Arkansas’ Erynn Barnum decides to enter transfer portal

By Dudley E. Dawson
on 2023-03-31 19:20 PM


Arkansas women’s basketball fans got a big surprise on Friday afternoon and it wasn’t a good one.

Razorback forward and leading scorer Erynn Barnum, who had previously said she would be using her last year of eligibility at Arkansas, announced via her Instagram that she would now be entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Barnum, one of 10 mid-season finalists for the Katrina McClain Award as the nation’s top power forward, averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebound this season.

Arkansas finished the season 24-13 with a loss at Kansas in the WNIT’s Great Eight.

Barnum wrote:

Hog Nation,

“I would first like to think Coach Neighbors and the Arkansas coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams of playing at the college level. 

“While at the University of Arkansas, I have built bounds that would last me a lifetime. I would like to thank my family for their everlasting support and standing behind me in every obstacle throughout my career.

“However, I have decided to enter the transfer portal. Although this is the hardest goodbye, I’m excited for the next chapter of my story. Woo Pig4Ever Erynn Barnum.”

Photo by John D. James

(Last updated: 2023-03-31 19:20 PM)