Published: June 1, 2011 By

brittany spears dribblesThe women’s basketball team, picked to finish last in the Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches, saw its season end in the quarterfinals of the Women’s NIT where the Buffs lost 87-70 to future Pac-12 foe Southern California. The Buffs finished with an 18-16 record under first-year coach Linda Lappe (Mktg’02).

Brittany Spears, left, who passed Lisa VanGoor (EPOBio’86) to become the all-time leading scorer in CU women’s basketball history, was chosen 19th overall by Phoenix in the WNBA draft. Spears is the fourth Buff ever selected in the WNBA draft, joining Isabelle Fijalkowski (Kines ex’95) in 1997, Raegan Scott (Jour’97) in 1997 and Mandy Nightingale (Comm’02) in 2002.