BROWNWOOD - Brittany Roberson, a senior women's basketball player at
Howard Payne University, will have her jersey displayed in the Women's
of Fame's "Ring of Honor" in Knoxville, Tenn., during the 2012-2013
a Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American guard, will join
an elite group honored by the WBHOF since it opened in 1999. Currently
there are more
than 100 jerseys hanging in the Ring of Honor, including high school and
college All-Americans from the 2011-2012 season.
Ring of Honor is one of our favorite displays at the Hall of Fame and
it has become one of our most popular exhibits as well," said Josh
Sullivan, director of
basketball relations at the Hall of Fame. "Not only does the Ring of
Honor provide a colorful backdrop to the Hall of Fame's many archives,
but it is also our way of recognizing some young basketball players for
their achievements in the sport."
earned the title of ASC West Division Player of the Year and ASC Female
Athlete of the Year after averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7
assists and 2.3 steals per game for the Lady Jacket basketball team. She
also shot 48.8 percent from the field and led
the league in 3-point percentage, connecting on 28 of 59 tries from
beyond the arc. Roberson, who was selected to the All-Division first
team, was also named to the prestigious six-player ASC All-Conference
Team. She was named 2nd Team All-South Region by D3hoops.com.
are very proud of Brittany's tremendous accomplishments last season,"
said Dr. Bill Ellis, university president. "She, and all of the Lady
Jackets, did a great
job and we are thrilled that she is receiving this well-deserved and
will return to HPU this fall to finish a few courses toward her degree
in exercise and sport science, but her career with the Lady Jackets has
come to an
end. She has secured an agent and is looking into opportunities to
continue playing basketball with a league overseas.
just wanted to help the Lady Jackets succeed," Roberson said. "I'm
proud of the things we've accomplished. It was a great experience, and I
wish I could have had
more years to play here."