BALTIMORE – Senior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) of the women's basketball team was named UMBC's Athlete of the Month for December 2011 in a poll conducted from Jan. 3-12. Brown received 47% of the vote, to win the vote over track and field's Mercedes Jackson (Huntington, Md./Huntington) and men's basketball's Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick).
In the month of December, Brown led the Retrievers averaging 17.0 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and drained 24 three-pointers over the course of seven contests. She scored a season-high 24 points in UMBC's 65-60 win over in-state rival UMES on Dec. 6.
At the end of the month, Brown led the America East Conference with 15.8 points per game and 2.9 three-pointers per game for the season.
Athlete of the Month Archive
November 2011: Pierre De Waal, Men's Swimming & Diving