Brewster's Career Bests
AS A SENIOR: One of the top middle blockers in the nation has the ability to dominate matches both offensively and defensively ... one of only five Division I players to be an AVCA All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2005 ... the second All-American in program history earned third-team accolades in 2004 and moved up to the second team in '05 (only one middle was on the first team) ... one of the most accomplished and decorated players ever to play for the Irish ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team, becoming the third Academic All-American in program history (first since 1997) ... the 45th Notre Dame student-athletes (across all sports - the first in volleyball) to be an athletic All-American and Academic All-American in the same season ... one of just five Academic All-Americans who also reached the NCAA round of 16 ... tabbed the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year in 2005 after being the conference tournament MVP in '04 ... first-team all-BIG EAST pick in final three seasons (unanimous in '04 and '05) to become the first player from any school since 1997 to be a three-time selection on that team (and just sixth overall and second in Irish history, along with Jaimie Lee, 1995-97) ... named to thee AVCA all-Northeast Region team in 2003, `04, and `05 ... continued to excel in her final season, saving her best performances for the biggest matches ... in the six Irish matches against nationally-ranked teams (ND was 5-1), she averaged 4.27 kills per game to go with 1.58 blocks for 5.31 points per game ... increased her scoring production, boasting career highs in both kills (476/3.84) and points (614/4.95) ... one of the co-captains on a Notre Dame team that established itself as one of the best in school history ... voted to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 First Team, becoming the first Irish player since 1998 to earn academic all-district accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America ... the 2003 NCAA blocking champion ranks among Division I leaders in that category for the fourth consecutive season (9th, 1.63 per game) ... also has Notre Dame among the top six nationally in team blocking (6th, 3.56 per game) for the fourth consecutive season ... finished with career-high 202 blocks, the most by an Irish player in 17 years and just four shy of the Notre Dame record of 206 by Mary Kay Waller in 1988 ... led the BIG EAST in blocking for the fourth consecutive season (her eighth BIG EAST statistical crown, the most in program history) ... one of just two players who was among the BIG EAST leaders in four categories, also ranking fourth in points and eighth in hitting percentage (.310) and kills ... combined with Lauren Kelbley to make ND the only team with two in the league leaders in points and paired with Carolyn Cooper to give the Irish two of the BIG EAST's top six blockers ... in conference action, she finished third in hitting percentage (.396), fourth in points (5.03), fifth in blocks (1.43), and seventh in kills (4.02) ... led Notre Dame in all four of those categories was tops on the Irish in both kills and hitting percentage for the second consecutive season after no Irish player had done that since 1991 (Marilyn Cragin) ... was team's top performer during torrid start to season that saw Irish pull off three upsets of top-15 teams ... tabbed MVP of The Inn at Saint Mary's Shamrock Invitational (10 GP, 46 K, .310, 15 B, 10 D, 56.5 pts.) and the UTSA Dome Rally (10 GP, 52 K, 18 B, 63.5 pts.), one of the nation's top in-season tournaments, featuring four nationally-ranked teams, to bring her career total of tournament MVP awards to five ... was ND's top performer in winning the BIG EAST tournament, posting 3.25 kills per game on .318 hitting to go with 2.17 blocks and 4.62 points per game ... became the first player from any school since the Irish joined the league in 1995 to be the solo BIG EAST Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks, winning the honor on Sept. 5 and 12 ... her eight awards of that type are by far the most in Irish history ... also has been listed on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll five times (8/29, 10/10, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14) ... became the first Notre Dame player since 1993 to be named National Player of the Week by any organization, winning the honor from Collegiate Volleyball Update on Sept. 6 after the Shamrock Invitational ... posted 10 kills on .381 hitting to go with four digs and two blocks in the two game fives in that tournament, leading the Irish to a pair of victories ... averaged 2.47 kills to go with 0.97 digs and 0.97 blocks for 3.03 points in her career in fifth games ... is all over the Irish record book, ranking among the top 10 in 15 categories ... broke the ND records for career total blocks (734, previous record was 699 by Mary Kay Waller from 1985-88) and block assists (610, previous record was 516 by Mary Leffers from 1996-99) ... also ranks second all-time in attack percentage (.314) and block average (1.65) and third in kills (1,485) ... in BIG EAST final at #7 Louisville, became the fifth player in Irish history - and the first to play predominantly at middle blocker - to register 1,400 career kills ... is the only player to rank among Notre Dame's all-time top five in both hitting percentage and kills ... on other career lists, ranks third in solo blocks (124), third in matches with 10+ kills (81), fifth in kill average (3.34) and matches leading the team in kills (44), sixth in attack attempts (3,376), and seventh in matches with 20+ kills (8) ... combined with Lauren Kelbley to be just the second set of classmates to post 1,400 kills each ... together they put down 2,948 kills, the second-highest total by Notre Dame classmates (3,023 by current AVP players Angie Harris and Jaimie Lee from 1994-97) ... played in 444 of the 458 games over the past four seasons, a 96.9% mark that broke the Irish record (was 96.5% by Jenny Birkner from 1993-96) ... played in all 126 matches, joining join Birkner and Janelle Karlan (1990-93) as the only Irish players ever to play in every match during their Notre Dame careers ... her outputs in 2005 place among the all-time Irish season top-10 lists in total blocks (2nd), solo blocks (3rd, 50), matches with 10+ kills (T-3rd, 28), kills (5th), block average (9th), matches with team-high kills (T-9th, 15) ... holds four of the top 11 season block averages in ND history ... led Irish in blocks 21 times, points 17 times, kills 15 times, attack percentage on 11 occasions, and twice in aces ... had nine or more kills in 32 of 34 matches this season and 10+ in 28 (81 during her career) ... hit over .300 in 16 of the final 21 matches (.400+ 10 times, .500+ three times) and on 20 occasions overall this season ... hit .500+ on 17 occasions during her career and has notched double-digit blocks 16 times ... began the season with 16 kills on .416 hitting and six blocks in a three-game win against Michigan ... registered 18 kills and 12 blocks (her 18th career double-double) to go with five digs and two aces for 25.5 points in five-game upset of #11 Texas ... delivered solo block on Dariam Acevedo on game point to put Irish up 2-0 ... had three kills - including one on match point - and two blocks in final 11 points after Irish trailed 8-6 in decisive game vs. Longhorns ... followed that up with a career-high 28 kills on .328 hitting and season-high 31 points the next day vs. Arizona State ... that marked the second-most kills ever by a Notre Dame middle blocker and the most by any player in the Joyce Center since 2000 ... had 17 kills and six blocks in upset of #8 USC ... posted 20 kills - a career high in a three-game match - on .429 hitting to go with seven blocks for 24.5 points in upset of #6 Florida ... had 14 kills on .448 hitting vs. Seton Hall ... posted 17 kills on .389 hitting against St. John's and 16 kills on .483 hitting at Connecticut the following day ... posted 15 kills on .545 hitting at DePaul ... registered eight blocks vs. Illinois State ... had 12 kills on 22 errorless swings for .545 hitting vs. South Florida ... hit season-high .571 (10 kills, 2 errors, 14 attempts) and had eight blocks against Georgetown ... once again came through with big match against a top-10 team, posting 20 timely kills on .366 hitting against #6 Louisville ... kill at 26-26 ignited late run in first game that ended 30-28 ... posted kills on three of final five points in game two after Louisville cut lead to 27-26 ... broke 25-25 game-four tie with a kill that sent Irish to victory ... joined Adrianna Stasiuk, who also had 20 kills, to be the first Irish duo to have 20 kills each since Oct. 8, 2000 (Christi Girton-30, Kristy Kreher-22) ... had 17 kills on .481 hitting at West Virginia and 20 on .364 hitting at Pittsburgh ... did not make an error in two matches over the final weekend of the BIG EAST season, slamming 19 kills on 42 attempts (.452) and adding nine blocks against Villanova and Rutgers ... posted 15 kills on .400 hitting to go with eight blocks for 20 points in BIG EAST quarterfinals against Villanova ... turned in 11 blocks (two solo) in semis vs. Cincinnati, matching the highest total by an Irish player in a three-game match in the 15-year Debbie Brown era ... was the top performer in the BIG EAST title match, posting a match-high 19 kills on .359 hitting to go with seven blocks for a match-high 24 points ... ended 31-29 game two with a kill and had two kills and a solo block to lead the Irish to an insurmountable 8-3 advantage in the decisive fifth game ... posted 15 kills without an error on .484 hitting against Rice ... notched 12 kills and eight blocks vs. Tennessee ... posted 16 kills on .333 hitting to go with nine kills in NCAA first round against Dayton ... had two kills - one on match point - and three blocks in fifth game to stave off Flyers' upset attempt ... notched 10 timely kills and nine blocks in second-round sweep of Northwestern ... pounded five kills during the final 10 points of game two (32-30 ND win), including four in a row when the score was tied ... also notched a kill on match point ... registered 17 kills and team-best seven blocks for 21.5 points in NCAA round of 16 against Wisconsin ... remains the only Tennessee native ever to play volleyball for the Irish ... was listed #36 on Volleyball magazine's "Fab 50" list of top high-school seniors ... one of only two Brentwood natives ever to earn monograms in any sport at Notre Dame, along with former men's soccer player Phil Murphy (`99) ... sports same #12 jersey worn by such Irish standouts as Jill Suglich (1984), Zanette Bennett (1986-88), and Jenny Birkner (1993-96) ... four-year monogram winner.
AS A JUNIOR: Became the first Notre Dame player ever to be an AVCA All-American, earning third-team accolades ... also the first Tennessee native at any four-year college (Divisions I, II, III, NAIA) ever to be an AVCA All-American ... named AVCA all-Northeast Region and was a unanimous first-team all-BIG EAST selection ... three-time conference player of the week ... named BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player, notching 27 kills (3.86) on .319 hitting to go with tournament-high 14 blocks (2.00) in helping Irish to eighth title ... established herself as one of the best all-around defensive players in the country, as one of only two players in Division I to average over 1.50 blocks (1.54) and 1.50 digs (2.18) per game (also Texas A&M's Melissa Munsch) ... led BIG EAST in blocking in league matches for third consecutive year, with average of 1.66 ... also led conference in overall blocking (21st in Division I) to notch her seventh BIG EAST statistical championship ... a major reason the Irish were tops in the conference and fourth in Division I in the category (3.37) ... had 30 solo blocks in helping Notre Dame rank second nationally in that category (117) ... joined teammate Lauren Kelbley as the only players in the conference who ranked among the top 10 in three statisticial categories in both overall and BIG EAST action ... in all matches, ranked first in blocking, fourth in points (4.76), and sixth in hitting percentage (.313) ... in league play, was first in blocks, second in hitting percentage (.326), and sixth in points (4.75) ... also a big factor in Irish leading league in opponent hitting percentage in conference action (.134) ... led the Irish in blocking for third consecutive season and was also tops in kills (406/3.62), points (533/4.76), and attack percentage (.313) ... ranked second in service ace-to-error ratio (0.84, 26 SA, 31 SE) and fourth in digs (244/2.18) and aces (26/0.23) ... had 10 or more kills in 26 of 30 matches (tied for fifth-highest single-season total in Irish history) ... in second round of NCAA tournament against Wisconsin, became 16th player - and just the fifth middle blocker - in school history to register 1,000 kills ... had 11+ kills in 15 consecutive matches from Sept. 4-Oct. 24, the fourth-longest streak of double-digit kills in school history ... led team in blocks in 23 matches, while also being tops in points 15 times, kills on 14 occasions, hitting percentage 12 times, and aces nine times ... posted first triple-double by an Irish player since 1998, ending with 17 kills, 13 digs (matching career high), and 11 blocks against Illinois State (teammate Adrianna Stasiuk also had a triple-double in the match) ... largely responsible for Irish winning the fifth game of that match, when she had four kills on four attempts to go woth two digs and two blocks in the decisive frame ... had 11 double-doubles ... easily the top defensive middle blocker/hitter in the BIG EAST, boasting a combined block and dig average of 3.72 (no one else was above 2.29) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after leading Notre Dame to 3-0 wins against Pittsburgh and West Virginia in the final weekend of league play to hand the Irish their ninth regular-season league title ... averaged 4.17 kills on .469 hitting (just two attack errors) to go with 3.17 digs and 2.17 blocks in the two matches ... earned second BIG EAST Player-of-the-Week award on Oct. 25 after leading Irish to 3-0 road upset of #14 Utah, which snapped Utes' school-record 12-match winning streak and dealt them their first home defeat in more than a year ... notched 18 kills on .567 hitting to go with seven digs in that contest ... in three matches during that week, converted half of her attack attempts for kills, ending with 44 (4.00 per game) on a .409 hitting percentage ... added 22 digs (2.00) and 10 blocks to go with 52.5 points (4.77) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Sept. 13 after helping the Irish win the Cal Poly Invitational (16 G, 60/3.75 K, .336 hitting, 3 BS/23 BA/1.62 TB, 41/2.56 D, 78.5/4.91 pts.) ... tabbed Cal Poly Invitational MVP after leading all players in hitting percentage (.372) and averaging 3.82 kills, 1.64 blocks, and 0.36 aces ... tabbed to all-tournament team in Gamecock Invitational after averaging 3.75 kills on .365 hitting to go with 1.25 service aces, 2.62 digs, and 5.44 points per game ... picked up slack for the injured Lauren Kelbley against Northern Iowa, leading all players with a career-high 27 kills, while just missing a triple-double (nine digs, eight blocks) ... led all players in five statistical categories - kills (17), hitting percentage (.500), service aces (4), blocks (4), and points (23) - in helping ND to its first win over Michigan State since 1994 ... turned in the top serving performance for an Irish player since 1995 by notching career-high six aces - including four on a single rotation in game three - against South Carolina ... had 10 kills and then-career-high eight digs to go with seven blocks in season opener vs. Loyola Chicago ... reset career high with nine digs in just three games in first match against #2 Nebraska ... registered 18 kills in back-to-back matches, doing it first on .452 hitting in Notre Dame's five-game near-upset of the Cornhuskers ... duplicated the feat against Valparaiso, while adding eight blocks and 13 digs to reestablish her career high in the latter category for the third time in four matches ... had 14 kills, 13 digs, and seven blocks against Fresno State before notching 15 kills on .323 hitting to go with 11 digs vs. Sacramento State ... matched career high with .684 hitting percentage at Cal Poly, notching 13 kills on 19 errorless swings ... had five blocks in the third game of the match against the Mustangs ... had 13 kills and 12 digs against South Carolina ... finished Gamecock Invitational with 10 aces and only one service error in 47 times serving ... had 13 kills on .500 hitting at Rutgers ... had 14 kills and 11 digs at Brigham Young ... notched 12 kills on .435 hitting vs. St. John's ... had nine kills on .320 hitting in 3-0 win at Georgetown in bid to extend streak of matches with 10+ kills to 16 ... carried Irish to 3-0 win vs. league-rival Pittsburgh, with 12 kills and no errors for .545 attack percentage, to go with 12 digs and eight blocks ... had 13 kills on .407 hitting vs. West Virginia ... had 19 kills on .366 hitting to go with 11 digs and seven blocks for 22.5 points vs. Boston College in BIG EAST semis ... posted double-double vs. UC Irvine, with 10 kills on .333 hitting plus 11 digs, while adding eight blocks ... had 14 kills on .393 hitting plus nine digs against Long Beach State ... notched double-double in NCAA first round against Valparaiso, with 14 kills on .306 hitting to go with 11 blocks for 20 points ... was only Irish player in double figures in kills against Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAAs, finishing with 13 kills on .265 hitting to go with 10 digs for another double-double ... had streak of 49 consecutive starts snapped when she yielded her spot to Kelly Corbett on Senior Night, as the Irish started with Brewster's position in the back row ... in the postseason, averaged 3.86 kills on .302 hitting to go with 2.14 digs and 1.93 blocks for 5.00 points ... improved blocking as the season went on, averaging 1.78 over final 10 matches (while team averaged 3.72) ... posted .345 attack percentage away from home (.265 in the Joyce Center) ... averaged 3.87 kills on .344 hitting to go with 0.30 aces, 2.61 digs, and 1.83 blocks for 5.22 points in leading Notre Dame to a 6-0 record in neutral-site matches ... averaged 0.45 service aces per game in September ... hit .360 in October, leading Irish to 8-1 record ... had .328 attack percentage against teams that finished among the RPI top 50 and a .340 mark vs. squads that were either nationally-ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA poll at the time of the match ... hit .369 and averaged 2.56 digs per game in regular-season tournament play ... averaged 3.82 kills per game on .347 hitting in three matches against Big-Ten opposition ... in three matches (all wins) against Big West teams, she hit .456 ... averaged 4.40 kills and 1.90 blocks against the Missouri Valley ... had 4.00 kills per game on .400 hitting vs. the Mountain West.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Developed into one of the top middle blockers in the country in 2003 ... finished first in Division I in individual blocking (1.78) and led the Irish to the national team blocking crown (3.72) ... named honorable mention All-America AVCA ... also tabbed all-Northeast Region and was a first-team all-BIG EAST selection ... started 29 of 30 matches ... led team in blocks (185), attack percentage (.341), points (506.5/4.87), and kill average (372/3.58) and was second in service aces (27/0.26) ... led BIG EAST in blocks and was fourth in hitting percentage and points ... in league matches only, ranked first in blocks (79/1.93) and hitting percentage (.403) and fifth in points (209/5.10) ... her block average was the third-highest in Irish history, barely shy of the school record of 1.79 ... her 155 block assists were tied for the second-highest season mark in school history (behind her rookie-year total of 161), and her 185 total blocks were the third-most in a season ... her hitting percentage was the eighth-best season mark for an Irish player ... key to the Irish setting school record for season block average for second straight year ... joined Emily Loomis and Lauren Kelbley to form the first Irish trio ever to have 350+ kills apiece in the same season ... those three and Katie Neff all had 100+ blocks for the second straight year, reestablishing them as the only quartet in school history to accomplish that feat ... honored as BIG EAST Player of the Week three times in October, missing out only on an idle week for the Irish ... earned award on 10/6 (24 K, .457, 15 B, 35.5 pts. in 7 GP), 10/13 (29 K, .614, 13 B, 38 pts. in 6 GP), and 10/27 (36 K, .371, 27 B, 55 pts. in 10 GP) ... tournament MVP of the Shamrock Invitational, delivering 33 kills and 22 blocks (1.69), while accounting for a team-high 48.5 points ... after not doing so at all in `02, led Irish in kills 14 times ... was team leader in hitting percentage 15 times, including seven matches in a row (10/5-10/29), hitting over .350 in each ... stood as top Notre Dame hitter in 12 of final 17 matches ... led Irish in blocks 17 times, points 16 times, and aces eight times ... hit over .300 in 19 matches, including 13 marks over .400 ... had four or more blocks in 26 of 30 matches and was in on six or more 15 times ... registered nine or more points in every match ... was in on career-high 13 blocks twice in three-match stretch (vs. Utah and Purdue) ... prior to that, no Notre Dame player had been in on 13 blocks in a match since Molly Stark had 15 on Oct. 2, 1993 ... had then-career-high 17 kills vs. #5 Pepperdine ... missed the first two games vs. Houston with the flu (ND lost both) before slamming 13 kills on .476 hitting in the final three to lead the Irish to a five-game triumph ... had 13 kills on .429 hitting to go along with 13 blocks vs. Purdue, in registering first double-double of season ... had 16 kills on .464 hitting vs. Georgetown ... matched then-career high vs. UConn, with 17 kills on .593 attack percentage ... hit career-high .684 (13-0-19) vs. Seton Hall ... posted 16 kills on .560 hitting vs. Rutgers ... had then-career-high 20 kills on .361 hitting and 10 blocks against North Carolina ... had 11 blocks at Boston College ... hit .524 with 11 kills and no errors vs. Illinois State ... posted career-high 22 kills on .429 hitting for 25.5 points vs. Virginia Tech ... had 14 kills on .385 hitting and nine blocks at #14 Northern Iowa ... registered sixth career double-double at Pittsburgh with 21 kills and 10 blocks ... had 16 kills on .500 hitting to go along with 11 blocks and six digs vs. Miami in BIG EAST semifinals ... block total was the second-highest ever for an Irish player in the BIG EAST Championship, behind her 12-block performance in the `02 title match ... notched 16 kills on then-career-high 52 attempts in three-game loss to Louisville in NCAA first round ... scrambled for then-career-high seven digs in that contest ... averaged 3.85 kills, 2.31 digs, and 0.31 aces on .470 hitting (100 kills, 15 errors) in helping Notre Dame to an 8-0 record in October ... keyed 14-match Irish winning streak by averaging 3.70 kills, 2.09 blocks, and 0.34 aces on .414 attack percentage.
AS A FRESHMAN: Stepped in as an immediate starter on the front row for the Irish ... earned honorable mention all-BIG EAST honors in her rookie campaign ... finished fifth on the team with 231 kills (2.22 per game) ... one of the main reasons the Irish led the nation in team block average for most of the 2002 season before finishing second ... enjoyed a stellar year in the front row, setting a Notre Dame single-season record for block assists (161), breaking Jessica Fiebelkorn's mark of 155 from 1991 ... ended up fourth on the single-season total blocks list (175) ... block average of 1.68 also ranks fourth on the single-season list ... was able to establish a Notre Dame freshman record for total blocks in a season with 175 (eclipsing Mary Leffers' 160 in 1996) ... combined with teammates Emily Loomis, Katie Neff, and Lauren Kelbley to become the first group of four Irish players to each post over 100 blocks in a season ... finished fourth in the nation in block average during the season ... put up 10 kills and nine blocks in her first career match vs. UW-Milwaukee ... appeared in all 32 matches (making 31 starts) and 104 of a possible 113 games ... ended up fifth on the team in kills (104) on .285 hitting ... led the team in total blocks and block average ... third on the team with 22 aces (0.21) ... posted seven double-digit kill performances ... managed three double-doubles (14 kills, 10 blocks vs. #10 Pepperdine 11 kills, 11 blocks at Miami 15 kills, 12 blocks vs. Miami in the BE Championship) ... posted a season-best 15 kills vs. Miami (Fla.) in the BIG EAST Championship match ... also blocked a season-best 12 against the Hurricanes ... compiled six double-digit block matches during the season and eclipsed the five-block barrier 13 times ... enjoyed her best hitting performance of the season in the first match of the year vs. UM-Milwaukee (10-0-18, .556) ... posted a career-best six digs at Illinois State ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 28 ... earned a spot on the Shamrock Invitational all-tournament team after the first three matches of her career.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time state, regional, and conference champion at Brentwood High School ... named state tournament MVP in 2000 and `01 ... Student Sports Magazine All-American in 2001 ... No. 36 on Volleyball magazine's "Fab 50" ... set the Tennessee state records for both career kills (923) and kills in a season (675 in 2000) ... earned all-state honors in in 2000 and `01 while serving as team captain and being named team MVP in 2001 ... also competed in basketball as a freshman and earned a letter ... participated in the 2001 Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... member of the National Honor Society and the Brentwood United Methodist Church Youth Group ... father, Larry, played basketball at the University of Florida ... daughter of Glenda and Larry Brewster ... oldest of three children ... born Dec. 6, 1983, in Orlando, Fla. ... CoSIDA Academic all-district nominee in 2003 and `04 ... tabbed an Academic All-Star by the BIG EAST Conference in each of her first three collegiate seasons ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing and sociology double major.