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Former UK women’s guard Kyvin Goodin-Rogers transferring to Western Kentucky

Kentucky’s Ivana Jakubcova (2) and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (5) battled for a rebound against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 25, 2015.
Kentucky’s Ivana Jakubcova (2) and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (5) battled for a rebound against Eastern Michigan on Nov. 25, 2015. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Western Kentucky announced that former University of Kentucky standout Kyvin Goodin-Rogers will transfer to play for the Lady Toppers.

“I’m really excited about adding a player like Kyvin to our team,” WKU Coach Michelle Clark-Heard said. “She’s a versatile player, a great person and a winner. She’ll add size and bring a lot of experience to the roster. I knew Kyvin from recruiting her in high school and followed her success at Kentucky. I’m thrilled that she chose WKU to finish her collegiate career and look forward to coaching her.”

Goodin-Rogers appeared in 39 games with 15 starts during her time with the Wildcats after missing her freshman season due to health reasons in 2013-14. The former Marion County standout averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for Kentucky while knocking down three-pointers at a 35.4 percent (28-of-79) clip.

Coming out of high school, Goodin-Rogers was ranked as the nation’s No. 59 player by Blue Star Basketball and was ESPN’s 19th-best forward nationwide. A four-time All-State selection, she averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.4 blocks per game as a senior and was a finalist for the 2013 Kentucky Miss Basketball Award.

Goodin-Rogers is the daughter of Kiyonta Goodin and Tick Rogers, a former Louisville star who captured Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball honors in 1992.

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