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Faces of the NCAA…Anucha Browne, VP – Women’s Basketball Championships

Faces of the NCAA…Anucha Browne, VP – Women’s Basketball Championships

Anucha Browne always envisioned herself working in the sports business.

After graduating from Northwestern with a degree in communications and following a stellar basketball career that culminated with her being named to the prestigious Kodak All-America team in 1985, it was difficult for Browne to pinpoint exactly where the best fit would be. Her professional career path ranged from sales jobs to being a program manager at IBM and working on projects for the Summer (1996, 2000) and Winter (1998) Olympic Games. She served as the senior vice president of marketing and business operations for the New York Knicks and was the senior associate athletics director at Buffalo. All of that eventually led to her current role as NCAA vice president for women’s basketball, which officially became her endeavor in August. “This is a chance for me to reconnect with women’s basketball,” said Browne, who was twice named the Big Ten player of the year in 1984 and 1985. “To have this be my sole priority was incredibly attractive, because my roots are in the game. The foundation was set for me at Northwestern. It has all catapulted me into a career in sports business.” Browne will set the strategic direction for, and oversee the operation and management of, the Divisions I, II and III women’s basketball championships. She brings a unique skill set to the job. She played the game at the highest level, which included leading the nation in scoring as a senior with 30.5 points per game. So she can relate to life as a student-athlete.  Read more Story courtesy of ncaa.org

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