This year's University of Montana graduates came to Missoula from eight different states
Claire McCown, of Spicewood, Texas, and Michelle Robinson, of Honolulu, Hawaii, will join Montana next fall
Montana vs. Montana State (11/19/2012)
Montana vs. Northern Arizona (11/9/12)
Montana vs. North Dakota (10/19/12)
Griz volleyball photo gallery :: Portland State, Eastern Washington
Montana vs. Towson (9/8/12)
2011 (junior season): North Dakota Classic All-Tournament Team ... Played in 23 of 24 matches, getting one start, and 65 of 97 sets in reserve outside hitter role ... Had 88 kills (1.35/s) for the season on .150 hitting ... Also finished with 17 blocks (0.26/s) ... Named to the North Dakota Classic All-Tournament team after helping Montana to a second-place finish ... Averaged 2.38 kills on .274 hitting with five blocks as the Grizzlies went 2-1 ... Hit .875 (7/0/8) at Portland State and .364 (5/1/11) at home against Weber State ... Totaled a season-high three blocks against Southern Utah at North Dakota's tournament.
2010 (sophomore season): Played in 22 of 28 matches and 53 of 106 sets, mainly in a reserve role ... Started five early-season matches ... Averaged 1.58 kills and 0.30 blocks per set ... Totaled a season-high 16 kills in five-set loss to Colorado and 15 in three-set loss at Mississippi State ... Finished with a season-high four blocks against Colorado and three in season-opening, three-set win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
2009 (freshman season): Played in 26 of 28 matches, getting 12 starts ... Finished third on the team in kills (1.84/s) and fifth in blocks (0.49) ... Saw a dramatic mid-season role change when Amy Roberts was lost for the season prior to the start of Big Sky Conference play ... Averaged 1.41 kills and 0.31 blocks per set during non-league matches and 2.07 kills and 0.59 blocks per set during Big Sky play ... Had four double-figure kills matches and two double-figure digs matches, all coming during league play ... Had a season-best 13 kills in four-set loss to Northern Colorado and a season-high 12 digs in three-set win over Northern Arizona ... Finished with a career-high five blocks in five-set win over Sacramento State.
2008: Redshirt season
Prep: A 2008 graduate of Adrian High ... Led AHS to three straight appearances at the Class 1A state tournament, with a runner-up finish in 2007 ... A three-time all-state selection and district MVP as a senior ... All-league in basketball and softball ... Scored 23 points at the 2008 Class 1A state track and field meet, winning the shot and discus and placing sixth in the javelin.
Personal: Born August 22, 1990, in Newport, Ore. ... The daughter of Steve and Trudy Branstiter ... Has an older brother, Logan ... A health and human performance major.
Career Highs (entering the 2012 season)
Kills: 16, Colorado (9/4/10)
Attacks: 50, Colorado (9/4/10)
Hitting pct: .400 (13/3/25), Wisconsin-Green Bay (9/3/11)
Assists: 2, two times
Service aces: 1, two times
Digs: 12, Northern Arizona (10/9/09)
Blocks: 5, Sacramento State (11/13/09)
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