Morgan Moving On

After a gritty and ultimately successful effort to land a spot on the Duke Women's Basketball team, sophomore guard Dana Morgan will not return to the team next season. The Camden, Arkansas native was informed of the decision early last week.

Morgan, who was the first walk-on in the program since 1992, was informed of the decision in a post season meeting with Head Coach Gail Goestenkors on Tuesday April 13. While specifics are unknown the decision is likely the product of a loaded roster of scholarship players on next year's team.

"This past year has been amazing. I am very thankful for getting this opportunity. I lived my dream and I couldn't ask for anything more" Morgan told TDD this week.

After establishing herself in the club basketball circles at Duke, Morgan pursued and eventually received an invitation to try out for the 2003-2004 roster. She appeared in 10 games during the year. Morgan shined in brief appearances late in the season including hitting a three pointer in the regular season home finale against Clemson and scoring on a loose ball put back in an NCAA Tournament win over Northwestern State. Morgan's high enthusiasm and red hair made her a crowd favorite with the Cameron Crazies.

Dana was named All District, All Region and was a Louisiana/Arkansas Dual State Selection during her prep career at Harmony Grove High School in Camden, Arkansas. She chose Duke over scholarship offers from several local programs. She is pursing a degree in Economics, remains in excellent academic standings and has no plans of transferring.

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