WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey didn’t travel Friday with the No. 3 Lady Bears for their game at No. 8 UCLA after her daughter lost her unborn baby girl.
Makenzie Fuller, a former Lady Bears player in her third season on her mother’s staff, had shared on social media last weekend that the baby was dealing with two life-threatening birth defects. Fuller was about 18 weeks pregnant when she lost the child Thursday.
Associate head coach Bill Brock, who will coach the team Saturday, said Mulkey stayed home to be with her daughter and son-in-law, former Baylor football player Clay Fuller.
The baby’s heart didn’t develop properly, a condition known as Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. She was also believed to have Turner syndrome, a chromosomal condition that alters development in females.