Chattanooga Women's Basketball Signs Hoftra Transfer Brooke Anya

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024
 The Chattanooga women’s basketball team added a massive piece to the team’s frontcourt for the 2024-25 season on Sunday, with the Mocs signing grad transfer Brooke Anya out of Hofstra, as announced by head coach Deandra Schirmer.
Now entering her fifth season of college eligibility, Anya adds an injection of size to the UTC lineup with the Washington, D.C. native standing six feet tall. Anya most recently spent the 2023-24 season as a member of the Hofstra Pride, while her first three seasons of action came at Longwood University from 2020-23.
“Brooke is a dominant force physically with a very high basketball IQ,” Coach Schirmer said.
“She is an exceptional rebounder and a true competitor. She is the missing piece we needed to make a championship run this year.”
Anya is coming off of her strongest statistical season of her career while at Hofstra, having ranked third on the team in scoring (8.1 points/game) and second in rebounding (7.3 rebounds/game) on the year. Anya’s main skillset revolves around her ability to crash the offensive glass, with Anya having led both her team as well as the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) in offensive rebounds per game last season, averaging 3.8.
While she is most known for her rebounding prowess, Anya also provides UTC with a scoring a defensive threat in the low post that could prove crucial in the Mocs’ quest for a third consecutive SoCon Tournament title. Just last year, Anya tallied a total of ten double-digit scoring performances on the year, three of which resulted in double-doubles. Additionally, Anya ended her season as the team-leader for Hofstra in steals (47), while ranking second on the team in blocks (23).
Prior to joining Hofstra, Anya was a consistent piece of Longwood’s rotation over her first three seasons of collegiate basketball. Anya ended up taking a large leap in progression between her sophomore and junior years with the Lancers, going from a 2.1 points/game, 3.5 rebounds/game player to jumping up to 7.5 points/game, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals/game in her third year on the team.
Away from the court, Anya is a talented student as well as being a member of the Honor Roll and Dean’s List for her respective conference and school in each of her four years of undergraduate schooling. This past season, Anya also received High Honors designation from the CAA after earning a GPA ranging from 3.70-3.99. She received similar recognition from the Big South a season prior while at Longwood.
Brooke is the daughter of MaryAnne Anya and has three siblings: Stephanie, BeeJay and Renee. Stephanie (sister) played college basketball at American University (2009-13) and BeeJay (brother) played college basketball at NC State (2013-17).
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