FSU To Retire Brooke Wyckoff’s Jersey Friday During UF Game
Nov. 22, 2006
During the four years that Brooke Wyckoff wore the Garnet and Gold (1997-01), the FloridaState women’s basketball program had a resurgence, and the Lakota, Ohio native had a lot to do with it. A do-it-all type of player, Wyckoff was the kind of player that coaches dream about and she will be honored Friday, November 24, 2006 at halftime of the FSU-UF women’s basketball game with the retirement of her No. 21 jersey. The game will tipoff at 4 p.m.
It didn’t take long for Wyckoff to establish herself as a difference-maker on the court. As a freshman, she was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after averaging 9.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 29.0 minutes per game as a rookie. She set a new FSU single-game mark for blocks with eight vs. SMSU and the school’s all-time season record for blocks with 80. She broke the ACC freshman record for blocks per game at 3.0 and was second in the ACC and fifth in the nation in blocks per game. Wyckoff was third on the team in scoring and first in rebounding and led the team in rebounding in 12 games.
As a sophomore and junior, Wyckoff continued her dominance inside and led the team in rebounding both seasons while averaging double digits in scoring as well. She earned third team All-ACC honors both seasons and became FloridaState‘s all-time blocks leader. In 2000, she was one of just five league players named to the inaugural ACC All-Defensive team.
In 2001, Wyckoff‘s senior season, she and the Seminoles put it all together. A team co-captain, Wyckoff led FloridaState to a tie for third-place in the ACC, the school’s highest finish, and to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade and the Seminoles advanced to the second round. A Women’s Basketball News Service Second Team All-American, Wyckoffwas an All-ACC first team selection, only the second FloridaState player ever to bestow the honor, and ranked among the ACC’s top nine in six statistical categories. She was named to the ACC All-Tournament second team and for the second straight season, was selected to the ACC All-Defensive team. Wyckoff finished her career with 1,350 career points which ranks 8th on FSU’s all-time scoring list. She capped off the season being named a Verizon Academic All-American second team selection and a winner of the ACC postgraduate scholarship.
A four-time Academic All-ACC selection, Wyckoff still ranks among FloridaState‘s all-time Top 10 in four career statistical categories and is the school’s record-holder with 209 blocks. She made her mark not only at FSU and in the ACC, but on a national level as well.She was a member of USA Basketball’s Select Team in 1998, World University Games Team in 1999 and the Jones Cup Team in 2000. In the spring of 2001, she was the 26th pick overall in the WNBA Draft and has played professionally for six seasons, currently with the Chicago Sky. In 2003, Wyckoff garnered yet another honor when she was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary women’s basketball team.