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Ducks Volleyball BIO
Liz Brenner
Player Profile:
Liz Brenner 759337
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jesuit HS
Experience: High School

Junior (2013): Named to the AVCA All-American Second Team for the second-consecutive year, as well as the All-Pac-12 and All-Pacific North Region…finished the season ranked ninth nationally and first among Pac-12 players in kills per set with 4.67…was second on the team in digs/set with an average of 3.16…finished the season with 15 double-doubles, highlighted by a 20-20 match (22 kills, 20 digs) at Arizona…finished with 547.5 points which ranks fourth in school history while her 514 ranks eighth in school history…moved to sixth all time on the career points list and 10th on the all-time kills list…set a season high for kills against Arizona at home (Nov. 2) with 28…finishes the season with 14 service aces…recorded double-double digit kills in the last 23 matches of the season.

Sophomore (2012): A key member of the nation’s team leader in kills per set (15.95 per set), she posted 26 double-digit kill totals the last 33 matches (and logged nine-kill tallies in six of the other seven). Overall in 2012, she led the team in hitting in 11 matches, and points and kills 10 times, and was one of the team’s key passers in serve receive. At season’s end, she stood top 70 nationally in both kills (69th, 3.92 per set) and points (70th, 4.39 p/s), and was ninth and eighth in the Pac-12 in points and kills. She posted the team’s fourth-highest totals in kills (26) and points (27.5) of the campaign in four- and five-set matches vs. both No. 16 BYU and California. She also logged her next five-highest kill totals of the year against NCAA qualifiers – at No. 6 Washington (22 (5s), .410), at No. 7 Stanford (19 (5s)), at No. 2 USC (16 (3s), .577), vs. St. Mary’s (17 (3s), .538) and at Cal (16 (4s)). Among her .300-or-better hitting totals on the season, seven were over .500, including a season high .571 at USC (16 kills). Three other of those totals came in Pac-12 play in three-set wins vs. Arizona (.516, 18K), Washington State (.500, 12K) and at Utah (.571, 9 kills). She won her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor in early November for her play in three- and five-set wins vs. Arizona (18K, .516, career high 4 aces) and ASU (17K, .297, 11 digs) – and the latter was one of eight double-doubles on the season  (all of which came in league or postseason action). In her first year serving as a collegian, she logged a career-best four high aces in a three-set win vs. Arizona in early November among her five, multi-ace matches. Academic All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

Freshman (2011): Oregon’s first, three-sport female athlete since Peg Rees (1974-76), she was the team’s second-leading outside hitter, topped Duck newcomers and ranked third on the squad in kills (2.74 per set), just behind junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (2.75 p/s). She also stood third among starters in hitting (.241) and points (2.96 per set), and fourth in blocks (0.39 per set). Picked up her second Pac-12 Freshman of Week season honor after the team’s second-ever pair of road wins at No. 5 Stanford and No. 3 California in mid-November to cement an NCAA tournament invitation for the squad. At the Cardinal, she tied the league regular season high in kills (31)  – and became only the third frosh to stake over 20 kills in a match on the season with Arizona’s Madison Kingdon (20, .255 at OSU) and Utah’s Chelsey Schofield (21, .167 at ASU). Her team season high .651 hitting mark that night against the nation’s top-ranked blocking team was the Pac-12’s eighth-best mark overall on the year and best with 20 or more kills. Similarly, her 32.5 points was a team season high and sixth-best overall in the league (and tops among underclassmen). The next night at Berkeley, she led the team in blocks (4), and landed 13 kills. Two weeks before, she picked up her first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week nod after the team’s sweep at NCAA qualifier Arizona (9K) and 3-1 win at ASU (18K, .371). Could have easily won a third honor after her impressive first weekend of collegiate play in the AVCA Collegiate Showcase at No.1 Penn State. In the 3-1 win over the four-time defending national champions, she logged a match high .579 hitting mark - the team’s second-best mark of the season - and had 12 kills and four digs. The next night against No. 12 Minnesota, she hit .368 and added 10 kills and three blocks against the eventual NCAA regional advancers in the 3-2 loss. Overall, she had 14 double-digit kill tallies (including 11 in league play) and topped .300 in nine matches, including a third .500 mark that ranked sixth-best for UO on the season (.526, 12K-2E-19A in home sweep vs. Colorado). Among the team’s 31 matches overall, she paced the team in hitting six times, in blocks (4), kills (2) and points (2). In the winter, joined the Duck basketball team after an injury to starting forward Amanda Johnson. Ultimately started eight basketball games and played 21, and averaged 5.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 23.8 minutes a game as a forward. Her season scoring high (16 points) came against USC in late January only a month after she joined the team. In spring, joined softball team in mid-April after the team’s back-up catcher, suffered a season-ending knee injury. Brenner proceeded to play the next day in both games in the doubleheader sweep of Portland State and walked twice, and scored twice in her six at-bats. Ended with three walks and two runs among her 10 at-bats.

High School: The state’s first repeat volleyball player of the year since 2003-04 (and a three-time all-state first-team choice), Brenner led her Jesuit squad to state runner-up honors as a junior and senior (and 17-1 and 15-1 marks), and a win her sophomore campaign (and perfect 19-0 record). As a freshman, she was a second-team all-league volleyball pick, and her team took fourth in the state tourney, to go along with league titles all four seasons. In winter of 2010-11, was named the 6A state basketball player of the year after she led her team to the state title, thanks to her 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 42-39 in the championship game win over No. 1 Clackamas. As a senior, she sported career-best averages in scoring (15.9) and rebounds (8.9) and shot 56 percent from the field and 72 percent on free throws for the Crusaders (27-1). As a junior, her basketball squad took second in the state tourney, and she was an all-state second-team choice. At end of the 2009-10 season, she added Oregon Prep Athlete of the Year laurels after she picked up first-team all-state honors in the javelin and shot put with her first- and second-place finishes (43-2.25 / 146-6). Won second state shot put crown as a senior (45-4.75). Club-wise on the volleyball hardwood, she has played for the Nike Northwest Juniors Air Elite team (2009-) that placed fifth in the 2011 AAU national tournament, and Multnomah Athletic Club (2003-08). Also is a multiple racquetball world champion.

Season sp-mp k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se dig d/s bs ba tb b/s be bhe points pts/s
2011 105-29 288 2.74 122 688 .241 12 0.11 0 0.00 4 64 0.61 5 36 41 0.39 9 0 311.0 2.96
2012 119-35 466 3.92 170 1018 .291 28 0.24 24 0.20 25 308 2.59 12 41 53 0.45 6 1 522.2 4.39
2013 110-32 514 4.67 194 1340 .239 57 0.52 14 0.13 16 347 3.15 8 33 41 0.37 3 2 552.2 5.02
2014 76-20 238 3.13 93 601 .241 27 0.36 18 0.24 16 253 3.33 2 13 15 0.20 1 2 264.5 3.47
Total 410-116 1506 3.67 579 3647 .254 124 0.30 56 0.14 61 972 2.37 27 123 150 0.37 19 5 1650.5 4.02