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Student-Athlete Feature: Olivia Brown

Student-Athlete Feature: Olivia Brown

Though no events or games are taking place this fall on campus, St. Bonaventure student-athletes still have great stories to tell. During the fall semester, GoBonnies.com will feature members from each of our 17 Division I teams – how they're adjusting to the new norms of campus life, preparing for the upcoming seasons and more.

In this edition, we feature women's basketball sophomore Olivia Brown.

Brown appeared in all 30 games for the Bonnies as a freshman last season, averaging 7.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. She finished the year third among Atlantic 10 freshmen in three-point percentage, shooting 35 percent from distance and was one of eight A-10 players to make six threes in a game.

A native of East Grand Rapids, Mich., Brown scored in double figures seven times as a freshman and eclipsed the 20-point plateau three times.

Brown is studying journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure.

What have you done over quarantine to stay in shape?
Over quarantine, I ran hills for conditioning. Basketball-wise, I was able to get in the gym every day!

Did you start any new activities or pick up any hobbies during quarantine?
I was able to read a ton and spend time with my family over quarantine.

What's the hardest part about the new life on campus?
The hardest part about the new life on campus is not being able to hang out with friends in our rooms.

What do you do for fun now that a lot of things are limited?
For fun I like to go to dinner or get ice cream with friends and go hiking.

What do you hope to bring to the team this year?
This year, I hope to bring to the team a positive attitude, leadership and some threes.

For the time that you've been here this summer what has been your main focus?
This summer on campus, I really focused on lifting (because I couldn't do that at home) and increasing my shooting percentage during practice.

How have you been staying positive through this uncertain time?
I have stayed positive during this time by focusing on the little moments.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?
Some advice I would give to the underclassmen would be to trust yourself and be confident in your abilities.

Who is your favorite athlete?
My favorite athlete is Candace Parker.

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Us or Brown Sugar.

When did you start playing basketball?
I started playing basketball in second grade.

Where is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the trail by the river.

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