Nov. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s Katelyn Vujas, a junior forward on the Seminole basketball team, has suffered a left foot stress fracture and could miss the start of the 2001-02 season. The Wadsworth, Ohio, native had been receiving treatment for the past eight weeks for a sesmoid fracture and had been practicing on a limited basis the past two weeks. Her injured foot will be placed in a walking boot for the next two weeks at which time doctors will re-evaluate the injury. The Seminoles will open the season on November 18, vs. NCAA Tournament participant St. Mary’s at the Paradise Jam tourney in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“We’re hopeful that Katelyn will be back with us practicing soon,” FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau said. “Obviously, we want to take the utmost precaution in getting her healthy for what we hope will be an exciting year. Naturally she’s disappointed in the progress of her healing, but I know that she will use this opportunity to learn, much like Lauren Bradley and Tasheika Morris have done sitting on the sidelines. There’s some things that she will be able to do. Katelyn exercises her mind as much as her body and I know that that part of it won’t cease.”
Vujas, who started all 31 games last season, averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. She scored in double figures in 21 games and led the team in rebounding seven times. She was one of just three returning starters for the Seminoles this season.