Edwina Brown was born in Dallas, TX and shortly after moved to Lockhart, TX. As a natural athlete, Edwina grew up playing all sports but developed a love for basketball at an early age. In her senior year, she was named the Texas Class 4A Player of the Year and was awarded a basketball scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin.
Edwina had four successful seasons at The University of Texas. She holds a number of UT records including 1,705 career points, 517 career assists and 257 career steals, which is the only player to have at least 1,500 points, 500 assists, and 250 steals. She remains the only individual in school history to lead the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals in the same year, an accomplishment she achieved in both her junior and senior years.
2000 Margaret Wade Trophy (Best Female College Basketball Player in the USA)
2000 ESPN.com National Player of the Year
2000 Kodak All-American (Top 10 Players in the Nation)
2000 Big 12 Conference Tournament MVP
1999 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist (Canada)
1998 R. Williams Jones Cup Gold Medalist (Taiwan)
1st Team All Big 12 (Junior & Senior)
As the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 WNBA Draft, Edwina played five years in the WNBA
Detroit Shock (2000-2002)
Phoenix Mercury (2003-2004)
Houston Comets (2006 post-season)
Israel (2003-2005, 2007-2010)
University of Texas (2011) Strength & Conditioning Coach
University of Texas (2011-12) Assistant Coach
University of New Mexico (2012-2014) Assistant Coach
Texas Christian University (2014-2016) Recruiting Coordinator
Southern Methodist University (2016-2017) Recruiting Coordinator
Ray of Light For Excellence in Athletics November 12, 2016
Emerging Community Leadership award given by the AKA Association of Community Development, Inc in 2012.
University of Texas Hall of Honor on November 20, 2009
Off the court, Edwina is pursuing her passion of giving back to the community and recently founded a non-profit, MAP’D Out (Mentoring Athletes and Providing Dreams). Raised by her mother and grandmother in Lockhart, TX, Edwina realizes the importance of an inspirational mentor and started MAP’D Out to lend a helping hand to youth in the community that exemplify sportsmanship, integrity and the desire to “MAP OUT” their future goals.
Edwina also acts as a consultant to coaches that aspire in growing their knowledge and platform in their specific craft. She recently grounded the idea of “Whiteboard Exchange” in which she relays and mentors those with the same vision of growing our community through sport. (If you have interest in Edwina coming out to spend time with you and/or your staff click the button below.