Academic Issues Sideline IPFW's Simmons For 2014-15 (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

June 19, 2014 Updated Jun 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) – IPFW sophomore forward Ariana Simmons will not compete for the Mastodon women’s basketball team in the 2014-15 season for academic reasons.

Simmons, a 2013 Indiana All Star at South Side, and the 2013 Girls Basketball Player of the Year, is working with IPFW staff to return.

She averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last season – both totals good for third-best on the team – while playing in all 30 games and averaging 17.2 minutes per contest.

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