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Discussion in 'Softball' started by racerx5908, Apr 16, 2020.
Hate to report that South Carolina transfer Jana Johns from has signed to play with OU.
Since she is transferring within the Big 12 conference, then she will probably have to sit out the upcoming season, and lose one year of eligibility (assuming those are the rules for softball like they are for other sports).
Brianna Cantu - Softball - Texas Tech Red Raiders
FRESHMAN SEASON (2020)
Made eight starts and 16 appearances in her first season with the Red Raiders … started six games at first base, one game at third base and one game as the designated player … went a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and one walk against Louisiana Tech (2/8) … laid down one sacrifice bunt against Montana (2/9) … drew a pair of walks against No. 15 Georgia (2/15) and a season-high three walks against No. 1 Washington (2/16) … plunked by a pitch against USF (2/15) and Grand Canyon (2/29) … picked up one hit in Tech’s second meeting with Louisiana Tech (2/22) … scored single runs against Grand Canyon (2/29) and Fairleigh Dickinson 3/7) … collected one stolen base against Grand Canyon (2/29) … tallied a season-high 10 putouts against No. 1 Washington (2/16) … on March 13, the remainder of the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CLEAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner from Clear Creek High School … named to the All-District 24-6A First Team as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior season … earned All-County First-Team honors as a junior and All-County Second-Team nods as a freshman and sophomore … involved in a number of extra-curricular activities off the field such as student council and four different National Honor Societies.
Born on March 24, 2001 … daughter of Perla and Carlos Cantu … has four siblings, Adrianna, Adriana, Carlos Jr. and Samuel … majoring in finance.
It's a bit boggling because:
1) transfer from within a small playing conference like ours is a bit unusual. i.e. having to play against your ex-teammates the very next year
2) small sample size of college production
I don't think ever seen something like this, other than the pitcher who transferred from Texas to A&M, but A&M was moving onto the SEC anyway.
Since it's such a rarity to transfer within the conference, I looked it up:
6.3.1 4-2-4 Transfers. A 4-2-4 transfer student-athlete who is in compliance with NCAA Bylaw 14.5.6 must complete one full academic year in residence before being eligible to compete in a sport and forfeit one season of competition unless, in sports other than football or basketball, the director of athletics of the Conference Member Institution of initial enrollment consents in writing to the student-athlete’s enrollment at the second Conference Member Institution. Any consent given relating to the indirect intraconference transfer may be unconditional or conditioned on the student-athlete completing one full academic year in residence at the second conference Member Institution before competing.
Blue: If you're not in football or basketball, you don't have to sit
Red: But if you transfer within the conference, you have to sit one year unless the previous team gives you a free release? The phrase "may be unconditional or conditioned" is the key.
The only player I've seen transfer within the conference and play the next year was when Rachel Rentschier played 2007-2008 for Gail Goestenkors' first year, transferred to TCU and played the 2008-2009 season. Had me scratching my head but I found an obscure bylaw in the NCAA that allows basketball players immediate eligibility of the former coach gives free release. I think that Goestenkors and Rentschier had a handsake agreement to let her go freely if the first year between them didn't work out (she was a Jody recruit).
Andie Malloy transferred from Iowa State to Baylor for volleyball a few years ago; she had to sit out one season, and lost one season of eligibility.
Baker Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech who transferred to OU for football. Initially, he lost one season of eligibility. But, after several appeals, the Big 12 voted that the rule wasn't fair to walk-on players, and that season was restored for him.
With softball having to stretch a scholarship so thinly, I wonder if she was a walkon or not at Tech?
Hadn't thought about that; could be. But, if she was good enough to start several games as true freshman, I just assumed she was receiving some scholarship funds.
She was way too good coming out to not be on scholarship. She was an alternate for the Junior national team. She can rake.
Based on all the softball players getting an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, perhaps Brianna won't be technically losing one year of eligibility at Texas this coming year as she would be classified as a true freshman athletically, right? But, I believe she would have to sit out the upcoming season unless Tech waives that requirement.
When the relief to all players in all classes was given, I immediately thought of the this type of situation:
Facing 2021 Roster Logjam, Arizona Players Opt To Transfer
The fact that Texas nets more players post-cancellation still boggles me and makes me think more have (?) to be thinking of transferring?
Brianna Cantu transfers to UT after playing softball at Texas Tech in 2020 | Hookem.com
Texas Tech has not yet signed off on Cantu’s transfer exception, so her status for the 2021 season is unclear.
Does she play shortstop? Since that is our main position that needs to be worked out because as of now the only player as of now is Alyssa Washington unless Parker improves alot over the summer but if it comes to bats then I think Washington takes the start
I think we have a lot of options at shortstop:
4) Parker (remember her?)
Article is interesting in that 4 out of the 5 transfers listed have history or future with Texas softball:
Five College Softball Transfers To Watch In 2021
I'm hoping "good for baseball" is also "good for softball"
Didn't expect this but welcome!!
So by happenstance, my daughter played with HS softball with a girl who is on the TLU softball team (this year was her freshman season). They keep in touch with an old team Snap account and I asked my daughter just to ask her ex-teammate about Roche's transfer.
So my daughter texted her former teammate and just asked if Mike White had ever seen her play in person or if Roche had sent film to Mike & staff ahead of her tranfer.
Her response below:
"He recruited her from all of her achievements and our coach is really close with everyone in the softball world. She's always been a great player. That's usually how our girls end up, big time schools or high in the softball world"