Jessica Shepard transferring from Nebraska

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 23:54:22-04

Nebraska women's basketball head coach Amy Williams announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Jessica Shepard intends to transfer from the program. Shepard has not yet decided where she is transferring.

“Jessica thinks it is in her best interest to leave our program and seek a fresh start at this time,” Williams said. “We wish her the best and will try to help her through the process, if she needs it.”

Shepard said she appreciated the support of Williams throughout this decision making process.

“Coach Williams and the whole staff have been very supportive of me, and I thank them for giving me some time after the season to make my decision,” Shepard said. “I also want to thank the University of Nebraska and all of my teammates for the support they have given me the past two years, but I feel like I have to do what I think is best for me and my future at this time.”

Shepard was the only Husker to average in double-digit scoring, leading the team in scoring with 18.6 ppg. Shepard nearly averaged a double-double, adding an average of 9.8 rebounds-per-game.