INSIDE THE COACH'S BOX
"Mark came in last fall and showed us he has the potential to help us out on the mound. He is very athletic and plays the game with a lot of energy. Although he will redshirt this season, Mark is a great addition to our program."
AS A SENIOR IN 2010: 2010 Media Guide Bio
PENN STATE ABINGTON: Played baseball at Penn State Abington from 2007-08, leading squad to stellar 12-2 record in the spring of 2008 ... Was named Team MVP and an All-Academic Team recipient ... Only allowed eight runs in 26.0 innings pitched while hitting .468 (22-for-47) with three home runs, three triples and seven doubles in 14 games at the plate ... Also competed for Franklin & Marshall from 2006-07.
HIGH SCHOOL: Part of Germantown Academy baseball team in Fort Washington, Pa. ... Career was highlighted by strong senior campaign ... Named Second Team All-Inter-AC in 2006 to lead squad to an Inter-AC Championship.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mark A. Brown ... Born on October 8, 1987 in the Bronx, N.Y. ... Parents are Orville Brown and Joyleen Earle ... Brother of O. Matthew Brown (23) ... Majoring in biology with life sciences and minoring in Spanish.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because it has a lot of tradition. Penn State is also a big time school in which anyone's goals can be achieved and interests be piqued. In addition, everyone is genuinely nice at Penn State."
GETTING TO KNOW MARK
Major & Why: My major is biology because I would like to be a doctor after I am finished with baseball.
Favorite Thing About Penn State: My favorite thing about Penn State is the genuine amiable students, teachers and coaches that are always excited to help others.
Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: Everything about Medlar is perfect.
Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Albert Pujols
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football
Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Jerry Rice (currently playing: Adrian Peterson)
Favorite Pro Team: 1994 - 49ers
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Charles Barkley
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter
Favorite Website: ESPN.com
Favorite Food: Lobster
Hobbies: Playing sports and the piano
Childhood Idol: Barry Sanders
Place I'd Like To Visit: The Caribbean
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Give to the poor
After Penn State, I Would Like To: I would like to be a baseball player first then doctor second