Countdown to #Seawolves Tip-Off: Spotlight on Snow

Brittany Snow started almost every game for Stony Brook as a freshman while maintaining a strong GPA

Oct. 13, 2013 is counting down the days until #Seawolves Tip-Off on Nov. 8 when both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting their home openers. Visit every day for new content.

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Brittany Snow has proven to be one of the up-and-coming student-athletes in the America East. The Shamong, N.J., native saw time in all 30 games and made 26 starts during her freshman campaign, averaging nearly seven points and four rebounds per contest on her way being named to the conference’s All-Rookie team.

Equally impressive has been Snow’s performance in the classroom. An A-student, she posted a 3.51 GPA during her first year at Stony Brook, a school she chose as much for its strong academics (it recently achieved its highest-ever ranking—82nd—in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey of the best universities in the country) as its athletics.

“Academics played a huge role in my decision to come to Stony Brook,” Snow said. “I wanted a school with a good science and medical program because I knew I wanted to pursue a medical career. Courtney Rickard and Dr. Susman have been great. They have so much to offer.”



Snow works closely with Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development Courtney Rickard and Faculty Athletic Representative Randy Susman to schedule classes and find volunteer opportunities that will position her for post-collegiate success as an orthopedic surgeon.

“Brittany came into Stony Brook knowing exactly what she wanted,” Rickard, who oversees the personal, academic and career development Stony Brook’s 425 student-athletes and works directly with the men’s and women’s basketball programs, said. “She’s very goal driven, and every decision she makes academically and athletically is for the sheer drive that she has to become a doctor.”

Susman’s knowledge of the health sciences field has made him a perfect mentor for Snow, who hopes to attend medical school after graduation, as well as the numerous Seawolves who want to pursue a career in science and medicine.

“Brittany is an outstanding student like so many of our student-athletes,” Susman said. “She amazes me, and I imagine she amazes a lot of people. She’s very determined. She works hard and achieves on the court, and her academics have been stellar. She’s really a special person.”

And Snow believes her time on the court with the Seawolves will help her down the road as well.

“I feel like being on a team has helped me because in any position in the medical field, you have to be able to communicate with other people,” she said. “You need to be able to express to a patient what you think and listen to what they have to say as well so you can do what is best for them, just like on a team you need to communicate what is best for the group.”

To catch Snow and the Seawolves in action this season, call (631) 632-WOLF for tickets.