Following a standout season in which they helped lead Miami (Fla.) to the Elite Eight, Haley and Hanna Cavinder surprised the college basketball world when they announced that they would be leaving the Hurricanes program to retire from the sport.
But as it turned out, Haley Cavinder isn’t done with the hardwood just yet, with the 5-foot-6 guard announcing on Monday that she’ll be transferring to TCU.
Cavinder’s commitment is a major get for first-year TCU head coach Mark Campbell. Last season, Cavinder was Miami’s leading scorer with 12.2 points per game while also posting team highs in 3-point shooting percentage (.404) and free throw percentage (.878) en route to earning second-team All-ACC honors.
In heading to Fort Worth, the 2021 Mountain West Player of the Year joins a Horned Frogs team that has won its first three games of the 2023-24 campaign. While it was previously believed that Haley and Hanna Cavinder had retired to focus on their post-playing careers — including a developmental deal with WWE — it now appears at least one of them will be making her return to college basketball, where the two twins had reportedly earned more than $2 million in NIL deals last season.
Following Haley Cavinder’s announcement on Monday, many took to social media to weigh in.
This makes so much sense https://t.co/FpRkLaybJJ
— Cyclone Larry (@CycloneLarry69) November 13, 2023
gonna fail a class so I have to return https://t.co/Jy2Ve9lTbW
— aaron (@stockxsucks) November 13, 2023
this was not on my sports bingo card https://t.co/0hoQUHUuYe
— Shelbie Rhodes (@shelbieelaine13) November 13, 2023
All of a sudden, I think I really want WBB season tickets https://t.co/g5OgdrZgcp
— Derrico Henrio (@derrico_henrio) November 13, 2023
I think it's time to start going to TCU Women's Basketball games https://t.co/oXwkh5YZFf
— Superfrog’s Burner (@SuperFrogBurner) November 13, 2023
After conversations with friends and family i’d like to announce my fandom flip to TCU. Go Frogs! https://t.co/DmUCkkfBaY
— ^🐤🌹 (@hawkeyemuse) November 13, 2023
I love being a student at TCU https://t.co/QYqj5hoihy
— Too Cold U (@toocoldTCU) November 13, 2023
TCU Women’s Basketball is BACK https://t.co/Xy4gnRyKVj
— Barstool TCU (@BarstoolTCU) November 13, 2023