Women's Basketball

Bill Fennelly dismissed from Nikki Moody lawsuit

The Attorney General’s Office notified Iowa State University on M0nday that women’s basketball Coach Bill Fennelly has been officially dismissed from the lawsuit being brought by former women’s basketball player Nikki Moody. Attorneys representing Moody originally filed a lawsuit on April 15, 2016, against Iowa State University and Fennelly.

“Very happy about what is a very positive development,” Fennelly told Cyclone Fanatic in a text message on Monday. “SO grateful for the AMAZING support I have had!! Love Iowa State in every way.”

Moody, the school’s all-time leader in assists, alleged Fennelly racially discriminated against her and other African-American teammates in the lawsuit.

A Polk County court document provided by Iowa State says Fennelly was dismissed from the suit “without prejudice.”

The Attorney General’s office will continue to work directly with the plaintiff’s attorneys regarding the remaining claims against the University.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his fourth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared has spent the last five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He's the sideline reporter for KASI's Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station's baseball broadcasts during the summer.