Whitson hammered out 10 kills in final set, including back-to-back points to finish
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.
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."