March 6, 2012
Courtesy of Rachel Margolis, ESPN
Coastal Carolina women's basketball alumna and sixth all-time leading scorer (1,401 career points) Brooke Weisbrod joined ESPN in 2003 as a women's college basketball analyst, and since has added men's basketball to her responsibilities. She primarily calls regular-season telecasts on ESPNU and ESPN2, and is also part of ESPN's extensive women's coverage of Championship Week and the NCAA Championship.
Weisbrod was most noted for playing college basketball at Coastal Carolina University, where in 2001 she was named the Big South Player of the Year, the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the NCAA Woman of the Year for South Carolina. She is the second player in school history to amass at least 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 200 assists.
By day, Weisbrod has worked in steel sales for nearly a decade.
She tells Front Row about her thoughts regarding Championship Week, providing analysis for both men's and women's games, and how she became involved in the steel industry.
FR: As a former student-athlete and Big South Player of the Year, what memories do you have of Championship Week for the conference tournament?
Weisbrod: I remember feeling this overwhelming excitement knowing it was our one chance to play in the NCAA Championship. I wanted to stand on that ladder and cut down the net.
FR: What was the farthest your team advanced in the Big South Tournament, and in which year of your career?
Weisbrod: My sophomore and junior seasons, we made it to the Big South Finals, losing to Liberty University both years. We were crushed, and I had to leave the court while they were cutting down the nets. I don't like to lose, it still hurts.
For the complete ESPN Front Row interview with Weisbrod click HERE.