Antwainette Walker transfers from Marquette


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Antwainette Walker (4) attempts to make a pass in Marquette’s 60-45 win over Southern Nov. 15 at the Al McGuire Center.

Marquette junior guard Antwainette Walker announced Monday that she will be transferring from Marquette. She made the announcement via her Instagram account.

Walker has one year of eligibility remaining due to NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility to all winter athletes due to COIVD-19.

“Marquette Nation, I firstly want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to play for this program. I also want to thank Coach Duffy and the coaching staff for the support you have shown me. The time I’ve spent here was like no other and wouldn’t change it for anything. As this is bittersweet, one door has to close so another can open. With that being said, I have decided to put my name into the transfer portal to finish out my career at a different university,” Walker said in the post.

The Lisle, Illinois, native is coming off a career season with the Golden Eagles in which she averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 28 games played. Additionally, Walker served a key defensive role off the bench where she posted 27 steals and five blocks on the season.

The junior guard scored a season-high 12 points in January against DePaul to go along with a season high of 9 rebounds against the Blue Demons.

This will be the second time Walker will be transferring, as she transferred to Marquette from Arkansas-Little Rock in 2019. In her two seasons with the Golden Eagles, Walker averaged 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 11.9 minutes in 46 total games played.

Prior to the team’s game against St. John’s Feb. 27, Walker was honored as one of three seniors on the team on Senior Day.

Walker is the second player to transfer from Marquette’s program after guard Danyel Middleton announced her decision to transfer April 1. 

This article was written by Kristin Parisi. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @KristinParisiMU.