May 7, 2003
Providence, RI -
Head coach Glen Miller presented the annual Brown Men's Basketball Team Awards at a brunch held at the Barnsider Restaurant in Providence on Sunday, May 4. The Bears capped off one of their most successful seasons ever by earning a berth in the National Invitation Tournament after winning 14 of their last 16 games.
In addition, Miller's team set a new school record for Ivy League wins (12), matched the school record for wins in a season (17), swept Princeton for the first time in Brown history, and placed three players on the All-Ivy first team - senior Earl Hunt, senior Alai Nuualiitia and sophomore Jason Forte - for the first time ever.
The recipients of the 2002-2003 Brown Men's Basketball Team Awards as announced by the coaching staff:
The Woody Grimshaw '47 Memorial Award is named in honor of former Brown player Woody Grimshaw '47, who was also a long-time successful basketball coach at Tufts. It is presented annually to that member of the team showing the most positive attitude and the best spirit: Rob Humm '04, manager of the team from Barrington, RI
The Jim Turner '86 Award is presented to the member of the team who, through hard work and dedication, has improved the most throughout the year: Jason Forte '05, guard from Rockville, MD
The Thomas Hoagland '63 Award is presented to the member of the varsity team who exemplifies true unselfishness through commitment and hard work both on the court and in the community: Earl Hunt '03, guard from Rockville, MD
The Robert Wyatt Award is given to that member of the team whose dedication, extra effort and hard work demonstrated his love for the game: Mike Martin '04, guard from Feeding Hills, MA
The Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. '60 Award is given to that member of the varsity team who, through dedication in the classroom and on the court, has exemplified the true meaning of the scholar-athlete: Patrick Powers '04, guard from Stamford, CT
The Stan Ward Award is named in honor of former Brown head coach Stan Ward, and is given to the player who, in a quiet, unobtrusive way, contributes the most to the team: Jaime Kilburn '04, forward from Brooklyn, NY
The J. Richmond Fales Trophy is awarded to that member of the team who, through sportsmanship, performance and influence, has contributed the most to the sport at Brown: Earl Hunt '03, guard from Rockville, MD
The Russell J. Tyler '71 Coaches Award goes to the member of the team who, through total dedication and loyalty, has given the most of themselves for the good of the team: Alai Nuualiitia '03, forward from Philadelphia