Ryan Browne strives for perfection
During the opening round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship, senior Ryan Browne put up an impressive three goals across the two games, scoring twice against Thomas Moore and clinching the win over Medaille College on a penalty kick. Browne’s performance helped advance the Tartans to the sectionals round of the tournament for the first time in Carnegie Mellon’s history.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) also recognized Browne for his efforts, naming him Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week.
Such success is no strange feat for Browne, who has been a four year starter for the Tartans. Along with serving as a consistent driving force from the midfield, Browne has tallied numerous national honors from College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the UAA, and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Most recently, Browne joined a handful of his teammates in being named Academic All-Americans by ESPN the Magazine.
A native of Pittsburgh, Browne notes the small feel of a big city and the convenience of being close to his family as bonuses of going to school at Carnegie Mellon.
Browne stays involved in the world of student athletes, serving on the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) to promote school spirit within the campus community while also connecting with surrounding communities through mentoring and outreach initiatives.
Browne will head to New York City after graduation to work for Citigroup in their Capital Markets division.
Before he goes, he has some parting words for his underclassmen: “Whatever it is you do in your life, always strive for perfection and to be the best. It is important that you never become complacent and just satisfied with where you are. Always have a drive for bigger and better things and have the discipline to put in the hard work and time and you will succeed.”
Browne has clearly been following his own advice over his career at Carnegie Mellon and can be proud of his noteworthy athletic and academic accomplishments.