UCLA’s Tierra Henderson suspended indefinitely from team

Bruin senior guard Tierra Henderson has been suspended indefinitely from the team, according to Steve Rourke, associated sports information director for UCLA.

Henderson, who had started all seven of the team’s games prior to last Sunday’s contest against San Diego, was suspended for a violation of team rules, Rourke said. He declined to specify what rule was broken, but he acknowledged that Henderson could possibly re-join the team at some point.

Henderson was fifth on the team in scoring, second in rebounding, third in assists, and lead the Bruins in steals. She had averaged 28 minutes per game before her suspension.

During Sunday’s game, Henderson was in street clothes in the stands, cheering on her team. A relative of Henderson told a fan that Henderson was having trouble academically, and asked the fan to pray for her.

The Bruins are currently in Houston, where they will play Rice University tonight.