Jackie Brown ’21, MBA ’22, at the NCAA Convention in January 2023

Recent Adelphi field hockey graduate Jackie Brown ‘21, MBA ‘22, was recognized as an NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Nominee at the 2023 national NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12, 2023. She is the third Adelphi student-athlete to make the Top 30, following Alison Johnson ‘20, MA ‘21, and Chelsea Abreu ‘19, MBA ‘21.

Brown was a 2021 first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American, following second-team recognition in 2019. A three-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection, Brown earned first-team honors in 2021, 2019 and 2018. She was a member of the 2021 runner-up team for the NE10 Championship, leading her team to a 2021 NCAA tournament appearance the same year. This past season, she joined the sidelines as a member of the coaching staff, assisting the team to the program’s first Northeast-10 Conference title and a return to the NCAA tournament.

She is active off the field as well, taking the lead in student clubs and organizations and in volunteer work with various philanthropies, as reported in this feature story in the 2022 issue of Adelphi University Magazine.

“It is an honor to be considered for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. All of the 577 female student-athletes who were nominated have made such an impact on the world through their athletics and academic achievements and giving back to their communities,” said Brown, who majored in business management at Adelphi.

Brown was joined at the San Antonio awards ceremony by her family; Adelphi Athletics Director Daniel McCabe; associate athletic directors Emily Dorko ‘13, MBA ‘15, and Jess Roque; Bob Perez, PhD, faculty athletics representative; and Julie Ruppert, NE10 Conference commissioner.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award is rooted in Title IX and recognizes graduating female college athletes who distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

Watch the awards show on YouTube.

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