Brianna Freeman concludes historical Aggie career

WRITER: Christopher Kennedy
New Mexico State women’s basketball forward Brianna Freeman graduated from New Mexico State University on Saturday, Dec. 9 with multiple accolades to her credit. Freeman was not only a stand-out athlete on the court for a successful Aggie program, but she also earned an electrical and computer engineering degree in just four-and-a-half years as a student-athlete.
Following the great achievement Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Department Head Steven Stochaj said, “Few students would attempt to undertake a degree in electrical and computer engineering along with the rigors of participating in a Division I sport. Brianna Freeman attacked both with tenacity, skill and grace. She earned her BSEE in four-and-a-half years along with WAC Player of the Year honors and three WAC Championships. Bri left her mark on NMSU, and I am sure she will continue to be successful as she begins her career as an electrical engineer with Raytheon.”
Freeman concluded her NMSU career on the court averaging 9.4 points with 6.0 rebounds. The forward also tallied 123 blocks in four years, good for third all-time in program history. Continuing to leave her name in the Aggie record books, Freeman became the 21st player in NM State history to score 1,000 points and she finished her career with 1,129.
The Killeen, Texas native’s time with the Aggies saw her lead the team to its first three-peat winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship from 2015-17. Freeman also won WAC Player of the Year and was named the WAC Tournament MVP as a sophomore.
“Brianna Freeman epitomizes the term student-athlete at New Mexico State,” said Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. “Not only did Brianna lead the Aggies to multiple WAC Championships and NCAA appearances, as well as win a WAC Player of the Year award, but she was also stellar in the classroom, successfully completing an electrical and computer engineering degree. Brianna is a great model for our prospective and current student-athletes.”
Freeman was selected as the Fall 2017 Commencement Female Scholar-Athlete and recently received an offer letter from Raytheon, a missile defense company in Tucson, Ariz.

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