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Transfer Tracker By The Numbers

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Today is the first day of August, which means many universities will begin the fall semester soon.

The transfer portal has been busy since it came to be in the fall of 2018, but the number of student-athletes who have entered it since the end of the 2018 season has far exceeded expectations.

At Softball America, we have tried our best to keep up with the Division I student-athletes who are hoping to be on the move. We began keeping track on May 1, and since then, 310 players have been reported in our transfer tracker.

SA has confirmed that 130 of those student-athletes have committed to new programs, while 180 are still searching for landing spots.

If we see any other student-athletes announce their transfers, it will most likely mean that they aren't enrolling until the spring semester or will not be playing in 2020 at all.

By the Numbers

Total Student-Athletes: 748
Division-I: 528
Power 5 since May 1, 2019: 88
Plus 27 since May 1, 2019: 222
Schools with the most since October 2018: San Jose State (11), Oregon (10), Mississippi State (9), Rutgers (8), Missouri (8), FIU (7), Louisiana (7), NC State (7), Coppin State (6), Kennesaw State (6), Mercer (6), Iowa (6)
A10: 15
ASUN: 15
America East: 6
American: 9
ACC: 30
Big 12: 12
Big East: 6
Big Sky: 19
Big South: 17
Big Ten: 27
Big West: 9
Colonial: 14
CUSA: 31
Horizon: 9
Metro Atlantic: 9
Mid-American: 12
MEAC: 20
MVC: 9
Mountain West: 26
NEC: 14
OVC: 15
Pac-12: 30
Patriot: 6
SEC: 50
Southern: 14
Southland: 20
Sun Belt: 36
Ivy: 2
Summit: 11
West Coast: 13
WAC: 16

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