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Liz Brenner

School

Oregon

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Psychology

Classroom

Brenner is pursuing a degree in psychology while also earning a minor in business administration.

Character

Brenner’s competitive spirit and work ethic have been on display throughout her entire Oregon career, lettering in five different sports as a Duck and being named an All-American in both volleyball and track and field. While volleyball has been a staple each year, she played two seasons with the women’s basketball team, as well as softball as a freshman before throwing the javelin on the track and field team as a sophomore and a junior. In the spring of 2014, the schedule was even more hectic for Brenner who advanced to the NCAA finals in the javelin while also playing on the newly formed sand volleyball team. The ability to balance a year-round schedule of competition and classes is a true testament to her character.

Community

Brenner has been a role model in the Eugene community both on and off the court. She has been spent time volunteering at Willamette Christian High School, teaching kids about the sport of volleyball, helping them practice their skills. Brenner is also involved with the non-profit athletics organization, KIDSPORTS, where she assisted with a children’s multi-skills camp.

Competition

Brenner has been named an AVCA Second Team All-American, All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-12 as both a sophomore and a junior. In 2013, she led the conference with 4.67 kills per set, a mark that ranked ninth in the nation. Heading into her senior season, she already ranks 10th on Oregon’s career kills list (1,268) and sixth on the career points list (1,386). Her individual achievements have been a big part of the team’s success. She was a member of the 2012 team which advanced to the NCAA Championship match and has helped the Ducks to 20 or more wins in each of her three seasons.