Brevard College Alumnus and Board of Trustee Member Dick Gardner ’69 recently established The Breanna “Bree” McMahon Endowed Soccer Scholarship in honor of senior “Bree” McMahon. Despite losing her left leg in an accident four years ago, Brevard College honored a women’s soccer scholarship offer extended to Bree before the accident. Since coming to campus, Bree has been a member of the BC women’s soccer team, playing the position of goal keeper.
“Bree typifies the kind of student Brevard College is looking for,” shares Gardner. We want young people who can deal with adversity and have the desire to be the best in life. The Breanna “Bree” McMahon Endowed Soccer Scholarship will provide support for a student with these qualities.”
Bree’s personal drive, determination and fortitude have been an inspiration to many, including victims who lost limbs in the April’s Boston Marathon bombings. Bree and several of her BC women’s soccer teammates were recently interviewed for NBC’s TODAY Show: Soccer-playing amputee inspires friends, teammates
Bree’s story can also be seen on:
ABC 20/20: Moving On
ESPN: The Comeback
Anyone wishing to donate to The Breanna “Bree” McMahon Endowed Soccer Scholarship may do so online.