A six-foot forward from Norway, S.C., she averaged 7.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game this past season for a team that posted a 29-6 record and finished fourth nationally.
"Melinda is a great addition to our signing class," said Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "Melinda is a long, lanky and athletic post player. She will give us some much-needed depth,as well as some maturity and experience, but also a great deal of athleticism down on the blocks. We are excited about her joining our team."
As a freshman Brimfield averaged 2.3 points per game for a 24-5 team.
She averaged 33.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a senior at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School, where he was a four-time All-State selection in South Carolina. She was named the Orangeburg Times and Democrat Player of the Year as a senior and was Most Valuable Player in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game.
"I really enjoyed talking with Coach Flo and Coach Evans and felt like I was supposed to be a part of the program," Brimfield said. "We never once had a conversation where we did not laugh and I really enjoy being with them."
With Brimfield joining the team plus six other signees, the Tigers are up to 13 scholarship players for the 2013-14 season after losing seniors Blanche Alverson, Jet Ouardad, P.J. West and Julie King. Also, freshman guard Chadarryl Clay is transferring to VCU and another freshman guard, Cedricka Sweeting, is not planning to return to the team next season.