Russell chooses Brown University Tim Russell, a senior at Vermillion High School in Vermillion, has been accepted as part of the incoming 2005 class at Brown University, where he will continue on with athletics and become part of the track and field squad.
Brown University is an Ivy League institution located on the East Side of Providence, RI. There are 5,800 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students, and the school boasts one of the most liberal and challenging academic curricula in the country.
Russell will be joining the Brown men's track and field team, one of 37 intercollegiate varsity sports at the school. As a thrower, predominantly in the discus, he will have an immediate impact on the squad that has a number of talented runners but no athletes specifically trained for field events. Russell has the talent and determination to help restore Brown's elite level in throwing events. The Bears had a successful season in 2000-01, finishing third indoors and fourth outdoors (at the Heptagonal Championships), and will look to improve upon those next year.
The track coaches at Brown are very excited about Russel and what he can bring to the program.
"I've been impressed with Tim's work ethic and enthusiasm for track and for Brown," said Brown throwing coach Michelle Eisenreich. "There is no doubt in my mind that he will make significant contributions to our team's efforts for the next four years."