Panthers Take on High Point on Friday, Duke on Sunday
Panthers and Mount Meet For Fifth Time in Program History
Panthers Host Hampton on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Panthers host Seton Hill in Exhibition Contest at the Petersen Events Center
Panthers Ready To Tip Off The 2011-12 Season
Has played in 23 games throughout her career with the Panthers.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Played in 18 games, 12 of those in Big East play ... saw first action of the season against Siena on Nov. 13, playing five minutes and earning a steal ... played three minutes versus Wagner on Nov. 20.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Played in five games ... saw first action in a Pitt uniform versus Saint Francis on Nov. 15, playing two minutes ... saw action in three Big East games.
Two-sport athlete at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Va. ... four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball for the Falcons ... averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a senior ... earned team MVP honors and a selection to the all-Evergreen District First Team ... as a junior, averaged 8.0 points ... named to the all-Evergreen District Second Team ... collected Briar Woods Winter Classic Tournament Team honors both junior and senior campaigns ... played three years of varsity soccer at Fauquier H.S. with consecutive all-district honors two-straight seasons ... also the Falcons' MVP in soccer ... helped soccer team record five shutouts on the season .... voted Fauquier Female Athlete of the Year following senior campaign.
Born on May 7, 1993 ... daughter of Polly and Wayne Brizzi ... has an older brother, Benjamin ... father has been the head boy's basketball coach at Fauquier High School since 1988 ... late grandfather, Sherman Brizzi, was a coach, teacher and principal in West Newton, Pa., and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
MORE ABOUT BRIANNA:
Favorite Food: Ravioli
Favorite Class/Subject: Science
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Mr. White
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
Favorite TV Show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Favorite actor: John Cena
Favorite actress: Sarah Jessica Parker
Favorite musician: Eminem
Favorite sports figure: Steve Nash
Favorite sport other than yours: Football
The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Coach Mals in practice every day.
Person in history I would most like to meet: Elvis
If I could travel back in time, I would: Invest in Apple and McDonalds.
You would be surprised to know: that aliens built the pyramids.
I look forward to: weekends when my family will visit.
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: eat all the things Kim King (strengthcoach)tells us not to.
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: I chose Pitt because it offers so many great opportunities academically. Also, my grandfather was a Pitt graduate and a huge Pitt fan.
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The view when you drive across the bridge.
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: making the Pitt women's basketball team.
Hobbies: shopping, reading, bikram yoga, online shopping
My role model (Why?): Wayne and Polly Brizzi. They are extremely loving and supportive people and I hope to one day be as happy as them. Also, they are pretty funny... some days.
List anything interesting about your family? My dad is head basketball coach at Fauquier High School. Grandfather was a "Golden Panther."
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: A tie between a reality TV star and a food critic.
If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Gymnastics.
Best job ever held: babysitting the beautiful, wonderful, and hilarious Lainey and Kyra Lucas.
Not many people know this but I: love all things pumpkin flavored.
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: hot pink iPod mini.
My favorite home-cooked meal: My mom's grilled cheese... and also all of the desserts she bakes.
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: a zookeeper. I loved animals!
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: sarcastic.
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McConnell-Serio Leads USA U18 to Gold Medal Game
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Team USA Defeats Brazil, Improves to 2-0
McConnell-Serio Leads USA Past Guatemala
McConnell-Serio Set for U18 FIBA Americas Championship