Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020*; Spring 2018*, 2019*, 2020*, 2021*)
  • Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award (2021)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2021 (Senior)
Grace Brown anchored the Husker backline, starting all 18 games of the season on defense. She played every minute on all but five occasions for a team-leading 1,633 minutes on the year. She helped the NU defense record six shutouts, including two in the final three games. Brown also tallied 15 total shots, with seven of those being shots on goal.

2020-21 (Senior)
Brown was a constant on the Husker defense, playing every minute of the 2020-21 season on defense. She helped the Husker backline to four shutouts on the season, including two in the final three games of the season. Brown added two shots for NU and was named Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch ahead of the campaign.

2019 (Junior)
Brown played in all 18 games and made six starts for a total of 854 minutes. She tallied one assist, while managing four shots. On Oct. 13 against Rutgers, Brown assisted Savanah Uveges' goal in the 34th minute for the equalizer in a 1-1 draw. Brown played at least 45 minutes in nine games, including a season-high 90-minute effort in the season finale against Penn State on Oct. 27.

2018 (Sophomore)

Brown started all 21 games and amassed 1,938 minutes, the third-most by a Husker in 2018. She helped the NU defense produce six shutouts and finish the regular season with a 9-7-5 mark, which included a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten after going 5-3-3 in conference play. Brown played the entire game on 17 occasions, including each of the last 11 contests of the season. Although it didn't go in the official statistics individually, Brown earned three saves for the Huskers. As a team, Nebraska recorded 60 saves, including 56 from goalkeeper Aubrei Corder and one from Mayte Corral.

2017 (Freshman)

Brown made 11 appearances, including eight starts, during her first year at Nebraska. Brown took eight shots, including two shots on goal, in 486 minutes of action. After not playing in the first five games, Brown played at least 29 minutes per game in each of the next 10 contests. Her season high of 71 minutes came on Sept. 29 in a 3-0 win at Michigan State.

High School

Brown scored 24 career goals and tallied 20 career assists as a defender at Iowa City High under Coach Michael Prunty. Brown was a three-time team MVP and three-time team captain. She made first-team all-state in 2016 and 2017, while earning class valedictorian status with a 4.0 grade-point average. In addition to soccer, Brown achieved all-conference honors in volleyball, softball and track. She also played basketball at Iowa City.

Other Information

Brown has club experience at Alliance Soccer Club, Davis Legacy Soccer Club and Iowa ODP 1998. She helped Davis Legacy Soccer Club to the national title in 2016. Alliance Soccer Club won the State Cup in 2012 and 2016, while placing second at the State Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Iowa ODP was crowned Region II champions in 2014 and 2015, while taking runner-up honors at the national championship in 2015.

Personal Information

Grace is the daughter of Greg and Kristen Brown, and was born on Aug. 16, 1998. She has one sister, Claire, and one brother, Colton. A child, youth and family studies major, Grace earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021.

Brown on Nebraska
“I felt that Nebraska was the best academic and athletic fit. I loved how committed the coaches and staff are to not only making me the best soccer player I can be, but also the best person. The Nebraska family was very welcoming.”