McLean High School senior Autumn Brenner is one of four students in Virginia awarded the Student-Athlete of the Year award by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Brenner, a volleyball player with a 4.4 grade point average, was honored for her athletic and academic achievement and civic involvement. She is a four-year varsity starter, two-time captain, and most valuable player on McLean High’s volleyball team, where she earned first team all-conference and all-region honors, and setter and captain for Metro Volleyball Club, a nationally ranked team. Brenner has been the setter at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championship for five years, and was named a Phenom Athlete by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2014, a recognition of elite high school players in the U.S. She has signed a national letter of intent to play NCAA Division I volleyball for the College of William and Mary.
In the community, Brenner served as head coach of a seventh-grade girls team in the McLean Youth Volleyball League; organized a Dig Pink volleyball rally that raised more than $2,800 for breast cancer research; volunteered with the Special Olympics DC volleyball tournament; and earned the Girl Scouts silver award by raising awareness of the needs of shelter animals.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is the Commonwealth’s official hall of fame and one of only 16 in the U.S. Its mission is to honor athletic excellence and serve as a nonprofit educational resource.