2 - Brandie Merren
Brandie Merren
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hopkins, Mich.
High School: Hopkins
Previous College: Western Michigan
Position: Libero

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2012 Season (Junior):  Individual Match-By-Match Statistics . . .  Tabbed as the GLIAC's Libero of the Year . . . All-GLIAC honoree . . . Earned Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team honors . . . Played in 32 matches as the squad's libero . . .  Tallied 77 total assists which was good for second on the team . . . Had 527 digs to lead the team . . . Tallied 27 service aces . . . Averaged 4.50 digs per set . . . Helped a Ferris State squad that finished second in the conference to the NCAA Regional Semifinals.

2011 Season (Sophmore): Appeared in 105 sets while playing a valuable role as a reserve . . . Saw action in all 31 matches and made a single start . . . Helped the Bulldogs to a GLIAC North Division Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance . . . Was fourth on the squad with 205 total digs . . . Also tallied 13 assists and 12 service aces for the season . . . Averaged 1.95 digs per set . . .

2010 Season (Sophomore): Didn't compete.

2009 Season (Freshman): Played at NCAA Division I Western Michigan . . . Coached by Colleen Munson . . . Played in 10 matches and a total of 29 sets . . . Recorded six service aces and 18 digs for the Broncos while averaging 0.21 aces per set and 0.62 digs a set . . . Tallied a career match-high seven digs against Miami (11/7) . . . Recorded a service ace and had two digs versus Indiana (9/18) in her collegiate debut . . . Inked with WMU after receiving highest honorable mention accolades for incoming freshmen by PrepVolleyball.com.

High School: A four-year (2005-08) starter at Hopkins (Mich.) High School . . . A 2009 graduate . . . Claimed Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) Class B All-State Third-Team recognition as a senior in 2008 . . . Earned Class B Honorable Mention All-State plaudits in her 2007 junior campaign . . . Concluded her prep career by holding school records for career assists (3,605 - seventh all-time in Michigan), career aces (480 - second all-time in Michigan), and career digs (1,606) . . . Finished second on school's all-time leaders list in career blocks (209) while her 1,148 assists as a sophomore in 2006 marked a school record . . . Served as team captain under head coach and her mother, Terrie Wisser . . . Attained All-O.K. (Ottawa-Kent) Silver Conference along with all-county and all-region kudos all four years . . . Tabbed as Vikings' Most Valuable Player for both the 2007 and 2008 seasons . . . Accumulated 106 kills in 288 attempts while garnering 115 service aces, 171 digs, 1,041 assists, 63 block solos, and 99 block assists in 30 outings for her 2008 senior year . . . Totaled 56 assists in a match during her senior season which represented the sixth-highest output in the Michigan prep history . . . Registered 158 kills in 441 hitting opportunities as a junior in 2007 to go along with 153 service aces, 260 digs, 1,043 assists, 59 block solos, and 203 block assists in 30 matches . . . Four-year varsity letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball . . . Three-year starter on the Vikings' basketball team . . . Two-year member of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving).

Club Team: Spent 10 years playing at the setter position for the Dunes Volleyball Club under coach Rick Ashmore . . . Helped lead team to a first-place showing at the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Under-17 National Championship Tournament and a third-place effort at the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Under-14 National Championship Tourney.

Personal: Daughter of Russell Merren and Terrie Wisser . . . Born 11/16/90 in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Has two younger brothers and a younger sister . . . Interests include basketball and horseback riding . . . FSU Letters: Two.

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