March 7, 2002
PROVIDENCE, RI - Sophomore forward Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) and senior guard Rada Pavichevich (Norwood Park, IL) have garnered post-season honors from the Ivy League for the 2001-2002 women's basketball season.
Mitchell, a strong forward for the Bears, was named Second Team All-Ivy. She led Brown in rebounding with 9.1 rpg and finished second on the team in scoring with 11.2 ppg. The sophomore was also a dominating defender, as she led the Ivy League in blocked shots with 61, the fifth highest season total ever at Brown. Mitchell recorded 2.3 blocks per game, which ranked her among the top 20 shot blockers in the nation. Her 98 career blocks rank fourth in Brown history. Mitchell also posted seven double-doubles this season and was named to the All Tournament Team at both the UIC Thanksgiving Tournament and the Brown Classic.
Pavichevich, a tri-captain for the Bears, was selected as an All-Ivy honorable mention. The senior led Brown in four statistical categories including: scoring (12.3 ppg), assists (85), steals (56) and free throw percentage (71 percent - 82-115). Pavichevich started every game for the Bears this season (27) and set a new career-high with 24 points against Yale on January 26. She was named the Ivy League Player of the Week two times during the year and was named to the Ivy League honor roll five times. Pavichevich finished her career ranked fourteenth on the all-time scoring list at Brown with 929 career points and eighth in career assists with 266. She led the Bears in scoring in 15 out of 27 games this season.