UMBC Grads Michelle Kurowski and Erin Brown Still Finding Success on the Court

BALTIMORE – After stellar collegiate careers at UMBC, former women's basketball standouts Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walk Whitman) have continued to enjoy success in the basketball world. Kurowski concluded a successful professional campaign with the Eveil Garnachois Basket Vendee, while Brown recently became the newest member of the Marymount women's basketball coaching staff.

Kurowski helped the Eveil Garnachois Basket Vendee to improve on last season's fourth-place finish, guiding the squad to the National Feminine 2 championship game. The Hicksville, N.Y., native averaged 17.3 points per game throughout the playoffs, including a 27-point effort against La Garnache-Savoie.

"I am so proud of Michelle and what she was able to accomplish this year in France," head coach Phil Stern said. "She was a special player at UMBC and will succeed in whatever she does on or off the court at any level."

Brown joins the Saints' staff as a graduate assistant coach after spending the 2012-13 season as the head JV coach at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md. Brown will work primarily with the team's post-player development.

Marymount went 24-5 overall last season and won its record 12th Capital Athletic Conference championship and made its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

"I am excited for Erin to begin the next chapter of her life," said Stern. "She will have a tremendous impact on the young ladies at Marymount. It is also nice to see her starting her graduate work."