Duquesne star basketball recruit hit by car, in “good” condition

Addie Smith and Pat Higgins | The Duquesne Duke

Women’s head basketball coach Dan Burt confirmed that freshman team member Erin Waskowiak was hit early Sunday morning in a car to pedestrian accident.

“We’re very concerned and we hope to see her back on campus soon,” Burt said.

Burt added that Waskowiak’s injury is a “pretty serious lower leg injury”, but he has faith in her to regroup and come back to the Duquesne community.

UPMC added Thursday that Waskowiak is now in “good” condition in the hospital.

Waskowiak helped Bishop Canevin high school to a WPIAL and state title and chose Duquesne over the likes of the Syracuse University and the University of Delaware. She was selected to the Post-Gazette’s Fabulous Five and the Tribune-Review’s Terrific Ten her senior year. Waskowiak started all four years at Bishop Canevin and committed to Duquesne under former head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio.