April 23, 2012

Women's Basketball 2011-12 Season in Photos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Belmont women's basketball invites fans to reminisce with us on some of the best highlights of the 2011-12 season - in photos.

There are moments that assist in defining a season and along the way, photographers captured the 2011-12 season as it unfolded.  We invite fans to reminisce with us on some of the best highlights of the season.

Complete 2011-12 Belmont Women's Basketball Highlight Gallery

All photos by Glenn Gregory unless otherwise noted.

Senior Cacy Burtnett (Cleveland, Tenn.) splitting defenders against Indiana (11/18).

Redshirt junior Katie Brooks (Maryville, Tenn.) drives to the hoop, helping Belmont earn its first win of the season, defeating Indiana State, 69-59 (11/27).

Photo by Ron Irby

The Bruins traveled to Gainesville for the first time in program history to take on University of Florida (11/29).  Sophomore Molly Ernst (Louisville, Ky.) led BU in scoring with 14 points, including a trio of three pointers.

Junior Alyssa Visbeen (Franklin, Tenn.) pulling up for a jumper in the paint against Kennesaw State (12/1).

The team celebrates at midcourt after defeating Kennesaw State (12/1), 57-55, for its first Atlantic Sun victory of the season.

Freshman Adrienne Tarrence (Bowling Green, Ky.) driving against Mercer (12/3).  She finished the contest with three assists and three points.

Senior Shai Wilkins (Harvest, Ala.) netted three points against Mercer (12/3).

Senior Haley Nelson (Scottsboro, Ala.) receives a ball commemorating her 1,000th career point at Belmont from Coach Brittney Ezell.  Nelson scored her 1,000th point at Lipscomb in the Battle of the Boulevard.

Freshman Amara Mayers (Harvest, Ala.) in her first Battle of the Boulevard contest with rival Lipscomb (1/7).  She finished with four rebounds against the Lady Bison.

Freshman Katie Carroll (Lilburn, Ga.) driving against Stetson (1/14).

The team celebrates with fans after holding off Stetson (1/14), 65-58, who had been undefeated in Atlantic Sun until that night.

Freshman Torie Vaught (Maryville, Tenn.) bringing the ball up court before scoring the winning basket versus North Florida (1/26) to put Belmont in third in A-Sun race.

Nelson scoring against Jacksonville as BU holds on to beat Jacksonville (1/28), 68-62.

Senior Tristan Daniel (Waynesboro, Tenn.) scored a season and game-high 12 points at Lipscomb (2/4) to help BU sweep the Battle of the Boulevard series for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

On February 16, the Bruins dedicated their game to supporting University of Tennessee's long time coach Pat Summitt with a "We Back Pat" game.  The team wore UT orange shirts during pre-game in support of the legendary head coach.  Belmont was only the second team in the state of Tennessee and was one of only a handful outside of the SEC to designate a "We Back Pat" game this season.

Belmont's 74-69 win over USC Upstate (2/16) on We Back Pat night helped Head Coach Brittney Ezell notch her 100th career victory.

Seniors Haley Nelson, Shai Wilkins (Harvest, Ala.), Tristan Daniel, Crystal Kesler (Knoxville, Tenn.), manager Kim Engholm, and Cacy Burtnett pose together at mid-court with their families before the ETSU game (2/18).  The Bruins came from behind to beat the Lady Bucs, 49-44, to sweep ETSU for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.

Photo by ASunPhotos.com

Sophomore Julianne Downs (Franklin, Tenn.) scoring against Jacksonville in the Quarterfinals of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament (3/1).