Brown has now helped six pitchers earn Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year awards, as Christina Clermont was named Co-Pitcher of the Year last season for the Beach. In 2015, Clermont went 20-7 overall, throwing 19 complete games and striking out 179 batters while posting a 2.35 ERA. In Big West play, Clermont led the conference in wins, strikeouts, and opposing batting average, going 14-1 against conference opponents.
Helping Long Beach State pitchers win the top award in three straight seasons, including co-honors for Meredith Cervenka and Marcel Torres in 2004 and 2005. Long Beach State has also had at least one pitcher named first-team All-Big West in 11 of Brown's 12 seasons as the 49ers' pitching coach. Clermont garnered the honor last season, following four straight seasons of dominance from Erin Jones-Wesley, who became just the seventh player in Big West history to earn first-team honors four times.
Brown has previously guided Beach players to three consecutive Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year awards, and has helped four pitchers earn the honor in her time with Long Beach State. The first came in 2007, when Bridgette Pagano earned the award, and then Brooke Turner followed in her footsteps, while also earning second-team All-America and first-team All-West Region honors. Taylor Petty kept the streak going in 2009 as she was also a first-team all-conference selection. After one season without a freshman pitcher on the roster, Erin Jones-Wesley won the award in 2011, while also being named the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year, first-team All-Big West and second-team All-West Region.
Under Brown's tutelage, the 49ers have finished with an earned run average of over 3.00 only four times. In 2004, the 49ers posted a 1.22 season ERA en route to a Big West Championship run and a 51-13 overall record, the best under Brown, and in 2011, the 49ers set a school record with 361 strikeouts as a staff.
Brown, nee Swenson was a standout pitcher at UCLA under long-time former Bruin coach Sue Enquist. She was an honorable mention All-Pac 10 selection in 2000, posting a 10-1 record with five shutouts and three one-hitters. Brown finished the 2000 campaign with a 0.81 ERA in 77.2 innings pitched. After her playing days, Brown assisted the Bruin coaching staff with recruiting.
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