Assistant commissioner Bethany Brookens inducted into Overland's Hall of Fame

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Bethany Brookens, CHSAA's assistant commissioner who oversees volleyball and equity, among many other things, was inducted into the Overland High School Hall of Fame on Saturday.

It was the inaugural class for the Overland Hall of Fame. The class also included Gary Alexander, Nancy Blackwell, Sean Hicks, Ryan Hume, Brian Kelley, Jamie Long, Sean Moran, Mike Schenbeck, TJ Schenbeck, and the school's 1984 gymnastics and 1979 girls track sprint medley relay teams.

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized with such a distinguished group of Overland alumnus," Brookens said. "It was very special to be surrounded by family and friends."

Brookens, a 1998 graduate of Overland, played volleyball, basketball and tennis for the Trailblazers. She went on to play collegiate basketball at Davidson College in North Carolina, and later player pro basketball in Ireland.

At CHSAA, she also administers tennis, swimming, field hockey, skiing and music.

"It's no surprise that Bethany is being honored," said CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green. "We have seen from her time with us that her leadership skills have always been on display. Her athletic talents speak for themselves, but she's grown through every step of her career. She's a shining example of what high school activities can do for students."

In addition to her duties at CHSAA, Brookens is a member of the Board of Directors for Sportswomen of Colorado. She has previously worked for the United States Tennis Association.