NORMAN, Okla. (BVM) – Jordy Bahl shocked the sports world on Monday with the announcement of her decision to transfer.
— Jordyn Bahl (@jordybahl) June 12, 2023
In two seasons at Oklahoma, Bahl had a career 1.00 ERA with 397 strikeouts. She helped the Sooners win two national championships, highlighted by her most recent College World Series performance where she threw 24.2 scoreless innings.
Now she has become arguably the most coveted athlete to enter the transfer portal.
Bahl mentions in her Twitter post that she has already returned home to play. For the Papillion, Nebraska, native, that means the Cornhuskers will likely be the next home for the softball star.
She has two years of eligibility remaining and the NIL possibilities for Bahl are endless no matter where she plays. Now she will have the opportunity to finish out one of the most historic college softball careers about an hour southwest of where she grew up.
The sophomore will go down as one of the greatest athletes in the school’s history despite only being on campus for two seasons. It is disappointing news for Sooners fans, but it has been a positive reaction from the fanbase on social media.
Nobody out there quite like Jordy Bahl! Tough loss for the Sooners, great win for her future team. Such a special talent and person.
Thank you for 2 amazing years, go be great! You’ve got fans for life here in Oklahoma. https://t.co/HEk2becXrR
— 𝙹𝙸𝙼𝙼𝚈 𝙶𝚁𝙴𝙴𝙽𝙱𝙴𝙰𝙽𝚂 (@soonersonly) June 12, 2023
Jordy Bahl will forever be a great Sooner. She won’t finish her career at Oklahoma, but she was a truly special athlete here. One of the fiercest competitors I’ve covered.
Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life. And that’s what she’s doing.
— Summer of George (@GeorgeStoia) June 12, 2023
She also seems to have the support of the Oklahoma coaching staff and team as they will now look for a way to replace the best collegiate player in the sport.
— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) June 12, 2023
Bahl closed out her statement by stating her desire to help grow the game in her home state and what better way to do that than by bringing national relevance back to the Cornhuskers’ program.
The one-time Nebraska commit will now more than likely finally wind up in Lincoln and look to become a three-time national champion by the time she finishes her college career.