Women’s basketball star Abby Meyers to transfer to Maryland

One of Princeton’s brightest stars is headed home to complete her college basketball career.

Women’s basketball senior guard Abby Meyers, who hails from Potomac, Md., Will be transferring to the Maryland Terrapins for next season, according to a recent social media post from the team. Meyers joins a program that won the NCAA championship in 2005–06 and has made eleven straight appearances in March Madness.

At Princeton, Meyers became as big of a name as a Tiger athlete can be, using a career-high 29-point outing to lead the team to their second-ever NCAA tournament win over Southeastern Conference champion Kentucky in March, as well as being. named an All-American Honorable Mention. In addition to these accomplishments, Meyers was unanimously selected as the Ivy League Player of the Year, finishing second in the conference in scoring at 17.9 points per game.

Meyers’ career at Princeton began in the 2017–18 season, when she was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice. She has since missed two seasons of Princeton basketball, having taken a leave of absence after her first year and missing out on the 2020–21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having only played three seasons for the Tigers, Meyers amassed an impressive 936 points.

“I am so lucky to have been a student-athlete at Princeton these past four years,” Meyers wrote in a comment to The Daily Princetonian. “I leave knowing that I have made so many incredible friendships and lasting memories here as a Tiger.”

Meyers will look to add to that total with Maryland next season, who, despite having won the Big Ten in six of the eight seasons they’ve played in the conference, have only progressed past the Sweet 16 once. The former Princeton star certainly has the acumen to take the team beyond that threshold.

“I look forward to building off my undergraduate experience at Maryland as a graduate student,” Meyers said. “I am so appreciative of where I am and where I will be going, and I thank Princeton tremendously.”

Wilson Conn is a co-head editor for the Sports section at the ‘Prince’ who typically covers football, basketball, and breaking news. He is also a senior writer for the Podcast section. He can be reached at wconn@princeton.edu or on Twitter at wilson_conn.

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