South Carolina: NCAA denies transfer waiver for Te’a Cooper

Te’a Cooper. Photo: South Carolina Athletics.

From South Carolina:

South Carolina Athletics was informed today by the NCAA that the waiver of the transfer year in residence for Te’a Cooper was denied. Cooper will have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2018-19 season.

Cooper transferred to South Carolina from Tennessee over the summer after sitting out the 2016-17 season due to an injury. Cooper was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection in 2016 when she started 15 of the Lady Vols’ 36 games, was fourth the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game and scored in double figures 15 times.

“Adding a talent such as Te’a Cooper to our Gamecock family complements the players that we have,” head coach Dawn Staley said when Cooper transferred in June. “Her experience playing against top level competition will be a tremendous addition in sustaining our success.”

The team filed for a waiver for Cooper, a 5-8 guard, in December. During the same month, South Carolina announced that senior guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore would be out for the season with an ACL injury.

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