University of Louisville women’s basketball announced today that Georgia Tech transfers Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon have been granted waivers by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately for the 2019-20 season.
Balogun and Dixon come to Louisville after spending their freshman season at Georgia Tech. Balogun was named ACC Freshman of the Year, while Dixon was named to the All-ACC Freshman team.
“We are excited that both Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon will be eligible to play this season,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “They are incredible young women, both on and off the court, and they already have a year of experience in the ACC, which is a huge plus. Adding them really helps us with our depth.”
Balogun is a 6-foot-1 guard from Chattanooga, Tenn. She was named the 2018-19 ACC Freshman of the Year and four times was named ACC Freshman of the Week in her lone season at Georgia Tech.
She started all 30 games for the Yellow Jackets a year ago, averaging 14.6 points per game, which led the team and ACC freshman, and ranked eighth in the country among freshmen.
Balogun led Georgia Tech in scoring 13 times, produced six 20-plus point games, two 30-plus point outings and 24 times scored in double figures.
She scored a career-high 35 points at North Carolina, which marked the third highest scoring output for a freshman in Georgia Tech history. With 437 points last season, Balogun scored the seventh most points as a freshman in Georgia Tech history.
On the season, she shot 65-194 (.335) from 3-point range to lead the team and connected on at least one 3-pointer in 29 of 30 games. Twice she knocked down a career-high six 3-pointers, shooting 6-12 at Clemson and 6-12 three games later at North Carolina.
Dixon is a 6-foot-5 forward out of Memphis, Tenn. She was tabbed to the All-ACC Freshman team, along with Balogun, and three times was named ACC Freshman of the Week.
She started all 30 games for the Yellow Jackets and was second on the team and first among ACC freshmen in rebounding with 6.4 per game. She ranked third on the team in scoring with 11.0 points per game.
Seven times she led the team in scoring and six times led the team in rebounds. She scored in double figures 19 times and had three 20-plus point scoring games.
She finished the year with 192 rebounds, which ranks fourth all-time among freshmen in Georgia Tech history.
Dixon recorded her first career double-double in just her third game with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Western Carolina. She finished with four double-doubles on the season and against Duke on Jan. 10, she recorded her fourth double-double of the year with a career-high 22 points to go with a personal-best 17 rebounds.