Kirsten Brand
Kirsten  Brand

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:
Amador Valley HS '13

Height:
5-5

Event:
Free

Major:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


06/16/2016

UC Davis earns sixth straight CSCAA academic honor

Aggies continue to shine in the classroom as one of five MPSF schools on the list

04/12/2016

Baker's dozen earn MPSF All-Academic laurels

UC Davis ranks second in the league with 13 academic honorees

03/31/2016

Laughlin named MPSF Freshman of the Year

Aggies' newcomer won three individual titles to help UC Davis to conference crown

02/25/2016

Champion Aggies rake in All-MPSF honors

A total of 19 UC Davis swimmers and divers earn all-conference honors

02/20/2016

Aggie swim and dive reclaim MPSF championship

Laughlin wins her third individual title, Cheung picks up her first championship of 2016

2015-16: ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM in the 50 free, 400 medley relay… ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM in the 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 200 free, 100 free, and 400 free relay… MPSF CHAMPION with the 400 medley relay team... Swam a leg of the school-record setting 200 free relay squad at the MPSF Championships (1:31.68), finishing third... MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM… Posted a collegiate best time of 22.92 (NCAA "B" mark) in the finals of the 50 free at the MPSF Championships -- the fastest time of the year in the event by an Aggie and the third-fastest in the program's history... Also swam collegiate bests of 50.48 in the prelims of the 100 free and 1:49.75 in the 200 free at the MPSF Championships -- both the seventh-fastest times in the program's history... Posted a collegiate best time of 59.93 in the 100 fly and 2:05.90 in the 200 back at the Aggie Open on Jan. 9, as well as a 58.49 in the 100 back at the Phill Hansel Invitational.

2014-15: ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION SECOND TEAM in the 100 and 200 free, as well as the 200 free and 800 free relays... Posted a collegiate best time of 50.55 in the 100 free prelims at the MPSF Championships -- the sixth-fastest time in school history -- eventually finishing fifth in the event with a time of 51.09 in the finals... Finished sixth overall in the 200 free at the MPSF Championships, touching in a collegiate best time of 1:49.77, which also ranks as the seventh fastest time in the event in school history... Swam the anchor leg of the 800 free relay squad that finished second at the conference championships, wrapping up a time of 7:18.02... Also swam the third leg of the 200 free relay squad that finished third at the MPSF's in a time of 1:32.26... Posted collegiate best times in both the 100 (58.56) and 200 (2:07.17) back, as well as the 100 breast (1:09.79), at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational... Set a collegiate best time in the 200 IM (2:08.41) at the Aggie Open... Other season best times include: the 50 free (24.00), the 500 free (4:57.12), the 1000 free (10:30.12 - split time), and the 1650 free (17:21.27), at the Texas Invitational... Named to the MPSF All-Academic Team.

2013-14: ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION SECOND TEAM in the 200 free, 500 free, 1650 free, and the 800 free relay... Swam a season-best 23.78 in the 50 free at the Mizzou Invitational on Nov. 21 -- the 10th fastest time in the event in school history... Her time of 1:50.64 in the 200 free in Missouri is the ninth-fastest in the event... Also set top-10 school times in the 500 free (4:54.00) and 1000 free (10:09.65) at the MPSF Championships to stand sixth and third, respectively, in school history... Her time of 16:49.19 in the 1650 free at the Mizzou Invitational ranks third... Other top times include: 100 free (53.06) vs. UC Santa Barbara, 100 fly (1:02.44) at the Pacific Invitational, 100 back (59.44) at the Mizzou Invitational, and 200 back (2:09.59) vs. Loyola Marymount.

AMADOR VALLEY HS '13: Two-time team captain as a junior and senior... Named Team MVP as a junior... Earned All-America honors throughout her prep career in the 100, 200, and 500 free, as well as various relays... Part of the CIF North Coast Section winning 200 free relay as a junior in a time of 1:35.45... Earned academic All-America honors all four years.

PERSONAL: Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands... Parents are Simon and Ingrid... Has a younger sister, Iris.

SELECTED TOP TIMES

EVENT TIME DATE MEET
50 Free 22.98* 2/18/16 MPSF Championships
100 Free 50.48* 2/20/16 MPSF Championships
200 Free 1:49.75* 2/19/16 MPSF Championships
500 Free 4:54.00 2/20/14 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:09.65 2/22/14 MPSF Championships
1650 Free 16:49.19 2/22/14 MPSF Championships
100 Fly 59.93* 1/9/16 Aggie Open
100 Back 58.49* 11/20/15 Phill Hansel Invitational
200 Back 2:05.90* 1/9/16 Aggie Open
100 Breast 1:09.79 12/6/14 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational
200 IM 2:08.41 1/10/15 Aggie Open