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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Checking in with Ayla Brown


Brown in a game this fall
(AP Photo by Elise Amendola)


Ayla Brown is looking to gain weight, not lose it.

Brown, a freshman who is on the women's basketball team at Boston College, told the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune that having more muscle will help her in her basketball career at the Heights, but she wonders what it might do to her other career, singing.

Both the Eagle-Tribune and the Providence Journal caught up with last year's American Idol participant recently.

Brown's locally-famous parents Gail Huff (Boston TV personality) and Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, insist on her grades coming first. And somehow, the young woman from Wrentham has managed to keep a 2.86 GPA while making appearances on the court and on the stage.

NCAA rules prohibit her from promoting "Forward," her first CD, but that hasn't stopped the album from becoming successful. Her performance schedule picks up after the basketball season ends.

-- Adam Sell

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