Tierra Henderson dismissed from UCLA team

The Sunday suspension of senior guard Tierra Henderson has resulted in her being kicked off the Bruin team. UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell talked to the Daily Bruin about it today:

“Tierra’s dismissal is the result of multiple infractions of team rules, and all violations of team rules have been dealt with fairly and evenly throughout the season,” she said.

Caldwell said Henderson had committed multiple infractions.

“It’s not an isolated incident,” she said. “(Sunday’s suspension is) definitely an incident that is one of others.”

Link: http://www.dailybruin.com/news/2009/mar/03/breaking-news-senior-tierra-henderson-dismissed/

That had to be a difficult thing for Caldwell to do, and I admire her for doing it. She is setting a tone for the program, which includes what expectations must be met. This dismissal shows she’s not willing to compromise those expectations for anyone or anything.