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Grace Brown

5'11''
Height
Freshman
Class
Moraga, Calif.
Hometown
Campolindo
High School

2017-18
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Rowed for Oakland Strokes Rowing Club as a novice under head coach Beth Anderson from 2016-17
• Was a nationally-ranked and highly-accomplished cross country and track runner at Athenian International High School
• An injury ended her running career, forcing her out of all sports during her junior year of high school
• First cross country female runner in conference history to go undefeated and win individual conference title
• Led her cross country team to first-ever conference title for two consecutive years
• Holds multiple, league, school and cross country course records
• Two-time undefeated cross country league champion
• First Team selection Northern California BCL East, and North Coast Section.
• Two-time 1600 meter league track champion
• Was a first-team member of the Northern California BCL East and North Coast Section
• Holds 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter and 4×400 meter high school track records
• Placed first in the Women’s Novice 4 USRowing Southwest Youth National Championships
• Placed second in the Women’s Novice 8 USRowing Southwest Youth National Championships
• Ran varsity cross country and track & field at The Athenian School
• Two time Division 5 Bay Area Conference 1st Team All-League and Conference
• Placed 8th at CIF State Cross Country Championships Divison 5

Personal
• Daughter of Kathryn and Gregory Brown
• Mother played Division I Volleyball and was a member of the United States Womens’ National Team
• Has one younger brother, Drake
• Four-time recipient of The National Presidential Service Gold Achievement Award
• Contributing writer and editor of school newspaper
• California Interscholastic Foundation Track and Cross Country Scholar Athlete
• Northern California North Coast Section Student Scholar-Athlete
• Founder and president of philanthropy club
• Founder and president of TURN, Film and Speakers Institute
• Global Round Sqaure International Ambassador for Athenian High School
• Keynote speaker at High Schools Entrepreneurship Symposium, AAUW and Animal Rescue Foundation
• Nominated by her high school as a Jefferson’s Scholar
• Selected to the Dean’s List and was a member of the Honors Society
• In 2010, started her own nonprofit business The Turquoise Bone, which is a socially conscience foundation where she bakes organic dogs treats from original recipes and markets, distributes and sells her products
• All proceeds from The Turquoise Bone are donated to sponsor clinics and free sterilization surgeries  for lower income families in order to address over population issues and try to reduce the amount of canines euthanized yearly
• Loves to bake, travel, ski, ride motorcycles, and be with her best friend, her dog, Rad