Freshman Monica Burich tore the ACL in her left knee late last month and will miss the upcoming season for the Colorado women's basketball team.

A 6-foot-2 forward, Burich was injured during a routine drill at practice.

"We all feel for Monica and hope for a very speedy recovery," head coach Linda Lappe said in a press release. "Even though injuries are a part of sports, it's always hard to lose a team member for the season.

"Monica is a fighter and is one of the most positive people I know, so we're confident she will come out of this stronger and better than ever."

Burich averaged 18.7 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior at Roseville (Minn.) High School.