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Britt Harris signs professional contract to play in Denmark

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Britt Harris signs professional contract to play in Denmark

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Women’s basketball player Britt Harris, who completed her eligibility at Western Washington University last March, has signed a professional contract to play for Aabyhoj in Denmark.

Aabyhoj is the western suburb of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The team competes in the Danish League and in tournaments throughout Europe.

Harris, a graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, leaves on August 10 and will not return until May.

“I’m really excited about this,” said Harris of the opportunity. “It’s a new experience and a chance to get out and see the world and continue to play basketball, which I want to do as long as possible.”

Harris was a third-team Daktronics and honorable mention NCAA Division II Bulletin All-American as a senior, helping the Vikings to a 29-4 record, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships, a West Regional title and the national semifinals.

The 6-foot-2 Harris was the Daktronics West Region Player of the Year and a first-team GNAC all-star as well as a West Regional all-tournament pick. She scored team-leading 14.3 points per game on 58.7 percent (185-of-315) field-goal shooting, which ranked fourth nationally, averaged 6.1 rebounds and blocked 42 shots.

Harris scored double-figure points in a team-high 28 games. She finished her four-year career with 906 points on 56.5 percent floor accuracy, 514 rebounds and 147 assists.

A business major at Western, Harris plans on taking on-line courses during her stay in Denmark and complete her degree upon her return.

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