Rising senior Alexa Middleton will leave the Lady Vols program, head coach Holly Warlick announced Friday.

Middleton, a 5'9 guard from Murfreesboro, TN, played in 32 games for the Lady Vols during her junior season at Tennessee. She will complete the spring semester at UT before transferring to another basketball program. 

“I appreciate the contributions Alexa made to our program,” Warlick said. “She’s a great young lady who felt like she needed a change, and we will do our best to help her find that opportunity. I wish her nothing but the best as she pursues a new path.”

Middleton started in 13 games during the 2016-2017 campaign and averaged 25.5 minutes. She averaged 7.9 points per game, and led the team with 42 three-pointers. She shot 38.9 percent from outside the arc, with an overall field goal percentage of 39.5.

“I am so thankful for Coach Holly and the rest of the staff, my teammates and the amazing fans at Tennessee,” Middleton said. “I had some incredible experiences here, competing on a big stage, playing in some highly-competitive games and even traveling to Italy. This was a personal decision, and I just felt I needed to go somewhere to reach the goals I have set.”