SCHOLAR ATHLETE: Shasha Brown ’13

Shasha Brown ’13 has led men’s bas- ketball in scoring and assists for three straight seasons. He is now the high- est scoring player through his junior year in Wesleyan history with 1,333 points. He needs only 360 points as a senior to become the all-time leading scorer. He was first-team all-NESCAC this year, a second- team all-NESCAC pick in 2010–11 and was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2009–10. The Cardinals had a best-ever year with 20 wins this season.

A sociology major, Brown was drawn to the discipline in the introductory course. This past semester he particularly enjoyed the intellectual rigor of developing and defending his political opinions in Associate Professor of Government Elvin Lim’s American Government and Politics.

As for Cardinal hoops, it’s a team of best friends. “Coach Reilly got all 15 of us to buy in: Every time we step onto the court, we’re playing for each other.”

Brown is looking forward to a summer internship with The Nielsen Company in New York City—and also to the 2012–13 basketball season. UPFRONT