Transfer News, May 2019

Washington State announced the signing of Krystal Leger-Walker (5-9 JR guard, Waikato, New Zealand), formerly at Northern Colorado.

Reuniting with her former floor general Washington State women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge announced the signing of transfer Krystal Leger-Walker (Waikato, New Zealand) from Northern Colorado. Leger-Walker will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules before playing her senior season with the Cougars in 2020-21. Leger-Walker is the fifth player to join the Cougars this recruiting period along with freshmen Leah Mafua (Wellington, New Zealand), Bella Murekatete (Ngoma Huye, Rwanda), Emma Nankervis (Mount Eliza, Australia), and Grace Sarver (Seattle, Wash.).

“I am excited to announce the signing of Krystal Leger-Walker,” said Ethridge. “We recruited Krystal out of high school in New Zealand and coached her for two years at Northern Colorado.  At UNC, Krystal, led us to 48 wins in her first two years. She is an exceptional competitor and leader. Krystal comes from elite level basketball DNA. Her mother, Leanne Walker, represented the Tall Ferns in the Olympics and World Championships and is considered one of the best players to have ever played for New Zealand. She is now a premier HS coach for St Peter’s Cambridge.”


Fresno State grad transfer Kristina Cavey (5-11 JR forward, Berthoud, CO) has revealed her new school: Northern Iowa (MVC).

UPDATE: official press release from UNI


Hannah Henderson (6-0 SO forward, Chattanooga, TN) is transferring from Grambling State to Alderson Broaddus (D-II).


New Mexico State (WAC) has signed North Texas grad transfer Micayla Buckner (6-4 center, Garland, TX). She started her college career at Baylor before transferring to juco Collin College.

“Micayla is a dynamic post who can score both inside and out,” Atkinson said. “Her ability to block shots in the paint means that she’ll be the anchor of our defense. Her experience and maturity will allow her to be an immediate impact.”

Buckner comes to the Land of Enchantment after stints at Baylor, Collin College and North Texas.


Gonzaga (WCC) officially announces the signing of former Vanderbilt player Cierra Walker (5-8 JR shooting guard, Oregon City, OR), who will sit out the 2019-20 season before being eligible the season following.

Cierra Walker, a transfer from Vanderbilt, signed a financial aid agreement at Gonzaga University and will join the women’s basketball team. She will be eligible for the 2020-21 season after sitting out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. Walker will have one year of eligibility remaining.

“We are really excited to have Cierra coming back to the Northwest,” head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier said. “She is a proven player who brings a lot of experience to a fairly young team. She has the ability to get her shot off quickly from the midrange and from three, and she will continue to give us depth on the perimeter. She will also be a great secondary ball handler for our team. Cierra is a great fit for our program both on and off the fourth, and we are so happy to welcome her into the Zag Family.”


UT Arlington (Sun Belt) adds three D-I transfers:

  • Barbara Benson (5-11 SO guard, Waco, TX) / UTSA
  • Marie Benson (6-1 JR forward, Waco, TX) / UTSA
  • Katie Mayhue (5-10 FR guard, Albany, OR) / Montana


Former Saint Peter’s player Anna Maguire (5-6 SO shooting guard, Belfast, Northern Ireland) has signed with Houston Baptist (Southland).

HBU Women’s Basketball coach Donna Finnie announced the addition of Anna Maguire. Anna is a 5’6” shooting guard from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is transferring from Saint Peter’s College where she played two seasons under head coach Pat Coyle and Marc Mitchell. She was named to the Academic All-MAAC team last season in which she averaged 4.2 points per game on 34 percent shooting. Had a career high 23 points against Yale where she tied the school record for three’s in a game with 7.


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