Brown named strength and conditioning assistant coach for Women's Basketball
April 20, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Texas standout Edwina Brown (1996-2000) has joined the Longhorns staff as strength and conditioning assistant coach for Women's Basketball, head coach Gail Goestenkors announced Wednesday.
"We are so happy to have Edwina on staff," Goestenkors said. "She will bring her mental and physical toughness, along with her vast knowledge of the game, to our program. `Wink' knows what it takes to be the very best player in the country and she will be a vital asset to the future of Texas Women's Basketball."
One of the most heralded student-athletes at The University of Texas, Brown was a two-time All-American and first-team All-Big 12 Conference team member. She was the 2000 Margaret Wade Trophy recipient, an award that is presented annually to the top player in college basketball. Brown is the only player in UT history to record at least 1,700 points, 500 assists and 250 steals throughout her career, and the only player to lead the Longhorns in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals in the same year, a feat that she accomplished during both her junior and senior seasons.
Brown earned a bronze medal with the USA Basketball team at the 1999 Pan American Games and was drafted by the Detroit Shock with the No. 3 pick in the 2000 WNBA Draft. She played five years in the league, including three seasons in Detroit and two years with the Phoenix Mercury (2003-04) before playing professionally overseas. Brown played internationally in Lebanon, Austria, Spain, France and Israel.
A native of Lockhart, Texas, Brown was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Honor in 2009.