Kirsten  Brand
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:
Amador Valley HS '13

Height:
5-5

Event:
Free

Major:
Undeclared - Life Sciences

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 23.78 11/21/13 Mizzou Invitational
100 Free 50.55 2/21/15 MPSF Championships
200 Free 1:49.77 2/20/15 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 1:02.44 10/19/13 Pacific Invitational
100 Back 58.56 12/5/14 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational
200 Back 2:07.17 12/6/14 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational
100 Breast 1:09.79 12/6/14 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational
200 IM 2:08.41 1/10/15 Aggie Open