Brown Athletic News

August 19, 2014
Gymnastics Boasts Nation’s Fifth-Best GPA, 12 Named All-American
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the second time in three years, the Brown gymnastics team posted the nation’s fifth-best grade point average, turning in a mark of 3.6306 on the strength of 12 Academic All-Americans as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) on Monday.

August 18, 2014
Koniecko Named Head Men's Tennis Coach
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown Director of Athletics Jack Hayes has named Bryan Koniecko as the new Head Men’s Tennis Coach in an announcement made on Monday.

August 18, 2014
Women’s Water Polo Posts Fifth-Best GPA in Nation, Receives ACWPC Honors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the second year in a row, the Brown women’s water polo team posted the fifth-best team grade point average in the nation, turning in a 3.41 to receive honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). In addition, 15 players were named ACWPC All-Academic for maintaining a GPA of 3.20 or higher.

August 15, 2014
Alumni Spotlight - Michelle Pagliaro '94
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.

August 15, 2014
Alumni Spotlight - Doug Ulman '99
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.

August 13, 2014
Women's Lacrosse Tops Nation in Team GPA
The Bears led all of Division I with a 3.55 cumulative team GPA.

August 12, 2014
Campbell ’18 Competes at World Rowing Junior Championships
HAMBURG, Germany – Brown women’s crew incoming freshman Mary Campbell competed alongside her sister, Claire, at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships in Germany last week. The Campbell sisters raced for the United States in the junior women’s double sculls, placing sixth in the ‘B’ finals on Sunday.

August 12, 2014
Whittet Announces 2014-15 Men’s Hockey Schedule
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Head coach Brendan Whittet of the Brown University men’s hockey program has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

August 12, 2014
Conner, Lord Named Volleyball Captains for 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown volleyball rising seniors Kathryn Conner (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.) have been named captains for the 2014 season, Head Coach Diane Short announced on Tuesday. Brown’s top returning libero and attacker, respectively, Conner and Lord will build upon the 2013 season that saw Brown earn its most wins since 2008 and best Ivy League finish since 2005.

August 6, 2014
Volleyball Garners AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Brown volleyball team received an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average, it was announced on Monday. The Bears stood among a record-breaking 676 high school and college teams to be recognized for academic excellence.

August 6, 2014
Men’s Golf Team Named To GCAA 2014 Academic Team
Brown’s men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) with the prestigious President’s Special Recognition, presented to men’s college golf teams who post a 3.50 grade point average or higher.

August 5, 2014
Ivy League Football Preseason Poll
With the loss of 11 starters on offense and seven more on defense, Brown has been chosen sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll in a vote by a selected panel of media representatives. The Bears compiled a 6-4 record in 2013, posting their sixth straight winning season.

August 5, 2014
Dakan Leads Water Polo Club Team to Junior Olympics Gold, Earns MVP Honors
STANFORD, Calif. – Brown women’s water polo incoming freshman goalie Marisol Dakan (Pasadena, Calif.) was dubbed the 2014 Junior Olympics Session 2 Most Valuable Player for the 18 Girls group after leading the Rose Bowl club team to first place in the Platinum division at Stanford University last week.

August 1, 2014
Baseball Announces Class of 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown baseball head coach Grant Achilles is pleased to announce the addition of seven incoming student-athletes set to join the roster for the 2015 season.

July 28, 2014
Brown Women’s Rowers Compete at World Rowing U23 Championships
VARESE, ITALY – Four members of the Brown women’s crew competed at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy, last week. Junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.) represented the United States in the women’s quadruple sculls, while sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshman Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.) donned the red, white and blue in the lightweight quadruple sculls. Finally, freshman Monika Sobieszek (Stoneham, Mass.) represented Poland in the women’s eight.

July 31, 2014
Alex Jette Earns Spot on 2014 CFPA Watch List
Brown sophomore Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA) has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Punt Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards this week. Jette is the only Ivy League scholar-athlete to earn a spot on the list.

July 31, 2014
Men’s Hockey Adds Lafferty to Incoming Recruiting Class
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men’s hockey head coach Brendan Whittet announced Thursday that Sam Lafferty (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) will join the incoming freshman class and is set to join the roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

July 27, 2014
Eric Nadel ’72 Receives 2014 Ford C. Frick Award
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Eric Nadel, a 1972 graduate of Brown University and the longtime voice of the Texas Rangers, received the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award on Saturday, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

July 28, 2014
Women's Lacrosse Welcomes Class of 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s lacrosse head coach Keely McDonald ’00 has announced the incoming class of 2018 slated to join the Bears for the 2015 season.

July 24, 2014
Softball Introduces Class of 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown softball Head Coach Katie Flynn has announced the five incoming members of the Class of 2018 who will join the Bears roster this upcoming season: Annie McGregor (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon), Grayson Metzger (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park), Katie Orona (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo East), Yeram Park (Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia) and Emily Springfield (Oceanside, Calif./La Jolla Country Day School).