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.
All photos by Glenn Gregory unless otherwise noted.
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.
The team celebrates at midcourt after defeating Kennesaw State (12/1), 57-55, for its first Atlantic Sun victory of the season.
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.
The team celebrates with fans after holding off Stetson (1/14), 65-58, who had been undefeated in Atlantic Sun until that night.
Nelson scoring against Jacksonville as BU holds on to beat Jacksonville (1/28), 68-62.
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).