Green Wave conclude 2012-13 season with a 24-9 record; Blagg leads the team with 11 points
Green Wave claim program victory No. 600, advance to face Arkansas on Sunday in Fayetteville
Olivia Grayson scores a season-high 23; Tiffany Dale tallies double-double in the loss
Grayson scores 20 points and pulls down 9 rebounds as the Wave finish tied for second in league standings
Career Notes: Three-year letterwinner played in 71 games with 10 starts for her career...averaged 2.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks per game.
2012-13: Played in all 33 games with nine starts as a senior...ranked fifth on the team in field goal percentage (.415) while averaging 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game...posted double-digit scoring totals twice and four or more rebounds on 11 occasions, including career highs with 11 points and seven rebounds at LSU (12/9)...handed out a season-high two assists at Southern (11/16), vs Loyola (1/7) and vs Houston (2/17)...tallied a season-best two steals at LSU, vs Houston (2/17) and at Tulsa (3/14)...tied a career-high with two blocked shots at UTEP (3/8).
2011-12: Saw action in 26 games with one start as a junior...finished fourth on the team in field goal percentage (.410) while averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game...posted season highs with eight points and three steals to go with a career-best, three assists in a start against New Orleans (11/21)...pulled down a season-high five rebounds at Louisiana-Lafayette (12/22)...added four-rebound efforts vs Loyola-New Orleans (11/11) and College of Charleston (12/28)...blocked a shot vs Loyola and against UCF (1/8)...missed final two regular-season games, the team's run in the Conference USA Championship and both WNIT contests due to injury.
2010-11: Played in 12 games as a sophomore...posted career highs with six points, three field goals and three rebounds at Tulsa (1/23)...made collegiate debut against East Carolina (11/13) when she scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting and pulled down an offensive rebound in 10 minutes off the bench...chipped in with four points, including a 2-for-2 showing from the free throw line, at Marshall (1/16)...played in a season-long 14 minutes vs. Southern in the first round of the WNIT (3/17) when she tallied her first two career blocks.
2009-10: Did not play as a true freshman while recovering from a knee injury she suffered in high school...received a medical redshirt.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Berkmar High for coach Tamara Brooks...helped lead the Patriots to the playoffs in her final three prep seasons, including a trip to the state tournament as a junior which snapped a 30-year drought for the school...earned all-county honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...as a senior, named to the Gwinnett Daily Post Preseason Six and led the team with a 10-plus rebounding average...selected to play in the state all-star game but missed the contest due to injury...also lettered in volleyball...off the court, was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America...named all-academic all four years and claimed All-County Academic Player of the Month as a senior.
Personal: Born Brittany Chantel McDonald on June, 26, 1991, in Pittsburgh, Pa...daughter of Ricardo McDonald and Kathryn Franklin, and step father is Darian Franklin...father, Ricardo McDonald, played collegiate football at Pitt and spent eight seasons in the NFL - suiting up for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-97 before playing two more seasons with the Chicago Bears...graduated with a degree in communications in May 2013.
McDonald's Career Statistics
Points: 11 at LSU (12/9/12)
Field Goals: 4 on 3 Occasions; last vs Memphis (1/20/13)
Free Throws: 3 vs Sam Houston State (3/21/13); 3 at LSU (12/9/12)
Rebounds: 7 at LSU (12/9/12)
Assists: 3 vs. New Orleans (11/21/11)
Steals: 3 vs. New Orleans (11/21/11)
Blocks: 2 at UTEP (3/8/13)2 vs. Southern (3/17/11)
Minutes: 29 at LSU (12/9/12)
Double-Figure Scoring: 2
Double-Figure Rebounds: 0