Nebraska sophomore Jessica Shepard is leaving the Husker women’s basketball program.
Shepard was a second team All Big Ten this past season while averaging better than 18 and a half points a nearly 10 rebounds per game. As a freshman she averaged 18 and a half points and just over eight and a half rebounds in being named the Big Ten freshman of the year and in two seasons registered 25 double-doubles.
“Jessica thinks it is in her best interest to leave our program and seek a fresh start at this time,” said Nebraska coach Amy Williams. “We wish her the best and will try to help her through the process, if she needs it.”
Shepard, who has not decided where she is transferring, said she appreciated the commitment of Williams and her staff in their first season at Nebraska.
“Coach Williams and the whole staff have been very supportive of me, and I thank them for giving me some time after the season to make my decision,” Shepard said. “I also want to thank the University of Nebraska and all of my teammates for the support they have given me the past two years, but I feel like I have to do what I think is best for me and my future at this time.”
Considered one of the nation’s top recruits, Shepard committed to Nebraska before her freshman season in high school.