Britt signs with Alcorn State [Basketball]

August 13, 2013

A fabulous freshman season in the NWAACC has catapulted Bobbi Britt of Anchorage to the top of the mountain in college basketball.

The 20-year-old wing for Gray’s Harbor College has accepted a scholarship to NCAA D1 Alcorn State, where she will play for head coach Tonya Edwards, a disciple of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt.

“They have a professional coach and I should be able to continue to grow a lot and experience some neat things as a player and a student,” Britt told The Daily World. “I’m ready to experience some new things.”

Britt, of Bartlett High fame, led her team in scoring at 16 points and led the NWAACC’s West Division in rebounding at 10.2. She stands only 5-foot-8, but plays much bigger inside.

“She’s a great athlete,” said Gary’s Harbor College coach Christine Nelson. “She runs well, she jumps well. She’s going in as a sophomore, so she has room to grow. She has room to grow as a player and I think that’s one of the things they liked about her.”

Britt picked Alcorn State over a number of offers from NCAA D2 and NAIA schools.

She will major in criminal justice and plans to pursue a career in juvenile investigation.

Britt is part of a small sorority of Alaska women playing NCAA D1 basketball, joining Anchorage’s Keiahnna Engel at Boise State, Juneau’s Sarah Tarver at Northern Arizona and Anchorage’s Adrina Tosi at Southern Louisiana.