Women’s Basketball Transfer News, September 2022

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

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Green Bay announces the addition of St. Cloud State grad transfer Brehna Evans.

The Green Bay women’s basketball program and head coach Kevin Borseth have announced the addition of Brehna Evans, a graduate student from St. Cloud State.

Evans was one of the top point guards in the NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference), notching her 1,000th career point last season. She also scored over 1,000 career points at West De Pere High School. 

“We are excited Brehna has chosen to play her final year of eligibility at home close to family and friends while pursuing her master’s degree”, said Borseth. “Brehna brings us experience and depth at the point guard position.”

The De Pere native was the back-to-back NSIC Defensive Player of the Year winner for St. Cloud State, becoming the first Husky to win the award. Evans was part of a defense in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons that allowed opponents to shoot no more than 30.6-percent from beyond the arc. She exploded onto the scene during her sophomore season in 2019-20, garnering NSIC Player of the Week and Wolters Kluwer Athlete of the Month awards.


Long Beach State officially announces five D-I transfer additions, along with an NAIA transfer and four freshmen.

Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jeff Cammon announced the signing of ten newcomers for the 2022-23 season. Kennan Ka, Davai Matthews, Olivia Moore, and Abby Shoff make up the rookie signing class, while Malia Bambrick, Tori Harris, Iyree Jarrett, Courtney Murphy, Casey Valenti Paea, and Sydney Woodley comprise the transfer students.


Cal Poly announces the addition of three D-I transfers:

  • Nikola Kovacikova, 5-10 SR guard, Krskany, Slovakia (grad xfer) / Penn
  • Oumou Toure, 5-11 JR guard, Kennewick, WA (grad xfer) / Butler
  • Taylor Wu, 5-7 SO guard, Honolulu, HI / California Baptist

Cal Poly women’s basketball head coach Shanele Stires has announced the addition of three new players to the roster for the 2022-23 season.

The newcomers consist of all Division I transfers. They join incoming freshman Andrea Stajic (Arroyo Grande, CA) and four walk-on freshmen to round out the Mustangs’ 20 rostered players this season.

“These three are not only fabulous student-athletes, but human beings,” Stires said of the signings. “Their team-first mindsets and wealth of experience are tremendous cultural fits as we look to move our program in a positive direction.”


North Florida transfer Nubia Benedith (5-8 SO guard, Palm Bay, FL) has landed at UL Lafayette, their seventh newcomer for the 2022-23 season.

Louisiana Women’s Basketball head coach Garry Brodhead announced the addition of Nubia Benedith, a guard who transferred from North Florida, to the 2022-23 roster.

Benedith has three seasons of eligibility remaining to play for Louisiana, starting with the 2022-23 campaign.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to pick up a quality guard like Nubia this late,” Brodhead said. “She brings great skill and athleticism to our program, as well as fitting into our defensive system.”

Over the previous two seasons at UNF, Benedith collected double digits in steals each season while serving as one of the top reserves for the Ospreys.


Manhattan officially announces the addition of Towson grad transfer Narrie Dodson (6-0 SR wing, Baton Rouge, LA), along with Gemma Ruiz Garcia, a 6-3 transfer forward from NAIA school University of Northwestern Ohio.

Head coach Heather Vulin is pleased to announce the additions of Narrie Dodson and Gemma Ruiz Garcia to the Jaspers roster for the upcoming season.

“We are very excited to welcome Narrie and Gemma to our Jasper family”, said Vulin. “They both fill a specific need and will be wonderful additions on and off the court.”

Dodson, who comes to Riverdale after spending two years at fellow DI institution Towson University, where she established herself as a threat down low and will look to slot into the Jaspers rotation immediately. In her final year at Towson, the Baton Rouge, La. native made an appearance in all 32 of the Tiger’s contests, pulling down 90 total boards, including securing 11 rebounds against Millersville. Dodson also contributed defensively with 16 blocks and seven steals.

“Narrie has elite athleticism, and her versatility to play the wing or forward spot will make an immediate impact for us.”  

Ruiz Garcia comes to Manhattan through NAIA member University of Northwestern Ohio. While at UNOH, the Barcelona, Spain native was a productive player for the Racers, appearing in most of the team’s contests last year.

“Gemma has great size and strength down on the low block. We think she compliments our forwards and will help us continue our tradition of strong post-play.”


Saint Peter’s officially announces five additions for 2022-23, including three D-I transfers:

  • Jazmine Carter, 6-1 SR center, Sicklerville, NJ (grad xfer) / Fairfield
  • Erin Harris, 5-7 SO guard, West Haven, CT / Northwestern State
  • Jada Williams, 6-1 FR   forward, Williamstown, NJ / Temple

The Saint Peter’s University women’s basketball team and head coach Jen Leedham announced today the signing of one freshman and four transfers to the program for the beginning of the 2022-23 season. Two countries (USA, Spain) and three states (CT, NJ, NY) are represented in this group.

“Our staff is excited about the new additions to the roster,” Leedham said. “We have done our due diligence and added some pieces that we know will work hard and embody our culture on and off the court. Our transfers bring experience at different levels who know what it takes to work at the collegiate level. As a staff we are focused on growth and we know this group is committed to the journey on a daily basis.”


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