Grace

Brown

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Defender
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: City High
Club: Alliance/Davis Legacy/Iowa ODP 1998

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018*; Spring 2018*)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2018 (Sophomore)
Grace Brown started all 21 games and amassed 1,938 minutes, the third-most by a Husker in 2018. She helped the NU defense produce six shutouts and finish the regular season with a 9-7-5 mark, which included a tie-for-fifth place finish in the Big Ten after going 5-3-3 in conference play. Brown played the entire game on 17 occasions, including each of the last 11 contests of the season. Although it didn't go in the official statistics individually, Brown earned three saves for the Huskers. As a team, Nebraska recorded 60 saves, including 56 from goalkeeper Aubrei Corder and one from Mayte Corral.

2017 (Freshman)
Brown made 11 appearances, including eight starts, during her first year at Nebraska. Brown took eight shots, including two shots on goal, in 486 minutes of action. After not playing in the first five games, Brown played at least 29 minutes per game in each of the next 10 contests. Her season high of 71 minutes came on Sept. 29 in a 3-0 win at Michigan State.

High School
Brown scored 24 career goals and tallied 20 career assists as a defender at Iowa City High under Coach Michael Prunty. Brown was a three-time team MVP and three-time team captain. She made first-team all-state in 2016 and 2017, while earning class valedictorian status with a 4.0 grade-point average. In addition to soccer, Brown achieved all-conference honors in volleyball, softball and track. She also played basketball at Iowa City.

Other Information
Brown has club experience at Alliance Soccer Club, Davis Legacy Soccer Club and Iowa ODP 1998. She helped Davis Legacy Soccer Club to the national title in 2016. Alliance Soccer Club won the State Cup in 2012 and 2016, while placing second at the State Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Iowa ODP was crowned Region II champions in 2014 and 2015, while taking runner-up honors at the national championship in 2015.

Personal Information
Grace is the daughter of Greg and Kristen Brown, and was born on Aug. 16, 1998. She has one sister, Claire, and one brother, Colton. Grace has not declared a major but she has earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll on two occasions. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019. Brown also garnered Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2018.

Brown on Nebraska
“I felt that Nebraska was the best academic and athletic fit. I loved how committed the coaches and staff are to not only making me the best soccer player I can be, but also the best person. The Nebraska family was very welcoming.”

Brown's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2017

11-8

8

2

0

0

0

2018

21-21

9

5

0

0

0

Totals

32-29

17

7

0

0

0

Brown's Career Highs
Points
- None
Goals - None
Assists - None

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Highlights vs. Michigan State 10/24
Highlights vs. Indiana 9/20
Highlights vs. Purdue 9-23