Becca Dahlman signs with Vanderbilt U

Minnesota’s all-time girls scorer will wear Black & Gold after her senior season at Braham

Prior to the Braham girls basketball’s early-morning practice Nov. 14, senior Rebekah Dahlman put her name to Vanderbilt University’s scholarship offer to play women’s hoops next season. She will be playing for Commodores head coach Melanie Balcomb whose squad battles in the tough South Eastern Conference against the likes of Tennessee and Florida– two other schools courting Dahlman.

Becca Dahlman will bring her fierce basketball game to Vanderbilt of the SEC next season. Her Braham teams are on a four-year run of reaching the Class AA State tourney. NEWS file photo by Greg Hunt

Last season, Becca became the Minnesota high school girls’ career scoring leader, reaching 3,895 points during the Class AA quarterfinal game against New Richland-H-E-G. She also holds state records for points in a season, career free throw attempts and career free throws made. She needs 58 steals to break St. Paul Central’s Angela Jone’s Minnesota career mark of 776, and Becca is closing in on 1,200 career rebounds.

“Before I was even thinking about where I was going to go, I played in an AAU tournament on the Vanderbilt campus about three years ago,” said Dahlman. “It’s beautiful. Then I began learning more about the coaches and the program, and I think it’s a great decision.” 

The Commodores went 23-10 last season and are 4-1 in the early going this winter. Braham Coach Tim Malone said this-year’s Vandy recruiting class was among the top five in the nation at the time Becca made her verbal commitment.

Vanderbilt is situated on 330 acres on the west side of Nashville, Tenn.– across town from the Grand Old Opry.