Badger head coach Lisa Stone announced Friday morning that Welton had made a request to transfer for personal reasons and that the request has been granted.
Welton was an academic All-Big Ten pick this year who, according to a press release, remains in good standing with the program and with Stone. She averaged 14.4 minutes, 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game as a defensive stopper, earning eight starts while playing in all 29 games.
"We wish Shari' well in her future endeavors," Stone said. "She is a great student and a great person and has contributed in many ways to our program. Our staff is appreciative of her efforts."
Stanley will stand trial
Former Wisconsin tailback Booker Stanley will stand trial for three felony charges and six misdemeanors that stemmed from an altercation last December with a former girlfriend.
In January, Stanley was charged with second-degree sexual assault/use of force, second-degree recklessly endangering safety and bail jumping, all felonies. He was also charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. One count of bail jumping and one count of battery stemmed from a previous incident last July; the rest were from the same Dec. 21 incident in which he allegedly sexually assaulted his former girlfriend and choked her.
Stanley, 23, was already facing two charges of misdemeanor battery, a charge of disorderly conduct and one for resisting or obstructing an officer based on an alleged altercation at the Mifflin Street Block Party April 30.
Stanley, who was kicked off the football team in February, was bound over for trial on Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set.