But I'd like to say thanks to Krista Gingrich, a player who became a great leader and had a number of clutch performances as the season went on. She was never entirely healthy throughout her career and sometimes had trouble concentrating on the court as a result. But she put all that aside this year and did a tremendous job. Congratulations for a great season, KG, and good luck in your future profession of orthopedic surgeon.
The good news is that this is the only good-bye we have to say. Seven of the "Elite Eight" will be back in Durham next year, and they will be reinforced by five gifted freshmen. The best is yet to come for Duke women's basketball.