Bria Holmes


Height: 6-1
Class: Sr.
Hometown: New Haven, Conn.
HS/Last School: James Hillhouse HS


  • Highest WNBA Draft pick in school history with her 11th overall selection in the first round by the Atlanta Dream 
  • Three-time unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection
  • Two-time Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention (2014, 2016)
  • Two-time WBCA All-America Honorable Mention (2015, 2016)
  • Two-time WBCA All-Region (2015, 2016)
  • Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American
  • Two-time team captain (2015, 2016)
  • Two-time WVU NAACP Image Award Female Athlete of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Third player in program history to surpass the 2,000-point mark
  • Finished career with 2,001 points, 483 rebounds, 309 assists, 731 made field goals, 189 made three-pointers, 350 made free throws and 171 steals and 101 blocks
  • Became the first Mountaineer to score 500 or more points in three consecutive seasons 
  • Ranks in West Virginia’s top-10 in 14 different statistical categories: first in games played (138), second in double-figure scoring games (99), second in field goal attempts (1,707), third in total points (2,001), third in 20 point games (34), third in field goals made (731), fourth in 30-point games (5), fourth in three-point field goals attempted (668), sixth in free throws attempted (544), seventh in blocked shots (101), eighth in scoring average (14.5 ppg), eighth in three-point field goals made (189), eighth in free throws made (350) and eighth in minutes played (3,855)
  • Tied Liz Repella for WVU’s NCAA Tournament record with 28 career field goals
2015-16 (Sr.)
  • Team captain
  • Senior CLASS Award All-America Second Team
  • Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
  • Second AP All-America honor in her career (2014, 2016)
  • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Second WBCA All-America honor in her career (2015, 2016)
  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team for the third time in her career
  • WBCA All-Region 3
  • Second player in program history to earn all-conference first team honors three consecutive years
  • Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • WVU NAACP Image Award Female Athlete of the Year
  • John R. Wooden Award Top 30 list 
  • Naismith Trophy Watch List
  • Waco Tribune-Herald All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Averaged 16.8 points per game (589), 3.7 assists per game (130), 4.1 rebounds per game (145), 1.1 steals per contest (39) and 0.9 blocks per game (30).
  • Led WVU in points, assists, three-pointers made (35), free throws made (35) and minutes played (1,149)
  • Finished third in the Big 12 with 16.8 points per game, eighth in assists per game (3.7), eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.34), ninth in minutes played per game (32.8), and 13th in field goal percentage (.485)
  • Ranked in multiple NCAA statistical categories: 61st in field goals made (215), 62nd in final points (689), 90th in points per game (16.8), 101st in assists (130), 168th in assists per game (3.7) and 179th assist-to-turnover ratio (1.34).
  • Just the third player to surpass the 2,000-point plateau at WVU and the first in 24 years with her 21 points vs. Ohio State in the NCAA Second Round on March 20
  • Scored in double-figures in 31 of 35 games
  • Reached the 20-point mark 10 times
  • Paced WVU in scoring 17 times during the season
  • Her 589 points are seventh-most in a single-season at WVU
  • The 215 made field goals were 10th all-time in a single-season
  • Finished tied for fourth in a single-season with 35 games started and tied for seventh in 35 games played
  • Set multiple WVU senior single-season marks: second in games started (35), third in points (589), fourth in games played (35), fifth in points per game (16.8), fifth in made field goals (215), sixth in free throws attempted (168), sixth in minutes played (1,149), seventh in free throws made (114), ninth in assists (130) and 10th in field goals attempted (443)
  • Tallied double-figures in 24 consecutive games from Nov. 16 to Feb. 10
  • Registered a pair of double-doubles in wins over Marshall (Dec. 13) and Kansas State (Feb. 6)
  • Shot a career-high 88.9 percent (8-of-9) from the field in a win over Coppin State (Nov. 16)
  • Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 30
  • Made a season-high 12 field goals in an overtime loss to USC (Nov. 23) and a win over Morehead State (Dec. 2)
  • Tabbed MVP of the Hall of Fame Challenge Yale-WVU game after scoring 18 points and corralling five rebounds against the Bulldogs in her home state of Connecticut
  • Dished out a career-high 10 assists and tallied 12 points in the win over Marshall on Dec. 13 in the annual Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
  • Scored 16 points in the win over James Madison and posted 12 in the win over Indiana to earn Florida Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team accolades
  • Scored a team-leading 14 points in a near-upset of No. 6/7 Baylor on Jan. 12 in Waco
  • Posted 24 points at TCU (Jan. 24) to move into third on WVU’s all-time scoring ledger with 1,758 career points.
  • Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and scored 17 points in the Mountaineers’ season-series sweep of Kansas State on Feb. 6
  • Netted 14 points and five rebounds in WVU’s upset victory over No. 20/21 Oklahoma on Feb. 17
  • Tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week for Feb. 29 after scoring 30 points vs. TCU (Feb. 24) and 27 points on Senior Day vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 27)
  • Inked a season-high 30 points, dished out four assists and blocked three shots in the win over TCU (Feb. 24)
  • Scored 22 of her 30 points vs. TCU in the second half to lead the Mountaineer comeback 
  • Recorded a season-high 30 points on Senior Day in a dominating win over No. 20/21 Oklahoma State (Feb. 27)
  • Shortly after the game, she became engaged after her boyfriend, Oterrious Diggins, asked her to marry him during a live postgame television interview
  • Garnered Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career on Feb. 29
  • Named to the NCAA’s Starting Five on March 2
  • Scored 10 points and dished out five assists in the win over K-State (March 5) to advance to the Big 12 Championship semifinals
  • Led West Virginia with 26 points and set a school NCAA Championship record with eight assists vs. Princeton (March 18) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Posted a team-leading 21 points and became the third WVU player to reach 2,000-points in a NCAA Second Round loss to Ohio State on March 20
2014-15 (Jr.)
  • Team captain
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Pan American and World University Games Team Trials
  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team
  • WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • WBCA All-Region 5 Team
  • Postseason WNIT All-Tournament Team
  • Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team
  • Waco Tribune-Herald All-Big 12 Second Team
  • WVU NAACP Image Award Female Athlete of the Year
  • Big 12 Conference Preseason Player of the Year
  • Preseason All-Big 12
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 List
  • One of 25 selected to the Wade Watch List
  • Named to the Naismith Top 50 Watch List
  • Lindy's Preseason All-America First Team
  • Rated No. 16 best player in NCAA by ESPN
  • Scored 716 points, grabbed 169 rebounds, dished out 105 assists, snatched 58 steals, blocked 35 shots in 1,389 minutes and 38 games played
  • Ranked in the Big 12 in multiple categories: first in minutes played (36.55 mpg), second in scoring (18.8 ppg), 10th in steals (1.53 spg), 11th in assists (2.76 apg), 11th in free throw percentage (62.9%), 12th in three-pointers made (1.39), 12th in blocked shots (0.92 bpg) and 15th in field goal percentage (39.9%) 
  • Nationally ranked in points per game (18.8 - 42nd) and field goal percentage (39.9% - 218th)
  • Accumulated 1,412 points in her first three seasons, which sits 17th on the all-time scoring ledger
  • Tied for fourth with four 30-point games and tied for seventh with 24 20-point contests
  • Tallied 716 points, which ranks second most in a single-season at WVU and became the first junior to reach the 700-point plateau 
  • Posted double-figures in 37-of-38 games setting a program single-season record
  • Set other single-season records: field goal attempts (669), minutes played (1,389), games played (38) and games started (38)
  • Set a Big 12 Conference record with 669 field goal attempts for a junior and third overall in a single-season 
  • Reached 20 points or more in 15 games, which is tied for third at WVU and first for a Mountaineer junior
  • Tallied 30 or more points on three occasions (36 vs. Seton Hall - Nov. 17; 32 vs. Evansville - Nov. 26; 30 vs. TCU - Feb. 4) tying a single-season record for a junior
  • Scored a team-leading 23 points for her ninth career 20-point game vs. Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 15)
  • Tied career best with 12 3-point field goal attempts vs. EKU
  • Became first player since Meg Bulger in 2005 to score 35 or more points with 36 against Seton Hall (Nov. 17) and tied Kate Bulger for second most points at WVU Coliseum
  • Established career bests in points (36) and free throws made/attempted (12-of-17) vs. Seton Hall  
  • Reached 30-plus points for the third time in her career, scoring 32 points against the Purple Aces (Nov. 26)
  • Poured in a game-high 20 points, grabbing seven rebounds and five steals vs. Coppin State (Dec. 6) 
  • Selected to the NCAA’s ‘Starting Five’ for the week of Dec. 8
  • Netted a career-high 13 FGs and scored 20 points in the win over Duquesne (Dec. 10)
  • Dished out a career-best seven assists and scored 23 points in the win over Saint Francis (Dec. 29)
  • Blocked three shots and pulled in seven rebounds, scoring 23 points in the loss at Oklahoma (Jan. 4)
  • Became 31st WVU player to score 1,000 points with 22 at No. 3 Texas on Jan. 7
  • Posted first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at No. 21/20 Oklahoma State (Jan. 17)
  • Registered her fourth career 30-point game and third of the season with 30 points in the win over TCU (Feb. 4)
  • Made a career-best 78.6 percent of shots (11-of-14) in the loss at Kansas (Feb. 10)
  • Netted game-high 24 points in the loss at TCU (Feb. 24)
  • Her 31 field goal attempts against the Horned Frogs (Feb. 24) set a WVU single-game record and tied for ninth-most in single game in the Big 12
  • Scored a game-high 19 points and snatched eight boards in the win over No. 24 Texas (March 1)
  • Netted 17 points, matched a season-high four triples and had three blocks at K-State (March 3)
  • Paced WVU with a game-high 21 points in the Big 12 Championship first round win over Texas Tech (March 6) 
  • Tied a career best with seven assists and led WVU with 17 points in the loss to Oklahoma (March 7)
  • Poured in 22 points in WVU's overtime win over Temple (April 1) and her 27 field goal attempts were tied for third most in a single-game at the WVU Coliseum 
  • Registered in 14 points in WVU's WNIT Championship game loss to UCLA, finishing the year with 716 points which ranks second all-time in program history
  • Has reached double figures in 17 consecutive games
2013-14 (So.)
  • An Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention selection
  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection
  • Big 12 All-Tournament Team honoree
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Became the 14th player in Mountaineer history to score 500 points in a single season with 516, and only the sixth sophomore to achieve the feat
  • Her 516 single-season points are the fifth-highest point total by a sophomore in program history and the most in a single-season by a sophomore since 2009 when Liz Repella had 543 points
  • Led the Mountaineers with 15.2 points per game, the 10th-highest scoring average of any sophomore in program history
  • Her scoring average was the seventh-highest of all Big 12 players
  • Had a team-best 184 field goals made, including a team-leading 70 3-point field goals made
  • Made 46.7 percent (184-394) from the field, the 12th-highest field goal percentage in the Big 12
  • Recorded a team-leading 3-point field goal percentage, making 34.3 percent (70-204)
  • Led WVU with 47 steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game as the 12th-highest average of all league players
  • Had the second-most blocked shots (22) for WVU, ranking No. 7 in WVU's sophomore single-season record books
  • Ranks No. 4 in WVU's record books for field goals made (184) by a sophomore in a single season, while ranking No. 6 for field goal attempts
  • Led WVU with 25 games in double figures and 14 games as WVU’s scoring leader, including a team-leading nine 20-point games
  • Her 20-point games (9) rank as the fourth-most by a sophomore in a single season in program history
  • Made 34.3 percent (70-204) from beyond the arc, the 10th-highest 3-point field goal percentage in the league
  • Averaged 2.1 threes per game, the fifth-best average of all league players
  • Recorded a career-best 31 points on 71.4 percent (10-14) shooting, including five threes, in WVU's win over Kansas State on Feb. 8, the only Mountaineer to have a 30-point outing that season
  • Played in 34 games, earning 32 starts
  • Missed one game with a concussion (Fairleigh Dickinson)
  • Led WVU with 24 points and co-led with six rebounds in the Big 12 Conference Championship title game against Baylor
  • Earned the first start of her career in the season-opening game against Ohio State on Nov. 15
2012-13 (Fr.)
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • Leading scorer off the bench with 5.8 points per game, the ninth-highest scoring average of all Big 12 freshmen
  • Played in all 31 games, averaging 13 minutes per game
  • Recorded 13 3-pointers, the third-most on the team
  • Had six double-figure scoring outings and led WVU in scoring four times
  • Was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the week of Dec. 10 after averaging 12 points and five rebounds in wins over Marshall and St. Bonaventure, earning the first weekly award for WVU in the Big 12 Conference
  • Recorded a career-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, in a win at No. 24 Iowa State
  • Totaled 50 rebounds, averaging 1.6 per game, tied with two others for the highest rebounding percentage of all Big 12 freshmen
  • Pulled down a career-best five rebounds twice
  • Recorded a 32.3 field goal percentage (65-201) for the fifth-highest percentage of all Big 12 freshmen
  • Ranked No. 3 out of the Big 12 freshmen for a 56.9 free throw percentage, converting 29-of-51
  • Poured in 27 points, handed out four assists and shot 78.6 percent in the win over KU
High School
  • ESPNU HoopGurlz ranked her at No. 28
  • The JumpOffPlus report called her the 16th-best player in the country and second-best small forward
  • Ranked No. 23 by Dan Olson’s Collegiate Basketball Report and No. 24 by Blue Star rankings
  • A three-time Southern Connecticut All-Conference player
  • Earned the 2011-12 New Haven Register State Player of the Year honor
  • Two-time New Haven Tap all-county selection, two-time CHSCA All-State, three-time All-State New Haven Register, three-time All-Area New Haven Register, two-time MSG Player of the Week and Southern Connecticut Conference Championship MVP
  • Helped James Hillhouse to a 72-9 record in her first three years and three straight state championships
  • Finished her career at No. 9 on the state’s all-time scoring list with 2,160 career points
  • Compiled 1,459 points, 486 rebounds, 324 assists, 405 steals and 162 blocks in three seasons
  • Became the first-ever female player out of the state of Connecticut to be selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Girls Game, helping the East team to a 79-78 win with 13 points, the second-highest total on the team, two rebounds and two steals
  • Daughter of Carol Keel
  • Birthday is April 19
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Enrolled in criminology, expected to graduate in May 2016
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Proposed to by her longtime boyfriend Oterrious Diggins in a postgame interview after scoring a game-high 27 points in the win over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Feb. 27, 2016


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Friday, August 14 2015