March 11, 2004

Mitchell Headlines Bears Four All-Ivy Selections

March 11, 2004

Senior Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) earned First Team All-Ivy honors while senior Tanara Golston (Evanston, IL) and junior Holly Robertson (Cochrane, Alberta) were Second Team All-Ivy selections in a vote by the eight Ivy League head women's basketball coaches. Sophomore Sarah Hayes (Beaufort, SC) received an All-Ivy Honorable Mention as well with Brown earning the most number of selections.

Mitchell becomes Brown's 12th three-time All-Ivy selection as she was named Second Team All-Ivy in 2002 and 2003. She leaves Brown as its seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,248 points. Her 776 rebounds rank fifth all-time at Brown while her 211 blocks are third in school history.

She is the fourth player in school history to record over 1,000 points and 700 rebounds in their career. Her 15.5 points per game this season led the Bears and was seventh in the league. She ranked second in the league with 2.04 blocks per game and 12th in rebounding with 6.2 per game. Her 1.67 steals per contest were also good for ninth in the Ivies. Mitchell ranked eighth in the league in field goal percentage with a 46.6% average. She broke the school record for games played in a career, playing in her 107th game in the Bears' regular season-finale last Saturday.

One of the top passers in Ivy League history, Golston broke the league's single season assist record, dishing out 188 assists this season. She leaves Brown as its third all-time leading passer with 409 career assists. She led the Ancient Eight and was seventh in the nation in assists per game with 7.0 per game.

Golston was the Bears second-leading scorer with 12.0 ppg, good for 12th in the conference. Her 1.96 steals per game ranked second on the team and fifth in the Ivy League. Golston finished ninth in the league with a 45.2% shooting percentage. She notched three double-doubles on the year, including a 21-point, 10-assist effort against Columbia on 3/5.

Robertson earned her first All-Ivy honor after finishing the season as Brown's third leading scorer with 11.0 ppg. In Ivy play, she averaged 14.1 ppg as she stepped into a starting role just four games into the Ivy schedule. Her 6.6 rebounds per game were second for Brown and eighth in the league.

Robertson shot over 50% from the field, going 125-249 for 50.2% on the season, leading the team and ranking sixth in the league in that category. The 6'5" center also led the Bears in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 34.5% (19-55) from behind the arc. Robertson also finished second for Brown and sixth in the league with 1.30 blocks per contest. She scored a career-high 27 points on 11-12 shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Bears' record setting 95-70 victory over Ivy foe Harvard on 2/28.

Hayes was the fourth Brown player to garner All-Ivy honors, earning her second straight All-Ivy Honorable Mention. Last year's Rookie of the Year, Hayes led the Bears and was seventh in the Ivies in rebounding with 6.9 per game this season as a 5'8" point guard. She was fourth in the league in offensive rebounding, pulling down a team-high 3.07 per contest.

Hayes also led the team in steals with 2.04 per game, tied for second in the Ivy League. She was Brown's fourth double-digits scorer, averaging 10.2 ppg. In Ivy play, Hayes tallied 11.4 ppg.

The Bears finished the 2003-04 season tied for second in the Ivy League with a 9-5 record, winning six of their last seven games. The Bears won by an average margin of 13.9 points in their nine league victories. Brown defeated all seven Ivy opponents this season for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

First Team
Sue Altman, Columbia (Sr., Clinton, N.J.)
Jewel Clark, Penn (Sr., Waldorf, Md.)*
Reka Cserny, Harvard (Jr., Budapest, Hungary)
Nyema Mitchell, Brown (Sr., Birmingham, Ala.)
Hana Peljto, Harvard (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.)*

Second Team
Becky Brown, Princeton (So., Nashville, Tenn.)
Jeannie Cullen, Dartmouth (So., Janesville, Wis.)
Jennifer Fleischer, Penn (So., New Hartford, N.Y.)
Karen Force, Cornell (Sr., Columbus, Ind.)
Tanara Golston, Brown (Sr., Evanston, Ill.)
Elise Morrison, Dartmouth (Fr., Franklin, Mich.)
Holly Robertson, Brown (Jr., Cochrane, Alberta)

Honorable Mention
Erica Davis, Yale (Fr., Columbus, N.J.)
Sarah Hayes, Brown (So., Beaufort, S.C.)
Tanya Karcic, Cornell (Sr., New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
Christina Phillips, Yale (Sr., Hartford, Conn.)
Angie Soriaga, Dartmouth (So., College Station, Texas)

Player of the Year
Jewel Clark, Penn (Sr., Waldorf, Md.)

Rookie of the Year
Elise Morrison, Dartmouth (Fr., Franklin, Mich.)

All-Rookie Team
Erica Davis, Yale (Fr., Columbus, N.J.)
Katy Digovich, Princeton (Fr., Palo Alto, Calif.)
Casey Lockwood, Princeton (Fr., Ventura, Calif.)
Elise Morrison, Dartmouth (Fr., Franklin, Mich.)*
Joey Rhoads, Penn (Fr., Huntington Valley, Pa.)*
Ashley Taylor, Dartmouth (Fr., Cookeville, Tenn.)

* - unanimous selection