Oct. 9, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico announced on Tuesday (Oct. 9) that junior forward Val Driscoll (Stoughton, Mass./Archbishop Williams) and freshman forward Kelsey Mitchell (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) will miss the 2012-13 season with knee injuries.
Driscoll appeared in six games as a sophomore in 2011-12, averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. For her career, Driscoll has seen action in 22 games and scored 32 points while grabbing eight boards.
Mitchell finished runner-up to fellow freshman Madison Ristovski (Sterling Heights, Mich./University Liggett) in 2012 Michigan Miss Basketball voting. As a senior at Inkster High School, Mitchell averaged 17.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 8.1 blocks per game as her team made it to the state semifinals.
The Maize and Blue will host Slippery Rock in an exhibition contest on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. before officially kicking off the Barnes Arico era against Detroit on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Barnes Arico was named the ninth head coach in program history in April and inherits a squad that went 20-12 in 2011-12, earning its first NCAA Tournament bid since the 2000-01 season.
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