Evans hopes to make NCAA appearance for her team

Auburn head coach Kim Evans hopes to make an appearance at the NCAA Championship before she begins treatment for ovarian cancer.

Auburn head coach Kim Evans hopes to make an appearance at the NCAA Championship before she begins treatment for ovarian cancer.

Auburn coach Kim Evans hopes to make the drive to Athens, Ga., to watch her Tigers compete in this week’s NCAA Championship before her months-long chemo treatment begins. Student assistant coach Danielle Downey is at the helm at the University of Georgia’s Golf Course, where the Tigers struggled on Day 1. Players are wearing teal ribbons in honor of Evans’ fight with ovarian cancer.

“My urge to be there and run around that golf course is so big,” said Evans. “These next few months are devoted to me getting healthy and fighting this fight.

“It’s bittersweet.”

Evans is self-medicating with belly laughs from “Duck Dynasty,” the popular A&E reality series, before chemo starts.

She was diagnosed with a rare form of stage 2 of ovarian cancer the week of NCAA Regionals – which Auburn hosted – and cheered from the sidelines as her team finished eighth to advance.

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