Women's Basketball - Tue, Sep. 28, 2010

CHICAGO - Suzie Broski, a 5-10 senior forward at Rockford Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar women's basketball team. Broski, who helped lead the Titans to a 27-4 record last season as a junior, was the team's second leading scorer at 11.5 points per game and was a first team all-conference selection in the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10) as well as a NIC-10 Scholar-Athlete. The two-year varsity letter winner wraps up her prep career at Boylan Catholic this season and will join the Cougars as a freshman for the 2011-12 campaign.

"I'm excited to attend Saint Xavier, because it offers me a great opportunity to pursue a biology degree and play for a top-notch basketball program," said Broski. "In addition, I'm grateful to Chuck Lynde and the Rockford Wildcat program for giving me the resources that have allowed me to play competitive basketball. Finally, I would not be in this position without the help of all my former coaches, especially my dad who logged countless hours with me at the Rockford YMCA."

Broski is the daughter of Mike and Nonie Broski of Rockford. She plans to pursue a degree in biology with an emphasis in physical therapy when she joins SXU for the 2011-12 academic year. At Rockford Boylan Catholic High School, Broski was coached by Paul Perrone. She also played club basketball for the Rockford Wildcats under the direction of Steve Casper. During her club season, Broski averaged 15.5 points a game and was named to the Summer Midwest Jam All-Tournament Team.

"Getting Suzie was just another great catch for our program," said Saint Xavier women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg. "She plays both ends of the floor very well and I think she will be a very solid addition to our team."

Saint Xavier wrapped up its best season to date last March with an overall record of 31-2. The Cougars also won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) regular season and tournament titles, recorded their best regular season mark (27-1) and advanced to the NAIA's "Elite Eight" for the first time in the program's 10-year history.