Oceanside CA— Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) has voted MiraCosta College student Brogan Griffin as the 2015 Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Griffin has a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in business administration, plays for MiraCosta College’s women’s basketball team and is an all-conference basketball player. She has been accepted to USC—her dream university since high school—and will transfer in the fall.
“Brogan represents the nearly 1,000 female student-athletes in the PCAC and demonstrates the true definition of a student athlete,” said Athletic Director Patrick Conahan.
A San Clemente High School graduate, Griffin had no clear path in life and sought ways to get back in the game. In 2013, Griffin found MiraCosta College, where her former junior-high basketball coach, Roger Moses, now coaches the women’s basketball team.
Moses always knew of Griffin’s passion and skills for the game and recruited her.
“I’ve known Brogan since eighth grade and remembered her as being a very good player, but she had an unfortunate accident, which took her out of the rest of her high school basketball career,” said Moses.
Griffin’s injuries forced her to withdraw from playing basketball the rest of her junior year, which hindered her from earning any athletic scholarships for college and ultimately denied of any college acceptance.
“I was really good in basketball and thought I would get a scholarship based on my athletic skills alone, but I hurt my ankle really bad during my junior year. Then, I tore my ACL and needed to have surgery which took me out of the game my whole senior year,” said Griffin. “Since I didn’t really focus in school and had really bad grades, I couldn’t get accepted to any four-year universities.”
To be eligible for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award, a student-athlete must have completed at least two years at a California Community College, have letters of recommendation, achieved a 3.5 GPA or greater, be nominated by their college and then voted on by the conference.