"Jackie means so much to this program, university and community," Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper said in the release. "All of our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie and her family as she begins this treatment. We are confident she will make full recovery and we look forward to having her back with the team."
"Just the whole tournament experience for us was huge," Harper said. "They know what they can do now, and they want more. As a coach, you couldn't have a better mindset from your players. They got a taste. They want it again."