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Summer Hemphill Declared Academically Ineligible for the Fall

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Statement from UB Athletics:

University at Buffalo women’s basketball junior Summer Hemphill has been declared ineligible for the Fall semester due to institutional academic rules. Hemphill will be eligible to return for Buffalo at the conclusion of the semester.

Hemphill, a junior forward, spent last season scoring 10.1 points and bringing down 7.3 rebounds per game. She was named all MAC East in this weeks media poll and was expected to take on a larger role this year.

This is a huge blow to the Bulls as Hemphill was a big part of why many have picked UB to win the East division this season.

The fall semester ends on the 18th of December, so it’s conceivable that Hemphill could be back for UB’s last three non conference games against Dartmouth, Stanford, and Saint Bonaventure.