February 10, 1999
BERKELEY - Sophomore Masa Radovic will utilize a medical redshirt for the 1998-99 women's basketball season, announced today by Cal coach Marianne Stanley. Radovic will return for the 1999-2000 season and retain three years of basketball eligibility.
"Losing Masa so early in the season made it difficult for us to develop our back court cohesiveness," said Stanley. "As the second-leading scorer on the team last season, Masa was an integral part of our offense, and we've missed her offensive production and contributions to the team."
"Although it's been disappointing to our team not to have Masa playing this year, we're looking forward to having her back healthy next season."
Radovic, a 6-1 guard/forward from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, played the first three games of the season before developing a recurrence of a back injury suffered last summer and a stress injury in her left knee. Team physicians restricted Radovic from basketball until her knee injury healed and her back symptoms resolved.
According to the head team physician, Radovic has progressed well with intensive rehabilitation but will not be recovered 100 percent to return to play this basketball season.
Radovic was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team during the 1997-98 campaign after finishing second on the Bears in scoring with 10.9 ppg and leading the team in assists with 2.9 apg. She also shared the team's Most Valuable Player award with Paige Bowie.