Anna Ervin Is Latest Arkansas Transfer; Headed to Houston for 2021-22

Anna Ervin from Cypress, Texas has announced her transfer to the University of Houston for 2021-22. She wrote on social media:

“I am very humbled & excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic & swim career at the University of Houston! I am so grateful for the opportunity and for friends, family, & coaches who have helped me along the way! Go Coogs! 🐾❤️ #fortheh”

Ervin is the third Razorback to publicly announce a new home for 2021-22. She follows Peyton Palsha’s commitment to Georgia and Allie Rogers’ to Hendrix. There are currently 12 swimmers from Arkansas in the NCAA transfer portal for the 2020-2021 season. Last year, both Emma Hultquist and Jessie Beckwith transferred from Arkansas to TCU.

Ervin graduated in 2020 from Cy-Fair High School. In her freshman season at Arkansas, she swam at 2021 SEC Championships in the 50 free (52nd), 100 fly (36th), and 200 fly (40th). Both her 50 free and 200 fly times were personal bests. She notched a PB in the 100 fly at the Mizzou Invitational and in the 200 IM at the dual meet with Kansas. While at Arkansas, she dropped .4 in the 50 free, .9 in the 200 IM, 1.1 in the 100 fly, and 1.9 in the 200 fly,

Best SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 54.47
  • 200 fly – 2:05.37
  • 50 free – 23.46
  • 100 free – 51.58
  • 200 IM – 2:07.81

Houston women won their fifth straight conference title at the 2021 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. Ervin’s best times would have scored in the A final of the 100 fly (along with conference champion, senior Katie Higgins, and runner-up, freshman Abby Jackson), the B final of the 200 fly (with freshman Marina Ortega Bonilla; Jackson, Higgins, and senior Morgan Rosas were in the A final), and the B final of the 50 free (with freshman Hannah Farmer; conference champion Mykenzie Leehy and Kathryn Power, both seniors, and junior Rachel Hicks were all in the A final).

Ervin will start with incoming freshmen Abbie Alvarez, Adelaide Meuter, Henrietta Fángli, Julia Koluch, Keely Rollinson, Lauren Chaney, Marta Beesmans Barquero, and Mary Catherine Jurica.

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Mark Torres
4 months ago

There are currently 12 swimmers from Arkansas in the NCAA transfer database.

Interesting!

Hswimmer
Reply to  Mark Torres
4 months ago

What’s going on there?

Beth Nelson
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 months ago

It’s not good. Coach related

Concerned
Reply to  Beth Nelson
4 months ago

Are there 12 in addition to the three listed here? Or 12 altogether?

Admin
Reply to  Concerned
4 months ago

12 altogether.

Beth Nelson
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 months ago

Some of the 12 not listed have already found new teams

SWIMGUY12345
Reply to  Mark Torres
4 months ago

How did you find that out?

Mark Torres
Reply to  SWIMGUY12345
4 months ago

That was in the article. Seems like a lot of transfers in a short amount of time. Wonder what is going on there?

Just FYI
4 months ago

Serena Gould transferred to TCU

texas swimmers
Reply to  Just FYI
4 months ago

happy for Serena!!

Three D
4 months ago

Awesome catch for UH Cougars! Anna has a lot of upside and is a positive team player!

Beth Nelson
Reply to  Three D
4 months ago

She is and Arkansas didn’t deserve her

Beth Nelson
Reply to  Beth Nelson
4 months ago

Maddie London to Pitt

Beth Nelson
Reply to  Beth Nelson
4 months ago

Hannah Cech to WVa

John
4 months ago

Glad they ultimately decided my daughter wasn’t fast enough. She really liked the assistant coach.

Bh Nelson
Reply to  John
4 months ago

Dive coach just resigned and 2 divers entered portal. Total 14 soon to be 15. Article in Swimswam

Concerned
Reply to  Bh Nelson
4 months ago

Wow.

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Concerned
4 months ago

Internal investigation happening there.

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Bh Nelson
4 months ago

Rachel Rodriguez to TCU for her postgraduate year

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Bh Nelson
4 months ago

to swim.

Kamryn
4 months ago

University of Arkansas needs to investigate as to what’s happening on the swim team.

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Kamryn
3 months ago

They are currently. Unfortunately it is being kept quiet but its ongoing

Bhnelson
Reply to  Bh Nelson
1 month ago

The investigation has now been taken over by SafeSport. So yes, it is real.

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