Erjavec Granted Immediate Eligibility
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami women’s basketball team received good news on Wednesday as junior transfer Karla Erjavec was granted immediate eligibility as part of the NCAA’s blanket waiver providing relief for transfers currently sitting a year in residence.
Erjavec will have three years of eligibility with the Canes because of the NCAA Division I Council’s decision to allow winter sport athletes to return for an additional season of competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Oh my, this is some of the best news that I’ve gotten lately,” Erjavec said. “This means so much to me. After the whole year and everything I’ve been through, this is an opportunity I’m so excited to take on. Thank you to everyone that helped and supported me up to this point. It’s only up from here. Let’s freaking go.”
Erjavec joined the Canes after two seasons with the University of Wyoming Cowgirls. A two-year starter at Wyoming, Erjavec averaged 8.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in 53 appearances.
“Like many coaches, I want to celebrate the NCAA’s decision,” head coach Katie Meier said. “It’s a wonderfully positive outcome and especially meaningful for Karla. Basketball has been a place where she can feel grounded and find her joy. The opportunity to play in games will mean the world to her and it will mean a lot to our team. I couldn’t be happier for such a deserving player.”
A native of Zagreb, Croatia, Erjavec has represented her home country at numerous FIBA events over the years, most recently playing as a member of the Croatia National Women’s Team at the EuroBasket Women 2021 qualifiers in November.