Saluki freshman out for year with shoulder injury

By Ted Ward, @TedWard_DE

SIU women’s basketball freshman guard/forward Tiajaney Hawkins will use a medical redshirt this season and have surgery on her injured shoulder.

Coach Cindy Stein on Wednesday announced Hawkins would have surgery to repair her right shoulder, which was dislocated in a 61-58 loss to Memphis on Nov. 29.

Hawkins finished the year with 15 points and five rebounds in 34 minutes played in five games.


The Salukis next game is against Mercer at 1 p.m. Sat. in Macon, Ga.

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