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Gonzaga star injures knee again, will miss senior season

Senior Emma Wolfram has suffered yet another knee injury in her final season at Gonzaga.

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SPOKANE, WA -- And another tough blow to a program.

After a grueling college career at Gonzaga plagued with multiple injuries, Emma Wolfram’s time as a Zag has ended with another knee bust.

The redshirt senior entered her final season, with high hopes of leaving the court on a high note, but that dream was crushed when Gonzaga women’s basketball announced Friday that her injury was severe enough, that she will miss the upcoming season.

"Although my career did not end the way I wanted it to, Gonzaga was still an awesome experience," Wolfram said. "I am so thankful for the fans, coaches and my teammates who have stayed by my side through everything."

The setbacks began Wolfram’s sophomore season when an injury sidelined her for Gonzaga’s first eight games. Later that season, Wolfram hurt her knee again, when she suffered a season ending injury at practice.

Wolfram played 64 games for the Lady Bulldogs, averaging 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds a game. As a rookie in 2015, she was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman team, and was Honorable Mention Academic All-WCC this past season.

"Not having Emma on the court this year is a huge blow to her and our program," Head Coach Lisa Fortier explained. "She is one of the most talented players to come through Gonzaga and was poised for a huge season. Emma is a tremendous leader and mentor, and she will be a key part of helping this year's team reach its potential.”