Mergerson dismissed from Women's Basketball team
AUSTIN, Texas -- Mariana (Mari) Mergerson, a 6-3 senior center on The University of Texas women's basketball team, has been dismissed from the 2007-08 squad.
"Coach Goestenkors informed me regarding Mari's change of status on the team," said Chris Plonsky, University of Texas Women's Athletics Director. "We support this decision. Mari's departure concerns program standards. Those standards are historically high for basketball and for all of our programs here at Texas, as are the expectations we have for commitment from our student-athletes. We hope Mari continues to pursue her undergraduate degree at Texas."
Mergerson (Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville HS) also departed last year's team on Dec. 22, 2006. She rejoined the team this past summer.