Brandes Becomes Field Hockey's First Academic All-American
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Brandes Earns Highest Honor for Biology Thesis
Fifth Year (2011)... Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large third team ... NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2011) ... Named a co-captain for the 2011 season ... Started all 22 games in the backfield ... Scored her first career goal in a 5-4 win over New Hampshire in the NCAA Tournament first round game (Nov. 12) ... Had assists in Big Ten Tournament games against Iowa (Nov. 4) and Penn State (Nov. 6) ... Had a pair of assists in the 4-2 win over Indiana (Oct. 28) ... Helped the U-M defense to six shutouts on the year, including 2-0 wins over Iowa (Oct. 1), Penn State (Oct. 16) and Michigan State (Oct. 21) ... Had a defensive save against North Carolina (Nov. 13) ...
Senior/Junior (2010)... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2011) ... Appeared and started in all 22 games for the Wolverines ... Helped a defense that had six shutouts and a 1.71 goals against average ... Had three assists on the season, all coming on penalty corners ... Had two assists on Rachael Mack goals in the 4-3 overtime win over James Madison (Sept. 10) ... Also had an assist in the 2-0 win over Iowa (Oct. 10) ... Had a shot attempt in the win over Indiana (Oct. 30).
Junior (2009)... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Appeared in 17 games, starting three ... did not record a goal, but tallied three assists on the season, including one against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament (Nov. 5).
Sophomore (2008)... Appeared in nine games as a reserve ... Made career debut vs. North Carolina at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Aug. 30).
Freshman (2007)... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Did not see any game action ... Redshirted the 2007 campaign.
Prep... Graduated from Falmouth High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year High Honor Roll ... NFHCA Academic All-American (2006) ... All-Maine Academic squad (2006) ... Twice selected Maine All-State Chorus (2006, '07) ... 2007 Falmouth High School Female Athlete of the Year ... Named NFHCA Northeast Region All-America (2006) ... Two-time Maine All-State selection (2005, '06) ... Named to the Western Maine All-Conference first team (2005, '06) and second team (2004) ... Also participated in softball and indoor track ... Four-year starting pitcher for FHS ... Earned three Western B Conference All-Star citations (2006, '06, '07) ... Three-time Maine indoor track state qualifier (2005, '06, '07) ... 2006 Western B Conference Mile champion.
Club/Junior Team... National Futures Tournament participant (2005, '06) ... Four-year member of the Katahdin Field Hockey Club ... Competed at the USFHA National Hockey Festival (2005, '06).
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Biology and minoring in French ... Born on April 3, 1989 ... Daughter of Hans and Mary Brandes ... Mother played field hockey at Michigan (1976-79) and is a member of the U-M Hall of Honor.
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