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Women's Basketball

WBB: Kennedy-Hopoate granted release to transfer

Head coach Bill Fennelly calls out to the Cyclones at the Oklahoma game on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Photo by: Lani Tons

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball program and junior forward Bride Kennedy-Hopoate have mutually agreed to part ways and she will no longer continue to be a member of the team, head coach Bill Fennelly announced Monday.

The mutual decision was made following end-of-season meetings.

“Bride will no longer be a part of the Iowa State basketball program,” Fennelly said. “She plans to seek a transfer and we wish her nothing but the best.”

“I would like to thank all of Cyclone Nation, the coaching staff and my teammates and everyone I have met along the way for the support given to me on and off the court,” Kennedy-Hopoate said. “I enjoyed my time at Iowa State, and I felt it was in my best interest to continue my basketball career elsewhere.”

Jared Stansbury

administrator

Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.