Ranked second in the NESCAC in scoring with a 19.2 points-per-game average, third in assists with 3.75 per game, and tied for sixth in steals with 1.5 a contest, Shasha Brown '13 (#11, photo) received second-team all-NESCAC honors following a vote of the conference coaches. Brown, who was the 2009-10 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, reached double figures in scoring in all but one game this season (a game Wesleyan won by 29 points). He was the only sophomore to earn a spot on one of the two all-NESCAC squads.
Brown's highest scoring output this season came in a Feb. 3 non-conference tilt at Eastern Connecticut, as he exploded for 30 points, including a jumper at the buzzer that gave Wesleyan a 66-65 victory. The Cardinals had trailed by as many as 16 in that game. He also tallied 29 points to help Wesleyan rally from an 11-point second-half deficit for a 75-70 victory over Albertus Magnus on Dec. 2. A year ago, Brown ranked fourth in the NESCAC in scoring, pouring in 17.8 points per game, as he was one of only two freshmen ranked in the top 20 in the conference in scoring. He has scored 905 points in his two-year career while starting all 29 games the Cardinals have played in that time.
Wesleyan finished the 2010-11 campaign with an 11-13 record, its second consecutive 11-win season. Five of the Cardinals' losses were to teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament, including Final Four participants Middlebury and Williams. The Cardinals just missed qualifying for the NESCAC tournament, as they suffered a one-point loss to Bowdoin on the final day of the regular season.