Brianne Vande Griend
Brianne Vande Griend


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Colorado Springs Christian





Alabama Student-Athletes Slated To Receive Degrees Saturday

There will be 28 graduates on the Crimson Tide's roster when Alabama plays Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans, including 17 that earned degrees this semester


Volleyball Wraps Up 2011 Season at Mississippi on Friday

Crimson Tide looks for season sweep of Rebels


Volleyball Falls in Four at Mississippi State

McQuaid has career-high 22 kills in Crimson Tide's loss to Bulldogs


Volleyball Falls, 3-0, at No. 17 Florida

Crimson Tide to play South Carolina on FSN Sports South on Sunday


Volleyball Loses in Straight Sets to No. 13 Florida

Cortney Warrens leads Crimson Tide with 10 kills in match versus Florida

Appeared in 22 matches, including 10 as a starter for the Crimson Tide ... finished the season with 101 kills to average 1.63 kills per set ... posted a .186 hitting percentage ... tallied a career-high 60 digs and averaged 0.97 digs per set ... had a career-high 14 kills and tied her career-highs with 27 attempts and one solo block against Auburn (Oct. 20) ... led the Tide with four total blocks in the win over Georgia (Oct. 28), recording four block assists ... had 10 digs and five kills against Florida (Oct. 18) ... had a career-high 17 digs and recorded her first assist of the season against South Carolina (Oct. 14) ... led the Tide with six kills and eight digs at Kentucky (Oct. 9) ... recorded a season-high nine kills and nine digs at Tennessee (Oct. 7), while also earning the first solo block of her career ... had eight kills against Alabama A&M (Oct. 4) ... had 20 attempts against Arkansas (Sept. 16) ... made her first start of the season against Toledo (Sept. 9) and started all three matches of the Rocket Classic ... had 12 kills on 35 attempts in the Rocket Classic ... had four digs at Toledo (Sept. 9) ... had seven kills at Samford (Aug. 30) ... saw action in two matches of the Hampton Inn Bama Bash and finished the tournament with two kills and two digs.

Finished her sophomore season with 144 kills to average 1.47 kills per set ... had 90 total digs to average 0.92 digs per set ... appeared in 28 matches, eight times as a starter, while playing in 98-of-113 sets ... recorded career-highs with 11 digs and two solo blocks at Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... had a .286 hitting percentage against South Carolina (Oct. 14), with seven kills and one error on 21 attempts ... had her only ace of the season at South Carolina (Nov. 6) ... posted a career best .600 hitting percentage against LSU (Sept. 18), when she had seven kills ... recorded her first solo block of the season versus Ohio State (Sept. 10) ... had a season-best 37 attempts at SMU (Sept. 3) ... had 20 kills to average 6.7 kills per match in the Doubletree Invitational ... had 10 kills and seven digs against SMU (Sept. 3) ... hit .333 at Toledo, posting six kills in the match ... had a career-high 14 kills with 31 attempts and seven digs against Samford (Aug. 30) and hit .323 against the Bulldogs ... started the first two matches of the Hampton Inn Bama Bash ... finished the tournament with 20 kills (1.82 kps) and 14 digs (1.27 dps) ... had eight kills against Austin Peay (Aug. 26).

Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Nov. 29 ... led Alabama with 14 kills, while hitting .429, in the win over Mississippi State ... had a hand in three of the Tide's nine blocks against the Bulldogs ... collected a team-best 13 kills against No. 17 LSU ... led Alabama in kills with 13 in the Tide's win over North Texas ... had eight kills, eight digs and a pair of aces against UAB ... recorded 11 kills and a trio of digs in win over Furman ... tallied nine kills, five digs, one assist and one service ace against Toledo ... second on the team in kills with 13 in the Tide's victory over Green Bay ... collected seven kills and seven digs in her collegiate debut against Iowa.

Under Armour All-American ... AVCA All-American ... PrepVolleyball.com All-American ... three-time All-State selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post (2007, 2008, 2009) ... helped guide Colorado Springs Christian to four consecutive AAA State Championships in each year of high school (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and a final national ranking of eighth in 2009 by PrepVolleyball.com ... named to the 2009 Colorado AAA State All-Star team ... also lettered in basketball where she earned AAA Girls Basketball League Player of the Year honors ... named to the All-State Basketball team in 2009 and 2010.

Born May 4, 1992 ... daughter of Brian and Lori Vande Griend ... has one sister, Heidi ... majoring in history.

Kills: 14 vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 24, 2010)
Attempts: 40 at Iowa (Aug. 27, 2010)
Hitting Percentage: .440 vs. North Texas (Sept. 10, 2010)
Assists: 3 vs. Mississippi State (Oct. 20, 2010)
Aces: 2, four times - last vs. Wisc. - Green Bay (Aug. 28, 2010)
Digs: 11 at Mississippi State (Oct. 20, 2010)
Block Solos: 2 at Auburn (Oct. 3, 2010)
Block Assists: 3, twice - last vs. Toledo (Sept. 3, 2010)
Total Blocks: 3, four times - last vs. Toledo (Sept. 3, 2010)

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