Breaux Returns To Familiar Territory
Aug. 1, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - After seeing action in 11 games at Kansas last season, Donielle Breaux is well aware of how tough the Big 12 Conference is. GoFrogs.com recently sat down with the sophomore to get her thoughts on the new conference and to see what she has been up to this summer.
"I have really enjoyed spending time with family and friends this summer, but have been in the gym a lot," said Breaux. "We have been working hard everyday and have been holding each other accountable for our mistakes. We've been in the weight room getting stronger and playing pickup games on a daily basis, which should really help us this upcoming year. Individually, I have been working on becoming a more consistent shooter. In the past, I've been known for my driving ability, but now I want people to know that I can drive and shoot."
Breaux, who won't be eligible to play until late December for the Purple and White, is a 2011 graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. She is anxiously awaiting a return to the court after transferring from Kansas during the latter half of last season.
"I'm excited about finally being able to play again come December. It's been a long process but I know it was for the better," said Breaux. "I'm excited about TCU going into the Big 12 Conference. It will be a fun experience playing against those teams again. It is also very helpful for our University. With a lot of the schools already in the area, it should help excite our crowds and draw even more interest to TCU women's basketball."
Breaux, who was tabbed the 35th-best guard in the country by ESPN Hoopgurlz.com following her senior season, credits her siblings as being her biggest inspiration on and off the court.
"My role models would have to be my parents. They have done so much for me and I wouldn't be where I am at today if it wasn't for them," said Breaux.
A 2011 McDonald's All-American nominee, Breaux averaged 24 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.2 steals, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks per game in her final season of play at Elkins High School. She earned several honors, which include district offensive player of the year and first team all-district, while also being a two-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) all-region selection.