2011-12 Women's Basketball News

June 11, 2012
Bears Receive Honors at Team Banquet
Providence, R.I. - The Brown women's basketball team celebrated the 2011-12 season by honoring seven student-athletes at the team's end of the year banquet held at the Faculty Club on campus.

April 11, 2012
Jean Marie Burr & Sheila Dixon Honored at Cox Sports Rhode Island Basketball Awards Banquet
Providence, RI – Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jean Marie Burr and junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) were recently honored at the Cox Sports Rhode Island Basketball Awards Banquet. Burr was named Women’s Division I Coach of the Year, while Dixon received the Rhode Island Women’s Player of the Year award.

April 4, 2012
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity athlete teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

March 9, 2012
Sheila Dixon & Hannah Passafuime Earn All-Ivy Honors
Providence, RI- Brown women's basketball guard Sheila Dixon '13 (Schenectady, NY) earned her second consecutive Second Team All-Ivy honor, while co-captain Hannah Passafuime '12 (Soquel, CA) earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy after a vote by the Ivy League women's basketball coaches.

March 3, 2012
Ivy Champion Tigers Defeat Bears 77-60 on Senior Night
Providence, RI- Princeton's Devona Allgood tallied 21 points and Niveen Rasheed scored 18 to lead the Tigers to a 77-60 victory over the Brown women's basketball team on senior night at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears dropped to 16-12 overall and evened their Ivy League record to 7-7 to conclude the 2011-12 season, while Princeton improved to 23-4 and remained undefeated with a 13-0 Ivy record.

March 2, 2012
Women’s Basketball Hosts Penn, Princeton in Final Weekend of 2011-12 Season
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team (16-10, 7-5 Ivy) will host the University of Pennsylvania (11-14, 7-6) on Friday, March 2, and Princeton University (21-4, 11-0) on Saturday, March 3, in their final games of the 2011-12 season. The Bears will tip-off against both the Quakers and Tigers are 7 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center, and will honor their three seniors – Sthefany Alviar, Aileen Daniels and Hannah Passafuime prior to Saturday’s games. Live stats, audio and video will be provided for both games.

March 2, 2012
Bears Fall Short Against Penn, 72-66
Providence, RI- Led by Alyssa Baron's 23 points, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers (12-14, 5-7 Ivy) defeated the Brown women's basketball team (16-11, 7-6), 72-66, on Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

February 25, 2012
Brown Women’s Basketball Downs Columbia, 75-63
The combo of senior Aileen Daniels and Lindsay Nickel proved to be too much for Columbia on Saturday night at Levien Gym as the Brown women’s basketball team topped the Lions, 75-63. The Bears improve to 16-10 overall on the season and 7-5 in the Ivy League, while Columbia falls to 3-22 and 1-10 in conference play.

February 24, 2012
Bears Edged by Cornell, 51-50
Ithaca, NY - Cornell's Clare Fitzpatrick put in a layup with four seconds remaining in the game to lead the Big Red to a 51-50 defeat over the visiting Brown women's basketball team at Newman Arena on Friday night. The loss dropped the Bears to 15-10 overall and 6-5 in the league, while Cornell improved to 11-13 overall and 5-5 in the league.

February 24, 2012
Women's Hoops Travels to Cornell, Columbia for Final Away Weekend of Season
Providence, RI- The Brown women's basketball team (15-9, 6-4 Ivy) travels to Cornell and Columbia this weekend for its final away weekend of the 2011-12 season. The Bears will challenge the Big Red (10-13, 4-5) at 7 p.m. on Friday and will then take on the Lions (2-21, 0-9) at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

February 18, 2012
Big Green Snaps Bears Four-Game Win Streak
Providence, RI- Dartmouth’s Faziah Steen hit a three pointer with 30 seconds left in the game to take a three-point lead en route to the Big Green’s 57-52 victory to snap Brown’s four-game conference win streak at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday evening. The loss dropped the Bears to 15-9 overall and 6-4 in the league, while the Big Green improved to 4-19 and 2-7.

February 17, 2012
Women’s Basketball Hosts Harvard, Dartmouth in Key Ivy Weekend
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team (14-8, 5-3 Ivy) will host Harvard University at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 and Dartmouth at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 400 fans through the door on Friday night, and on Saturday, the Bears will be hosting their ‘Play 4 Kay’ game and ask that all fans wear pink to show their support of breast cancer awareness.

February 17, 2012
Bears Defeat Harvard at Home for Second Straight Year
Providence, RI- Four Bears scored in double figures to lead the Brown University women’s basketball to a 58-55 defeat over the visiting Harvard Crimson for the second straight season at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The victory improved Brown to 15-8 overall and 6-3 in the Ivy League, while the loss dropped Harvard to 12-10 overall with a 5-3 mark in the league.

February 15, 2012
Jean Marie Burr to be Featured on “Inside Ivy League Basketball”
Providence, RI- "Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its ninth episode at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 featuring interviews with Brown women's basketball coach Jean Marie Burr, Cornell junior guard Johnathan Gray, and Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Gay, who will give his perspective on the phenomenon of current New York Knicks point guard and former Harvard star Jeremy Lin.

February 11, 2012
Bears End Weekend 2-0 with 60-49 Victory over Cornell
Providence, RI- Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) led the Brown women's basketball team in scoring and rebounding with 16 points and five rebounds, while also making five steals, to help the Bears to a 60-49 victory over the visiting Cornell Big Red on Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win improved Brown to 14-8 overall and 5-3 in the Ivy League, while the Big Red dropped to 9-12 and 3-4 in league play.

February 10, 2012
Women’s Basketball Hosts Columbia & Cornell
Providence, RI- After five straight road games, the Brown women’s basketball team is back in the friendly confines of the Pizzitola Sports Center for games against Columbia and Cornell on Friday and Saturday evening. The Bears (12-8, 3-3 Ivy) will tip-off against the Lions (2-17, 0-5 Ivy) at 7 p.m. on Friday, and will then challenge the Big Red (9-10, 3-2 Ivy) at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

February 10, 2012
Women’s Basketball Defeats Columbia 72-63 in Overtime
Providence, RI- Junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) led the Brown women’s basketball team with 20 points, including eight of the team’s 15 in overtime, and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bears to a 72-63 overtime victory over the visiting Columbia Lions on Friday evening. The victory improved Brown to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in the Ivy League, while Columbia dropped to 2-18 and 0-6 in league play.

February 4, 2012
Brown Triumphs Over Penn in Overtime, 59-55
It took overtime at the Palestra on Saturday night, but in the end it was Brown who came out on top, taking a 59-55 win over Penn. Senior Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, Calif.) scored seven of Brown’s 11 overtime points to help the Bears back to .500 in Ivy League play. Passafuime finished with a game-high 19 points and did it when it mattered most, as the two teams were deadlocked at both the half, and at the end of regulation.

February 3, 2012
Women’s Basketball Takes on Ivy League Opponents Princeton & Penn
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team (11-7, 2-2 Ivy) will take on first-place Princeton University (13-4, 3-0) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Jadwin Gym, and will then travel to the University of Pennsylvania (8-9, 1-2) for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Palestra. Brown’s Friday night game vs. the Tigers will be televised on Verizon FiOS1.

February 3, 2012
Ivy League Leading Princeton Tops Brown, 57-45
Princeton, N.J. – The Bears got off to a slow start at Jadwin Gym on Friday Night, falling behind 30-18 to end the first half, but Brown stayed right with Ivy League-leading Princeton in the second as each team tallied 27 points. The 57-45 win propels the Tigers to 14-4, 4-0 in conference play, while Brown falls to 11-8, 2-3 in the Ivies. Senior guard Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) tallied a team-high 10 points.

February 2, 2012
Hannah Passafuime Earns CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Providence, RI- Brown women’s basketball senior captain Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) has earned CoSIDA Capital One First Team Academic All-District honors. Passafuime’s nomination will now be forwarded on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The team is selected by voting members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

January 29, 2012
Bears Valiant Effort Falls Short; Harvard Defeats Brown 65-57
Cambridge, MA- The Brown women's basketball team (11-7, 2-2) overcame an 18-point second half deficit and tied the score with a three pointer by sophomore guard Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, NJ) with 4:31 remaining in the game, but it wasn't enough as the Harvard Crimson (9-8, 2-1) outlasted the Bears 65-57 at Lavietes Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

January 27, 2012
Jean Marie Burr Captures 300th Career Win in Brown's 74-50 Defeat Over Dartmouth
Hanover, NH- Brown women’s basketball coach Jean Marie Burr captured her 300th career win when the squad defeated Dartmouth College 74-50 tonight at Leede Arena. The win improves Brown to 11-6 overall with a 2-1 mark in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth drops to 2-14 and 0-2 on the year.

January 26, 2012
Bears Travel to Dartmouth, Harvard in First Full Ivy Weekend
Providence, RI- In the first full weekend of Ivy play, Brown (10-6, 1-1 Ivy) will take on the Dartmouth College Big Green (2-13, 0-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday and then travel to Harvard (8-7, 1-0) for a 2 p.m. tip-off vs. Harvard on Sunday. The Bears swept Dartmouth last season after a 56-55 win at Leede Arena, and earned a series split with Harvard, defeating the Crimson at the Pizzitola Center, 57-56.

January 23, 2012
Lauren Clarke Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Brown University sophomore point guard Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, NJ) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as well as the College Sports Madness Ivy League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her exceptional performance for the Bears. Clarke averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in a 1-1 week for the Bears.

January 20, 2012
Women’s Basketball Faces Yale in New Haven on Friday
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team (9-6, 0-1) will travel to New Haven, Conn., to take on the Yale Bulldogs (9-6, 1-0) at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bears opened their Ivy League schedule with the Bulldogs last Friday evening and fell, 75-56.

January 20, 2012
Balanced Attack Leads to 60-55 Victory over Yale
New Haven, Conn. – The Brown University women’s basketball team (10-6, 1-1 Ivy) earned its first Ivy League victory with a thrilling 60-55 win over Yale (9-7, 1-1 Ivy) on Friday evening at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

January 19, 2012
Brown Basketball Hosts Special Olympics Jamboree
Brown University Basketball and Rhode Island Special Olympics teamed together for a basketball jamboree and clinic on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center. The evening featured over 100 Special Olympians from across the state of Rhode Island, along with players and coaches from Brown’s men’s and women’s basketball team, including head men’s coach Jesse Agel and head women’s coach Jean Marie Burr.

January 16, 2012
Holy Cross Edges Brown, 81-74 in Final Non-Conference Game
Providence, RI- Despite Sheila Dixon's (Schenectady, NY) earning her second double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds, Holy Cross prevailed on Monday night on the strength of 59 percent shooting from the field to defeat the Brown women's basketball team 81-74 at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops the Bears to 9-6 overall while the win improved Holy Cross to 10-8.

January 13, 2012
Women's Basketball Returns to Pizzitola Sports Center for Ivy Opener vs. Yale
Providence, RI- The Brown University women’s basketball team will begin its quest for its seventh Ivy League Championship when it hosts Yale University at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pizzitola Sports Center to tip-off the Ivy League season. Brown enters the evening with a 9-4 overall record and have won its last six consecutive games, while the Bulldogs are 8-4 overall and are coming off three straight wins.

January 13, 2012
Yale Defeats Brown in Ivy Opener, 75-65
Providence, RI- Yale’s Megan Vasquez lit up for 23 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to a 75-65 victory over the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night. The victory gave Yale its first Ivy win of the 2011-12 season, and improved the squad to 9-6 overall, while Brown dropped to 9-5 overall and 0-1 in league play.

January 4, 2012
Women’s Basketball Set to Take on Rhode Island Tonight at 7 pm
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team will look to capture its sixth straight victory tonight at the Ryan Center as the team travels to the University of Rhode Island for a 7 p.m. game against the Rams. The Bears arrive in Kingston with an 8-4 record, while Rhode Island is just 1-13 on the year.

January 4, 2012
Bears Hold Off Rhody Rally; Defeat Rams 53-40 at Ryan Center for Sixth Straight Win
Kingston, R.I. – The Brown women's basketball team captured its sixth consecutive victory tonight at the Ryan Center when it defeated the University of Rhode Island 53-40. The win improved Brown to 9-4 on the year, while the Rams dropped to 1-14 overall.

January 2, 2012
Hannah Passafuime Earns Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Honors
Providence, RI- Senior co-captain Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) was named the Ivy League’s co-Player of the Week after helping the Brown women’s basketball team to a 2-0 week with wins over Dominican (CA) and San Jose State as the Bears won their fifth consecutive game of the season.

December 31, 2011
Bears Roll to 61-47 Victory over San Jose State
San Jose, CA- The Brown women’s basketball team earned its fifth consecutive win with a 61-47 victory over host San Jose State on Saturday evening at the Event Center in San Jose, Calif. Junior guard/forward Lindsay Nickel (Los Altos, CA) led the Bears’ offense with 15 points and three rebounds to improve Brown to 8-4 overall on the year. The Spartans dropped to 3-10 on the season and were led by Brittany Johnson’s double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

December 29, 2011
Passafuime Leads Bears to Fourth Straight Win with 66-45 Victory over Dominican
San Rafael, CA- Senior co-captain Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) led the Brown women’s basketball team with 17 points and six rebounds en route to a 66-45 victory over Dominican (CA) on Thursday evening at the Conlan Center. The Bears have won their last six of seven games, including the last four consecutive, to improve to 7-4 overall on the season. The loss dropped Dominican (CA) to 1-9 on the year.

December 15, 2011
Sheila Dixon to be Featured on ‘Inside Ivy League Basketball’
Providence, RI- Brown University junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY), along with Columbia head coach Kyle Smith, will be featured on ‘Inside Ivy League Basketball’ at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15.

December 7, 2011
Women’s Basketball Wins Third Straight Game with 61-57 Victory over Vermont
Providence, RI- Brown University junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) sank two free throws with nine seconds left on the clock in to give the Bears (6-4) a two-point edge over Vermont (6-3) en route to a 61-57 victory over the visiting Catamounts on Wednesday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Senior co-captain Aileen Daniels, who was just two points shy of hitting her career-high with 18 points, led Brown's offense this evening, while senior co-captain Hannah Passafuime added 16 points to give the Bears three straight wins.

December 6, 2011
Bears Host University of Vermont Wednesday at 5pm
Providence, RI- The Brown women's basketball team (5-4) will look to extend its win streak to three as it hosts the University of Vermont (6-2) Wednesday, December 7, at 5 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

December 5, 2011
Sheila Dixon Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) led the Brown women’s basketball team (5-4) to a 2-1 week, including a 2-0 performance at the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic, to be named the tournament MVP and this week’s Ivy League Player of the Week.

December 4, 2011
Brown Women’s Basketball Outruns Providence College for 70-57 Victory; Dixon Nets Career-High 26 Points
Providence, RI- Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) lit up for a career-high 26 points and grabbed six rebounds to help the Brown women’s basketball team to a 70-57 victory during the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Dixon and junior Lindsay Nickel (Los Altos, CA) were named to the Brown BEAR Classic All-Tournament Team after their solid performances over the weekend.

December 3, 2011
Women’s Basketball Hosts Annual Brown BEAR Basketball Classic at Pizzitola Sports Center
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team will host its annual Brown BEAR Basketball Classic on December 3rd and 4th at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Joining the Bears this weekend will be the Fairfield Stags (3-2), Providence College Friars (3-3) and the University of Rhode Island Rams (1-6), with Brown and Rhode Island tipping off the tournament at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, followed by Fairfield and Providence at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 4, URI will take on Fairfield at 2 p.m. and Brown will challenge Providence at 4 p.m.

December 3, 2011
Hot Shooting Bears Defeat Rhode Island 66-54 in Brown Classic
Providence, RI- Led by Hannah Passafuime’s (Soquel, CA) 16 points and career-high six assists, the Brown women’s basketball team (4-4) defeated the visiting Rhode Island Rams (1-7), 66-54, in the first game of the annual Brown BEAR Basketball Classic this afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 30, 2011
Dixon’s Double-Double Not Enough as Fairfield Defeats Bears 63-55
Providence, RI- Junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) tallied her season’s first double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Brown women’s basketball team (3-4) fell 63-55 to Fairfield (3-2) on Wednesday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 28, 2011
Aileen Daniels Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Senior forward Aileen Daniels (Waldwick, NJ) helped the Brown University women's basketball team to a 2-1 week, including a Dead River Company Classic Championship, to earn Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors, her first career weekly award.

November 26, 2011
Bears Capture Dead River Company Classic Title; Aileen Daniels Named Tournament MVP
Orono, ME- Junior Lindsay Nickel (Los Altos, CA) led the Brown women’s basketball team with 15 points, seven rebounds and six steals to a 61-59 overtime victory over the University of Maine to capture the 2011 Dead River Company Classic title. The victory improved the Bears to 3-3 overall, while the Black Bears dropped to 2-2 on the season.

November 25, 2011
Brown Defeats Evansville in Dead River Company Classic, 55-47
Orono, ME- Senior co-captains Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) and Aileen Daniels (Waldwick, NJ) netted 17 points apiece to lead the Brown women’s basketball team to a 55-47 victory over the University of Evansville to open up the Dead River Company Classic on Friday afternoon at Alfond Arena. The win improved the Bears to 2-3 on the year while the Purple Aces dropped to 0-4.

November 23, 2011
Women’s Basketball 2011-12 Interactive Magazine Available on Brownbears.com
Providence, RI – The 2011-12 edition of the women’s basketball online magazine can now be viewed online on brownbears.com.

November 22, 2011
Women’s Basketball Travels to Bryant for 7pm Game
Smithfield, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team travels across town to Smithfield this evening to take on the Bryant University Bulldogs (2-1) in a 7 p.m. game at the Chace Athletic Center. The Bears, who are 1-2 on the year, will look to start a streak after they defeated Albany last Saturday evening.

November 22, 2011
Bulldogs Take Down Bears, 64-49
Smithfield, RI- Three Bulldogs scored in double figures and two brought down double-digit rebounds to help lead the Bryant women’s basketball team to a 64-49 victory over the visiting Brown University Bears on Tuesday evening at the Chace Athletic Center. Senior co-captain Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) led the Bears’ offense with 15 points, and junior Lindsay Nickel (Los Altos, CA) chipped in with seven rebounds.

November 19, 2011
Women’s Basketball Hosts Albany at 7:30 Tomorrow
Providence, RI- The Brown University women’s basketball team hosts the University at Albany tomorrow at the Pizzitola Sports Center in its second doubleheader with the men’s basketball team. The Brown men will tip-off against Hartford at 5 p.m., while the women will take the floor at 7:30 p.m. against the Great Danes.

November 19, 2011
Balanced Attack Leads Bears to 65-53 Victory over Albany
Providence, RI- Sophomore point guard Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, NJ) led the Brown women's basketball team with 17 points and nine rebounds to help the Bears to a 65-53 victory over the visiting Albany Great Danes on Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center to give the squad its first win of the 2011-12 season. The victory improved Brown to 1-2 on the young season as the loss evened Albany to 2-2 on the year.

November 13, 2011
Free Throws Down the Stretch Help NJIT to 70-66 Victory over Brown
Newark, NJ- The Brown women’s basketball team’s late run fell short as the NJIT Highlanders (1-0) defeated the Bears 70-66 at the Fleisher Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon. Junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) led the team in scoring with 19 points and eight rebounds, while senior Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) added 18 points and five rebounds as the Bears dropped to 0-2 on the year.

November 11, 2011
Women’s Basketball Opens 2011-12 Season at 7:30 PM Tonight vs. UNH
Providence, RI- The Brown women's basketball team opens up its 2011-12 season tonight when it hosts the University of New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Pizzitola Sports Center. All home games can be viewed live, for a fee, via America One, and Mike Mancuso will be calling the action all season long on Brownbears.com radio.

November 11, 2011
Wildcats Defeat Bears 62-57 in 2011-12 Season Opener
Providence, RI- Junior Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) and senior Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) netted 17 points apiece in Brown's season-opening game against the University of New Hampshire tonight, but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats earned a 62-57 victory against the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 9, 2011
Brown Women’s Basketball 2011-12 Season Outlook
Providence, RI- The Brown women’s basketball team will look to vie for the Ivy title on the strength of second team All-Ivy selection Sheila Dixon ’13 and All-Rookie team member Lauren Clarke ’14, along with co-captains Aileen Daniels ’12 and Hannah Passafuime ’12, who will provide leadership to Brown’s 2011-12 squad.

October 28, 2011
Video Interview with Women’s Basketball Coach Jean Marie Burr & Brown Bears
Providence, RI- With the 2011-12 women’s basketball season quickly approaching, head coach Jean Marie Burr took a few minutes during practice to answer some questions about the upcoming season. Burr talked about the makeup of the team, what the team has been working on this season, her team’s leaders and much more.

September 29, 2011
Women’s Basketball Unveils 2011-12 Schedule
Providence, RI- Head women’s basketball coach Jean Marie Burr recently announced her team’s 2011-12 schedule. The upcoming schedule features some exciting non-conference action and 14 home games at the Pizzitola Sports Center this winter.