carolyn brown, university of miami
Entering the world of track and field changed the life of Carolyn Marie Brown. Brown was born in Pomona, New Jersey, but raised in Hampton, Virginia. She is the middle child, sandwiched in between two wonderful brothers. As her parents would say, “they are thick as thieves!” In 2015, she graduated with highest honors and an advanced diploma from Phoebus High School. One of the proudest moments in her life was earning a full athletic scholarship (track and field) to attend the University of Miami. Currently, Brown is a junior and will graduate in December of 2018. Her major is Psychology, with a minor in Sports Administration. Helping those with obstacles, as it relates to their sport, is her life’s passion. Her leadership role and accomplishments have not come without hard work, determination, and a foundation instilled from birth that “we do what we have to do, so we can do what we want to do!”
When Brown started her journey at "The U,” she knew she wanted to excel on and off the track. Prior to becoming a college student-athlete, she was an 8-time high school All-State Champion in the short sprints and a National All-American in the 200m. While attending the University of Miami, she has been blessed to be a part of two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Indoor Track and Field Championship teams and earned an NCAA All-American award. Her leadership responsibilities include serving as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leader, a member of the Canes Advisory Council, and serving as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative. Academically, Brown is a “Book Buster,” which means she maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and has earned All-ACC Academic Honors for three consecutive years. Previously, she volunteered as a media liaison for “The U” volleyball team and currently, assists with various youth camps and volunteer engagements held on campus and in the community. Following graduation, Brown will attend graduate school and earn a Masters Degree in Psychology with a concentration in sports psychology.