State notes: Bays leaves Maryland women for Purdue

Forward Whitney Bays told the Journal and Courier of Lafayette, Ind., that she has transferred from Maryland to Purdue. She will have two years of eligibility starting in the 2013-14 season.

The 2009 West Virginia Player of the Year appeared in 26 games last season with the Terps, averaging 10.1 minutes, 2.3points and 2.7 rebounds.

Bays missed her senior season at Huntington High and her freshman season at Maryland because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury. She told the newspaper that she had "ACL revision" surgery about nine weeks ago and plans to start rehabilitation at Purdue.

Asked why she's leaving Maryland, Bays told the Journal and Courier: "It wasn't the right fit for me. It happens sometimes."

Bays joins Kalika France and Drey Mingo as former Maryland players who have transferred to play for the Boilermakers. Bays told the newspaper that she also considered transferring to Xavier and Marshall.

Et cetera

Field hockey: Former Stevenson goalkeeper Kara Zimmerman was named graduate assistant coach at Hood. A four-year starter with the Mustangs, Zimmerman had 555 saves, which ranks fourth all-time in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Football: Salisbury juniors Ross Flanigan, Dan Griffin and Gaven Parker, sophomores Alvin Hudson and Jeff Kryglik, and freshmen Josh Danko, Matt White and Wayne Wilford were named to the Empire 8 Athletic Conference Fall Presidents' List for having a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

Baseball: La Salle outfielder George Smith Jr. (Good Counsel) and Saint Joseph's first baseman Kevin Taylor (Mount St. Joseph) were named to the All-Big 5 team.

Women's tennis: Coppin State received the NCAA's Public Recognition Award for the second consecutive year for having an Academic Progress Rate that ranks in the top 10 percent of all women's tennis programs in the country. ... Johns Hopkins rising senior Nandita Krishnan was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America at-large third team.

Women's swimming: Recent Johns Hopkins graduate Elizabeth Rogers was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America at-large second team.

Coppin State: Coordinator of sports medicine John Lopez will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in St. Louis next Thursday.

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