Harris lands at NAIA’s Georgetown

Raevyn Harris

The first of the Cleveland State women’s team’s three 2022 offseason transfer portal entrants has found a new school, as NAIA side Georgetown (KY) announced the signing of sophomore post Raevyn Harris on Monday.

Harris was part of the Vikings’ huge 2020-21 entering class that initially included seven players but is now down to just two: Destiny Leo and Barbara Zieniewska, as the remainder had already moved on to places like Merrimack (Amaya Staton) or Central Connecticut State (Meghan Kenefick). Despite being a Maryland state champion at St. Mary’s Ryken High School and offering the always-tantalizing promise of great size at 6-3, Harris never truly found her footing in Cleveland, playing just 140 minutes across two seasons and disproportionately in mop-up duty or against non-Division I competition. Her career-bests of 13 points and seven rebounds both came on December 18, 2021 in a rout of NAIA side Ohio Christian, an imperceptible bit of foreshadowing.

In Georgetown however, Harris joins a program far more accomplished at that level than OCU. The Tigers were 22-12 overall last season – though a solid win against NCAA DI’s Morehead State is not counted on that record – and advanced to the Mid-South Conference championship game, then to the first round of the NAIA’s national championship tournament. The NAIA tourney bid was the program’s 16th in all, a number that includes a trip to the Fab Four in 2012.

Notably, former Northern Kentucky guard Grace White was one of the 2021-22 GC team’s key contributors, though she’s now out of eligibility. A former DI player able to return, however, is Jalynn Landversicht, who played with CSU’s Brittni Moore at UT Martin in 2018-19.

With Harris off the board, two former Vikings remain in the portal, grad transfers Isabelle Gradwell and Isabella Geraci, both of whom spent four full years at Cleveland State before electing for a change of scenery for their respective final seasons. On the other side of the ledger, the Vikings still have four spots available and will look to collect their own portal bounty as soon as possible to round out the 2022-23 roster.

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