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.
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
Alabama: Taylor Sutton (Middle Tennessee)
Albany: Ellen Hahne (Wake Forest) [source]; Grace Heeps (UMass)
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]
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)
Georgia Southern: A’Tyanna Gaulden (Arkansas) and Eden Johnson (Fordham)
Gonzaga: Abby O’Connor (Loyola Chicago) [Gonzaga press release]
Hartford: Breyenne Bellerand (James Madison)
Hofstra: Jahsyni Knight (Pitt) [Hofstra press release]
Jacksonville: MaKayla Edwards (Hawaii)
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