Southern senior Keonia Parrish, one of the players involved in an in-game fight during the regular season finale against Texas Southern, was dismissed from the women’s basketball program, the school announced Monday.
“Southern University and Southern University Athletics uphold the values of good sportsmanship and fair play in the highest regard. We maintain that the opportunity to serve as ambassadors and to represent this institution is a privilege and an obligation,” the university said in a statement.
Kenidi Robinson was also suspended indefinitely for her involvement in Saturday’s incident.
Parrish averaged 2.3 points and 0.7 assists over 54 games during a two-year tenure as a Jaguar after tranfering to Southern from Palm Beach Community College.
“After reviewing the video footage and conferring with our administration, our program made the decision to dismiss Keonia Parrish from the team based on her involvement in Saturday’s incident at Texas Southern,” Southern head coach Sandy Pugh said. “We would like to reiterate that any behavior of this nature is extreme and completely beyond the boundaries of tolerable. As a result, we felt that an immediate dismissal was warranted. We wish Keonia the best in her future endeavors.”
Southern clinched a share of the 2015 SWAC regular season championship and will serve as the No. 2 seed in the league’s tournament, which begins Tuesday, Mar. 10 at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Jaguars will face No. 7 seed Grambling at noon on Wednesday.
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