Women's Basketball players Boyd and Rentschler elect to transfer
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas basketball junior Crystal Boyd and freshman Rachel Rentschler have elected to transfer and will depart from The University at the conclusion of the spring semester in May.
Neither Boyd, a 5-11 shooting guard from Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview HS) or Rentschler (Keller, Texas/Fort Worth Christian HS), a 6-2 forward, have determined where they will transfer.
"I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to coach both Rachel and Crystal this season," noted Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors, who just completed her first year at UT while leading the Longhorns to the NCAA Championship second round and a 22-13 finish. "I wish them only the very best in their future endeavors and playing careers."
Boyd played two years at Texas, having been granted a NCAA medical redshirt waiver in 2006-07. She played in 51 total games, including 25 off the bench this season when she averaged 2.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 8.7 minutes per game.
Rentschler saw action in 34 of UT's 35 games, playing 11.8 minutes per game off the bench with averages of 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
"I had a really great year with my teammates at Texas, but after a lot of soul-searching and deep thought following the season, I thought it was in my best interest to ask for my release to transfer to another university to play the game I love," stated Rentschler. "I am looking for a different role and more opportunity to play in a different system. I wish the team the best of luck in the future."
"I really appreciate my opportunities here at Texas, and will miss all my teammates and coaches, but I need to do what is best for me, playing-wise," noted Boyd. "Coach Goestenkors and I have a great relationship, but I believe this move is the best decision for me in terms of my basketball future. I want to have more playing time and the opportunity to contribute more. Also, I want a career in the music industry, and I am looking to go somewhere where I can study music and recording technology. I wish everyone in the UT program the best luck in their careers here."