Kayla Mershon is eligible.
The former Minnetonka High School star who spent two seasons at the University of Nebraska before transferring to the Gophers has been cleared to play this season. Last week the NCAA allowed a blanket waiver for any transfers to become immediately eligible for the 2020-21 season. Tuesday the Gophers got the official OK from the Big Ten.
That means the 6-3 center/forward will make her Gophers debut Wednesday at Williams Arena against Indiana.
"Very good news," Whalen said. "Obviously, now, we have more post depth. We've added somebody who has played 60 games in the Big Ten, and played at a high level."