Cleburne County senior Brooklyn McDaniel talks with coach Todd Gable after Tuesday’s public celebration of her signing to play basketball at Jacksonville State, making her the school’s first female Division I signee.

November 17, 2021  
By Al Muskewitz  
East Alabama Sports Today  

Cleburne County’s Brooklyn McDaniel becomes school’s first female Division I scholarship signee


HEFLIN – Brooklyn McDaniel doesn’t think of herself as a trailblazer, but she’s getting pretty good at these ‘first’ things.

The 6-foot senior became the first girls player in Cleburne County history to score 1,000 career points last season and last Wednesday became the school’s first-ever Division I scholarship signee when she formally signed with Jacksonville State.

She celebrated the occasion Tuesday with family, teammates and friends in the school library.

“I really don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” McDaniel said. “I was the first girl to get 1,000 points and that hasn’t really sunk in yet.

“It’s a big thing, of course, but I don’t like to think I’m better than anybody in any way. I’m just trying to be the best I can be, really.” [**read more]

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