Women’s basketball announce departures of Meeks, Jones

Senior guard Haley Texada and senior guard Ashia Woods helps junior guard Deborah Meeks off the court after an injury during the first quarter of the K-State vs. West Virginia Women's Basketball game on March 3, 2015. With many missed rebounds and turnovers throughout the game, the Wildcats were able to end the season with a victory against WVU 59-55. (Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

With one year of eligibility remaining, K-State women’s basketball juniors Deborah Meeks and Ashley Jones have announced they will not return to K-State next season, that according to a press release sent out Monday.

Both Meeks and Jones transferred to K-State after successful junior college careers at Trinity Valley Community College and Palm Beach State Community College. The two saw limited minutes this past season; Meeks averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. Jones averaged 2.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in six fewer contests (23) than Meeks (29).

Meeks is on track to graduate from K-State in May with a degree in social science. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in nursing at another school.

Meanwhile, Jones has already announced that she will conclude her collegiate career at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

K-State head coach Jeff Mittie will return 11 players next season from a squad that ended their season in the WNIT with a record of 19-14, 7-11.