Ex-Irish F Taya Reimer announces transfer to Michigan State

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Taya Reimer didn't have to travel far to find a second home.

The former Notre Dame forward, who announced her intentions to transfer in February, confirmed on Twitter on Sunday that she'll continue her collegiate basketball career at Michigan State.

"So incredibly excited and feeing blessed to have been able to find a new home as AMAZING as Michigan State!!! #GoGreen" Reimer tweeted.

Reimer, who plans to graduate from Notre Dame this spring, will have two remaining seasons of eligibility at Michigan State. The 6-foot-4 junior was named one of three team captains prior to the 2015-16 season but left the team for the second time in her career in December.

The Fishers, Ind., native averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in five games this season but was hampered by a lingering achilles injury. Reimer averaged 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the 2014-15 season, helping spur the Irish to an appearance in the national championship game.

Without Reimer, Notre Dame finished 33-2 this season, before its season ended abruptly with a loss to Stanford in the Sweet 16. The loss snapped a streak of five consecutive Final Four appearances for the Irish.

So incredibly excited and feeing blessed to have been able to find a new home as AMAZING as Michigan State!!! #GoGreen

— Taya Reimer (@busta_reimes) April 10, 2016

Notre Dame’s Taya Reimer, center, stands with teammates during the National Anthem before sitting out an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)