Transfer News, December 2019

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

Junior guard Barbara Benson, who transferred from UTSA to UT Arlington, has been granted an immediate-eligibility waiver by the NCAA.

UT Arlington junior transfer Barbara Benson has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and is eligible to play for the Lady Mavs immediately, starting with this afternoon’s crosstown matchup vs. SMU at College Park Center. . . .

“What a great early Christmas present for Barbara to be granted her waiver,” said head coach Krista Gerlich. “We have waited a long time for this and to have our full squad available is very exciting. Barbara brings a dynamic athleticism and energy that is next level. Excited to watch her mix with our team and build that chemistry to help us get ready for conference.”


Mercer player Jordan McLaughlin (5-6 FR point guard, Charlotte, NC) has announced that she’s placed her name in the transfer portal. Mercer has also dropped her from their roster. McLaughlin started the first nine games this season, averaging 7.7 PPG, 3.2 APG, and 3.1 RPG.


Former Vermont player Rose Caverly (5-10 SO guard, Brick, NJ) has announced that she’s transferring to Quinnipiac (MAAC).


Tihana Stojsavljevic (6-3 RS JR forward, Zagreb, Croatia) is grad-transferring from Texas Tech to Virginia. She spent her freshman year at Maine before transferring to Texas Tech. She’s immediately eligible, with another season of eligibility as well.

Stojsavljevic graduated from Texas Tech University earlier this month with a bachelor’s degree in political science and will be pursuing a master’s degree at UVA. As a grad transfer, she will be immediately eligible to play. She will also have another year of eligibility remaining after this season.

“I am very excited about the addition of Tihana,” Thompson said. “She brings the type of energy and work ethic we need and enjoy! Her ability to play inside and out will add to our versatility. This is a great pick up for us.”


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