By Chad Dixon
Former Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) infielder Madyson Brown is finishing strong in her senior season at Point University. She has been named the Appalachian Athletics Conference twice this season. She is second on the team with a .319 batting average, first on the team with 32 RBI, and is tied for first with 10 doubles.
Brown has her sights set on the upcoming conference tournament, but has enjoyed her final year in college.
“In a way it feels like high school all over again because my best friend and I are the only two seniors on the team and we were the only two seniors on our high school team together. It’s crazy how that worked out. It’s also a bittersweet time because being a senior makes me come to the realization that this is all about to be over. I’ve just tried to play each game like it’s the last because I know I’ll never get it back,” said Brown.
Brown credits her time at CVCC (2015, 2016) in helping her prepare for Division 3 softball. She batted .282 as a Lady Pirate with 17 home runs, 10 doubles and 59 RBI.
“JUCO is way different than Point from practices, to classes, to the game day experiences and even the competition is different. I highly recommend starting out at JUCO because those were two of the best years for me. Ball was fun and competitive and school prepared me for the next level as well,” Brown added.
Brown played shortstop in high school at Valley. She was moved to third at CVCC and has returned to shortstop as a Lady Seahawk. It was a seamless transition to Brown.
“I played shortstop all throughout high school and travel ball, so it was easy for me to adapt after playing the hot corner for two years at CV,” Brown stated.
Brown was honored on Senior Day in West Point, Ga. on April 14 as Point defeated Judson College (4-0, 8-0) in a doubleheader. On April 10, Brown drove in seven RBI and hit for the cycle over two games against Allen (SC). She had a four-RBI game on April 2 against Clark Atlanta University.
She is majoring in Child Youth and Development with a minor in Biblical Studies. She wants to return to Phenix City after graduation to pursue a Master’s in Special Education. She plans on teaching and coaching in the future.