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Brittany McPhee



Human Biology


A human biology major with a 3.73 cumulative GPA, Brittany McPhee has twice earned Pac-12 all-academic recognition, and at the 2017 Final Four was honored as women’s basketball’s Elite 90 award winner. The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships. McPhee has also participated in research at the Longaker Laboratory, investigating stem cells and their ability to reduce scarring.


A team captain in her senior season, McPhee is Stanford’s most seasoned player and one of the leaders on a close-knit team that advanced to the 2016 Final Four despite not having an All-American on its roster.


McPhee is active in charitable causes throughout the community. Part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, she’s a spiritual care volunteer at Stanford Hospital, delivering communion to those unable to attend mass, and was also a mentor for an eighth-grade girl during her confirmation. She also visits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, playing games, interacting and spending time with patients at one of the country’s foremost pediatric care facilities.


McPhee had a breakout campaign as a junior and was named All-Pac-12 and to the Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team. She started 37 games and was second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game, improving her scoring average by 6.8 points over her sophomore season. McPhee scored in double figures 25 times, had seven 20-point efforts and led Stanford offensively in its run to the Final Four, averaging a team-high 16.8 points per game and making 44.4 percent from behind the arc in the NCAA Tournament. Among a number of memorable performances, she scored 19 of her game-high 27 in the second half of the Cardinal’s 16-point comeback win against No. 2 Notre Dame in the Elite Eight.