McCormick hospitalized after brain hemorrhage

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

QUINCY, Ill.-- Former Notre Dame High School basketball standout Deana McCormick is being held in the Intensive Care Unit at Blessing Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage Monday.

McCormick, a freshman forward at Quincy University, suffered the hemorrhage following practice. According to a release from the school, McCormick has undergone a series of tests, including a CAT scan and MRI, and doctors are optimistic about her progress.

McCormick was an all-state center on Notre Dame's Class 2 state championship team last season. She is Notre Dame's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Notre Dame coach Jerry Grim was in contact with the family Tuesday and said McCormick complained of a headache Monday afternoon, went to practice and was later told to go home. She was planning to visit the hospital for an examination but passed out at her residence. She was taken to Blessing Hospital by ambulance.

Grim said McCormick has regained consciousness and was moving her extremities.

"All of her vital signs are stable and her blood pressure is fine," Grim said.

He said Tuesday night that the bleeding was controlled and her condition was not life-threatening.

"She's been in the prayers of everybody at school," Grim said.

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