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Brooke McCarty

School

University of Texas

Position
Guard
Major
Youth and Community Studies

Classroom

Brooke McCarty is a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. She is a four-time honoree of the University of Texas Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and a three-time selection to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She is a youth and community studies major with a minor in social work. She was a fourth-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar in 2015-16 and an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Honorable Mention selection in 2016-17. She was selected to the Academic All-Big 12 rookie team as a freshman in 2014-15.

Character

McCarty was selected to represent Texas women’s basketball on a wide variety of platforms because of her character. She is one of two primary leaders of her basketball team and was selected to represent Texas in 2016-17 as part of the Big 12 Conference’s Champions for Life program. She was selected as the recipient of the program’s Judy Dunn Award, which recognizes a deserving student-athlete who wants to pursue a career helping children.

Community

McCarty has participated in numerous community service projects such as the Neighborhood Longhorns Kickoff Assembly, the Orange Santa Toy Drive, Operation School Bell, Marathon Kids and Neighborhood Longhorns Pen Pals. She has also volunteered at Dell Children’s Hospital, the Austin Animal Shelter and the Longhorn Run.

Competition

McCarty was the 2017 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year in 2017, becoming the first person in program history to earn that designation. She is a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection (2016, 2017), and she was an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press and the WBCA in 2017. She led her team and ranked ninth in the Big 12 in scoring with 14.1 points per game as a junior in 2016-17. Her 77 three-pointers as a junior were the second-most in a single season in school history. She has played in all 105 games of her collegiate career, starting 84, and she ranks sixth in school history in three-pointers made (181) and fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (.403) (as of nomination time).