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Athlete Highlight: Molly Brion

How many people can say that they participated in a sport in college? Not many, but how many could say that they were a part of TWO sports in college? Even fewer.

Molly Brion, a junior from Cameron, Wisconsin, has been a major impact on the Women’s Track and Field team as well as the Volleyball team.  Her drive to succeed has pushed her far in both athletic careers.

In track, she participates in the 200m and 400m opens, and is also on the 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams. Recently, Brion’s 4x400m relay team won a first place conference title for the first time in school history.

When asked about what her off-seasons are like, Brion said “My off-season for volleyball is during the track season and vice versa. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Brion has participated in track since her freshman year in high school, and has been in volleyball since birth. Her mother has a photo of her sitting in a ball cart as her mom is coaching volleyball at Cameron High School.

Speaking of Brion’s mother, she is one of the main reasons Brion chose to attend Stout. “I picked Stout because my mom and aunt have both gone here. Along with that, I knew I could play sports which was a huge advantage.”

She says her parents are the most influential people in her life.

“They have never let me down and have shaped me into the person I am today. I love them so much.”

When asked to give advice to people debating whether or not to join collegiate athletics, Brion says “Do it, my teammates have become some of my best friends.”

After graduating with a major in Art Education, Brion hopes to coach volleyball or track.

Photo Credit: Danielle Magnuson

Laura is a senior at UW-Stout studying Professional Communications and Emerging Media. She is an outside hitter on the varsity volleyball team. She enjoys puppies, football, and chocolate-covered anything, and doesn't remember the last time she wore jeans. One day, she hopes to marry Iron Man.
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