Baltimore, Md.—Former UMBC women's basketball player Brittani Burgess signed her first pro contract with Ausarta Barakaldo of the Basque Basketball Federation Second Division. She is the fifth Retriever to play professionally during head coach Phil Stern's tenure.
"I am so proud of Britt. Her hard work and perseverance has paid off. She loves the game of basketball and is always working in the gym. I look forward to following her professional career," Stern said of Burgess.
Burgess competed for the Retrievers for two years after transferring from VCU. The White Plains, Md. native averaged 5.5 points per game, playing in 39 games, making 28 starts for the Black and Gold. She averaged 4.2 rebounds per game, dishing out 2.3 assists per contest. Burgess recorded two double-doubles this past season, helping the Retrievers reach the America East Quarterfinals.
Burgess joins Tiffany Coll, Mariana Santos, Michelle Kurowski, and current assistant coach Carlee Cassidy-Dewey as former Retrievers to play overseas professionally under Stern. Coll spent time in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, while Sanots competed in Portugal, Kurowski in France and Australia and Cassidy-Dewey in Finland.