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Hot Shots: Athletes Benefit From the Revolving Door of the NCAA Transfer Portal

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College athletics has been heavily changing since the implementation of the transfer portal in 2018. The “portal” allows for collegiate athletes of all levels to place their names into an online list to be recruited by other colleges in hopes of finding better teams, coaches, academics or overall college experience, according to the NCSA.

In 2023, I entered the transfer program in hopes of a better women’s basketball program for my two remaining years of eligibility. I entered the portal after my third season at Xavier University of low playing time and low spirits and was excited when Pepperdine called me.