CCU's Brooke Weisbrod Tabbed NCAA Woman of the Year for South Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. - While she may have graduated and moved on to the professional ranks, the honors just keep coming for former Coastal Carolina University women's basketball star Brooke Weisbrod. The NCAA announced recently that Weisbrod has been selected as the 2001 NCAA Woman of the Year for South Carolina. She is now on a list with 50 other finalists for the overall NCAA
Woman of the Year honor to be announced October 21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The NCAA Woman of the Year honor is awarded annually to honor outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, and community leadership. This year, 350 student-athletes were nominated, with 51 being chosen representing each state and the District of Columbia.

Weisbrod, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, completed the best overall career of any women's basketball player in Coastal Carolina history in 2001. She
completed her career as the first Lady Chanticleer basketball player to ever earn Big South Player of the Year or Big South Rookie of the Year honors. During the 2000-2001 season, Weisbrod led the conference with 19.7 points
and earned the Player of the Year honor. She was just the second player in CCU history to score over 1,000 points, pull down over 300 rebounds and dish out over 200 assists.

While her numbers on the court brought Weisbrod attention, it was her numbers in the classroom and her time given toward community service that
separated her from the crowd. She graduated with a degree in Marketing with a 3.70 grade point average and a member of the prestigious Wall Fellows Program. Weisbrod's community service included many speaking engagements with Coastal Carolina's Student-Athlete Speakers Bureau. She also volunteered many hours to the United Way as many Chanticleer student-athletes assisted local residents after hurricanes and floods damaged their homes.

Weisbrod is continuing her playing career in Germany after signing a professional contract with the Marbury Marlins in Marburg, Germany.