MARYVILLE, TENN. – Brooke McCurdy, a senior at Girls Preparatory School in Cleveland, Tennessee, has committed to continue her academic and basketball careers at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.
McCurdy, a 5-foot-7 point and shooting guard, finished her senior season leading the Bruisers of GPS and developing under Coach Jay Watts. Brooke had a strong senior campaign averaging 17 points per game. This team leader tallied over 1,500 career points. She also dished out five assists per game while recording five steals and three rebounds per challenge. This "Best of Preps" standout during her junior and senior seasons also was named All-Region and All-State following her final pair of seasons at GPS.
"We are absolutely thrilled to add Brooke to our team. She has outstanding perimeter skills, particularly her court vision and range," stated Maryville College Head Women's Basketball Coach Darrin Travillian. "Her versatility at both the one and two is another tremendous asset that she brings to the table. I think Brooke can make an impact right away in our backcourt, and I can't wait to get her in the mix."
Brooke is the daughter of Brad and Melanie McCurdy. She was intentional with her selection of Maryville College. "Everyone at Maryville is super friendly," stated McCurdy. "When I first met the girls on the team, they were all super nice. I could sense the team chemistry they had. I also like how many alums support the women's basketball program at Maryville College. I am wanting to study pre-med, and playing division III really gives me the opportunity to follow my academic goals while still having a chance to play a sport I love. I really like the idea that I'm a student-athlete, not just an athlete."
She joins a Maryville College women's basketball program that has captured five of the last six USA South regular season western division titles, claiming the league tournament in 2015-16. Head Coach Darrin Travillian has posted a 180-47 career record with the Scots over the past eight seasons. The program has had 22 appearances in the NCAA post-season, five led by Travillian.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third-largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2017 semester was 1,181.