BOSTON (Sept. 15, 2011) - The Northeastern women's basketball team continued with its community involvement on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the 7th Annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk in Brighton, Mass. This was the second consecutive year the Huskies have participated in this event.

Members of the team and coaching staff served as volunteers for the event, which was established to carry on Brian's commitment to the causes he supported throughout the course of his life. Money raised through the Brian J. Honan 5K benefits the scholarship funds of the Allston Board of Trade and the Brighton Board of Trade. The Race also benefits the Honan family's charitable fund.

Brian was an Allston, Mass. native and is remembered for his deep commitment to public service, a love of politics, a passion for sports and athletics, and an unparalleled devotion to family and friends. The former Boston City Council member passed away from complications linked to cancer surgery in July 2002.

Honan's good work and legacy lives on through his family and the Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund. Additional information about Honan and the Charitable Fund can be found here.

The Huskies begin the 2010-11 season on Friday, Nov. 12 with a non-conference game at Syracuse. Head coach Daynia La-Force Mann enters her fifth season leading the Huskies and welcomes three newcomers to this year's team, including freshmen Jewell Tunstull and Sierra Mendenhall and sophomore transfer Annette Kristiansen.