Breanna Brown Transferring to Georgia Tech

Amy Schwartz, Multimedia Contributor

Former Oregon State women’s basketball standout Breanna Brown has completed her time in a Beavers uniform and will transfer to Georgia Tech to complete her eligibility.

Brown came to Oregon State University with a clear path in mind.

“I just came into Oregon State with three objectives: to get my degree, give everything I had on the court and really to find a career,” Brown said. “I will, by the time I reach graduation, have accomplished those three things. I really found a calling and a passion in digital media. Georgia Tech has a great digital media program. They’re in Atlanta which is the center for media. I think it’s the best opportunity and best route for me to pursue my career in media.”

Brown will be graduating in June from Oregon State with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Communications. She will be pursuing a master’s in digital media at Georgia Tech, hoping to start a career in media management or production. Her dream job is in the field of television.

Prior to the start of the season, Brown started to consider the thought of transferring from Oregon State. She had a conversation with the coaches at OSU to let them know where her mind was. She let the season play out before making her final decision.

“I love my team and I love Corvallis as a whole,” Brown said. “I’ve been here for the last four years. It’s definitely a second home for me.”

Brown is focused on life after basketball and what her education means to her future.

“I don’t want to play basketball forever,” said Brown. “I’ll probably play for one or two years. I’m focused on the academic side. The whole career aspect is what has made me buckle down and realize this is the best way.”

Brown emerged as a starter for the Beavers this season and was the third leading scorer for the team.

“We had an amazing year,” Brown said. “For me and Kolbie (Orum) it was definitely huge to see a lot of playing time and to step into a bigger role. It was a great opportunity to showcase everything we’ve worked on the past four years. I’m happy, for the most part. Of course we didn’t want to lose to FSU. It happens. Overall, I’m proud of my team and I think we were very successful.”

Brown spoke with her head Coach Scott Rueck this week to inform him of her final decision to transfer.

“It was hard,” Brown said. “I love my team. I love Scott. It was weird to be like ‘I’m leaving. I love you guys, but I’m not returning.’”

After spending four years in Corvallis, Brown is thankful for her time at Oregon State.

“It’s definitely been a great experience and fun filled,” Brown said. “We’ve gotten a lot of support not just from basketball fans but Corvallis as a whole. It’s just been a great opportunity. I’m really thankful for everybody and everything I’ve experienced.”

In a press release Wednesday morning, Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Brown has one year of eligibility and will play as a graduate transfer.

“We are very excited to welcome Breanna to our Georgia Tech family,” Joseph said. “She is an outstanding student athlete. Bre has competed at the highest level and has tremendous experience! She will give us depth inside next season and provide us with a defensive presence with her shot blocking and rebounding abilities. Bre is a proven winner! We are looking forward to having her in our program.”

Brown hopes to keep the momentum going at Georgia Tech.

“I want to bring the same energy and leadership to that team,” Brown said. “At the same time just showcase everything I’ve learned from here and everything I’ve worked on.”

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