Player Profiles



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

Biography

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

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
Personal:
  • Daughter of Carol Keel
  • Birthday is April 19
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Enrolled in general studies
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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