West Lafayette, Indiana— On Sunday, the Purdue Boilermakers became the runner-ups in the Big 10 Championship tournament. On Monday, Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp announced that she has been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer.
According to the press release, obtained by the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Versyp was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive cancer.
She is in the “earliest stages of this form of breast cancer” and is “still discussing treatment options with her physicians.”
“I feel incredibly blessed to have caught this in its earliest stages, and cannot stress enough the importance of regular screenings and mammograms,” Versyp said in the statement. “With an incredible support group around me from my family, my staff and our Purdue community, I know that I’ll beat this and come back stronger.”
The release also said that Versyp has no plans to miss any of the Boilermakers post-season games.