Lindy Brown has been working with the Office of Student Life (OSL) and University of Florida student-athletes since the summer of 1999, bringing first-hand knowledge of the demands and challenges student-athletes face daily, being a former Division I collegiate athlete herself.
She enters her second year working full time with the women's basketball team, overseeing registration, grade reporting and monitoring eligibility.
She works in the same capacity with members of the volleyball and gymnastics teams. Among her many other responsibilities with the OSL, she coordinates the new student-athlete orientation that is mandatory for all incoming athletes.
Brown joined the OSL staff as an academic counselor full time in July of 2001, after receiving her master's degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education. While working toward that degree, she gained experience as an intern with the OSL's Life Skills and Academic Services programs, assisting with Goodwill Gators community service events involving student-athletes.
Brown also worked closely with the full-time academic counselor for women's basketball, swimming, track and volleyball teams during that span, helping develop comprehensive advising programs for those student-athletes.
She also mentored first year and transfer student-athletes, providing counseling and guidance in time management, study skills and other personal concerns.
Upon completion of her graduate internship, Brown split time between the University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) and the OSL, assisting in the coordination the two office's advising programs. During that time she also counseled student-athletes pursuing Liberal Arts & Sciences degrees and guided all walk-ons in the sports of football, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's track, baseball and women's golf.
Brown received her undergraduate degree in sociology in 1999 from Oregon State University. She was one of the top offensive threats in OSU soccer history, graduating from the program ranking tied for fourth all-time in scoring, sixth all-time in goals and tied for fifth all-time in assists.
Aside from her success on the soccer field, Brown was an excellent student, being named to the Pacific-10 Conference Academic teams each of her final three years.
A native of Tualatin, Ore., she is the youngest of three daughters born to Bill and Louise Brown.