Coach Berenato becomes program's all-time wins leader; Photos by Harry Bloomberg
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13) Appeared in 20 games with starts in 10-straight ... missed last 10 games with injury ... averaged 22.1 minutes in starts and 11.3 minutes per game in 10 games off the bench ... averaged 2.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in her first collegiate season ... led team in assists in a single game in five games this season ... recorded three or more assists in seven games ... after 14 points at Buffalo, scored 11 combined points in five games span before Notre Dame ... had six points versus Notre Dame on Jan. 23, added four assists - most since Old Dominion on Jan. 2 ... topped career best and had first double-figure scoring game at Buffalo on Dec. 29 ... also achieved career bests in assists (7, tied career-high), steals (3), field goals made and attempted (5-of-8) and free throws made and attempted (4-4) ... played career-high 37 minutes at Buffalo ... followed that with 34 minutes at Old Dominion ... had career evening in first start versus the Mount on Dec. 20, registering four points, seven assists in 31 minutes ... posted five or more assists in four games ... before 31 minutes versus Mount on Dec. 20 - had played eight minutes in previous game versus Rider on Dec. 16 ... tallied at least one rebound in 19 of 20 games this season ... has five or more rebounds in three games with a season/career-high seven boards in 11 minutes versus Wagner on Nov. 20 ... earned first points as a Panther (4) versus Longwood on Nov. 26 ... added a career best (at the time) in assists (5) versus Longwood in just 11 minutes on the court ... made collegiate debut versus YSU on Nov. 9, playing 14 minutes.
HIGH SCHOOL A three-year varsity starter at South Charleston High School in South Charleston, W.Va ... 2012 Mountain State Athletic Conference (MSAC) Player of the Year and the 2012 Daily Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year ... helped lead South Charleston to conference, regional and sectional crowns in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... averaged 23.5 points, 3.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game for the Black Eagles as a senior, helping lead team to a 21-4 record ... a two-time Class AAA All-State First Team selection ... earned All-MSAC honors three-straight seasons, including twice collecting a first team nod ... paced both the conference and the state in scoringher lasttwo seasons ... averaged 19.5 points, 8.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 steals as a junior ... helped direct the Black Eagles to a state title game appearance in 2010 and 2011, finishing each campaign with a 25-2 record ... selected to West Virginia State All-Tournament team in 2011 ... named Second Team All MSAC and Second Team All Kanawha Valley as a sophomore ... as a sophomore, averaged 14.5 points, 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals .... played freshman season at Nitro High School (15.9 ppg, 4.7 apg, 5.1 rpg) ... 2009 Kanawha Valley Freshman of the Year and First Team honoree ... 2009 Third Team AAA Sportswriter All-State team member and Fila Top-100 All-American invitee ... compiled 1,863 points, 524 assists, 460 rebounds and 386 steals over entire prep career ... individual scholastic high in scoring in a single game was 42 points.
PERSONAL Born on May 23, 1994 ... daughter of Sharon and Tony Gordon ... has one brother, Edward (20), who attends Fairmont State College ... dad Tony is in the University of Charleston Basketball Hall of Fame ...full name is Brittany Nicole Gordon ... enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
MORE ABOUT BRITTANY: Favorite Food: Shrimp Favorite Class/Subject: Social Studies Favorite Professor/Teacher: Ms. Colsen Favorite TV Show: Love and Hip-Hop, Sportscenter Favorite Movie: The Notebook, Taken Favorite actor: Mike Epps Favorite musician: John Mayer Favorite sports figure: Kobe Bryant Favorite sport other than yours: Football The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Whitney Bays, University of Maryland Person in history I would most like to meet: Martin Luther King Jr. If I could travel back in time, I would: Stop my Granddad from passing away You would be surprised to know: That my friend KeKe made the basketball team I look forward to: Playing basketball at Pitt Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Hopefully have a nice job and help younger kids accomplish their dreams What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: Campus, team, family, nice people What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The way it lights up at night Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: Winning the player of the year, beating the number one team in high school, and scoring over 1000 points in middle school Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, swimming, dancing, goofing around My role model (Why?): My mother because she is a strong, beautiful woman; everything I want to be in life. Best friend on another team: Talequia Hamilton, Cincinnati Other players you have played against or with: Whitney Bays (Maryland) List anything interesting about your family? We all love to have a good time and dance Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? Team, academic programs, campus If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: To be a dentist If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Soccer My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: I hit the game-winning shot in the championship Not many people know this but I: Am goofy Favorite all-time Christmas gift: Doctors set My favorite home-cooked meal: Shrimp Alfredo When I was a kid, I pretended to be: A movie star If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Different