Cameron Brink repeats in two Oregon Sports Awards
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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 9, 2019) -- Rising senior Cameron Brink of Southridge High has added to her ever-growing list of prep sports accolades.
For the second straight year, Brink was named the 2019 Johnny Carpenter 6A/5A Prep Girls Athlete of the Year and Prep Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Brink remains the only Southridge High athlete to have received a Prep Athlete of the Year honor, which is awarded annually to the four most outstanding male and female high school athletes in Oregon.
An interview clip of Brink accepting her awards was played on NBC Sports Northwest’s “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe on Tuesday. Visit NBC Sports Northwest’s website here to listen to the interview. Sport Oregon, which manages the Oregon Sports Awards, and NBC Sports Northwest have partnered to announce each of the 2019 award winners on television and radio segments from July 8-31.
Brink enjoyed a banner 2018-2019 season for the Skyhawks and on an international stage.
The 6-4 center paced Southridge (25-4 overall) to its third consecutive 6A Girls Basketball State Championship appearance and Metro League Championship. Brink was named the 6A and Metro League Player of the Year for the second straight season. She was named the Gatorade Oregon Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second time as well.
Brink gave a verbal commitment to play basketball for Stanford in October. She is a consensus five-star recruit and is ranked No. 3 overall in ESPN’s class of 2020 girls basketball recruiting rankings.
She averaged 21.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.1 steals per game in regular and postseason play. Brink shot 64 percent from the field and 78.4 percent from the foul line, helping the Skyhawks win 21 consecutive games before falling to Benson Polytechnic in the state championship.
She scored 23 points and grabbed 16 boards in a 66-42 loss to the Techsters and earned 6A Girls Basketball State Championship first team honors.
Brink also played for USA Basketball’s Women’s U17 World Championship team last summer, where she earned a gold medal in the FIBA U17 World Cup in Belarus. She competed for Team USA in the U17 International Invitational as well.
She will now suit up for Team USA in the FIBA U19 World Cup from July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand. Brink is currently practicing with Team USA at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest will reveal the Prep Boys Tennis Player of the Year, Prep Wrestler of the Year, Prep Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year and Johnny Carpenter 6A/5A Prep Boys Athlete of the Year on Wednesday. Award criteria, past winners and this year’s finalist lists can be accessed here.
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