7 Natalie Braun
7 Natalie Braun
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: St. Pius X
Position: Outside Hitter

Sophomore Year (2010)

Started 24 contests and appeared in all 29 matches for the Paladins…led Furman and ranked fourth in the Southern Conference with a 0.33 service aces per set average…paced the Paladins with 36 service aces…also led Furman with 345 digs and 3.14 digs per set…ranked second on the team with 255 kills…posted 11 double-doubles for the season…established a new career high with 21 kills at Elon on October 9…recorded a career-best five service aces against Presbyterian on August 31…tied her career best with four assists at Wofford on October 6…set a new career high with four blocks versus Georgia Southern on September 25…notched 10 or more kills on 14 occasions and 10 or more digs in 21 contests.

 

Freshman Year (2009)

Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team after ranking sixth in the league with 0.33 service aces per set...chosen to the 2009 Southern Conference All-Tournament team...played in all 30 matches and all 119 sets for the Paladins...led the team with 39 service aces...ranked second on the team with 289 kills and 383 digs...posted a career-high 16 kills and a team season-high 57 attempts at Clemson on September 19...hit .500 with 12 kills against Appalachian State in the opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament on November 21...recorded a season-high 27 digs versus Wofford on October 14...posted four service aces at Wofford on November 11 and at home versus College of Charleston on November 14...recorded four blocks against College of Charleston on November 14 and versus The Citadel on November 15...recorded 13 double-doubles...posted ten or more kills in 17 matches...recorded double digit digs in 21 matches.

 

High School

Led the Lincoln Pius X High volleyball team to state championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008...helped the team to four consecutive district championships...led the team to a 38-2 record as a senior...named to the Super State team and All-State team as a senior...chosen to the 2008 All-City team...a member of the 2007 and 2008 Class B State Tournament team...holds the Lincoln Pius X record for kills in a match and kills in a season...a three-sport athlete, also lettering three seasons in basketball and track...was named to the All-City and All-Tournament basketball teams as a senior...basketball team was the state championship runner-up her senior season.

 

Personal

Natalie Lynn Braun was born on May 14, 1991, in Lincoln, Neb.…daughter of Jeff and Sue Braun…intends to major in health and exercise science.