March 10, 2005
Princeton, NJ- - Brown senior center Holly Robertson (Cochrane, Alberta) and junior guard Sarah Hayes (Beaufort, SC) were named First Team All-Ivy for the 2004-2005 season in a vote by the League's eight head coaches. The only school to place two on the First Team, it marks the fifth time in Brown basketball history (men's and women's) that two players have been selected to the First Team in the same year. Hayes was a unanimous selection as she led the Bears with 15.4 points per game in league play along with 6.6 rebounds. Robertson averaged a team-high 14.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the season. Brown finished third in the Ivy standings with an 18-9 overall and 10-4 league mark. The team's 18 wins were its most since the 1993-94 season and the third most in the program's history.
Hayes, the only other unanimously selected player besides Player of the Year Reka Cserny of Harvard, ranked in the top ten of seven different categories in the league. Her 2.9 steals per game led the Ivy League while her 14.4 points ranked fourth. She scored in double figures in all but four games this season, including 18 straight. On ten different occasions, Hayes led the Bears in scoring, posting a career-high 23 points in a 76-69 win at Penn. She posted back-to-back 22 point, five steal performances in games versus American and Yale back in January.
As a 5-8 guard, Hayes was tied for second in the league in offensive rebounding with 2.6 per game. She was two rebounds or less shy of a double-double in nine games, including eight Ivy contests. The fourth best shooter in the league, Hayes shot over 50% from the field in nine of 14 Ivy games and over 40% in all but one Ivy contest. She was named to the Brown Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring 20 points in the championship game against Lehigh. Not only an example of excellence on the court but in the classroom as well, Hayes was named a Second Team District I Academic All-American this season as well. The 2003 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Hayes earned All-Ivy Honorable Mentions in both 2003 and 2004.
Robertson's 14.9 points ranked third in the Ivy League while her 8.7 rebounds were second in the Ancient Eight. She led Brown in scoring in 12 games this season, highlighted by a season-high 24-point performance against Princeton. Robertson tied for the league lead in double-doubles with nine and was just two points or two rebounds shy of recording nine other double-doubles on the season. She scored 15 or more points in 17 games and scored more than 20 points in five games.
The 6-5 center ranked second in the league with 1.9 blocks per outing and recorded 1.4 steals per game as well. In a 66-65 win over Rhode Island, she pulled in a career-high 15 rebounds. Robertson was named the MVP of the Binghamton Time Warner Classic and the Brown Classic, leading the Bears to both titles. As a junior in 2003-04, she was selected to the All-Ivy Second Team.
2005 All-Ivy Women's Basketball Teams
Reka Cserny, Harvard (Sr., C, Budapest, Hungary)*
Karen Habrukowich, Penn (Sr., G, Newtown, Pa.)
Sarah Hayes, Brown (Jr., G, Beaufort, S.C.)*
Elise Morrison, Dartmouth (So., C, Franklin, Mich.)
Holly Robertson, Brown (Sr., C, Coachrane, Alberta)
Becky Brown, Princeton (Jr., F, Nashville, Tenn.)
Erica Davis, Yale (So., C, Columbus, N.J.)
Jessica Holsey, Harvard (Jr., G, Potomac, Md.)
Angie Soriaga, Dartmouth (Jr., G, College Station, Texas)
Ashley Taylor, Dartmouth (So., F, Cookeville, Tenn.)
Jeannie Cullen, Dartmouth (Jr., G, Janesville, Wis.)
Katy O'Brien, Princeton (Jr., G, Ventura, Calif.)
Player of the Year
Reka Cserny, Harvard (Sr., C, Budapest, Hungary)
Rookie of the Year
Meagan Cowher, Princeton (Fr., F, Pittsburgh, Pa.)