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Mona Gaffney-Brosier

Basketball ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

It could be easily argued that Mona Gaffney-Brosier is the most decorated female basketball player to have come out of Beaver County. She excelled at the high school, college, and professional levels. The 1990 Aliquippa High School grad was part of a powerful juggernaut at Aliquippa, which was coached by Hall of Famer Donna Richey. A four year starter, Mona was highly instrumental in helping the Quips achieve a record of 112-13 over that span. Her teams won four WPIAL Championships, and in the final two years won the State Title as well. Mona finished her scholastic career with numerous honors: a four time First Team All Selection choice, and a four time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top Twenty selection. As a junior, she was Second Team All State, and made the First Team as a senior. She was also chosen as one of the Top Five by the Post-Gazette in 1990. A three time team Most Valuable Player, Mona was also chosen as the MVP of the Roundball Classic following her senior season. Her final stats showed her scoring 2038 points, second all time at Aliquippa, and she is the all time Quip rebounding leader with 1246. Her jersey number (32) was retired by the school. The good times continued at Clarion University. Mona was a four year starter and went on to set nine school records, including a career scoring average of 16.8 points per game. As a senior, she averaged 23.6. She was named All American her last two years with the Golden Eagles, and ranked second all time in scoring (1920) and rebounding (1079). Mona also ranks in the Top Ten in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in both categories. She became just the fourth player in PSAC history to reach 1800 points and 1000 rebounds in her career. She helped Clarion compile a record of 81-34, and was named First Team All Conference three times. Her teams played in three NCAA Tournaments, including an Elite Eight finish in her sophomore year. Mona was chosen Clarion’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1996, and her college career culminated with her induction into the Clarion Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1997, Mona played professionally with the Napier Hawkes Bay team in the New Zealand Professional Basketball League. She averaged a double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds per contest. Today, Mona resides in Aliquippa with her husband David and their son, Jamir.