#52 Britney Birtell | Forward
Hometown: Madison, Neb.
Previous School: Lutheran High Northeast
Major: Elementary Special Education
Birtell saw action in 16 games and made three starts ... missed several games due to injury ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds while averaging 8.6 minutes per game ... totaled a season high 10 points in a win over Mount Mercy on 11-1-13 when she also blocked two shots ... hauled in a season best four rebounds in a victory over York on 12-12-13.
Birtell appeared in 24 games for the Bulldogs during the 2012-13 season, while starting in one game during her junior season... Birtell averaged 1.83 points per game while shooting 57.6 percent (19-33) from the field... pulled down an average of 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting 75.0 percent from the free throw line... Birtell pulled down a career high 10 rebounds against McPherson back on (11-2-12)
Birtell appeared in 35 games and made 33 starts with an average of 14.5 minutes per game...posted averages of 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest...shot 49.0 percent (71-for-145) from the field and 60.7 percent (17-for-28) from the free throw line...had a career game on 11-5-2011 when she tallied 17 points and nine rebounds (career high seven offensive)...tied a career best with nine rebounds on 1-4-12 vs. Northwestern...plucked season high four steals vs. Hastings on 2-14-12...swatted a season best two blocks vs. Midland (11-29-11) and vs. Bethany (Kan.) (12-29-11).
Britney appeared in seven varsity games during her freshman season, averaging 5.9 minutes off the bench…scored 20 total points on the year for a 2.9 points per game average…was 9-of-14 from the field for 64.3 percent…had 10 total rebounds for a 1.4 rebounds per game average…scored eight points vs. York College on 1-5-11…grabbed three rebounds vs. Concordia-Chicago on 1-28-11 and vs. Bethany College on 11-9-10.
Prepped at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, Nebraska, under coach Shannon Pospisl for four years ... Earned four varsity letters ... Captain for two years ... Received Honorable Mention in the Norfolk Daily News, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World Herald ... Also participated in volleyball four years.
Born January 22 in St. Louis, Missouri ... Daughter of Brad and Christie Birtell ... Has two brothers, Porter and Sawyer, who both attend Concordia and play on the basketball and football teams respectively ... Her father and uncle both attended Concordia.