Could Taya Reimer return to Notre Dame women's hoops?

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Is the door open for Taya Reimer to return to the Notre Dame women’s basketball team?

It appears the 6-foot-3 junior forward, who left the third-ranked Irish in mid-December for what were deemed personal reasons, may want to get to the bottom of that question.

McGraw told media members recently that Reimer asked about playing two more seasons if she can get a medical redshirt for this season. McGraw confirmed Reimer is in school and still on scholarship.

McGraw said the two parties will talk about it more after the season concludes.

Reimer, a former prep All-American from Fishers, Ind., played in six games for the Irish (17-1) early this season, averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in a total of 93 minutes of action. Her playing status was deemed day to day at the time, depending upon how much pain she could tolerate from a lingering Achilles injury.

Reimer injured her Achilles tendon late last season and aggravated it again during the summer when she was part of the silver medal-winning USA team at the Pan Am Games.

The former Hamilton Southeastern High product missed two games for personal reasons last season, but McGraw eventually welcomed her back.

Reimer was the 2013 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American as a high school senior, then averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds as a freshman at Notre Dame. Last year, as a sophomore, her numbers climbed to 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Notre Dame’s Taya Reimer (12) left the team in mid-December but has spoken to coach Muffet McGraw recently about a possible return next season. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)