Brown Earns Second-Team All-Horizon League Honors
Indianapolis -- Youngstown State women’s basketball player Brandi Brown has been named Second-Team All-Horizon League for the second straight season, the league office announced on Monday.
Brown, a junior forward from Pomona, Calif., averaged 16.3 points and 9.1 rebounds this season as the Penguins’ leader in both categories. She earned the sixth-most votes in the field, making her the first member of the second team. The Horizon League’s coaches, women’s basketball sports information directors and a member of each of the conference’s media markets voted on the postseason awards.
Brown ranked sixth in the Horizon League in both scoring and rebounding, and she also ranked sixth in defensive rebounding, eighth in offensive rebounding, 10th in free-throw percentage and 15th in 3-point percentage.
Brown averaged 17 points and 8.4 rebounds, and she shot 38.7 percent from 3-point range in conference games. In league games, she ranked seventh in the conference in scoring, eighth in rebounding, second in 3-point percentage, seventh in offensive rebounding, eighth in defensive rebounding, 12th in free-throw percentage and 13th in 3-pointers per game.
Brown scored at least 20 points on 12 occasions, and she registered nine double-doubles. She reached double figures in scoring 25 times in 29 games. She scored a season-high 26 points against Loyola on Jan. 12, and she matched her career high with 19 rebounds against Green Bay on Feb. 18.
Green Bay senior Julie Wojta was named the Horizon League’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Detroit’s Shareta Brown and Wright State’s Kim Demmings were named Co-Newcomers of the Year, and Detroit’s Yar Shayok was voted the Sixth Player of the Year. Green Bay’s Matt Bollant was voted the Horizon League Coach of the Year.