Sister Susan E. Brown, I.H.M.

Category
2006
About This Inductee

As the starting center of the St. John’s High School women’s basketball team in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Susan led the team to attain two straight Scranton Catholic League championships (1973, 1974) and two Wyoming Valley Conference “B” Division championships (1975, 1976). In her final three years of high school, the team posted an amazing 55-7 record. Susan reached the 1,000-point mark in her junior year and finished her high school career with a total of 1,616 points and was named team and league MVP both years. She is a first-round inductee of the St. John’s/Seton Catholic Hall of Fame. Continuing her basketball career at Luzerne County Community College, she assisted the women’s team to consecutive league championships in 1977 and 1978. SHE was named to the All-American Team for Junior Colleges and awarded team MVP both years and still holds the women’s basketball leading scorer record for the college. Susan went to play at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia on a full basketball scholarship. While playing at ODU, the team won two National titles in 1979 and 1980 with a record of 72-2. In 1980, Susan was drafted by Tampa Bay in the Women’s Professional Basketball League but declined the offer in order to complete her college education. Sister Susan entered religious life in the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1992. For the past ten years, Sister Susan has been a teacher and volleyball coach at St. Joseph’s by-the-Sea High School in Staten Island, New York.