27 Jul

By

Longhorn Wedding Leads to Name Change

(Image via 247Sports)

(Image via 247Sports)

Coaches often talk about their desire to see certain changes in their players between one season and the next. In some cases, it’s as simple as a player regaining full health. In other cases, it could mean adding or losing weight in order to help reach optimal performance, or perhaps the player has to learn to play a new position.

(via TexasSports.com)

(via TexasSports.com)

In the case of one player on the Texas women’s basketball team, one change has caused another. Imani McGee-Stafford, a center from Los Angeles who will be a senior this fall, married Paul Boyette, a defensive tackle on the Texas football team who will be a junior in the 2015 season. As a result, she now will go by the name Imani Boyette. (Continued Below...)

(...continued from above) Boyette already has had a memorable year, having won the Honda Inspiration Award, being named Big 12 Female SportsPerson of the Year and earning first-team All-Big 12 honors.

As a junior in 2014, she averaged 9.9 (third-highest average on the team) and finished second with an average of 7.1 rebounds per game. Her 52 blocked shots led all Texas players.

She visited with the Longhorn Network to recount Boyette’s proposal. That conversation can be seen here: