Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
Olivia Brown played high school soccer at Centennial in Ankeny, Iowa under Coach Chris Allen, where she earned first-team all-state accolades as a defender in 2017. The team made the State Cup semifinals in 2017, finishing the season with a 16-4-0 record. Brown garnered first-team all-tournament, first-team all-division and second-team all-conference honors as well in 2017. She also took home the All-Conference Award and Varsity Athletic Award in 2017. Brown achieved success academically as well, claiming multiple awards, including the Des Moines Area Community College Silver Certificate and Dean’s Award for High Scholastic Achievement in 2017.
Brown played club soccer for Iowa Rush, which also produced current Huskers Meg Brandt and Caroline Buelt, under Coach Daryl Brazeau. Brown, who served as a team captain from 2015 to 2017, helped Iowa Rush capture the 19U MRL Premier 1 Division title in 2017. She was also a part of three State Cup winning teams, which claimed the 16U title in 2014, the 18U title in 2016 and the 19U crown in 2017. Brown also played for the 2000 Girls Iowa State ODP Team from 2014 to 2016, and was selected to the 2000 Girls ODP Region II Interregional Player Pool in 2016 and 2017 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Olivia is the daughter of Kate and Thomas Brown, and was born on May 11, 2000. Olivia has one sister, Kallie.
Brown on Nebraska
“I chose Nebraska not only because of its academic excellence, but because of the passion shown to and demonstrated by the athletes. From the coaches to the training staff to the academic advisors, there is a united and common goal to help grow an athlete into a successful professional that has the ability to give back to the community. I want my journey at Nebraska to be one filled with gratitude, learning, volunteerism and the comradery and opportunity to play soccer among some of the best women collegiate athletes.”