Eloise Healey officially became a former University of Wisconsin golfer recently, and the next step in her journey is a great example of the revolving door that is spinning throughout all levels of college golf.
Healey, stocked with two year's of remaining eligibility thanks to an extra year granted all spring athletes by the NCAA, will begin graduate school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this fall and play golf for the NCAA Division II Sharks. NSU had six golfers on their roster in 2019-20, each from a different foreign country.
As Healey, a native of Liverpool, England, is coming into the program, a freshman who led the team in scoring is transferring out. Valentina Albertazzi, a Spaniard who had seven top-10 finishes in as many starts, is heading to NCAA Division I Kent State.
Speaking from Denmark, where she has spent the COVID-19 pandemic after golf courses closed in England, Healey told Wisconsin.Golf what prompted her transfer to NSU, how the NCAA Transfer Portal promises to impact college recruiting in this era of extra eligibility and how the move impacts her goal of one day playing professional golf.