Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: Outdoor Honorable Mention All-America (Discus - 2015)...NCAA Outdoor Championships Participant (Discus - 2012, 2015)...Indoor All-ACC (Shot Put - 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC (Discus - 2011, 2012, 2015)...Outdoor Team Freshman of the Year (2011)...Outdoor School Record Holder (Discus - 2015)...USTCCCA All-Academic (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2015)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2011, 2012, 2015)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2014-15: Performed as Duke’s top competitor in the women’s throws during her final season in Durham…Indoors, captured All-ACC second team honors with a fifth-place performance in the shot put at the ACC Championships (2/28), notching a season-best mark of 49-2.50 (15.00)…competing at the VT Challenge (2/21), launched the implement 48-2.50 (14.69) to win the shot put…took second in the shot put behind teammate Urina Harrell at the season-opening Carolina Cup (1/16) with a toss of 46-2.00 (14.07)…in her lone weight throw competition of the season, placed sixth at the Carolina Cup (1/16) with a throw of 50-2.75 (15.31), the fourth-best throw in school history…Outdoors, qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/13) in the women’s discus for the second time during her Duke career…placed 21st overall with a throw of 165-11 (50.57), garnering honorable mention All-America accolades…punched her ticket to the national meet by placing second in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (5/29), setting the Duke record with a distance of 180-3 (54.94)…claimed the silver medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/16), throwing the discus 170-6 (51.98) to earn a spot on the All-ACC first team…placed in the top three of the discus at every meet during the regular season, including wins at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4), Duke Invitational (4/11), Georgia Tech Invite (4/18) and Duke Twilight (5/6)…throwing the shot put, posted a season-best mark of 46-4.75 (14.14), the third-best distance in school history, to take second at the Duke Twilight (5/7)…placed 11th in shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15) with a toss of 44-6.00 (13.56)…received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the fifth consecutive year…earned her third selection to the All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team and named to the All-ACC Academic Women's Indoor Track & Field team for the first time…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fifth straight year.
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.
Personal: Daughter of Connie and Paul Brand...born Aug. 1, 1992.