PHILADELPHIA - Three members make up the Class of 2013 for the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team. Incoming freshmen Brianna Bradford, Katie Davis and Rebecca Lau will join the Quakers for the 2009-10 season.
Bradford, a 2008-09 McDonald's All-America nominee, is a product of Reservoir High School about 30 miles outside of Baltimore in Fulton, Md., while Davis, the reigning District and County Player of the Year at the Academy of the Holy Names, is a native of Tampa, Fla. Lau will be making the furthest journey to Philadelphia as she hails from Honolulu, Hawaii where she earned all-state honors on two ocassions. A full individual bio on each of the members of the Class of 2013 is listed below.
The trio will join a Penn team that finished fourth in the Ivy League last season. Four letterwinners graduated after the 2008-09 season as the Quakers tallied a record of 9-19 overall and 6-8 in the Ivy League.
Class of 2013 Individual Bios
BRIANNA BRADFORD - Guard, 5'4"
Reservoir High School
Reservoir HS: Four-year letterwinner and starter … Team MVP and team captain as a junior and senior … Recipient of school’s first Legacy Award as her jersey was retired and a banner was hung in the gym … 2008-09 McDonald’s All-America nominee … Three-time first-team all-county … Set school career records (male or female) for points, assists and steals … 2008-09 Howard County Co-Player of the Year … Named to Baltimore Sun and Washington Post All-Metro teams in 2008-09 … Digital Sports first-team all-metro … Led county in scoring as a senior and assists as a junior … ESPN Rise Top 50 player in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area … AAU team won the 2007 regional championship and was regional runner-up in 2008 ... 2007 Student Ambassador to China … On American Heart Association County Board of Directors … National Honor Society member.
Personal: Daughter of Jacqueline Burrell and Phillip Bradford … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
KATIE DAVIS - Guard/Forward, 5'8"
Academy of the Holy Names
Academy of the Holy Names: Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain of the basketball team … Two-time District 13 Player of the Year, all-county first-team selection and team MVP … Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee, Hillsborough County Player of the Year and Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Player of the Year as a senior … FACA all-state all star selection in 2008-09 … Named to all-state second-team in 2007-08 … Class 3A Player of the Year as a junior … Led county in scoring as a junior and senior … Scored in double figures in 56 straight games and finished career with 1,563 points … Honorable mention all-county for the regional champions as a sophomore … 2008-09 St. Petersburg Times Scholar Athlete of the Year and academic all-state team … Also a two-year letterwinner in track and field where she was honorable mention all-county as a freshman … Volunteer at Early Learning Coalition and the Children’s Board … Counselor at Southeast Basketball Academy with special needs children … Class valedictorian.
Personal: Daughter of Bobbi and Michael Davis … Enrolled in Wharton.
REBECCA LAU - Guard, 5'7"
Punahou School: Three-sport athlete ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball … Two-time Interscholastic League of Hawaii (ILH) second-team all-star and two-time all-state honorable mention … 2008-09 ILH Division I champions … 2007-08 Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Division I champions … 2006-07 ILH Division I champions … 2005-06 HHSAA Division I champions … Also a two-time letterwinner in softball and a one-year letterwinner in golf … ILH first-team all-star in golf … National Honor Society member.
Personal: Daughter of Josephine and Steven Lau … Enrolled in Wharton.