News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Seattle (WAC) lands two grad transfers from Hawaii:
- Jadynn Alexander, 5-10 SR guard, Monroe, WA
- Barbara Rangel, 6-2 SR center, Ventura, CA
Seattle University women’s basketball has announced the addition of two transfers for the 2021-22 season. Jadynn Alexander and Barbara Rangel will join the Redhawks as graduate transfers from the University of Hawai’i.
Coach Suzy Barcomb begins her sixth season at SU this year. She guided the Redhawks to the 2018 WAC Tournament title, the first in program history.
“I’m excited to have the experience these two recruits will bring to our program,” said Barcomb. “I think the fact the already have a good connection as former teammates will allow each to bring the strengths to our program.”
Texas Tech officially announces the addition of Oklahoma grad transfer Tatum Veitenheimer (5-8 JR guard, Windthorst, TX).
Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball coach Krista Gerlich announced the signing of transfer Tatum Veitenheimer on Tuesday. A junior, Veitenheimer played the first three seasons of her collegiate career at Oklahoma.
“Tatum is the ultimate competitor, a winner in every sense,” Gerlich said. “She is a pass-first point guard who relishes in elevating her teammates’ games. She’s unselfish to a fault sometimes, has extremely high basketball IQ, and is all gas no breaks. Tatum brings us lots of Big 12 experience and terrific on and off the court leadership. It’s a great day for Lady Raider Basketball, and Lady Raider Nation will love watching her play!”
During her three years at Oklahoma, Veitenheimer appeared in 80 games for the Sooners while making 46 starts. The Windthorst, Texas, native is averaging 3.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game over the course of her career.
In 2021, Veitenheimer averaged 4.3 points per game, as well as a career-high 3.9 rebounds in 20 appearances. The guard also averaged career-best marks in three-point field goal percentage (.327) and free throw percentage (.800).
Penn transfer Kemari Reynolds (5-7 FR point guard, Manchester, NJ) has landed at Bryant (NEC).
Smithfield, R.I. – Bryant Univeristy women’s basketball head coach Mary Burke announced the addition of Kemari Reynolds, who is a transfer from the University of Pennsylvania and will join the Bulldogs for the 2021-22 season.
Reynolds joins the Bulldogs after spending her freshman season at Penn, who didn’t compete in the 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Northern Illinois (MAC) officially announces the addition of Colgate grad transfer Nia Ahart (5-7 SR guard, Detroit, MI).
he Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team announced on Monday the addition of Nia Ahart to the roster for the 2021-22 season. Ahart comes to NIU as a graduate transfer from Colgate University and will have one year of eligibility.
“Nia is going to be an outstanding addition to this veteran team,” said head coach Lisa Carlsen. “She brings depth to our backcourt as a scorer and a solid defender.”
Ahart, a 5’7″ guard from Detroit, played in 84 games during her career at Colgate. She averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game in her career as a Raider. Ahart had a 2.31 assist-to-turnover ratio in the 2019-20 season as Colgate improved by seven wins from the year prior to post a record of 19-11. As a sophomore, Ahart led Colgate in minutes at 27.1 per game while shooting 35.7 percent from the three-point arc. Off the court, Ahart was twice named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
SMU grad transfer Florence Tshimanga (6-3 SR center, Montreal, Quebec) has landed at Indiana State (MVC).
Indiana State head women’s basketball coach Chad Killinger announced the addition of Florence Tshimanga on Monday afternoon.
Tshimanga, a 6-3 center from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, joins Sycamore women’s basketball after spending two seasons at Southern Methodist University.
“Florence will bring much needed size, athleticism and experience to our roster,” Killinger said. “She gives us a physical presence in the paint defensively and is someone who can finish around the rim. We are looking forward to working with her and helping her to continue to pursue her goals, both academically and athletically.”
The Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team will add Destini “Dez” Lombard to the program for the upcoming 2021-22 season, the coaching staff announced Thursday morning. Lombard completed her first collegiate campaign at LSU last year, where she made four appearances with one start for the Tigers.
“Dez is a great addition to the Ladyjack family,” said Head Coach Mark Kellogg. “She is an elite athlete and her speed and quickness can change the game. She will be a tremendous defender in our system.”
Lombard, a 5’9″ guard, averaged 6.3 minutes per game across four appearances, highlighted by a career-high 14 minutes against West Virginia, chipping in one bucket and one rebound for the Tigers.