Saylor Poffenbarger - Women's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#4 Saylor Poffenbarger

4 | G | R-So. | 6-2 | Middletown, Md. | Middletown HS/UConn

– SEC All-Freshman Team | 2023
– SEC Freshman of the Week | Nov. 30, 2022, Dec. 7, 2022, Dec. 21, 2022, Jan. 11, 2023, Jan. 18, 2023

1st – Defensive Rebounds (225), 2022-23
1st – Games Started (37), 2022-23
1st – Games Played (37), 2022-23
2nd – Rebounds (255), 2022-23
2nd – Defensive Rebound Average (6.1), 2022-23
3rd – Minutes (1190), 2022-23
11th – Rebounding Average (6.9), 2022-23
14th – Blocked Shots (40), 2022-23
17th – Blocked Shots Per Game (1.1), 2022-23

Started in all 30 games appeared in … Led the team in rebounds per game (11.2) and total defensive rebounds (283) … Finished her redshirt sophomore year with 14 double-figure scoring games, 19 double-digit rebound games, nine double-doubles and two 20-point games … Broke the single-season defensive rebound record … Only player in school history to log four 19+ rebound games in a career, done all this season … In the Arkansas record book for a single season, also broke the record for defensive rebound average (9.4) and was second in total rebounds (337) and double-doubles, third in rebounding average, 19th in blocks (34) and 20th in 3-point attempts (164) … In the SEC, finished first in defensive rebounds/game, second in rebounds/game, third in 3-point attempts, eighth in 3-pointers/game (1.8), 11th in blocks/game (1.1) and 13th in minutes/game (31.6) … In the NCAA, came up second in defensive rebounds/game, seventh in rebounds/game and 18th in total rebounds … 35.5 FG%, 32.9 3FG%, 67.3 FT% … Pulled down 21 rebounds in Arkansas’ season opener vs. ULM … Recorded a double-double behind 10 points and 12 boards with three assists, three blocks and three steals vs. Murray State … Broke a 35-year school record for single-game rebounds with 23 at No. 15 Florida State, while also adding 13 points and three blocks … Recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and five blocks vs. UAPB … Logged eight points and 19 rebounds vs. Illinois … Was 6-of-7 from the floor and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc for 17 points vs. UIC in the West Palm Beach Classic … Registered another 19 boards against UIW … Tallied 15 points, 17 rebounds and four assists against Georgia … Matched a career-high 24 points at Missouri, registering eight 3-pointers, the second most in a single game in school history … Followed that up with 23 points off 9-of-18 from the floor with 11 rebounds against Alabama … Finished with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds at Florida … Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards vs. Missouri.

SEC All-Freshman Team selection … Five-time SEC Freshman of the Week, which broke a school record and led the conference … Started in all 37 games, tied for school record … Crashed the boards well, leading the team in rebounds (6.9), as well as blocks (40) … Broke the single-season defensive rebound record with 225 defensive boards, while also becoming the first Hog to pull down 200+ defensive rebounds (since stat has been tracked) … In SEC, ranked No. 3 in defensive rebounds/game (6.1), No. 8 in minutes/game (32.2), No. 11 in rebounds/game and No. 13 in blocks/game (1.1) … Finished with 13 double-digit scoring games, nine 10+ rebounding contests, five 5+ assist games and four double-doubles … 33.1 FG%, 22.9 3FG%, 70.5 FT% … Started season with a near double-double of 11 points and eight rebounds at Arkansas – Pine Bluff … Had her first of nine 10+ rebound performances against Tulsa with 10 boards … Averaged 12.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists/game across three contests at the Paradise Jam in the U.S.V.I. … Most impressive defensive performance came against No. 25 Kansas State, holding K-State’s leading scorer to 1-of-10 shooting from the field for five points … Earned first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds with five assists vs. Oral Roberts … Followed that up with her second consecutive double-double with 17 points and 12 boards against Lamar … Huge in Arkansas’ road win at No. 16 Creighton with a double-double (16 points and 11 boards) … Scored a career-high 24 points at Missouri, while shutting down the Tigers’ leading scorer to five points … Registered a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double at Auburn and held their leading scorer to one point and 0-for-8 from the field … Put up 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in SEC Tournament game vs. No. 1 South Carolina … Averaged 8.9 rebounds per game in the four Postseason WNIT contests.

AS A FRESHMAN (2021-22)
Joined Arkansas in January 2022 … Sat out the season.

Appeared in 12 games … grabbed two rebounds at Xavier (2/20) … notched three points, one rebound and one block at St. John’s (2/17) … scored first career points on a three pointer at Marquette (2/5) … made collegiate debut at DePaul (1/31) … enrolled at UConn in January 2021.

No. 30th-ranked recruit in her class … No. 13th-ranked guard … two-time all-state first team … two-time conference player of the year … 2020 Ms. Maryland Basketball … won gold at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship … averaged 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the tournament.


  • Daughter of Amy and Bill Poffenbarger
  • Birthday is April 14
  • Majoring in sport and recreation management
  • Born and raised in Maryland
  • Played against teammate Makayla Daniels in high school
  • Best parts of her game: can do a little bit of everything like shoot, drive, post and stretch
  • Plays for her little brother who passed away
  • Comes from an athletic family, as her mother, Amy, played at Missouri and one of her brothers, Reese, is the starting quarterback at Albany
  • Favorite food: chicken tenders
  • Favorite sport outside of basketball: football
  • Favorite TV show: Stranger Things
  • Favorite movie: Legally Blonde