March 3, 2008

Peter Sullivan Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week For Fourth Time

March 3, 2008

Providence, RI - Brown freshman guard Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) has been named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season after helping Brown to a season sweep over Penn and Princeton for the first time ever, and a school record 17 victories.

Sullivan scored 13 of his game high 16 points in the first half to lead Brown to a 44-14 halftime advantage over Penn, and help send the Quakers to their biggest Ivy League loss ever (75-43). Sullivan hit 3 of 4 field goals and 7 of 7 free throws in the first half alone, and connected his only field goal attempt of the second, a three-point basket, as Brown emptied the bench against the Quakers. He also had two rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. Penn. Sullivan registered four points and four rebounds in Brown's hard-fought 64-57 victory over Princeton Friday evening.

Sullivan is averaging 8.1 points per game as a starter for the Bears, while pulling down 2.7 rebounds per game. He ranks third in the Ivy League in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 31 of 67 treys (.463), and is sixth in the Ivy League in free throw percentage, converting 58 of 71 (.817) shots from the charity stripe.

Brown's 17 wins (17-9 overall, 9-3 Ivy) ties the school record for victories in a season. With games remaining at Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, Sullivan and the Bears will look to establish a new school mark for wins and keep Brown in contention for post-season play.