The Brown Turn Around

April 11, 2003

The Brown University Women's Basketball Team has made leaps since the 2001-2002 season. A year ago the Bears finished the season at 5-22 overall and 2-12 in the Ivy League, last in the conference. The tables have turned, the Bears tripled their wins from last season and have found themselves among the Ivy Elite.

The 2002-2003 season has brought a whole new level of play to the Brown Women's Basketball Program. The Bear's finished off the season with an overall record of 15-12 and 9-5 in the conference, tied for second in the Ivy League.

This is a new team, united as one with their own goals. The 2002-2003 squad came into the season believing that they could be a contender in the Ivy League as long as they played with more intensity and poise. And they have proven themselves to be among the top of the Ivies.

The Bear's are currently in second place in the conference. Brown has received eight Ivy League Weekly Honors throughout the season, five of which have come from freshman stand-out and Ivy League Rookie of the Year Sarah Hayes.

Also earning Ivy League Honors are juniors Nyema Mitchell and Tanara Golston and freshman Jackie Vocell. Mitchell earned Second Team All-Ivy honors for her performance throughout the 2002-2003 season. Freshman Colleen Kelly also earned post season honors, gaining Al-Ivy Rookie team honors.

The class of 2006 has brought energy and heart, they have made the Bears more consistent in every aspect of the game. '06 along with the rest of the squad have given the team more options, making it harder for the opposition to defend them. This diversity has placed the Bear's back among the elite in the Ivy League.

The 2002-2003 team will graduate no seniors this year, making the future of Brown BEAR Basketball one not to be reckoned with.