BrownBears.com will feature one former male and female student-athlete each month who has gone on to achieve success in the workplace, as well as exhibit the spirit of Brown University within the community. The monthly installments will provide highlights of the selectees’ athletic careers at Brown and offer a glimpse into their current career paths.
Alumni Spotlight – Suzanne Bailey ‘91
A standout lacrosse and soccer player at Brown from 1988-91, Suzanne Bailey ‘91 is truly one of Brown’s renowned student-athletes, who has gone on to a rewarding career in education.
During her lacrosse tenure, Bailey earned All-Ivy honors four times, including First Team accolades as a junior and senior. She currently still holds the school record for goals in a season (60) and ranks fourth on Brown’s all-time scoring list with 153 points.
Bailey’s 141 career goals top Brown’s all-time goal scoring list, earning her First Team All-American recognition in 1991.
Also excelling on the pitch, Bailey earned All-American honors in 1990 while amassing 15 goals and nine assists in her career under current women’s soccer head coach Phil Pincince. She was the first women’s soccer player to garner four consecutive First Team All-Ivy selections. During that span, Bailey and the Bears captured four straight Ivy League titles.
A 1997 inductee of the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, Suzanne also earned the Marjorie Brown Smith Award, as Brown’s outstanding female varsity athlete in 1991.
After spending 17 years as an English teacher and soccer/lacrosse coach at Providence Country Day School, including the final seven as Director of Admissions, Bailey moved on to the Potomac School in McLean, Va., where she has served as a 10th and 12th grade English teacher for the last five years. Bailey earned her Master’s Degree from Georgetown in 2009, writing her Master’s thesis on athletics learning and spirituality.
Bailey has been inducted into four other halls of fame, including the Potomac Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, New England Soccer Hall of Fame, Holton-Arms Hall of Fame, and the Providence Country Day Hall of Fame. Suzanne established the “Suzanne Bailey Award” at both Holton-Arms and Providence Country Day, an award recognizing each school’s outstanding female athlete.
Alumni and fans are encouraged to participate in the Alumni Spotlight nomination process by submitting nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations should include: notable career achievements, current occupation, location, recent photos, and notable contributions to the community.