 18-5 21 14 18 176
22 DePaul 17-7 23 18 NR-RV
(38)
92
23 Georgia Tech 16-6 22 NR-RV
(18)
22 104
24 South Carolina 18-5 NR-RV
(13)
NR 24 46
25 Vanderbilt 18-5 NR-RV
(23)
NR-RV
(19)
NR 45
Dropped Out: No. 24 North Carolina, No. 25 Kansas.
First-place votes: Total first-place votes received (if any) are indicated in parentheses following school name.
Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure (22-2) 34; North Carolina (17-6) 19; California (17-6) 18; Florida Gulf Coast (21-2) 16; Middle Tennessee (19-5) 15; Texas-El Paso (20-2) 8; Texas Tech (16-6) 5; Brigham Young (21-4) 4; Fresno State (19-4) 4; St. John's (15-8) 4; Princeton (15-4) 3; Oklahoma (15-7) 2; West Virginia (17-6) 2; Kansas State (15-7) 1.
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Credit: Courtesy Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The weekly Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll, sponsored by USA Today and ESPN, is based on voting by a Board of Coaches made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions all of whom are WBCA members.