NIU’s Woods out for season with torn ACL

DEKALB – Northern Illinois University women’s basketball senior forward Courtney Woods (Brisbane, Australia) will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday’s game against Nevada.

“This is obviously a big loss for our team,” said head coach Lisa Carlsen. “I’m disappointed for Courtney. She was off to a great start to the season and has been a key member of our team during her time here at NIU. That being said, we have a lot talent on this team and I know they will work even harder to get us where we want to be.”

A First Team All-MAC selection last season, Woods was named MAC West Player of the Week twice this season. Most recently, Woods earned the honor on Tuesday after averaging 23.7 points per game last week against North Dakota State, Montana, and Nevada. She was named to the Cheryl Miller Award watch list in the preseason as one of the top small forwards in the country. Woods averaged 20.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in seven games this season, shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 79.5 percent at the free throw line. She recently moved into seventh on NIU’s career scoring chart with 1,661 career points.

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