Brooke Pumroy is one famous guard for Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team who transferred from Marquette University in her second year. Brooke played in 28 games during the 2015- 2016 season, making 26 starts. She set career-highs with 27 points and 6 3s in a loss to Rice, however, sat out the 2014-15 season due to the NCAA transfer rule.
There has also been a controversy regarding her relationship with the head coach at LA Tech, Tyler Summitt. Let’s get to know more about the athlete woman, Brooke Pumroy.
Caption: A picture of Brooke Pumroy with basketball
Brooke Pumroy Bio
The basketball player was born as Brooke Paige Pumroy on November 16, 1993, in Fairborn, Ohio. Her father’s name is Rick Pumroy who is a home inspector and her mother’s name is Michelle Pumroy who is a dental hygienist. Brooke grew up along with brother, Jordan Pumroy.
Caption: A picture of Brooke Pumroy and her brother, Jordan Pumroy.
She studied in Fairborn High School where she was named to the Dabbs Miami Valley All-Area First Team in 2011. She also played for Marquette University.
Brooke Pumroy Career
Brooke began her college career Marquette for the 2012-13 season, where she spent two years and later got transferred after her second year, along with her teammate Ashley Santos.
In her sophomore year, she started 33 games for Marquette, averaging 9.1 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Brooke was being recruited by Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, Fla., and Vanderbilt, Marquette wasn’t the first choice. Before her senior year, She attended Vanderbilt’s elite camp where she broke her ACL due to which she loses her scholarship. She once said that losing scholarship was “a blessing in disguise.” Due to the injuries, Brooke missed most of her high school senior season 2012.
Brooke Pumroy Controversy, Tyler Summitt
There’s also been a rumor spreading around, about Brooke Pumroy and Tyler Summitt having an affair. Tyler Summitt is the only son of the late Pat Summitt who served as Tennessee Lady Vols teams’ head coach for a long time. Moreover, it was dubious that she was pregnant with Tyler’s baby but she later denied the rumor.
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Due to the controversy, Tyler had to resign from the post of head coach of the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team. Summitt confessed about having an inappropriate relationship with one of the female player, however, he refused to speak in detail.
Brooke Pumroy Net Worth
Brooke started playing basketball since 2011 and played in numbers of games and undoubtedly, performed well. Basically, Pumroy has been able to make basketball as her career. The average salary of basketball players is $5.2 million, so Brooke might earn the same amount.