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By: Caroline Conway
Brittany Brown was almost a Gator. The first basketball camp that she attended at the mere age of six was at the University of Florida. Her mom is a UF fan. It would have been a natural fit and the plan had always been to go to college and play basketball close to her Ft. Walton Beach home. Luckily for Florida State, Brittany decided to become a Seminole.
When asked what made her change her mind and come to Florida State, there was no hesitation, she simply said “Coach Sue.” Brittany was 11 when she first met Coach Sue Semrau at an FSU basketball camp. “After that first camp, Coach started the recruiting process,” recalls Brown. “She would chat with my mom. She knew all of my sibling’s names and even my parent’s birthdays. Right away I knew that the atmosphere at Florida State was like a family, and that is what I wanted.”
Brown came into the program as a freshman starter at the guard position, established a freshman record for the program with 78 steals and hasn’t looked back since. She has won multiple All-ACC awards, traveled the world representing Florida State all while maintaining a 3.5 GPA in her Sports Management program. “Being a scholarship-athlete at Florida State has given me the chance to represent something so much larger than myself. I am thankful to Florida State Athletics and the Seminole Boosters for giving me the opportunity to play basketball here all while receiving a world-class education.”
Brown is a rising senior and has big plans for the future that include dreams of playing in the WNBA, but mostly of finding a way to give back. “I would like to help women basketball players develop into stronger, more complete athletes. I think that having a gym or rec center where girls could play and learn would be awesome… I want to help build the brand of women’s basketball. I would encourage them to put in more work now and don’t get overwhelmed with the distractions. I would also teach them about saying thank-you when you are given opportunities like I was at Florida State. Chances like this are once in a lifetime!”