WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2001
Lana Labura's Basketball Career Comes to an End

Dec. 5, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU senior forward Lana Labura (Zagreb, Croatia) announced her retirement from basketball due to a muscular herniation. Labura was to be the lone senior on this year's team, but she was unable to play in the Dolphins' first five contests.

Labura averaged 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 40 games during her JU career. Her career high was an 18-point performance against Samford on Feb. 24, 2000, while her best game on the boards was an 11-rebound effort at Florida Atlantic on Feb. 19, 2000.

Labura was a member of the inaugural Dolphin team of 1999-2000, and she played in all 28 games and averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. A foot injury kept her out of the first 16 games last season, but she came back in a big way. Labura scored 16 points in her first game back to lead the Dolphins to a 67-64 overtime victory at Mercer on Jan. 25. During the final 12 games of the season, she averaged 5.4 points per game.

Injuries have plagued Labura much of her career. After originally signing to play for JU head coach Melissa Taketa at Pacific, Labura sat out the 1997-98 season with a knee injury. She then played one season at Daytona Beach Community College before rejoining Taketa at JU.