Butler native lands basketball scholarship

December 1, 2012 by  

After spending two seasons playing basketball on the team at Florida State, it was announced last month that Butler native Olivia Bresnahan will return near to home to play on the team with Duquesne University.

Bresnahan signed a scholarship offer with Duquesne that will allow her to begin playing with the women’s basketball team after the fall of 2013. She will have two years of eligibility with the Duquesne team.

So far, Bresnahan, who attended Butler High School, has had an illustrious career. She was ranked number 68 overall by ESPN HoopGurlz while still in high school. HoopGurlz also ranked her as number 19 for shooting guards. During her senior year of high school, in 2010, she led the Butler High team, the Golden Tornado, to the Quad-A Section 3 title and to the WPIAL quarterfinals. Bresnahan ended her high school career with a total of 1,395 points.

Bresnahan was a part of the ‘Fabulous Five’ from the Pittsburgh Gazette twice. During both her junior and senior years, she was named to the PIAA Class AAAA All-State team by the Associated Press.

At Florida State, her basketball career continued to flourish, which caught the eye of Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at Duquesne. She appeared on the court 60 times and had an average of 2.2 points per game. During this past season, she averaged 22 minutes each game.

Butler printing companies could be hired to welcome the basketball star back home. Local basketball fans might consider that a banner could be hung to welcome her to the Duquesne team during the first few games. Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio has stated that she is excited for Bresnahan to join the team and to return to her home area.