Boyd Will Not Return for Senior Season

Memphis native received her degree in elementary education this past Saturday

August 15, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Lakira Boyd graduated this past weekend with her degree in elementary education and will not return for her senior season with the women's basketball team, as announced by head coach Rick Insell.

Boyd averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during her three-year career, playing in 94 games with 14 starts. Her most productive season came during the 2005-06 campaign when she started 11 times, averaging 3.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per contest while playing 18.5 minutes per game.

"My time at Middle Tennessee was great, but I felt like this was the best decision for me," Boyd said. "I wish everyone the best of luck this coming season."

The Memphis, Tenn., native was a part of three Sun Belt Tournament titles and one SBC regular season championship during her tenure. The Blue Raiders compiled a 74-24 record over the last three seasons, winning a pair of games in the NCAA Tournament.

"Lakira has been a part of our success at Middle Tennessee the last three years," Insell said. "We'll have to make some adjustments with our personnel, but she achieved the most important goal for any student-athlete, leaving Middle Tennessee with a degree."

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