Ethan Westerman is a reporter for the Hawgs Sports Network. He has bachelor's degrees in journalism and marketing from the University of Arkansas.
Goforth returning for UA women in 2023-24
Arkansas guard Sasha Goforth (13) drives the ball, Sunday, January 23, 2022 during the second half of a basketball game at Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Check out nwaonline.com/220124Daily/ for today's photo gallery. .(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)
FAYETTEVILLE — After a season away from basketball due to health issues, Sasha Goforth will return to the court for Arkansas in 2023-24.
Goforth, a 6-1 native of Fayetteville, announced on social media Saturday that she will suit up again for the Razorbacks after a year of receiving medical treatment for gastroparesis, which is essentially paralysis of the stomach. It is a condition she has dealt with since her junior year of high school.
She transferred to Arkansas prior to the 2021-22 season after spending her freshman year at Oregon State. She started all 32 games in her first season with the Razorbacks and averaged 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.4 assists.
Goforth remained with the team in 2022-23 but was not in uniform.
While at Oregon State, she averaged 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Goforth was on the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.
Goforth was rated the No. 21 recruit in the class of 2020 by HoopGurlz, the recruiting service ESPN uses. She was a McDonald’s All-American and the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year in 2019 at Fayetteville.
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