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The Road to the Hall: Bryn Britton

Jan. 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -

When she is elected into the LMU Hall of Fame on February 6, 2009, Bryn Britton will become the third women’s basketball player selected to the Hall of Fame, joining current assistant coach Lynn Flanagan, who was elected in 2001, and Sherri Brown, who was elected in 2003.  LMU’s all-time leading scorer with 1,662 points, Britton is the only Lion to be named First Team All-West Coast Conference three times in her career.  Appearing in 119 of the team’s 120 games in her four years at LMU, she led the Lions in scoring in each of her four seasons, setting records in each year for most points by a member of her class.  Along with being the school’s all-time leading scorer, she is first in field goals, second in scoring average, and third in assists and three-point baskets.  She also holds three of the top-10 individual point totals and scoring averages for a season.

The year before Britton arrived at LMU, the Lions had gone 3-24 overall and 0-14 in WCC play.  As a freshman in 1998-99, Britton started all 27 games and helped the Lions to eight victories, including four in conference play.  She led the Lions in scoring at 12.7 points-per-game, a single-season freshman record at LMU.  That year, she set the freshman record for single-game scoring with 33 points against Santa Clara.  She was LMU’s lone representative on the All-WCC team, earning WCC Honorable Mention status.

As a sophomore, Britton again led the Lions in scoring, raising her average to 15.7 points-per-game, another record for her class.  LMU again improved its record over the previous season, going 13-15, an improvement of five wins over the year before. Her performances earned Britton her first of three All-WCC First Team honors.

LMU made its biggest jump in 2000-01, Britton’s junior season, going 21-9 and setting a then-school record for most victories in a season.  Behind Britton’s 15.0 points-per-game average, LMU went 10-4 in WCC play to place third, the program’s highest finish since 1988-89.  Britton was again named to the All-WCC First Team.  She reached a personal milestone on January 20, when she scored her 1,000th career point in a game at Pepperdine.  Her 464 points scored in 2000-01 is currently the third-most in a single season at LMU, as well as being a record for a junior.  She was once again a First Team All-WCC selection and helped the Lions win their first-ever WCC Tournament game, reaching the semifinals.

Britton’s senior season saw her become LMU’s all-time leading scorer as she put up 414 points in 2001-02 to finish her career with 1,662.  She entered the season with 1,248 points, already the second-most in school history at that time.  Needing 188 points, she broke the record with 11 points against Colorado State on January 4, 2002.  Britton averaged 15.3 points-per-game and capped her career by becoming one of just 11 players in WCC history to be named to the All-WCC First Team three times.  She would also go on to be named to the 2002 WCC All-Tournament Team.

Britton will join Bill Crone (Football, 1970), Ryan Eisberg (Men’s Water Polo, 1998), Sarah Noriega (Women’s Volleyball, 1998), Reid Priddy (Men’s Volleyball, 2000) and Bernie Sandalow (LMU Public Address Announcer, 1978) as one of six new members of the LMU Hall of Fame when they are inducted on February 6.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, contact the Office of Special Events at (310) 338-5278 or events@lmu.edu.  The invitation and RSVP card can also be downloaded using the following links:

2009 Hall of Fame Invitation

2009 Hall of Fame RSVP Card

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