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Player Profiles

Bria                               Holmes
Class: Jr.
Hometown: New Haven, Conn.
Height: 6-1
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: G


At West Virginia (2014-15):

  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team
  • WBCA All-Region 5 Team
  • 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
  • Team Captain
  • Scored a team-leading 23 points in career-high 37 minutes for her ninth career 20-point game vs. Eastern Kentucky
  • 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)
  • Tied Kate Bulger for second most points at WVU Coliseum
  • She set career-bests in points (36), minutes (40) and free throws made/attempted (12-of-17) vs. Seton Hall  
  • Selected to the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team
  • Reached 30-plus points for the third time in her career, scoring 32 points against the Purple Aces
  • 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 a career-high three shots and pulled in seven rebounds, scoring 23 points in the loss at Oklahoma (Jan. 4)
  • Became 31st WVU player to reach 1,000-points with her 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)
  • Played her fewest minutes all season, 21, vs. OU (Feb. 1) 
  • Registered her fourth career 30-point game and third this season with 30 points in win over TCU (Feb. 4)
  • Made a career-best 71.4 percent of her shots (5-of-7) in the loss at Iowa State (Feb. 7)
  • Limited to just 23 minutes, missing most of the first half, scored 12 points to lead WVU vs. Oklahoma State
  • Netted game-high 24 points in the loss at TCU (Feb. 24). Her 31 field goal attempts against the Horned Frogs set a WVU single-game record
  • 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 tied a career-best 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 loss to Oklahoma (March 7)
  • Matched Meg Bulger for fourth at WVU in a single-season with 663 points, scoring 17 against Duquesne (March 26)
At West Virginia (2013-14):
  • An Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention Selection
  • A Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection
  • A Big 12 All-Tournament Team honoree
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Became the 14th player in Mountaineer history to have 500 points in a single season with 516, and only the sixth sophomore to achieve the feat
  • Her 516 single-season points, is 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 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

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • 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 min. per game
  • Recorded 13 3-pointers for WVU, 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

In High School:

  • ESPNU HoopGurlz ranked her at No. 28
  • The JumpOffPlus report calls 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
  • Named a 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
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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