Two Husker women’s basketball players transfer from program

Ashtyn Veerbeek and Kayla Mershon have transferred from the program.
Husker sophomore Ashtyn Veerbeek announces she is transferring to Dordt College.

Two sophomores are no longer part of Nebraska women’s basketball.

Ashtyn Veerbeek and Kayla Mershon have transferred from the program.

Mershon, who averaged 1.6 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Huskers, announced she’s transferring to Minnesota on Instagram early Wednesday.

“I want to thank Nebraska basketball for all that they’ve taught and done for me,” Mershon said in the post. “I have made memories and friendships there that will last a lifetime. That being said, after much deliberation I have decided to return home and continue my career as a Minnesota Gopher. I want to thank God, my friends, and my family for being here for me and supporting me throughout this decision making process and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds.”

Veerbeek, who started in all 29 games she played last season, announced she’s transferring to Dordt College out of the GPAC. The forward played high school basketball at Western Christian in Hull, Iowa. She  averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds this season for the Huskers.

In a statement to Dordt, Veerbeek said: “I chose to transfer to Dordt University because I wanted to be a part of a great faith-centered community and play in front of all my family and friends in my hometown.”

Nebraska coach Amy Williams still has two post players on scholarship in senior Kate Cain and sophomore Izzy Bourne.

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I want to thank Nebraska basketball for all that they’ve taught and done for me. I have made memories and friendships there that will last a lifetime. That being said, after much deliberation I have decided to return home and continue my career as a Minnesota Gopher. I want to thank God, my friends, and my family for being here for me and supporting me throughout this decision making process and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds! 〽️

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