Transfer Waiver Tracker in D-I Women’s Basketball for 2020-21 Season

List of D-I women’s basketball players who transferred during or following the 2019-20 season and then received an NCAA transfer waiver to play immediately at their new school (arranged alphabetically by new school, with previous school in parentheses; last updated: December 16, 2020). Not included are the 95 or so immediately eligible graduate transfers for the 2020-21 season.

A list of waivers denied follows the ones granted. Note, however, that not all denials are publicized, so it should not be viewed as a complete list.

See also: Women’s Basketball Transfers: Fall 2019–Summer 2020

NOTE: On December 16, 2020, the NCAA granted a blanket waiver to all D-I to D-I transfers for the 2020-21 season, provided they meet certain conditions:

The Division I Council granted a blanket waiver allowing all transfer student-athletes to compete immediately this season if specific criteria are met.

In order to be eligible for the waiver, the transfer student-athletes must meet the following conditions:

  • They must be enrolled full time at the school for the fall 2020 term.
  • It must be the first transfer from a four-year school.
  • The student-athlete must have left their previous school in good standing academically and not facing disciplinary suspension.
  • Both the head coach and the student-athlete must certify that impermissible recruiting did not take place.

The waiver applies only to students who transferred from another Division I school, not transfers from other NCAA divisions or schools outside the NCAA. The regular transfer waiver process is available to non-Division I transfer student-athletes.


Transfer Waivers Granted

Total: 75

Alabama: Taylor Sutton (Middle Tennessee)

Albany: Ellen Hahne (Wake Forest) [source]; Grace Heeps (UMass)

Arizona: Bendu Yeaney (Indiana) [Arizona press release]

Auburn: Alaina Rice (Florida A&M) [Auburn press release]

Ball State: Essence Booker (Nevada) [Ball State press release]

BYU:  Kayla Belles-Lee (Michigan State)

Buffalo: Ramatoulaye Keïta (Robert Morris)

Central Arkansas: Tori Lasker (Little Rock) [source]

UCF: Alisha Lewis (Syracuse) and Asia Todd (Liberty) [UCF press release]

Colorado State: McKenna Hofschild (Seton Hall)

Detroit Mercy: Kaela Webb (Providence) [UDM press release]

Duquesne: Diamond Bragg (Wisconsin) [Duquesne press release]

Eastern Kentucky: Jayla Johnson (Texas State)

Eastern Michigan: Kylee O’Hara (FIU)

Florida: Yasmeen Chang (Miami [FL]) [Florida press release]

Florida Gulf Coast: Kierstan Bell (Ohio State); Aaliyah Stanley (Eastern Michigan) [FGCU press release]

Florida State: Sara Bejedi (Arizona State); Erin Howard (Auburn) [FSU press release]

Georgia Southern: A’Tyanna Gaulden (Arkansas) and Eden Johnson (Fordham)

Georgia Tech: Aixa Wone Aranaz (Ohio State) [GT press release]

Gonzaga: Abby O’Connor (Loyola Chicago) [Gonzaga press release]

Hartford: Breyenne Bellerand (James Madison)

Hofstra: Jahsyni Knight (Pitt) [Hofstra press release]

Illinois: Eva Rubin (Arizona State) [midyear transfer, received waiver making her eligible in fall 2020]

Jacksonville: MaKayla Edwards (Hawaii)

Kentucky: Robyn Benton (Auburn) [UK press release]; Olivia Owens (Maryland) [UK press release]

Little Rock: Bre’Amber Scott (Mississippi State) [midyear transfer, received waiver making her eligible in fall 2020]


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