Dixon & Clarke Earn All-Ivy Basketball Honors

Dixon & Clarke Earn All-Ivy Basketball Honors

Providence, RI- Brown University sophomore guard Sheila Dixon was recently honored as a Second Team All-Ivy selection and freshman Lauren Clarke earned a spot on the league All-Rookie team after a vote by the Ivy League's women's basketball coaches.

Dixon started in 23 of 26 games this season and led Brown in both scoring and rebounding with 11 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. The Schenectady, New York native combined for four double-doubles this season, including a career-high performance against Dartmouth with 22 points and 14 rebounds on Feb. 26. Dixon scored in double-figures 15 games, which included four-double-figure performances in the Bears' last five games.

Dixon was instrumental in Brown's thrilling 56-50 victory over the University of Florida on Dec. 5, netting 15 points, grabbing seven rebounds and handing out four assists during the Brown Basketball Classic win. Dixon shot 36 percent from the field and averaged 28.5 minutes per game and earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors once this season. She also led the team in steals (51).

Clarke had an outstanding rookie campaign playing and starting in all but two games due to an injury. She averaged the most time on the floor with 32.5 minutes per game, and averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game to rank third on the team. The Colts Neck, New Jersey native scored in double-figures 13 times this season and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds twice. She also handed out six assists in two games and had seven steals in a loss to Buffalo on Jan. 2.

The point guard was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after pouring in a career-high 24 points in Brown's double-overtime loss to in-state rival Rhode Island earlier this season. Clarke went 9-for-11 from the field (82 percent) and went 6-of-8 from beyond the arc to rank second in Brown's record books for three pointers made in a game.

Player of the Year
*Addie Micir, Princeton (Sr., G, Newton, Pa.)

Rookie of the Year
Alyssa Baron, Penn (Fr., G, Miami, Fla.)

Defensive Player of the Year
Lauren Polansky, Princeton (So., G, Mill Valley, Calif.)

First Team All-Ivy (6)
*Devona Allgood, Princeton (Jr., C, Huntersville, N.C.)
Kathleen Barry, Columbia (Sr., G, Valley Center, Calif.)
*Brogan Berry, Harvard (Jr., G, Beavercreek, Ohio)
*Addie Micir, Princeton (Sr., G, Newton, Pa.)
Lauren Edwards, Princeton (Jr., G, Los Angeles)
Megan Vasquez, Yale (So., G, Merrick, N.Y.)

Second Team All-Ivy (5)
Sheila Dixon, Brown (So., G, Schenectady, N.Y.)
Mady Gobrecht, Yale (Sr., F, New Haven, Conn.)
Victoria Lippert, Harvard (So., G, San Diego)
Emma Markley, Harvard (Sr., F, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
Faziah Steen, Dartmouth (So., G, Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Honorable Mention (3)
Alyssa Baron, Penn (Fr., G, Miami, Fla.)
Michelle Cashen, Yale (Jr., F, Belle Harbor, N.Y.)
Clare Fitzpatrick, Cornell (So., F, Southbury, Conn.)

Rookie Team (5)
*Alyssa Baron, Penn (Fr., G, Miami, Fla.)
*Christine Clark, Harvard (Fr., G, Tucson, Ariz.)
Lauren Clarke, Brown (Fr., G, Colts Neck, N.J.)
*Janna Graf, Yale (Fr., F, Mission Woods, Kan.)
Brianna Orlich, Columbia (Fr., G, Fresno, Calif.)

*unanimous selection