The Lousiana Ragin' Cajuns are welcoming back one of their own, former forward on the women's basketball team from 2011-2016 Brooklyn Arceneaux has returned to take a job as Director of Student-Athlete Development. Head Coach Gary Brodhead made the announcement on Wednesday.

As the Director of Student-Athlete Development, Arceneaux will have the ability to assist the current student-athletes that are on the team to continually develop their skills off the court. She will also provide an additional layer of support throughout the season for all the young women on the team as they balance life being a Division I student-athlete and their school work.

When Arceneaux was asked about the opportunity to come back and work with the program she was very appreciative, “I am extremely thankful of Coach Brodhead, Coach Deacon Jones, Coach Amber Gregg and Coach Valerie Huizar for giving me the chance to get my foot in the door with collegiate athletics and to have this opportunity to give back to the University that helped me through my collegiate career.”

As far as her time on the court for the Cajuns go, Arceneaux was a key part of the back-to-back Women's Basketball Invitational Championship teams from 2013-2015. She averaged 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds over her career for the Cajuns. She's also a Lafayette native and a graduate of St. Thomas More high school.

When coach Gary Brodhead was asked about the ability to add Arceneaux to the staff he said, “Brooklyn is the first player to come back and be a part of our staff and we feel very fortunate to be able to bring her back. She brings a ton of experience and understanding of our purpose as coaches and the culture we have developed for our program.”

“I am excited to be back and working with the program that I played for and love with all of my heart,” Arceneaux stated. "And I can’t wait to help the girls develop as young women and help them be the best they can be off and on the court.”

 

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