Injury ends Bradley women’s college basketball career

University of Bradley head guard Gabi Haack waves to the crowd while receiving the game ball from head coach Andrea Gorski during a ceremony during the game after setting the all-time career high of the school in a win over Wisconsin at the Renaissance Coliseum Friday, November 19, 2021.

PEORIA – Gabi Haack has suffered a serious knee injury and Bradley’s women’s basketball program is heartbroken.

The program’s all-time leading scorer’s career ended over the weekend with a torn ACL in his left knee, sustained in a game against Illinois State on Saturday, the coach said. Andrea Gorsky.

“It was in the second half, she was planting, going up for a lay-up,” Gorski said. “It’s very painful to see her go through this.

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“She has such a bright future, and she will receive the best possible care here and prepare for the next phase of her career.”

Haack will never play for Bradley again. She had elected to return as a fifth-year senior under the NCAA’s extended eligibility due to COVID. She was averaging a team-best 17.1 points per game after 10 outings. She finished with 1,811 career points, the Bradley program’s all-time high.

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“That’s not how we wanted to see her go,” Gorski said. “But the records she’s set, the things she’s done for the Bradley program, she’s a great player and person.

“You don’t replace a Gabi Haack.”

Dave Eminian is the Journal Star’s sports columnist and covers men’s basketball for Bradley, the Rivermen and the Chiefs. He writes the sports column Cleve In The Eve for Contact him at 686-3206 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @icetimecleve.

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