Once again, head coach Kara Lawson and the Blue Devils have used the transfer portal to their advantage.
Mia Heide, who has played the entirety of her four-year collegiate career at Tulane, announced Thursday afternoon via Twitter that she will join Duke through the transfer portal. The veteran forward adds experience to a talented incoming class headlined by five-star guard Ashlon Jackson, Canadian guard Emma Koabel and fellow forward Shay Bolin.
In her time with the Green Wave, Heide—one of the more decorated shot-blockers in Tulane history—averaged 4.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists to go along with her 1.4 blocks per game. The 6-foot-3 Austin, Texas native displayed remarkable durability in her four years, playing no less than 26 games in a season and starting all 31 contests in 2021-22, in which she posted a career-high 8.6 points per game.
With Heide deciding to spend her fifth year of eligibility at Duke, where she will enroll in the Fuqua School of Business, Lawson's reputation in the transfer portal continues to grow. This previous season's roster was headlined by a number of top-tier transfers, including Celeste Taylor, Elizabeth Balogun and Lexi Gordon.
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Jonathan Levitan is a Trinity senior and was previously sports editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.