Michelle Smith suggested that Talisa Rhea wasn't the only player who wanted out of Oregon State and now we have confirmation of that rumor as freshman guard Kate Lanz has requested and received a release from the program.
Women's basketball: Kate Lanz to leave Beavers | OregonLive.com
"I decided to leave because for me to be successful I needed to be in an environment that was positive and it wasn't a positive environment," Lanz said. "I needed to make a change."
Lanz was certainly not as productive a player as Rhea, but her statement might help to explain why Rhea left and certainly lends credence to the notion that something is not quite right with the program.
Update - 4/21/10: Statement from the Oregon State athletic director about transfers
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