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    Sammie Brown

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Santa Barbara, CA

    High School:
    Dos Pueblos

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Right Side / Defensive Specialist


    As a Junior (2012): Played in 27 matches and earned six starts ... earned time at setter and outside hitter ... led team in assists three times ... turned in five double-digit assist matches ... turned in eight matches with two or more kills ... finished second on team with 21 service aces and second on the team in assists with 145 ... also fifth in digs (124) ... averaged 1.65 assists per set, 0.24 service aces per set and 1.41 digs per set ... opened season with 25-assist, five dig performance against No. 1 UCLA (Aug. 24) ... had 16 assists each against Saint Louis (Aug. 25) and No. 4 Nebraska (Aug. 26) ... also had four digs against Billikens and six against Cornhuskers ... totaled 15 assists and five digs in a 3-1 win over Buffalo (Sept. 1) ... registered 21 assists and six digs against No. 17 San Diego (Sept. 8) ... produced four kills and eight digs against Marquette (Sept. 29) ... tallied two service aces in a 3-0 win over Syracuse (Sept. 30) ... had seven digs in a 3-1 win over St. John's (Oct. 7) ... recorded two kills, three assists, two service aces and eight digs in a 3-0 win over Georgetown (Oct. 19) ... had two kills, two assists, 11 digs and a service ace in a 3-0 win over Villanova (Oct. 21) ... produced three kills, two assists, two service aces and seven digs in a 3-0 win over USF (Oct. 28) ... registered seven digs and three assists in a 3-1 win over Rutgers (Nov. 3) ... had nine digs, three assists, two service aces and a kill in a 3-1 win over Rutgers (Nov. 4) ... tallied three kills, two assists, one service ace and six digs in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati (Nov. 9) ... had seven digs against Marquette (Nov. 11) ... earned a monogram.

    As a Sophomore (2011): Became 11th player in Notre Dame history to record at least 1,000 assists in a career ... second on team with 4.37 assists/set (376 total) ... two matches with 30+ assists ... season-high 35 assists vs. Louisville ... 17 matches with double-digit assists ... season-high two aces against both Seton Hall and Syracuse ... back-to-back matches with double-digit digs against Villanova (11) and Cincinnati (14) ... three kills vs. St. Mary's and Valparaiso ... two blocks in season opener vs. Eastern Michigan ... an ace in five straight matches from Sept. 9 - Sept. 17 ... totaled 12 aces, 17 kills and four blocks ... accounted for 111 digs (1.29/set) ... played in 86 sets with five starting cameos ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.

    As a Freshman (2010): 51 assists and 10 digs for a double-double in collegiate debut against Marshall ... 56 assists and 16 digs in second career match during a five-set win over Cal Poly ... tacked on three blocks vs. Cal Poly ... one ace in all three matches at the Nevada Invitational (Sept. 3-4) ... four blocks and four digs versus Belmont ... distributed 47 assists with nine digs and three blocks at Nevada ... led Notre Dame to three wins at Denver's Pioneer Classic (Sept. 10-12) ... Notre Dame hit .350 as a team at the Pioneer Classic (Sept. 10-12) ... the Irish hit .488 at Denver, the program's best single-match average since Nov. 4, 2001 ... averaged 9.78 assists/set with three aces at the Pioneer Classic (Sept. 10-12) ... aced Denver to cap off a six-match streak with at least one ace ... had two aces, two kills and two blocks against Pittsburgh ... notched three kills, two aces and 36 assists in a three-set win at Georgetown ... Notre Dame hit .383 at Georgetown ... Notre Dame connected for kills on each of her 24 assist attempts at Western Michigan ... dropped a pair of aces against Syracuse ... distributed 56 assists with an ace, six blocks and 12 digs against Marquette ... 37 assists in a win over St. John's ... aced Connecticut on match point, one of her five aces on the day ... notched a double-double with 32 assists and 10 digs at Villanova ... went for 39 assists, nine digs and two blocks vs. Northern Iowa ... delivered an ace on match point at Seton Hall ... accumulated 943 assists (9.16/set) with 45 kills in 103 sets as a freshman ... totaled 43 blocks (three solo) with 23 aces and 176 digs on the season ... earned a monogram.

    The Brown File: Member of USA Girls Youth National Beach Training Team in 2009 and 2010 ... played in the 2009 World Championships with the USA U21 Youth National Beach Volleyball Team ... three-year varsity starter and team MVP as a senior at Dos Pueblos (Calif.) ... led team to Channel League titles in 2008 and 2009 (2008 CIF 1A finalist) ... prep team finished first in 2009 Californian Challenge ... California Challenge All-Tournament team member ... first team all-Channel League in 2008 and a second-team choice in 2007 ... led club team to a silver medal at the 2008 and 2009 Junior Olympics ... member of the 2008 and 2009 Junior Olympics all-tournament team ... gold medalist winner at the 2006 Junior Olympics ... three-time all-conference and all-city selection ... daughter of Tina and Patrick Brown ... mother (volleyball) and father (football) earned varsity letters at Cal Poly ... sister, Keslie, was a setter at Cal State Los Angeles ... sister, Nicki, played at Colorado ... member of National Honor Society ... AP Scholar ... played for same club team as 2012 graduate Kristen Dealy ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.

    Brown's Career Statistics

    Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S
    2010 103-31 45 0.44 14 123 .252 943 9.16 23 0.22 29 176 1.71 1 3 40 43 0.42 4 6 91.0 0.88
    2011 86-28 17 0.20 7 44 .227 376 4.37 13 0.15 18 111 1.29 0 0 4 4 0.405 0 3 32.0 0.37
    2012 88-27 27 0.31 14 92 .141 145 1.65 21 0.24 20 124 1.41 1 0 2 2 0.02 0 1 49.0 0.56
    Totals 277-86 89 0.32 35 259 .208 1464 5.29 57 0.21 67 411 1.48 2 3 46 49 0.18 4 10 172.0 0.62
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