Brown to become a Forester

Huntington, Ind. - Huntington University volleyball coach Denny Crum has announced that Oak Hill High School standout, Lydia Brown, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Huntington University this fall.

Brown, who splits her time as a setter and right-side hitter, is a two-time team MVP and earned First Team All-CIC honors as a senior. A four-year starter for the Golden Eagles, she finished her career with 618 kills, 626 digs, 155 aces, 126 blocks, and 721 set assists. Outside of the high school season, she plays for Central Indiana Volleyball Club.

Off the court, Brown has excelled in the classroom. Boasting a 3.93 GPA, she is a four-year Scholar Athlete.

Brown will join her oldest sister, Rebekah, as a member of the Foresters volleyball team. Playing volleyball with a sister on the team is nothing new for Lydia, as she played with her older sister, Sarah, during her freshman and sophomore years at Oak Hill. This past season, Lydia shared the court with her youngest sister, Hannah. This will be her first opportunity to compete on the same team with Rebekah.

“I chose Huntington to go and play volleyball there. It felt right since I already know the coach and my sister is there,” Brown stated. “It was always my top pick as I was narrowing down choices of where to go to college.”

While Brown will join her oldest sister this upcoming season, she will also reunite with her former prep coach, Denny Crum, who took over the Huntington program in 2010. Crum coached at Oak Hill from 2003-2007.

“Lydia is expected to compete for a starting spot from day one for our team”, Crum said. “Of course, we expect that from everyone, with the knowledge they have to battle for their position. We envision her as a right side hitter for us, but we will put her where she is best suited for the needs of the team. With her experience as a setter these last two years, she definitely has an all-around skill set and high volleyball IQ.”

Lydia is the daughter of Phil and Susan Brown of Converse, Indiana.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 173 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
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