Hannah Passafuime Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Dec. 1, 2008

Providence, RI - Freshman guard Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) turned in three solid performances for the Brown women's basketball team (1-5) last week en route to Brown's first win of the 2008-09 season and a spot in the Dead River Company Classic's championship game against West Virginia. For her outstanding play she has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.

Passafuime started the week out with a nine-point performance against the University of Rhode Island, and then went on to score five points, bring down six rebounds and hand out two assists during the Bears' thrilling 65-52 victory over host University of Maine. In the championship game against West Virginia, Passafuime came off the bench to lead the squad in scoring with 16 points in six-of-12 shooting from the field, including three-of-seven on three-pointers and one assist.

She is second on the team in scoring averaging 8.2 points and is shooting 45 percent from the field. The Bears will take on the Boston University Terriers on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., and will then host the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic Dec. 5-7.