Olivia Brand
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Olivia Brand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Glendale HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

11/22/2012

Wichita State Stops Volleyball Bears in MVC Quarterfinals

MSU's Season Ends at 16-15

11/20/2012

Four Volleyball Bears Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

MSU Hosts MVC Tournament Nov. 22-24

11/17/2012

Volleyball Bears Drop Five-Setter to 23rd-Ranked Creighton

MSU Hosts MVC Tournament Nov. 22-24

2013 Second-team all-MVC
2012, 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention

2011 MVC Freshman of the Year • 2011 MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC Player of the Week 11/12/12
MVC Freshman of the Week 9/19/11 • 10/10/11 • 10/31/11

2013 (Junior)
• Brand led Missouri State with 283 kills and 2.62 per set as a junior while hitting .205 to earn second-team all-MVC accolades
• Increased her averages to 2.73 kills per set with a .217 attack efficiency in MVC matches
• Had at least 10 kills in 13 matches to lead the Bears, hitting .300 or better in six of those contests
• Slammed a season-high 19 kills and hit .326 on Oct. 12 at Illinois State
• Equalled a career high with nine digs to go with 16 kills against Wichita State (11/22)
• Tallied at least seven kills in each of the season's final 10 matches, averaging 3.03 kills per set and hitting .232
• Hit .300 or better on nine occasions
• Finished with 18 kills Oct. 5 at Southern Illinois and hit .357 with 14 kills in the win over St. John's (9/6)
• Ended the year with 77 digs, 42 blocks, four aces and four assists
• Honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete selection for a second consecutive season

2012 (Sophomore)
• Brand backed up her outstanding freshman campaign by ranking second on the Bears with 296 kills and a 2.67 per set average as a sophomore, doing so on .202 hitting from the outside
• Finished the year strong with no fewer than nine kills in each of her final nine matches
• Posted career highs of 23 kills and six blocks while hitting .362 at Wichita State (11/9) to earn MVC Player of the Week honors
• Concluded the season with 11 matches of at least 10 kills, leading the Bears six times in that category
• Slammed 16 kills with a .353 attack percentage in a Sept. 1 win over UALR
• Had 17 kills Nov. 2 at Illinois State, and tallied exactly 15 kills against the Redbirds (10/6), Central Arkansas (10/8), Bradley (10/26) and Drake (11/16)
• Hit .289 or better in 10 matches, with seven over the .300 mark
• Scooped 100 digs with a season high of eight against 23rd-ranked Creighton (11/17)
• Totaled 42 blocks, 11 assists and two service aces
• MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention choice

2011 (Freshman)
• MVC Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman Team member
• Played only six sets in the season's first 10 matches before breaking out with 22 kills (an MSU season-high and most by a freshman since 1994) Sept. 16 vs. Illinois State, doing so on a .487 hitting percentage.
• That performance earned Brand the first of three MVC Freshman of the Week awards, the second coming on the heels of 4.20 kills per set on .391 hitting against Creighton and Drake
• Added a third freshman honor Oct. 31 after averaging 3.50 kills and hitting .236 against UNI and Bradley, including an 18-kill performance against the 12th-ranked Panthers (10/28)
• Ranked sixth in the MVC with 3.09 kills per set in league matches
• Overall, averaged 2.61 kills on .208 hitting, 1.01 digs and 0.28 blocks per set
• Reached the 10-kill plateau in eight matches, including five straight midway through the league schedule

Background
• Four-time all-conference and all-district pick at Glendale High in Springfield
• First-team all-state as a junior and senior while making the second team following her sophomore season
• Hit .473 with 426 kills, 305 digs, 96 blocks and 40 aces as a senior
• Had 403 kills on .338 hitting with 345 digs, 111 blocks and 48 aces as a junior
• Totaled 320 kills and 380 digs while hitting .262 as a sophomore
• Threw discus for the Glendale track and field squad

Personal
• Born April 3, 1993, in Springfield, Mo.
• Daughter of Curt and Alison Brand
• Father owns Missouri State's indoor and outdoor school records in the high jump
•Younger brother will is a freshman swimmer at Missouri State
• Majoring in Speech-Language Pathology

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