Junior guard Courtney Ekmark is transferring out of the UConn and will be enrolling at Arizona State University, in her home state, where she will finish off her final two years of NCAA eligibility.
“I feel incredibly blessed to have been a UConn Husky for the past two years but I am really looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life at Arizona State,” Ekmark said in a press release. “I want to thank the coaching staff and my UConn teammates for everything over the last two years and I can’t wait to start playing for Coach Charli here in Tempe.”
Ekmark was a highly-touted high school recruit, earning Arizona’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. She is the second member of the 2014 recruiting class to transfer. Sadie Edwards left UConn as a freshman and ended up continuing her basketball career at the University of Southern California.
“Courtney is a great kid and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know her and her family,” Auriemma said via a UConn press release. “Everyone at UConn misses her already and we wish her nothing but the best in the future.”
Ekmark appeared in 61 games over two years in Storrs, averaging 2 points per game while shooting 38% from the field.