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The Nittany Lions have sat atop the Big Ten preseason poll every season since the poll began in 2003
Elizabeth Ball, Brittany Basinger named captains for 2017
Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Penn State takes on Duke in the Women's College Cup Final
TEAM CO-CAPTAIN (2016, 2017)
TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/15/15)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2013)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014, 2015, 2016)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2015, 2016)
CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-20 CHAMPION (2014)
Team co-captain...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 21 matches on the Nittany Lion backline...Basinger and the Nittany Lion defense tallied nine shutouts on the year...Played 1,893 minutes, which ranked third-best on the team...Recorded six points on two goals and two assists...Tallied an assist in Penn State’s 2-0 win against La Salle (9/11)...Posted an assist in Penn State’s 2-0 win against Iowa (9/23)...Recorded a career-best two goals and four points in Penn State’s 3-0 win at Maryland (10/9).
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/15)...Started all 27 matches on the Nittany Lion backline...Tallied a career-high two shots against Loyola Marymount (8/23)...Played every minute of the first three matches, including a 0-0 draw against No. 21 Duke (8/28)...Scored her first career goal in a 2-0 win at No. 2 Stanford (9/11)...Tallied a goal in Penn State’s 5-0 victory over UAlbany in the NCAA First Round (11/13)...Recorded a career-high two assists against Boston University in the NCAA Second Round (11/20)...A member of the Nittany Lion backline that posted 15 shutouts on the year, including eight-straight to end the season.
Did not play...Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree...Started all 23 matches, spending 1,762 minutes on the field...Dished out two assists: against Illinois (10/20) and at Nebraska (10/27)...Took six shots, four of which were on goal.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Played on the U.S. U-23 WNT that brought home the 2016 Nordic Tournament title...Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in May 2016...Member of the U-20 Women’s National Team that won the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship and competed at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Played on the U17 Women’s National Team and in the U17 Women’s World Cup in the fall of 2012.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Coached by Erin Barrett and Jesse Shehan at Woodgrove High...Helped lead her team to the 2012 AA VHSL State Championship as well as the district and region championships...Named to the all-district and all-region teams...Also lettered in basketball for three years.
Played for FC Virginia ECNL, coached by Paul Ellis and Carolyn Rice.
Full name is Brittany Basinger...Born June 30, 1995, in Sterling, Virginia...Parents are Jeff and Jackie Basinger...Has one brother, JB, and one sister, Brooke...Father played football at Salem University...Majoring in kinesiology.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the atmosphere that surrounds not only the campus but the soccer team as well. Everyone is a big family.”