By Courtney Mims & Kevin McPherson
UPDATE (1:30 P.M.) – According to sources, Jersey Wolfenbarger entered her name into the portal at 11:02 a.m. on Monday morning.
Her name was in the portal for 25 hours and 25 minutes, and taken out at 12:27 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, but according to sources close to Wolfenbarger, she still intends to transfer. The removal appears to be a formality in keeping with the portal process.
Additionally, a team spokesperson confirmed to us Wolfenbarger is no longer with the team. A search of the Arkansas women’s basketball roster online does show her name.
According to her portal profile, when asked if she wanted to be contacted by other institutions she indicated yes.
Pig Trail Nation has photo evidence, but in order to keep our sources protected, we have chosen not to release them.
Student-athletes can elect to enter the portal at any time if they meet certain exceptions outside of the portal window.
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas junior Jersey Wolfenbarger is entering the transfer portal and is no longer with the team, according to multiple sources who provided information on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Later on Tuesday morning, a team spokesperson confirmed that Wolfenbarger is no longer with the team.
Her departure from the Razorbacks women’s basketball team comes just a week before the 2023-24 season-opener at home against Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Wolfenbarger will be a first-time college transfer, but the NCAA’s bylaws for immediate eligibility at another Division 1 school are more complicated than they were last year. She and her family had a meeting on Tuesday with University of Arkansas athletics compliance staffers for the purpose of “sifting through these new (NCAA transfer) rules.”
Wolfenbarger, a national Top 10-rated / 5-star prospect coming out of Fort Smith Northside high school in the class of 2021, played in 65 games while making 26 starts in her two seasons as a Razorback as she totaled 363 points, 245 rebounds, 50 blocks, 41 assists, and 31 steals in her Arkansas career.
The 6-foot-5 guard started 23 of 30 games as a freshman in ‘21-22, averaging 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes while shooting 40.5% from the field, including 24.3% from 3, and 47.9% from the free throw line.
Last season as a sophomore, Wolfenbarger made 3 starts in 35 games and averaged 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.2 minutes while shooting 37.5% from the field, including 20.0% from 3, and 66.7% from the free throw line.
Wolfenbarger was a 2021 McDonald’s All American, a Gatorade Arkansas High School Player of the Year, and a two-time 6A state champion at Northside.