June 12, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau announced the signing of junior college All-American Brea Edwards on Wednesday.
Edwards led all of junior college in points this past season at Central Arizona College, scoring 699 points for a 21.8 per game average. She was a National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American and the ACCAC Player of the Year.
She has two years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately.
“We are very excited to have Brea join the Seminole family,” Semrau said. “Brea was one of the nation’s top scorers in the junior college ranks last season and we expect her to give us more scoring and experience on the wing. She is also a great rebounder and we love her competitive mentality.”
This past season, Edwards led Central Arizona to a 32-2 record and the 2013 NJCAA National Championship game, where it fell to Trinity Valley, 83-71. In the national semifinals, Edwards led the Vaquaras to a 52-40 victory over Hutchinson Community College by scoring 28 points.
A native of Rockford, Ill., Edwards scored 20 or more points 22 times, including three 30-point performances in 2012-13.
In addition to her 21.8 scoring averaged, the 5-10 forward also averaged 8.5 rebounds and shot 52.2 percent from the field, 39.5 from the three-point line and 70.9 from the free throw line.
In one her top performances, Edwards scored 30 points and had 17 rebounds, making 10-of-16 shots and 4-of-5 from three against Tohono O’odham Community College on Dec. 5, 2012.
Edwards helped lead Central Arizona to the NJCAA Final Four in 2011-12, as well, capturing All-ACCAC and All-Region 1 honors.
During her senior year of high school in 2010-11, Edwards averaged 25.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.6 steals, while leading Hononegah High School to a 28-4 record.
She scored an NIC-10 record 2,130 points in just three years of prep competition and led the conference in scoring each year. The Rockford, Ill., native was an all-state selection.
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