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Brittany Carter

Criminal Justice & Sports Management


Carter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in criminal justice in December of 2011 in just two and a half years at Memphis after transferring after playing one season at the University of Georgia. With one degree in hand in just 3 1/2 years, she is currently working on a second bachelor’s degree in sports administration. She job-shadowed an FBI agent last year, and on the advice she got from that job shadow, went to work an internship at Morgan Keegan this past summer as she was told that most FBI agents (her career goal) start their careers doing investigative work on the financial sides of things.


Carter has served as a team captain since her sophomore year at Memphis. She is the consummate team player, deflecting praise to her teammates even though she is a two-time, first-team all-conference honoree and the pre-season Player of the Year in Conference USA. Recently on a live television interview, she was asked about being player of the year and proceeded to talk just about her teammates. Last year, Carter played through multiple injuries, including a stress fracture in her foot before the team doctors finally made her sit out five games. She managed to come back in time for the conference tournament, still in pain, and helped her teammates to the program’s first conference tournament semifinal game since 1997-98.


Carter volunteers for various events in the Mid-South and is a good role model for young females in the area. She participates in all optional events offered to student-athletes, including a breast cancer awareness walk (all three years), an urban gardening project with Girls, Incorporated (a group promoting healthy decisions by young girls), hauling dirt and helping construct and all-abilities playground that accommodates special needs children, assisting with the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration each season at the Civil Rights Museum and reading and speaking to various elementary school groups throughout her time at Memphis.


Carter is a two-time first-team All-Conference USA honoree and is the 2011-12 preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league coaches. She holds school (men’s & women’s) single game scoring record of 49 points in a game (also a C-USA women’s single game record) and last year became the third-fastest Tiger to the 1,000 career point mark (60 games). She has been named to all-tournament teams at the University of Washington and Kansas University and was named to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) All-Tournament team She was also named the C-USA Newcomer of the Year following her first season at Memphis (2008-09). During her junior season (2009-10), she played all but five games while battling a stress fracture in her foot and still ended up as the team’s leading scorer for the second straight season. She has scored 30 or more points four times and 20 or more points 19 times in two seasons in a Tiger uniform. She already ranks in the career top 20 in scoring at Memphis with one full season remaining ahead of her.