Transfer News, August 2019

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

The 2019-20 roster for Northwest Florida State College (juco) lists two D-I transfers:

  • Rayven Peeples (6-3 FR forward, Detroit, MI) / North Carolina A&T
  • Fapou Semebene (6-1 SO forward, Los Angeles, CA) / Washington

Semebene was originally reported to be headed to UC Riverside.


Cincinnati (AAC) officially announces the addition of Western Kentucky transfer Arame Niang (6-3 RS SO forward, Rufisque, Senegal). They also added a freshman from Greece and a juco transfer originally from Egypt.

University of Cincinnati women’s basketball head coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced Thursday the additions of Sofia Gritzali (Thessaloniki, Greece/Hellenic College of Thessaloniki), Nesma Khalifa (Alexandria, Egypt/KGC Kawmya Girls College/Tallahassee CC), and Arame Niang (Rufisque, Senegal/Kansai Gaidai University/Western Kentucky) to the 2019-20 roster


Katie Benzan (5-6 JR point guard, Wellesley, MA) is in the transfer portal after three years as a first-team All–Ivy League performer at Harvard. She plans to stay at Harvard for 2019-20 but not play basketball, graduate in 2020, and then grad-transfer for the 2020-21 season.

Here is a statement from Harvard’s head coach, from a Harvard Crimson article.

“Katie has been a remarkable player in our program for three years,” head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said in an emailed statement. “After much discussion with the coaching staff, she has decided to step away her senior year.”


Tarleton (D-II) officially announces the addition of UTEP transfer Alexa Hoy (5-9 SO guard, Rockwall, TX).


Penn State officially announces the addition of Nia Staples (5-8 RS SO guard, Cincinnati, OH), a grad transfer from West Virginia with two years of eligibility.


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