My name is Georgia Carr-Brown, and have been involved with hockey since the age of 5. One of the biggest influences in my sporting life has been my father, who encouraged me from an early age to train hard, so I could develop skills that would allow me to compete to the best of my abilities. This along with my competitive nature has brought me to the point where I have been representing my state in Australia, (Queensland) at a national level since 12 years of age. As I am becoming older, and my hockey experiences have increased, I am realising more and more that the disciplines of life and hockey are not very different, and if you want to do well in both, it requires a dedication and commitment that will take most of my spare time, and with that in mind, my goals this year are to balance my commitments towards school and hockey better than I did last year, and utilising my time more efficiently to do well at both.
To achieve the level hockey that I have has not come without it’s difficulties. Ever since I started playing I have been smaller than most of the girls I've played against, especially at the representative level, and at times was a little daunting. To compete I had to develop my skills, which in the long run has made me a better player, and now that I have caught up in size these skills I hope will allow me to take my game to another level.
I have aspirations one day to run my own business, and as part of my development would like to combine my university education with playing hockey at an elite level. Even though this is the final goal from a career perspective, I want to experience life to the best of my ability using the tools I have available to achieve my goals. Some of the short term goals have been to experience life in another country experiencing a different culture, continue to play hockey at an elite level, and further my education to one day run my own business.
Even though the US college system would allow me to achieve most of my short term goals, I am also looking forward to an opportunity where I can contribute and be part of an environment that strives to achieve as a group, not only on the sporting field but together academically. This is why I find the US system unique in the opportunities that it offers, and why I would love to be part of that community.
My sporting goals are to someday represent my country playing hockey, but as a pathway to that goal I would like to compete at an elite level in the NCAA whilst completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts.