March 11, 2010

Hannah Passafuime Receives All-Ivy Basketball Honors

Providence, RI- Brown University sophomore guard Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy after a vote of the eight Ancient Eight head basketball coaches.

Brown's leading scorer with 9.3 points-per-game, Passafuime scored in double-figures nine times this season and led the team in scoring six. She lit up for a career-high 25 points during the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic against UMass, and followed it up with a 17-point performance the following day vs. Morgan State to be named to the All-Tournament Team. Passafuime also earned All-Tournament team honors at the Hawk Classic after solid performances against St. Joseph's and South Carolina.

Passafuime averaged a team-high 30 minutes-per-game, and shot 74 percent from the free throw line for the season. She grabbed 3.2 rebounds per game and was second on the team in steals with 37. The Bears finished 8-20 overall and recorded a 5-9 mark in Ivy League play.

2009-10 Ivy League Women's Basketball Postseason Awards

First Team All-Ivy
*Judie Lomax, Columbia (Jr., F, Washington, D.C.)
Brittney Smith, Dartmouth (Jr., F, Fort Worth, Texas)
Emma Markley, Harvard (Jr., F, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
Lauren Edwards, Princeton (So., G, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Niveen Rasheed, Princeton (Fr., F, Danville, Calif.)

Second Team All-Ivy
Lauren Benson, Cornell (Sr., G, Downers Grove, Ill.)
Brogan Berry, Harvard (So., G, Beavercreek, Ohio)
Victoria Lippert, Harvard (Fr., G, San Diego, Calif.)
Devona Allgood, Princeton (So., C, Huntersville, N.C.)
Addie Micir, Princeton (Jr., G, Newtown, Pa.)
Michelle Cashen, Yale (So., F, Belle Harbor, N.Y.)

Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Hannah Passafuime, Brown (So., G, Soquel, Calif.)
Kathleen Barry, Columbia (Jr., G, Valley Center, Calif.)
Sara Yee, Columbia (Sr., G, Walnut, Calif.)
Sarah Bucar, Penn (Sr., G, Trafford, Pa.)

Rookie Team
Clare Fitzpatrick, Cornell (Fr., F, Southbury, Conn.)
*Faziah Steen, Dartmouth (Fr., G, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
*Victoria Lippert, Harvard (Fr., G, San Diego, Calif.)
*Niveen Rasheed, Princeton (Fr., F, Danville, Calif.)
*Megan Vasquez, Yale (Fr., G, Merrick, N.Y.)

Player of the Year
Judie Lomax, Columbia (Jr., F, Washington, D.C.)

Rookie of the Year
*Niveen Rasheed, Princeton (Fr., F, Danville, Calif.)

Defensive Player of the Year
Sara Yee, Columbia (Sr., G, Walnut, Calif.)

*Unanimous Selection