WATERLOO, Ont. (June 19, 2015) - Wilfrid Laurier women’s soccer star Emily Brown added another achievement to her impressive resume on Thursday evening as she carried the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Torch through campus, representing the University on Day 19 of the 41-day torch relay.
Brown, a native of Waterloo, Ont., became one of more than 3,000 individuals who will carry the torch through 130 communities leading up to the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony on July 10.
“It was completely surreal,” said Brown following her run which began on Mid Campus Drive and continued down to a celebration on Alumni Field. “I can’t even explain it. I’m so happy that I got to do it at my school, with all my friends and family here it was so much fun.”
Following her run, Brown was joined on stage by event emcee PETER BAXTER, the director of athletics and recreation, as well as Waterloo city councillor Diane Freeman. The crowd in attendance cheered on the Golden Hawks forward as she thanked the people in attendance for coming out and showing their support.
Brown, who is a three-time CIS All-Canadian and this year’s recipient of the President’s Award as the top female athlete at Laurier, will return for her fifth and final season with the purple and gold in the fall.