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    Indiana's Bennett in Stable Condition

    Indiana's Bennett in Stable Condition
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Filed at 5:10 p.m. ET

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kathi Bennett, women's head basketball coach for Indiana, was in stable condition Friday after she was injured in a traffic accident on the way to Assembly Hall.

    Bennett broke the second vertebrae in her neck, but her spinal cord was not damaged and she has full use of her arms and legs, the university said.

    A neurosurgeon determined the coach will not need surgery, but she will be required to wear a brace to stabilize her neck,

    Associate head coach Trish Betthauser will coach the Hoosiers on Sunday.

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    IU women's basketball coach hurt

    IU women's basketball coach hurt


    Kathi Bennett in stable condition after her neck was injured in a traffic collision.



    By Terry Hutchens

    terry.hutchens@indystar.com

    February 08, 2002

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett broke the second vertebrae in her neck Friday after the vehicle she was driving was involved in a head-on collision on her way to Assembly Hall.

    Bennett was listed in stable condition at Bloomington Hospital. The IU media relations department reported that Bennett suffered no spinal cord damage and that she has full function in her arms and legs.

    After being evaluated by a neurosurgeon Friday afternoon, it was determined that Bennett will not require surgery. She will wear a protective brace to stabilize her neck for an extended period of time.

    Bennett, 39, was westbound on 17th Street east of Assembly Hall at 9:05 a.m. Friday when her 2002 Jeep Liberty crossed the center line and hit a 1997 Dodge Dakota driven by Theresa Ratliff, 23, of Bloomington. Ratliff's 4-year-old daughter was a front seat passenger in the vehicle.

    Neither Ratliff or her daughter suffered serious injuries, according to the police report. Ratliff declined medical attention at the scene and signed a medical release waiver.

    IU Police Department officer David Winburn investigated the crash and interviewed Bennett at Bloomington Hospital. According to Winburn's report, Bennett told him she remembered preparing to make a left turn on to Linglebach Lane just before the crash.

    "The driver (Bennett) then said she turned too early and caused the crash," according to the police report.

    Bennett received a citation for being left of center on the roadway. She will be in the hospital up to four days.

    Associate head coach Trish Betthauser will coach Indiana Sunday in a road game at Purdue. It is not clear as to when Bennett will be able to return to the sidelines.

    Bennett released a statement from the hospital which said, "I want everyone to know that I am going to be okay. I feel blessed to be a part of Indiana University. The support I have gotten here and the people have been awesome."

    Bennett's IU women's team played Thursday night at Assembly Hall, dropping a 67-59 decision to Penn State. The IU women are 11-12 overall and 5-7 in Big Ten play.


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