Brolsma Whitfield inks D-1 deal

05/12/2010 11:32

The former LCC and South Eugene standout signs letter of intent

Appeared in print: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lane Community College women’s basketball player Sarah Brolsma Whitfield is heading south to continue her basketball career.

Brolsma Whitfield has signed a national letter of intent to play for Florida Gulf Coast University next season.

Brolsma Whitfield, who also starred at South Eugene High, will be a junior when she joins the Division I Eagles, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Located in Fort Meyers, FGCU played in the Division II national championship game in 2008 and has advanced to the WNIT in its first two seasons at the Division I level.

Brolsma Whitfield, a 5-foot-11 guard, was named to the NWAACC’s all-Southern Region first team last season after she averaged 14.7 points and set a school record with 69 three-pointers. She becomes the fifth LCC player to sign a Division I scholarship in the past eight years.

Also, Lynette Minthorn has signed with New Mexico Highlands University, a Division II school and a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Minthorn, a 6-0 forward, averaged 9.3 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.

Brolsma Whitfield and Minthorn are the second and third members of the 2009-10 team to sign basketball scholarships. Theresa Brown with The Masters College in November.