American University women’s basketball team loses four key players to transfer portal

Edwards, Brown, Fisher among transfers

American University women’s basketball team loses four key players to transfer portal

Curtain call.

That appears to be the trend for some American University women’s basketball players in the past week. Four Eagles women’s basketball players have entered the transfer portal as of April 10 — leaving the team quite different from the one that won the 2021-22 Patriot League championship. 

Karla Vreš was the first player from the 2021-22 team to put their name in the transfer portal.

“Being part of this community for the past three years has been a once in a lifetime experience,” Vreš announced on Instagram March 28. “I am officially entering my name into the transfer portal.”

Senior forward Taylor Brown and senior guard Emily Fisher were the next players to enter their names into the transfer portal, according to American University Athletic Department representative Samantha Rinkus.

“Getting to play for American University has been a great experience the past four years,” Brown announced on Twitter April 2. “With the support of my family and friends, I have decided to enter my name in the transfer portal.”

Senior guard Jade Edwards was the final player to enter her name into the transfer portal, Rinkus confirmed.

“I want to thank my coaches for helping me make my dream of playing Division I basketball come true, but after much consideration, I will be entering the transfer portal,” Edwards said in a statement to The Eagle.

The roster turnover comes after AU appeared in the NCAA Tournament following a Patriot League championship that awarded head coach Megan Gebbia with her third title. 

Gebbia and Fisher declined to comment on the transfers.

Edwards started in all 32 games as a senior, as did Brown and Fisher. The Eagles will also lose their three highest-scoring performers. Edwards led the team in scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game while Brown and Fisher averaged 10.2 and 8.7, respectively.  

AU went 23-9 last year, losing to Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

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