Duke evaluating women’s basketball program

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie (Duke University)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Duke University confirmed Tuesday it is evaluating its women’s basketball program.

The Blue Devils finished 20-12 this season and beat North Carolina by 36 points to close the regular season. But Duke failed to the make the NCAA Tournament. And after the season, sophomore Azura Stevens – the team’s leading scorer and rebounder – and freshman Angela Salvadores announced they would transfer.

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie (Duke University)
Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie (Duke University)

Duke has been coached by Joanne P. McCallie since 2007 and the program, overall, has been highly successful.

In a statement, Duke said, “The welfare and success of our student-athletes are among Duke’s highest priorities. To that end, we are in the process of conducting an evaluation of the Duke women’s basketball program.

“This effort is led by a Duke human resources professional outside the Athletics Department. Coach McCallie is aware of the evaluation and eager to assist. We look forward to hearing the insights of those involved in the program and any recommendations that may result from this evaluation.”

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