On Monday, junior Brianna DiGiovanni broke the Rochester School for the Deaf’s girls basketball all time scoring record when she made 1,179 career all time points in a game against Rochester Career Mentoring School. The previous record was held by Marissa Woodruff, who graduated in 2012 with 1,158 points.
Her team was back in action last night, winning 37 – 20 against Cornerstone. Her team is back in action tomorrow night against Rapids. Her team then has five regular season games left, with the season concluding with a match against Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) for The Learning Center.
The 15-year-old junior set her record a few days after the announcement was made that she was named the SportsMX and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association December Athlete of the Month, alongside Tennessee School for the Deaf’s Michaela Evans, Maryland School for the Deaf’s Tessa Lewis and Florida School for the Deaf & Blind’s sophomore Asheli Kleckley.
DiGiovanni plays guard/forward, and is the primary offensive weapon for her team. In her first, she scored 34 of the team 46 points in their 4 point loss to Webster Christian. At the end of December, she was averaging 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals a game this season. Outside of basketball, DiGiovanni is a member of her school’s Academic Bowl Team and varsity volleyball team.