Would-be rising sophomore Ria Gulley will not return to Indiana.
The San Antonio, Texas, native announced Wednesday that she will transfer to seek playing options elsewhere closer to home.
“I’m extremely blessed to have received the opportunity to play at Indiana University,” Gulley said in a team release. “I’m nothing but thankful for the hospitality shown. However, I need to be closer to my family.”
Gulley appeared in 32 games last season, five of which were starts. She averaged 3.1 points per game and shot 37.4 percent from the floor over 13.6 minutes per game.
Soft spoken, Gulley developed a reputation for keeping to herself on and off the floor. At home games, however, she became a different person who'd scream and cheer from the bench.
IU head coach Teri Moren described Gulley as one of the most athletic players on the team multiple times throughout the last season. Gulley projected to perhaps take one of the starting guard spots left vacated by graduated seniors Alexis Gassion or Karlee McBride but will instead be playing elsewhere.
“Ria met with me and expressed her desire to leave Indiana to move closer to her family,” Moren said in a release. “We are grateful for the contributions she made to our program and wish her well in her future endeavors.”
Gulley is the second player to transfer from IU this offseason, joining Tia Elbert.
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