The Castle Rock, Colo. native must sit out the coming season due to NCAA regulations, but will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Sherwood played in 25 games for UConn this past season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game.
Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb recruited Sherwood diligently in 2002, and the Commodores were a finalist for Sherwood's services before she settled on Coach Geno Auriemma's Huskies. She was ranked among the top recruits in the nation for the graduating class of 2003.
Vanderbilt has announced only one women's basketball signee for the class of 2004 (New Zealand native Katie Eggars), and had a number of scholarships available.
Sherwood was undecided Thursday on whether she would enroll in school in July, or wait until the fall semester begins in August.