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Brianne O'Rourke
Brianne  O'Rourke

Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Oakland Catholic





Seven Former Lady Lions Sign Overseas Contracts

Former Lady Lions will play in Israel, Turkey, France, Poland, Italy and Spain


No. 15/13 Lady Lions Welcome Fordham to the BJC Sunday

Dads can bring their daughters for free; Schedule magnets will be given away at gates


Lucas' 33 Points Paces No. 15/13 Lady Lions in 117-77 Win Over St. Francis (Pa.)

Penn State breaks Bryce Jordan Center scoring record; Lucas ties school record for free throw percentage

Honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree by the media...Second in the Big Ten and is 60th in the NCAA in overall assists per game (4.5)...21st in the Big Ten in scoring (10.5)...Led the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.47)...12 games with five or more assists...Finished in the Top 10 in the Big Ten in minutes played for the fourth consecutive season...Sixth player in school history to have 1,000 points and 500 assists in their career...Seventh in school history in assists (560) and 13th in steals (196)...Became the 32nd player in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone with a season-best 20 points at Iowa (2/1)...Named to Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS All-Tournament team...Posted her first career double-double with 12 points and 13 assists in a win over Coppin State (11/29)...It was her fifth career game with 10 or more assists...Her career-high 13 assists is the highest single-game assist total by a Penn State player since Jess Strom dished out 13 helpers against Oklahoma State on Nov. 24, 2001 and is tied for the 13th-highest single game total in school history...Was one of four Lady Lions in double figures with 12 points via a 4-for-8 effort from the field at Illinois (2/22)...Had seven points, four rebounds and four assists against Iowa (2/15)...Notched a steal with four seconds left to clinch the win at Michigan (2/9). Had nine points and three assists in the win...Moved into seventh place on PSU's career assists chart with five assists against Minnesota (2/5)...Dished out nine assists and pulled down five rebounds against Iowa (2/1)...Led the offensive charge with a team-best 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting at Michigan State (1/18). Also added three rebounds and three steals...Became the eighth player in school history and the 22nd player in conference history to accumulate 500 career assists with a first-half helper against Indiana (1/11). Finished the game with 11 points, four assists and two steals...Accounted for 13 points and six assists in the win over Michigan (1/4)...Against Minnesota (1/1), became the 10th player in school history to register 100 career three-pointers...Recorded a team- and season-high five steals in the come-from-behind win over Illinois (12/28)...Surpassed the 900-point plateau as she tied her season high with 18 points against Michigan State (12/21)...Turned in a solid performance against #1 UConn (12/14) with 13 points and two steals...Tied the Maggie Dixon Classic record with five assists against UConn...Tallied 15 points and five assists in limited action in the win over Bucknell (12/9)...Recorded 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals in a tough loss to No. 8/5 Texas A&M (11/28)...Accounted for 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in win over Prairie View (11/21)...Had a solid all-around performance in the win over South Carolina (11/16) with eight points, four rebounds and five assists...Made all six of her shots in the second half, including a trio of three-pointers, en route to a game-high 23 points in an exhibition win over California (Pa.) (11/9).

Earned third team All-Big Ten honors from the media and an honorable mention All-Big Ten nod from the coaches...Led the Big Ten and finished 51st in the NCAA in assists (4.7)...Is the sixth player in Big Ten history to lead the league in assists multiple times...Finished in the Top 10 in the conference in minutes (35.7) for the third-straight season...Had 15 games with five or more assists and 21 games with four or more helpers...Averaged a career-high 11.2 points, which was third on the team and 19th in the Big Ten...Was fifth in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5)...Tied for seventh in the Big Ten and was 39th in Division I with an 83.8% free throw percentage...Stands ninth on the Lady Lion career assists list with 429...Ranks 13th on Penn State's career three-pointers list (80)...Registered 20 double-digit scoring performances...Tabbed as the team's Co-Most Improved Player...Served as a team tri-captain...Reached the 700-point mark for her career with eight tallies against Wisconsin (2/3)...Dished out at least four assists per outing in a nine-game stretch (12/13 - 1/20) to close out the non-conference slate and open Big Ten play...Reached the 150-steal plateau and narrowly missed out on her first career double-double with 10 points and nine assists against Purdue (1/17)...Turned in her fourth career double-digit assist performance with 10 helpers in the win over Northwestern (1/10)...Was selected as the Chevy Player of the Game after tying her career high with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting in road win at Michigan State (1/5) in front of a national television audience on CBS. ...Found Janessa Wolff under the basket for the game-winning lay-up with 0.5 seconds remaining in the 86-84 upset win over #11/10 Duke (12/2)...Set a career high with 23 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and a 15-for-15 mark from the free throw line in the win over Duke (12/2). Also had eight assists and two steals...Tied the Penn State single-game record for free throws made and free throw percentage with a 15-for-15 performance from the charity stripe in the win over Duke (12/2)...Selected as Tournament MVP of the WBCA Classic after averaging 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists in three games.

Continued to come into her own in her sophomore season, leading the team in assists, steals and assist-to-turnover ratio...Was second in the Big Ten in assists per game with a 4.3 average...Finished seventh in the Big Ten in steals (2.2) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.45)...Registered 12 games with five or more assists...Had a steal in 27 of 31 games...Averaged 4.9 assists per game in her final 10 games...Surpassed the 400-point plateau in the regular-season finale against Indiana (2/25)...Dished out a career-high 11 assists against Old Dominion (12/3), the highest single-game helper total since Jess Strom had 12 dimes on Feb. 15, 2004...Drained the game-tying three-pointer with 30 seconds left against No. 1 seed Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament (3/4)...Finished that Big Ten tourney game with 12 points, four assists and four steals...Tallied a season-best 13 points versus Wisconsin on Think Pink Day (2/4)...Was instrumental in Penn State's come-from-behind win over Iowa (1/28), knocking down a trio of three-pointers en route to 15 points, four assists and four steals...Had a career-best two blocked shots against Ohio State (1/11)...Reached the 300-point mark for her career against Illinois (12/28)...Pulled down a career-best nine rebounds versus Syracuse (11/12)...Collected 15 points, five assists, five steals and a blocked shot in the season-opening win over Drexel (11/10)...Played 40 or more minutes on seven occasions, including a 45-minute stint against top-seeded Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament.

Took over the point guard duties as a freshman as the next in a long line of four-year starting point guards at Penn State...Named to the 2006 Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Snagged All-Conference honorable mention honors from the media...Led the Conference in assists all season, averaging 5.1 per game...Ranked 34th nationally in assists per game and sixth among the nation's freshmen...The only freshman to start every game for the Lady Lions...Ranks fourth all-time on the Penn State freshman assists chart with 149...Also cracked Penn State's freshman steals list, finishing the regular season with 56, good enough for seventh place...Scored first points versus No. 1 Duke (11/18)...Finished with 11 points in that game...Passed the 100-point mark at Michigan State (1/5) and surpassed the 200-point mark versus Ohio State (2/26)...Reached double-digit scoring figures nine times...Tallied 10 assists on two occasions, versus George Mason (12/6) and Illinois (2/12), only player in the Big Ten to do so...Scored a career-high 17 points in Penn State's heartbreaking 61-59 loss to No. 6/7 Ohio State (2/26)...Finished season shooting .341 percent from the field and .763 percent from the free throw line...Showed skill from the 3-point line, draining 16 on the year, including a career high four versus No. 6/7 Ohio State (2/26).

High School
Averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game senior season at Oakland Catholic...Led Eagles to 31-2 record senior year, including section, district and state championships...Four-year starter...Captain for two years...Associated Press Pennsylvania All-State First Team in 2005...Three-time all-section...Honored as Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-America in 2003 and 2004...Named YMCA Comeback Player of the Year after returning from tearing her ACL...Recognized as Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 5...Named to Pittsburgh Tribune Terrific 10...Honored as Western Pennsylvania Girls Basketball Hall of Fame Freshman Player of the Year...Coca-Cola Freshman Player of the Year...PNC Bank District 7 Freshman Player of the Year...Nominated for McDonald's and WBCA All-America...Named MVP of Seventh Annual All-Ohio Nike Classic in 2003...Also ran track.

Full name is Brianne Marie O'Rourke...Born on July 29, 1987, in Pittsburgh, Pa...Parents are Norma and Joseph O'Rourke...Has two brothers, Joey (28) and Justin (23)...Two aunts and an uncle graduated from Penn State...Grandfather James O'Rourke played football at North Carolina State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins...Brother Joey played football and basketball at St. Vincent's College...Majoring in human development and family services.


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