Anna Cole transfers to Northwestern

Former Kentucky player Anna Cole will play for Northwestern, according to the school’s web site. The 6-foot-7 sophomore center will have to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules. Cole, who said she was leaving to move closer to her home in Wisconsin, averaged 3.3 minutes in nine games as a freshman last season. She averaged one point and 1.7 rebounds.

In Tuesday’s Northwestern release, Coach Joe McKeown was excited to have the former Kentucky Wildcat become a Northwestern Wildcat. “Anna is an extremely well-rounded and focused young woman,” he said. “Her presence on the court will enable us to continue a strong post game. We are delighted she has decided to bring her talent and enthusiasm to Northwestern and our Wildcat family.”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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