University of Dayton Women’s Basketball announces Taisiya Kozlova will transfer from Maryland

Kozlova will be junior next season for the Flyers

Photo of UD Women's Basketball Huddle from URI. Photo courtesy of Rick Roshto

DAYTON — The University of Dayton women’s basketball announced Thursday that former Maryland Terrapin guard Taisiya Kozlova will transfer to Dayton.

Kozlova, a native of Moscow Russia, entered the transfer portal on April 13th.

Dayton women’s basketball head coach Tamika Williams-Jeter said Thursday that Kozlova will be a great a asset for the Flyers on the court with her ability to stretch defenses out and shoot the ball at a very high level. “She’s 6-1 so she gives us a big, long guard,” she said. “Dayton fares well when we have 6-1, 6-2 wings that can really stroke it from the three-point arc. We are super excited to have Tai, she’s a great a person and has a rich story to tell.”

Kozlova appeared in 41 games in two seasons at Maryland and played a career-high 25 minutes against number four N.C. State last season. As a freshman, she shot 45 percent from three-point range and over 43 percent overall.

Kozlova is the second transfer added by Williams-Jeter, joining Anyssa Jones from Ohio State and is the third addition with incoming freshman Nayo Lear.