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Illinois State women’s basketball mourns the death of recent standout Simone Goods

Simone Goods
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Simone Goods

The Illinois State women’s basketball program is mourning the death of Simone Goods, a recent standout who has lost a battle with cancer.

“I know I speak for our entire woman’s basketball program, and all of Redbird Nation when I say that I am beyond heartbroken by the news of Simone’s passing,” said ISU head coach Kristen Gillespie. “Simone was a fierce competitor on the court and was a kind soul to all that she encountered. She was a winner in all phases of her life. Her memory will always be close to our hearts, and we will honor her in all we do moving forward.”

Goods, a native of Omaha, Neb., was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year during the 2017-18 season. She led the Redbirds in scoring and rebounding that season after she transferred from Kirkwood Community College where she was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Women’s Player of the Year.

Goods became an All-MVC First Team honoree during the 2018-19 season.

According to ISU athletics, memorial and visitation plans have not yet been announced.

Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.