Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Honors: NCAA Outdoor Championships Participant (Discus - 2012)...Outdoor All-ACC (Discus - 2011, 2012)...Outdoor Team Freshman of the Year (2011)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2011, 2012)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011-12)
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.