Playing football for Andover High gave William Heikkinen a lot of good exposure. The better he got the more interest grew throughout the college recruiting world. Several Ivy League schools contacted Will including Princeton, Yale, and Brown. Choosing to attend Brown University was pretty much a no-brainer considering the previous Andover Golden Warriors who went from Andover to Providence including the coach’s brother, James Perry. The school’s athletic program is impressive. The Brown Bears compete at the highest level for intercollegiate athletics; NCAA Division I. The college boasts the nation’s fourth largest collegiate athletic program.
Not simply sports-oriented, Brown athletes are also high-achieving students active in campus life and the community. U.S. News and World Report added Brown Athletics to their College Sports Honor Roll as one of the United States’ top 20 athletic programs. The NCAA has honored twenty-four of Brown’s teams with Public Recognition Awards for Academic Achievement.
Considering the academics, Brown is a safe bet –an Ivy League school and the seventh oldest college in the United States. The university sustains a commitment to outstanding teaching holding professors to extremely highest standards.
Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Brown is not far from Heikkinen’s hometown of Andover, Massachusetts. Making the trip home for visits a breeze. It is not difficult to figure out why Will Heikkinen chose Brown for his college education. It is an excellent school offering many advantages and opportunities for its students to excel in all areas of life.