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Jyar Francis transfers out of women’s basketball program

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Marija Pacar (left) points and Jyar Francis dabs after Wichita State scores in the fourth quarter.

Marija Pacar (left) points and Jyar Francis dabs after Wichita State scores in the fourth quarter.

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Hannah Roberts

Marija Pacar (left) points and Jyar Francis dabs after Wichita State scores in the fourth quarter.

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Wichita State sophomore forward Jyar Francis did not travel with her teammates Thursday when they departed for Columbia, Missouri.

In fact, she won’t be traveling with the Shockers for any future games.

Francis is leaving the program with intentions of transferring to a school closer to her home in Louisiana, head coach Jody Adams-Birch announced Thursday.

“We want what Jyar thinks is best for her now and for her future,” Adams said. “I wish her only the very best in all her endeavors.”

Francis played 26 games for the Shockers last season. She battled injury during the summer and early fall limiting her play to three games this season.

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About the Writer
Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

Evan Pflugradt is the Sports Editor of The Sunflower.

Pflugradt graduated from the Elliott School of Communication in spring 2017, and was recognized as the Elliott School’s Most Outstanding Journalism Graduate for the 2017 graduating class. Pflugradt graduated from Wichita State with a bachelor of arts in communication — journalism.

He has previously served as The Sunflower’s Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor, and Sports Editor. Additionally, he worked as a digital news intern for KMUW, NPR for Wichita.

Pflugradt transferred to Wichita State from Johnson County Community College in 2015.

Currently, he’s a second-year graduate student seeking a master’s degree from the Elliott School of Communication.

 

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