Romero’s transfer appeal denied by athletic department

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After her initial transfer request was denied last week, freshman Leticia Romero’s formal appeal in front of the K-State appeals committee was denied last Wednesday, as first reported by the Manhattan Mercury.

As stated by the committee, they don’t allow athletes to transfer except under the “most compelling of circumstances.”

Romero led the Wildcats in assists, points and steals last season, and has a choice to repeat her performance with the Wildcats next season. Romero could also still transfer to another program, but she still would have to sit out at least one season while not being able to accept any scholarship or aid.

The freshman also has the choice to return to Spain, where she played at the amateur level, to pursue a professional basketball career. Another option would be to transfer to a junior college for a year, where she would be able to play immediately and accept all aid.

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