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Erica Brand
Position: Throws
Year: Graduate
City/State: Shawnee, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Mission Northwest
Erica Brand Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/01/2014

Honors: NCAA Outdoor Championships Participant (Discus - 2012)...Outdoor All-ACC (Discus - 2011, 2012)...Outdoor Team Freshman of the Year (2011)...Outdoor School Record Holder (Discus - 2013)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2011, 2012)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011-14)

2013-14: Indoors, once again specialized in the shot put…posted the second farthest shot put mark in Duke history with a distance of 49-7.75 (15.13) at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/8)…saw five top-five finishes throughout the season, including a second-place finish at the Hilton Garden Innvitational (1/31), third-place finishes at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/8) and the Virginia Tech Challenge (2/22), a fourth-place finish at the Joe Hilton invitational (1/18) and a fifth-place finish at the Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24)…qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships, placing 16th overall with a mark of 43-7.75 (13.30)…did not compete during the 2014 outdoor season.

2012-13: Indoors, specializes in the shot put where she was consistently Duke’s No. 2 performer in the event…earned a personal-best mark of 46-0.75 (14.04) to finish fifth at the Virginia Tech Elite…earned an eighth place finish in the event at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 43-7.75 (13.30)…Outdoors, focused on the discus throw and set a new school record with a throw of 177-9 (54.17) at the Virginia Challenge…finished sixth at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 156-8 (47.75)…also competed in the shot put at the conference championships where she finished tenth with a mark of 44-3.25 (13.49)…qualified for the NCAA East First Round where she finished 27th with her best mark of the day measured 152-3 (46.40).

2011-12: Competed in both the shot put and weight throw indoors...threw a career best 49-0 (14.94) in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Challenge...threw a personal best 45-4.25 (13.82) in the shot put at the New Balance Collegiate Meet...outdoors, broke the school record in the discus with a career best mark of 175-10 (53.61)....earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the discus...crowned the ECAC Champion in the same event...participated in her first NCAA Championship event...named to the Outdoor All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Did not compete during the indoor season...outdoors, registered the No. 3 all-time performance at Duke in the shot put with a toss of 43-5.25 at the Duke Invitational...took 13th in the same event at the ACC Outdoor Championships...garnered All-ACC honors in the discus with a second-place effort, throwing 160-0...that performance also ranks second on Duke's all-time list...placed 12th in the discus at the ECAC Championships at 145-6...advanced to the NCAA First Round, where she finished 11th in the preliminaries with a mark of 141-6.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years at Shawnee Mission Northwest...Kansas 6A state discus champion as a junior and senior...three-time first team All-Metro...four-time All-Sun County first team selection...2010 Peggy Rose Award recipient, given to the most outstanding female track athlete at Shawnee Mission Northwest...holds school records in the discus and the shot put...top-10 all-time Kansas female discus thrower...member of Team USA for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Track & Field Championships...2008 and 2009 USATF Junior Olympic National champion in the discus...finished runner-up in the discus at the 2010 New Balance Nationals...named to the NSSF 2010 All-America Outdoor Track & Field Team...also lettered in basketball and volleyball...2009 All-Sun County honorable mention in basketball...two-time KVA All-Academic Team pick in volleyball...National Honor Society member...President's Award for Educational Excellence recipient.

Personal: Daughter of Connie and Paul Brand...born Aug. 1, 1992.

Indoor PRs
Shot Put- 49-7.75 (15.13) (2/8/2013)
Weight Throw- 49-0.0 (14.93) (2/18/2012) 

Outdoor PRs
Shot Put- 45-5.75 (13.86) (4/6/2012)
Discus- 177-9 (54.17)* (5/23/2013)

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