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15 Erin Braun

2016 (Sr.): First Team All-GNAC honoree ... averaged team-best 1.14 blocks per set for Seawolf team that reached NCAA Div. II National Title Match, repeated as outright GNAC champions and finished with program-best 34-3 record ... ranked 30th nationally in blocks per set and posted GNAC ranks of 5th in attack pct. (.300) and 6th in bps ... finished as winningest player in program history with 103 victories and joined classmate Morgan Hooe as first Seawolves to play in four straight NCAA Tournaments ... captured program records for block assists in a season (132) and career (427) ... earned West Regional Championships All-Tournament honors after averaging 2.58 kills on .297 hitting, 1.33 blocks and 1.42 digs per set in the three matches, including 15 kills on .424 hitting and a career-high 7 digs in the 4-set regional title victory over No. 16 Western Washington ... had 12 kills on .304 hitting, 7 digs, 2 assists and a season-high 9 total blocks in NCAA regional semi win over Northwest Nazarene, delivering go-ahead and match-point block assists during UAA's rally from a 9-5 deficit in the 5th set ... connected for at least 5 kills and .300 hitting in 12 matches throughout season, with 10 double-digit kills efforts ... named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25 after averaging 3.00 kps and 1.43 bps in road victories over playoff qualifiers WWU and Simon Fraser ... helped Seawolves to title of own SpringHill Suites Invitational with tourney-best .385 attack pct., and led top pod of D2 West Region Showcase with 1.31 bps ... had 6 kills and 4 blocks in NCAA Quarterfinals win over No. 12 Angelo State and 4 kills and 5 blocks in NCAA Semifinals victory over No. 10 Palm Beach Atlantic ... other top outings included 11 kills (.391) and 7 total blocks (3 solo) in win over No. 19 Arkansas-Fort Smith; 10 kills and 5 blocks in win over No. 15 Cal State San Bernardino; 12 kills and no errors on career-best .706 hitting in home sweep of Western Oregon; and a combined 23 kills on .447 hitting in two sweeps of Seattle Pacific ... in addition to block assists record, placed 5th in total blocks (151), 12th in attack pct., 18th in bps, 7th in matches played and 5th in sets played on UAA's single-season lists ... on the Seawolves' career lists, finished 1st in wins (103) and block assists (427), 2nd in attack pct. (.303) and total blocks (469), 5th in bps (1.08), 6th in matches played (125) and sets played (434), 14th in kills (762) and 16th in solo blocks (42) ... earned GNAC All-Academic honors for third straight season.

2015 (Jr.):
One of three Seawolves to play in every set of every match for squad that went 27-3, reached NCAA Tournament Second Round and won GNAC title … ranked 5th in GNAC in attack pct. at .310 and 7th in blocks per set at 1.21 … helped Seawolves to NCAA team statistical ranks of 8th in bps (2.61), 17th in attack pct. (.250) and 15th in opponent attack pct. (.130) … posted at least four kills in 24 of 30 matches and had 13 matches with at least 5 total blocks … posted  3rd-most block assists in program history with 121, along with single-season ranks of 7th in attack pct.,  11th in bps and 11th in total blocks (133) … ripped career-high 17 kills on .484 hitting and added 5 blocks in 5-set home loss to eventual NCAA semifinalist Western Washington … ripped 14 kills on .435 hitting to help UAA to NCAA First Round victory over Dixie State … other top matches included 6 kills and 9 total blocks in 3-set win over nationally ranked Nebraska Kearney; 5 kills and 7 blocks  in 4-set win over eventual NCAA quarterfinalist Rockhurst; 9 kills and 6 blocks in 5-set home win over NCAA qualifier Central Washington; and 9 kills on .500 hitting and 7 blocks in NCAA Second Round loss to No. 22 Cal State San Bernardino … claimed GNAC All-Academic honors for the second straight season and was honored with team’s Coaches’ Award … ended junior season at No. 2 on UAA’s career attack pct. list at .305, along with No. 5 in block assists (295), No. 7 in total blocks (318) and No. 8 in bps (1.05).

2014 (So.):
Selected honorable mention All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference after starting 26 of 27 matches for UAA club that finished with program-best 21-6 record and an NCAA Tournament berth … posted GNAC ranks of 5th in attack percentage (.294) and 11th in blocks per set (0.93), with attack pct. also ranking 11th on UAA’s single-season list ... had 8 or more kills in eight of Seawolves’ last 17 matches, including career-high 15 in a 4-set road win over Seattle Pacific ... produced one of best hitting performances in school history with 8 kills on as many swings in UAA’s home sweep of SPU ... had at least 5 total blocks on six occasions, including UAA season-high-tying 10 in 5-set road win over Cal Baptist … other top outings included 9 kills on .444 hitting in 4-set home win over Simon Fraser, plus 8 kills on .300 hitting and 7 blocks in home sweep of fellow NCAA qualifier Central Washington ... on UAA’s career lists, finished sophomore season 13th in block assists (174), 14th in blocks per set (0.96) and 20th in total blocks (185) … earned spot on GNAC All-Academic Team with 3.59 overall GPA.

2013 (Fr.):
Voted GNAC Freshman of the Year after posting league ranks of 4th in attack percentage (.312) and 11th in blocks per set (0.99) … averaged 1.41 kills per set as UAA went 21-10 overall and reached NCAA Tournament … raised numbers to .325 att%, 1.46 kps and 1.07 bps in GNAC contests as Seawolves went 15-3 to finish runner-up by just one match … season attack pct. of .312 ranked 4th on UAA single-season list and broke 32-year-old freshman record … posted season-high 10 kills in 5-set wins over Cal Poly Pomona and 7th-ranked Western Washington … had season-high 9 blocks in 3-set home win over Simon Fraser  … other top outings included 6 kills on .500 hitting in road win over Northwest Nazarene; 7 kills on .778 hitting and 3 blocks in road win over Alaska Fairbanks; and 6 kills on .462 hitting and 5 blocks in playoff-clinching win at Seattle Pacific … took home Most Improved Player award at season-ending team banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Selected to All-Inland Team by San Bernardino Press-Enterprise as senior in 2012 … named Cajon High’s female nominee for prestigious Ken Hubbs Award, symbolic of the athlete-of-the-year for San Bernardino County east of Interstate 15 … lettered three times in volleyball, serving as team captain and earning MVP honors as a junior and senior … twice earned all-conference honors in 2011 and 2012 and helped Cajon to San Andreas League titles in 2010 and 2011 … named SAL MVP and 3rd Team All-CIF as a junior in 2011 … also lettered three times in water polo and twice in swimming … helped Cajon to three straight SAL water polo titles and another league championship in swimming … earned multiple academic awards … played for Rancho Valley, one of the top club teams in Southern California, helping her squad to a combined 66-5 record over a 4-year span.

PERSONAL: Born October 1995 in Loma Linda, Calif. … daughter of Craig and Donna Braun … mechanical engineering major.

Career Highs
Kills – 17 vs Dixie State, 12/4/15
Attacks – 34 at Seattle Pacific, 10/16/14
Att.% – .706 (12-0-17) vs Western Oregon, 10/6/16
Aces – 5 at BYU-Hawaii, 8/25/16
Assists – 2, three times (last: vs Northwest Nazarene, 12/2/16)
Block Assists – 9 vs Simon Fraser, 11/16/13
Block Solos – 4 at BYU-Hawaii, 8/25/16
Total Blocks – 10 at Cal Baptist, 9/12/14
Digs – 7, twice (last: vs Western Washington, 12/3/16)

Career Statistics
Season  SP- MP   K  K/S   E   TA  Pct   A A/S  SA SA/S  SE
2013   101- 31 142 1.41  37  337 .312   3 0.03  1 0.01   5
2014    91- 27 160 1.76  49  377 .294   3 0.03  5 0.05   3
2015   110- 30 186 1.69  54  426 .310   4 0.04  1 0.01   1

2016   132- 37 274 2.08  76  660 .300  16 0.12 33 0.25  62
Totals 434-125 762 1.76 216 1800 .303  26 0.06 40 0.09  71


Season DIG D/S  RE  BS  BA  TB  B/S  BE BHE  Points Pts/S
2013    20 0.20  1   7  93 100 0.99  16   1  196.5  1.94
2014    32 0.35  0   4  81  85 0.93   8   0  209.5  2.30
2015    22 0.20  1  12 121 133 1.21  12   1  259.5  2.35
2016    82 0.62  1  19 132 151 1.14   5   0  392.0  2.97
Totals 156 0.36  3  42 427 469 1.08  41   2 1057.5  2.44


Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif.
High School: Cajon HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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