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2020 NCAA Softball Transfer Tracker, By The Numbers

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Softball America's 2020 NCAA Division I softball Transfer Tracker has seen the addition of more than 350 names since January, with numbers growing considerably since the COVID-19 shutdown ended the 2020 college softball season prematurely.

The NCAA Division I Council's decision to rule in favor of eligibility relief for spring sport student-athletes has also played a big role in the increasing number of college softball transfers, as roster sizes for 2021 will be bigger than ever before and playing time will be harder to come by.

Now that we are halfway through the year, we took some time to analyze our 2020 Transfer Tracker in order to learn more about the trends that exist in certain conferences and with certain programs.

See our findings below.

*This story reflects the data in our Transfer Tracker as of June 15, 2020 and does not include former Wright State softball players, since the program has been discontinued.

Conferences with the most transfers (outgoing):

  1. Conference USA: 21
  2. Mountain West: 19 / SEC: 19
  3. Ohio Valley: 17 / Southland: 17
  4. MEAC: 16 / Sun Belt: 16
  5. Pac-12: 15 / Big South: 15 / Big Ten: 15

Programs with the most transfers (outgoing):

  • Arizona: 5
  • James Madison: 5
  • La Salle: 5
  • Louisiana Tech: 5
  • UT-Arlington: 5
  • Louisiana: 4
  • North Alabama: 4
  • Omaha: 4
  • Texas Southern: 4
  • UNLV: 4
  • USC-Upstate: 4
  • UT-Martin: 4
  • Virginia Tech: 4

Number of transfers by month:

  1. January: 15
  2. February: 24
  3. March: 62
  4. April: 162
  5. May: 69
  6. June (through June 15): 45
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