Valerie Brain
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glendora, Calif.

High School:
Glendora HS '10

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Major:
Exercise Biology

CAREER MILESTONE WATCH: Enters senior year with 757 career kills, needing 243 to become ninth Aggie to surpass 1,000.

2013: Started 19 of 28 matches played for 104 sets... Hit 228-130-805 (.122) with 138 digs and 32 blocks... Ranked 2nd on team in total swings behind only Devon Damelio... Tallied 10 double-digit kills matches, including 15-4-36 night vs. Sacramento State (9/10)... Had three dig-kill double-doubles, including two at UP/OSU Challenge (9/13-9/14), which earned all-tournament honors... Big West Academic All-Conference honoree.

2012: Played all 31 matches (starting 10) for 114 sets... Hit 257-114-846 (.169) with 80 digs and 45 blocks... Improved to .200 hitting (168-63-526) in Big West Conference play... Kicked off league schedule with 33 kills against just six errors in home matches with Pacific (9/22), UC Riverside (9/28) and Cal State Fullerton (9/29)... Tallied season-best 15 kills and .316 hitting against the Titans, one week after a season-high 5 blocks vs. the Tigers... Finished season with 14-kill performance at Pacific (11/24)... Narrowly missed first career double-double vs. Long Beach State: 10 kills and 9 digs in four-set match.

2011: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN... Appeared in all 31 matches (108 sets), making 11 starts... Tallied 272 kills and 137 errors on 823 attempts (.164)... Hit double-figured kills on 15 occasions, including season-best 15 vs. Tulsa (9/3), Sacramento State (9/13) and UC Santa Barbara (10/28)... Also had 2-2-4 blocking chart vs. Gauchos in home conference matchup... Opened season with 11-2-17 hitting vs. Colorado, compiling season-high .529 average... Errorless with 12 kills on 34 swings vs. Cal State Fullerton (11/11)... Hit .409 (11-2-22) with 2 blocks vs. Missouri (9/10)... Earned Big West Academic All-Conference honors.

2010: Redshirted.

GLENDORA HS '10: Earned first-team All-Sierra League honors as a junior and senior after garnering honorable mention in 2007... Also selected to San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area second team as a senior... Captured all-league and team MVP distinction in track & field as a high jumper and long jumper... Track coach is former Aggie basketball/track standout Darin Zabel... Selected as school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Played for San Gabriel Elite, helping Roshambo 18 squad to third place at Jr. Olympics National Division... Roshambo 17 team won bronze at 2009 J.O.s (American)... Club teammate of current Aggie Mary Schroeder.

PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Jim & Carolyn Brain... If she won $1 million, would buy an exotic sports car then "spend the rest on shoes."

Career Statistics

Year MP S K E TA PCT Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE KPS APS SAPS DPS BPS
2011 31 108 272 137 823 .164 7 0 0 6 57 7 26 12 0 2.52 0.06 0.00 0.53 0.31
2012 31 114 257 114 846 .169 5 0 0 3 80 5 40 8 0 2.25 0.04 0.00 0.70 0.39
2013 28 104 228 130 805 .122 12 8 21 10 138 4 28 14 0 2.19 0.12 0.08 1.33 0.31
Totals 90 326 757 381 2474 .152 24 8 21 19 275 16 94 34 0 2.32 0.07 0.02 0.84 0.34