Blair Brown, a senior at Penn State University, won the 2011 Honda Sports Award in volleyball, designating her as the nation’s top collegiate female athlete in that sport. A native of Purcellville, VA, Brown led the Penn State University Lions to their fourth straight NCAA championship title as team captain in her senior year, scoring a match-high 18 kills in the national title game.
A three-time AVCA All-America, she was named Big Ten Player of the Year, as well as the University Park Regional Most Outstanding Player. In addition to earning the NCAA Championship as part of the All-Tournament Team, Brown started all 37 matches in her senior year and led her team with 521 kills (4.24 kills average per set on .320 hitting). She closed out her college career with 1,295 kills, graduating in December 2010 with an English and Political Science major. In the summer of 2010, Brown trained with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.