Brooke Weisbrod

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American Sportscaster

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According to Wikipedia, Candace Brooke Weisbrod is an American sportscaster and college basketball analyst and reporter for ESPN. Early life Weisbrod was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended Purcell Marian High School and St. Ursula Academy, and was a three-sport athlete at Coastal Carolina University . She was the second player in school history to amass at least 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 200 assists. Her basketball awards include Big South Conference Rookie of the Year, Big South Conference Player of the Year, Big South Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, NCAA Woman of the Year , and the Big South Conference All Decade Team. The Chanticleers played for an NCAA Tournament berth twice, losing to Liberty University in the Big South Conference Championship Game in 1999 and 2000. Weisbrod lettered in tennis and batted .256 with 4 HR's and 18 RBI's for the 1998 softball team that reached the NCAA Tournament. She graduated magna cum laude and was selected into the Wall School of Business Wall Fellows Program. In 2007, she was inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2013 she was the first female athlete to be named Chanticleer of the Year. Weisbrod briefly played professionally for Germany’s Marburg Marlins until a back injury forced her to retire at 21.

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