Duke Women's Basketball BIO
15 Bridgette Mitchell
As a Senior (2009-10): Started 26-of-36 games, averaging 20.6 minutes ... averaged 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.6 steals per contest with a 44.7 field goal percentage ... had a career high game against Wake Forest, scoring 20 points and hitting two from three-point range ... totaled 11 games with double-figure scoring ... recorded a double-double at Clemson, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds ... was Duke's leading rebounder seven times on the season ... made several key plays against LSU in the NCAA Tournament, totaling 12 points and six rebounds.
As a Junior (2008-09): Closed out the season with 11 straight starts ... played in all 33 contests of the year ... scored a season-high 14 points against Quinnipiac, one of three double-figure scoring games of the season ... also notched 13 points in the overtime win over ninth-ranked North Carolina ... brought down a season-high 10 rebounds in a win over Maine, one of 12 games with five or more rebounds on the year ... overall, averaged 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.8 steals per game ... in her first nine starts of the season, prior to the NCAA Tournament, averaged 6.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.2 steals.
As a Sophomore (2007-08): Saw action in 29 contests, while making six starts on the year ... averaged 2.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists ... scored a season-high 10 points against Florida State ... pulled down a season-high eight rebounds versus South Florida.
As a Freshman (2006-07): Played in 33 of 34 contests in her first year with the Blue Devils ... averaged 4.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 12.3 minutes a game ... a honorable mention All-ACC Freshman selection ... kicked off her collegiate career against Northeastern with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds ... along with classmate Joy Cheek, became the second and third freshmen in Duke history to notch a double-double in her first collegiate game ... totaled three double-doubles on the season ... had a career-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds against Boston College ... posted 16 points and 12 rebounds versus Houston ... her 70 offensive rebounds were second on the Blue Devil squad ... hit 51.6 percent of her field goals on the year.
Summer of 2005 (USA Youth Developmental Festival): Led the blue team to a 5-0 record and a gold medal ... averaged 12.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 assists ... her 12.0 points were the fourth-best scoring output in the festival and she scored double-figure points in four of the five contests.
Prior To Duke: Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey ... received the 2006 Naismith Sportsmanship Award ... second team USA Today and Parade All-America ... selected Trenton Times All-Prep and All-Area Player of the Year ... four-time first team All-State selection ... as a senior, averaged 19.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.2 steals ... second all-time leading scorer in Peddie School history with 1,480 points and the all-time leading rebounder (970) ... owned career averages of 14.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals ... became only the sixth Peddie player to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career ... started every game over her four years on the varsity squad ... ranked seventh by Blue Star Report, 12th by Scout and 17th by All-Star Girls Report ... played in the WBCA High School All-America game, while starting, and scored four points, had seven rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes in the contest ... in the McDonald's All-America game, had five rebounds, three points and three assists in 14 minutes ... totaled a triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals against Hun ... led Peddie to its 10th straight NJISAA Championship with 30 points and 24 rebounds in the title game ... averaged 14.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.6 assists as a junior ... selected All-State First Team, Street & Smith's Second Team All-America, USA Today Junior All-America and All-Conference ... led Peddie to a 23-3 record ... as a sophomore, averaged 14.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.1 steals, while leading her squad to a 16-8 record ... attended the Nike All-America camp ... averaged 10.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals as a freshman ... second team All-State selection ... AAU 16U All-America in 2005 ... selected to the 2004 Star Ledger All-State First Team in volleyball.
Personal: Full name is Bridgette Arnell Mitchell ... born on October 21, 1987, in Trenton, N.J. ... daughter of Monica Mitchell ... has one brother, William (24) ... majored in sociology.
Up Close with Mitchell
The other sport I would play is... Volleyball.
My celebrity crush is... T Mac.
The reason I picked my jersey number is... Vince Carter.
My future goals on the court and off are... To be successful in whatever I attempt.
The place in the world I want to travel is... Africa.
My secret food craving is... Chili cheese fries.
The reality TV shows I want to be on are... America's Next Top Model, Run's House, and Tiny 'n Toya.
The funniest nickname I've ever given a teammate is... "Molasses" to Chelsea.
My ideal jobs after Duke are... To play professional basketball and/or do public relations for a company.
To me, being a Blue Devil means... That I am a part of a great thing. Not many people are as proud of their schools as we are here at Duke.
A talent I have other than playing basketball is... I'm a good speaker to youth.
My secret addiction is... Ice cream with French fries.