May 2, 2007

Women's Basketball Inks Columbus North Stand-Out Bowen

May 2, 2007

Indianapolis, Ind. - Butler head coach Beth Couture announced the signing of the fifth member of the 2007-08 recruiting class on Wednesday (May 2), inking Columbus (Ind.) North stand-out Brittany Bowen to a national letter of intent. Bowen will attend Butler University and play basketball beginning in the fall of 2007.

Bowen, a 5-9 guard out of Columbus, Ind., finished her career as North High School's all-time leader with 311 assists while ranking second all-time with 1,277 points, 240 steals and 76 three-pointers made.

A four-year varsity letterwinner, she earned all-conference recognition in each of her last three years after leading the team in scoring, assists, rebounds, steals, free-throw percentage and field goal percentage each year. She was also named team captain and team Most Valuable Player in her final two seasons.

Bowen was selected to the Indiana All-Star Team and participated in the Hoosier Basketball North/South All-Star Game after averaging 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior in 2006-07. She was tabbed to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team and The Republic First Team while leading her team to a 17-4 record. Additionally, she received the Midwest Sports Publishing Unsung Player of the Year award in Class 4A.

Bowen also earned a spot on the Indiana Junior All-Star Team and was named The Republic Co-Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 19.3 points, 5.4 boards and 5.0 assists while helping her squad to a 15-6 overall record.

"We are really excited and fortunate to have been able to sign a player of Brittany's caliber this late in the signing period," Couture said. "She is going to add a lot to our program in the years to come."

Bowen is the fifth recruit to be signed by the Butler women's basketball team this year, along with incoming freshmen Azjah Bass (Indianapolis), Terra Burns (Peoria, Ill.), Chloe Hamilton (Holt, Mich.) and Jenny Ostrom (Minneapolis), who were all signed in November during the early signing period.