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Ozark's Madi Braden Commits to Lady Bobcats for 2020-2021

Oct 08, 2019

Madi Braden (center) with Asst. Coach Seth Hilton and Head Coach Becky Mullis in the gym with the Bobcat bacdrop
Madi Braden (center) with Asst. Coach Seth Hilton and Head Coach Becky Mullis

Becky Mullis, Lady Bobcat head coach, is pleased to announce that Ozark High School senior guard Madi Braden provided CofO women’s basketball with their second verbal commitment for the 2020-21 season. 


The 5’6 guard joins high school and AAU teammate Katie Mayes for next season.  Madi surpassed the 1,000 career point mark as a junior for the Lady Tigers, averaging 13.6 ppg for her career, along with dishing out 3.4 assists per game, 2.2 steals per game, and 1.7 rebounds per game.  She holds a career 37% shooting percentage from the three-point line, 38% from the field, and 74% from the free throw line. 


Madi made an immediate impact her freshman season, earning All-District and 2nd team All-COC honors.  As a sophomore and junior, Madi was 1st Team All-COC and 1st Team All-District.  She was named to the Great 8 Classic All-Tournament Team all three seasons.  Also, she was named to the All-Defensive Team each year of her high school career.  Madi holds the Ozark Lady Tiger record for three-point shots made in a game, season (78), and career (205).  She is currently #6 in all-time scoring at Ozark.   


A tough, athletic, and determined player, Madi will help to continue the Lady Bobcats’ tradition of strong guard play.  She is a great shooter, which is a perfect fit for the Lady Cats’ style of play.  Madi’s defensive ability and unwavering grit is what sets her apart.  She never backs down and routinely defends the opponent’s best guard each game.  


Madi is a natural fit at C of O and follows in the steps of her parents, who were student-athletes at C of O, as well as her sister, who is a current student at the College. 


Welcome, Madi Braden!