SPRINGFIELD, MA - This past Friday evening, the MAAC recognized twenty significant men's and women's basketball players at the second annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Two former student-athletes from each institution were enshrined in The MAAC Experience, the league's exhibit at the Hall of Fame. Each honoree was also honored prior to the tip of the men's second opening round game of the 2013 MAAC Championship.
Dave Brown (1976-79) was a standout on the hardwood and was the late Jim Valvano’s first-ever recruit at Iona College. During his 107-game career at Iona, he amassed 1,438 points and grabbed 910 rebounds. As a player, Brown served as team captain for Iona’s first NCAA Tournament qualifying team that posted a 23-6 mark. Following graduation, he joined the coaching staff at his alma mater for four seasons.
Maggie Timoney (1985-89) currently ranks as the school’s all-time leading scorer, tallying 1,894 career points. As a freshman, she was named the 1986 MAAC Rookie of the Year and her 12.7 points per game average is the second best freshmen scoring average in Iona history. Timoney led the team in scoring in each of her next three years, averaging a program-best 16.6 points per game throughout her career. As a sophomore, she was named to the All-MAAC First Team after averaging 19.9 points a game. Timoney also earned a spot on the All-MAAC Second Team during her junior year. She ranks among the top five all-time in the Iona record book in seven other offensive categories, including ranking first on the field goal attempts, three-point field goal percentage, and free throws made and attempted lists. After graduation, Timoney served for two years as a graduate assistant coach for the Gaels from 1989-91.