{Sports Briefs}

Roster rounds out

The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team has finally filled out its roster according to head coach Charlie Burns.

Jesse Brown is returning home after a short stay in Washington State. The six-foot-two transfer from Tacoma Community College averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season, ranking him 17th in the NWAACC conference. After back-to-back titles at Tacoma, the Enumclaw, Wash, native is the last recruit signed by Bruns for the 2001-02 season.

Brown joins transfers Bryson Vaughn (guard), Ty Shippen (guard) and East Anchorage High School product G.J. Macon (forward).

Also debuting for the Seawolves this season are junior redshirt Shane Bannarbie (forward) and 2000 recruit Mark Drake (guard), a freshman from Shelbyville, Ind.

The Seawolves begin play Nov. 21 with the opening of the Carrs/ Safeway Great Alaska Shootout at the Sullivan Arena.

 

Seawolf athletics shares the wealth

The University of Alaska Anchorage athletic department has formed a non-profit partnership with two local charities for the 2001-02 academic year.

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The Children's Miracle Network and Providence Children's Hospital will benefit from promotions and educational awareness at athletic events.

Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals around the country.

Providence Children's Hospital is an affiliate member of the program and helps 18,000 Alaska children the year.

The two join a list of Seawolf partners like the Anchorage immunization Partners, the Anchorage Center for Families, Shots for Tots, the Special Olympics, Alaska Safekids and the V Foundation in the program's eight year history.

The department will provide free tickets to athletic events and public address announcements as well as access to coaches and players for special events.

Logon to to find out more about Seawolf athletics and their non-profit partners.