But George Washington women's basketball coach Mike Bozeman isn't placing any blame for last year's 8-21 campaign on having Kye Allums, who identified himself as a male despite being physically female, on his roster.
Junior guard Danni Jackson said it didn't play a big role but was a distraction.
Allums, originally named Kay-Kay, announced his desire to be referred to as a man before the season but then played only eight games before being sidelined by a pair of concussions. Allums decided not to return to the team this season but remains a student at GW.
"I wish Kye the best, always have," Bozeman said at Colonials media day on Tuesday. "Do I think it was a difficult situation? I think so. But I think it was difficult for Kye, too. We've moved on, and this season is not about rebounding from that. This season is about displaying the skill and the discipline that's necessary to be a successful program."
- Craig Stouffer