Nov. 26, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Former Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball player Brittany Bowe broke the women’s 1,000 meter speedskating world record in a race in Utah on Nov. 17. The Ocala, Fla. native crossed the finish line in just 1:12:58, breaking the previous record by a tenth of a second.
Bowe was an all-conference point guard for the Owls and scored more than 1,000 points in here career and made the transition from inline skating to speedskating after graduation. She holds the school records for free throws made and attempted in a single game when she shot 15-of-20 against Middle Tennessee in 2008. She graduated from FAU in 2010 with a degree in sociology and social science.
She will continue training in hopes of qualifying to represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February.
In her senior campaign at FAU, Bowe dished out a whopping 136 assists while grabbing 48 steals and 118 rebounds. She ranked second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game.
Bowe has won eight medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze) in the World Cup Championships and is a member of the U.S. World Cup and U.S. National Long Track Sprint teams.
To view Bowe’s US Speedskating bio page, click here: http://www.usspeedskating.org/athlete/brittany-bowe