Women’s Basketball Transfer News, August 2020

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order. See also: Women’s Basketball Transfers: Fall 2019–Summer 2020.

Cornell (Ivy) officially announces the addition of Georgetown transfer Olivia Snyder (6-0 FR shooting guard, Center Valley, PA).

Coach Smith on Snyder:  “We are really excited to have Olivia at Cornell. We recruited Olivia very strongly out of high school and are thrilled at the opportunity to now have her in our program. Olivia’s athleticism and experience will prove to be valuable assets in our system. Her ability to score at all three levels, her length on the defensive end of the floor and her work ethic will really make an impact on our program.”


Utah Valley (WAC) announces the addition of BYU transfer Leilani Otuafi (5-9 FR guard, Fallon, NV).

Utah Valley University women’s basketball head coach Dan Nielson has announced the addition of BYU transfer Leilani Otuafi to the roster. She will redshirt the upcoming season due to transfer rules.

“We are excited to add Leilani to our Wolverine family. Her personality is a perfect fit for us on and off the court,” Nielson said. “She’s a great athlete and our fans will love her tough defensive play and ability to get to the basket. We can’t wait to see her in games during the ’21-22 season.”


Stony Brook (America East) has signed Western Michigan transfer Leighah-Amori Wool (6-0 JR forward, Evanston, IL), who averaged 12.5 PPG during the 2019-20 season.

Head coach Caroline McCombs has added rising senior forward Leighah-Amori Wool to the Seawolves for the upcoming season.

The Evanston, Ill., native comes to Long Island after spending three seasons at Western Michigan. During her career with the Broncos, Wool played in 78 games (57 starts) and tallied 782 points, 365 rebounds, 144 assists and 76 steals.

“Our coaching staff and team had an immediate connection with Leighah and we knew she would be an outstanding fit,” McCombs said. “Leighah is a proven scorer, rebounder and defender. She is a hard-nosed player, and we love her competitive nature. We are looking forward to working with Leighah on and off the court to help her become her very best.”

As a junior last season, Wool was a mainstay on the court, starting all 31 games and averaging 31.7 minutes. She was a consistent scorer for Western Michigan, averaging 12.5 points, including 24 double-digit outings and four double-doubles.


Eva Rubin (6-5 JR center, Flossmoor, IL), a midyear transfer from Arizona State to Illinois, has been granted a waiver to play this fall.

Rubin transferred to Illinois last season and sat out the 2020 spring semester. This waiver will allow her to suit up for the Illini the entire 2020-21 season instead of waiting until the conclusion of the 2020 fall semester. She has two years of eligibility remaining.


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