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Five College Softball Transfers To Watch In 2021

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Some of the biggest names in college softball have entered the transfer portal this year and found new programs to call home. The portal has been booming over the last several months since COVID-19 ended the 2020 season prematurely, as hundreds of student-athletes have entered the transfer market this year alone

See below for some of the biggest transfer moves of the year to date, and five players who we believe will make an immediate impact on their new programs.

Jana Johns: South Carolina to Oklahoma

Johns was an offensive juggernaut during her time as a Gamecock. The third baseman posted a career .301 batting average with 25 home runs during her time in South Carolina. The now-Sooner will bring her explosive offensive ability to a powerful Oklahoma lineup.

Ivy Davis: Arizona to Tennessee

Davis flourished this past season with a .305 batting average in her junior year for the Wildcats. In the shortened 2020 campaign, Davis was one homer shy of her career-best three home runs. She is a true utility player who will bring her versatility and depth to the Tennessee roster.

Jordan Doggett: Georgia to Oklahoma State

Doggett was a consistent hitter for the Bulldogs throughout her four-year career, and finished the shortened 2020 season with a .360 batting average. She steadily improved in each of her seasons at Georgia and will look to keep that momentum going next season with Oklahoma State.

Molly Jacobsen: Ole Miss to Texas 

Left-handed pitcher Molly Jacobsen began her collegiate career at Des Moines Area Community College before transferring to Ole Miss for her junior and senior seasons. In that time, Jacobsen earned 19 wins in the circle and posted a 2.53 ERA. She will join an elite Longhorn pitching staff under head coach Mike White.

Jade Gortarez: Arizona State to Louisiana

Gortarez is one of the smoothest-fielding shortstops in the college game today. Gortarez is not foreign to the transfer process, as she started her career at Texas before transferring to Arizona State. As a Sun Devil, Gortarez had a .313 career batting average.

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NCAA Softball Division I Transfer Tracker

A ton of college softball players have entered the transfer portal this year. Track the movement here.

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