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Freshman Brett Olson enters DU after being honored as Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year.
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Freshman Brett Olson enters DU after being honored as Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year.
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Meet the Freshmen: Brett Olson
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 11/16/2011

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DENVER - A native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Brett Olson was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado as a senior, along with earning All-Colorado and First Team All-State honors. Olson was born in Milwaukee, Wis. but has lived in Colorado for much of his life. He has decided to major in business, taking after his father and is joined this season by fellow-high school teammate Marcus Byrd.

What's been the toughest part of your transition from high school to college?

The speed and the pace of practice have been the toughest adjustment so far. This is a whole new level of competition and just the speed and the adjustment to the physicality of the game.

How does having one of your high school teammates in Marcus Byrd make the freshman experience that much easier to handle?

It's definitely nice having because we obviously played together and so we kind of know how one another plays and how fit into the system. I think it will definitely help having that kind of chemistry between us two and hopefully it will help the team.

Why did you choose business as your major?

My dad's a businessman and I grew up around that so I thought it was easier to get into marketing, but it's a general area to start out at so we'll see where it takes me.

You've lived in Colorado for most of your life, but you were born in Milwaukee, Wis. What was the reason behind the move?

My dad was working for a business in Milwaukee at the time and he took a different position, which caused us to move out here. He just switched jobs from Principle Financial so he's kind of traveling a lot more now.

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