Women's Basketball's Ce'Dra Evans Diagnosed with Heart Condition
Oct. 23, 2012
CINCINNATI Xavier women's basketball coach Amy Waugh has announced that freshman Ce'Dra Evans has not been medically cleared to compete for the Musketeers this coming season. Evans was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during a routine exam performed on incoming freshman student-athletes at Xavier.
"I am very thankful that our medical staff was able to detect this and Ce'Dra can address it immediately," commented Waugh. "We are certainly disappointed that Ce'Dra won't be able to join us on the court this year, but we know we can count on her to be one of our biggest fans. We're certainly going to return the favor and offer all the support we can as she gets treatment for this condition."
Evans was initially seen by the team cardiologist, Dr. Brian Skale, who then referred her to Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion. Cleveland Clinic specializes in this type of heart anomaly and both cardiologists are in agreement that the stress playing basketball would place on Evans' heart disqualifies her from eligibility.
The Musketeers will kick off the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Nov. 3 as they play host to Indianapolis in exhibition action. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at Cintas Center.