BREAKING: Bride Kennedy-Hopoate set to transfer


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Junior Bride Kennedy-hopoate going in for a shot against the Baylor Bears on Jan. 17 at the Hilton Coliseum. 

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Per a release from Iowa State, junior forward Bride Kennedy-Hopoate has been granted her release to transfer by the Iowa State women’s basketball program. 

The Brisbane, Australia, native averaged 6.7 points per game and 4.2 rebounds. She played in 21 games, starting in 10, until her season was cut short due to injury. Her last game for the cardinal and gold came on Jan. 27 against Texas. 

“Bride will no longer be a part of the Iowa State basketball program,” said coach Bill Fennelly in the press release. “She plans to seek a transfer and we wish her nothing but the best.”

Kennedy-Hopoate came to Ames after spending time at Hutchinson Community College and Northwest Florida State. Her departure leaves junior Meredith Burkhall and freshman Kristin Scott as the lone post players with collegiate experience. Fellow Australian Lauren Mills, who is already on the roster, will also add to the post depth.

“I would like to thank all of Cyclone Nation, the coaching staff and my teammates and everyone I have met along the way for the support given to me on and off the court,” Kennedy-Hopoate said in a press release. “I enjoyed my time at Iowa State, and I felt it was in my best interest to continue my basketball career elsewhere.”