OSU Softball All-American Kelly Maxwell Will Reportedly Enter Transfer Portal

OSU softball star Kelly Maxwell, an All-American for the Cowgirls and one of the best pitchers in the country, will reportedly enter the transfer portal, according to a report late Thursday from Extra Inning Softball. Maxwell, if she enters the portal, will do so as a graduate transfer, where she will be eligible immediately and can play out her college career in one final season as a super senior.

Just months ago, Maxwell more or less committed to returning to OSU in 2024 ahead of what turned out to be her second consecutive All-American campaign in Stillwater. In 2023 — a season after earning consensus All-American honors and earning Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Year — she posted a 16-7 record with a 1.91 ERA while striking out 229 batters in 142.2 innings. From 2021-23 she earned First Team All-Big 12 recognition for her efforts as one of the best on the bump.

Over her career, Maxwell has posted a staggering 1.58 ERA, a 58-20 record and 746 strikeouts. Should she officially hit the portal, she will do so on the heels of her redshirt senior season that just ended, making her eligible for one final super senior season as a grad transfer.