Veerbeek, Mershon plan to transfer from Nebraska women's basketball program

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Ashtyn Veerbeek, who started all 29 games she played in for the Nebraska women’s basketball team this season, plans to leave the program and will no longer play at the NCAA Division I level.

Veerbeek will transfer to Dordt College, an NAIA program that plays in the GPAC Conference, and play basketball there. The school is in Veerbeek’s hometown of Sioux Center, Iowa.

Veerbeek recently finished her sophomore season with the Huskers. She will have two years of eligibility for the Defenders and will be eligible immediately. Veerbeek averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.

"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," said Veerbeek in a news release.

Veerbeek is the second player who has made plans to leave the program since the season ended. Kayla Mershon plans to transfer and continue her playing career with the Minnesota Gophers, she announced on social media on Tuesday.

Mershon put her name in the NCAA transfer portal about two weeks ago. She played high school basketball in the Minneapolis area for Minnetonka High School.

Mershon was a sophomore this season for the Huskers. The 6-foot-3 forward played in all 60 games over two seasons at Nebraska.

This season, she averaged about 12 minutes per game, and started one game. Mershon averaged 1.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, and had a career-high nine rebounds during an overtime loss against Ohio State.

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This article originally ran on journalstar.com.

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