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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Freshman Morgan Tuck limited in Thursday's UConn practice

Freshman Morgan Tuck was limited to riding a stationary bike during the portion of Thursday's practice which was open to the media.

However, before alarm bells start going off it should be noted that limiting her practice time was an intentional move so Tuck doesn't have any further issues with the right knee bone bruise more than a signal that she is having issues with her knee. She was able to take part in drills before we were allowed in to witness the final portion of practice.

"She was in there for a few stretches, it is kind of how we are trying to proceed with Caroline (Doty) and Morgan (Tuck), give them just enough reps that they feel like they have a chance to improve and get better and make sure we don't keep them out there too long so little by little hopefully we will have them ready to go come game days."

Doty, who has been dealing with knee issues throughout her career, said missing practice time periodically is all part of the deal.

"It is a long season, it comes with age but I come out every single day ready to do what I can and take care of myself before I can before and after practice and I want to be 100 percent for game time," Doty said.

Big East Associate Commissioner Danielle Donehew is among the former ACC stars who will be recognized at the 2013 ACC Legends.

Donehew is the Georgia Tech representative as she was a decorated scholar-athlete for Georgia Tech from 1996-2000 as she was a two-time Academic All-ACC honoree, was on the Georgia Tech Dean’s List 10 times in her career. She was the ACC’s postgraduate scholarship recipient, the ACC’s “Top Six for Service” Award in 2000, as the Georgia Tech representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year in 2000. She finished as one of the best 3-point shooters in ACC history, hitting 241 treys during her collegiate career.

Donehew and the other honorees (including former Connecticut Sun forward Jessie Hicks) will be recognized at a brunch on Mar. 9 as part of the ACC tournament festivities. Tickets for the event are $35 each and can be obtained by calling (336) 369-4671.

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