Women's Volleyball

17  BriAnne Sauer
BriAnne Sauer


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Mercy Academ



2008 (Junior): Named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team and was a member of the All-SEC Academic team ... Paced the squad with 4.21 digs per set ... Became just the ninth player in school history to chart over 1,000 digs for her career ... Totaled nine matches with 20 or more digs and 28 matches with 10 or more scoops ... Led the team in digs on 27 occasions ... Topped the team with 25 digs in the win over Pittsburgh ... Led the team twice in digs in the Maryland Tournament ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the UK Invitational ... Tallied a season-high 27 digs in the win over Albany ... Scooped up 23 digs in a win over Alabama .. Picked up 20 digs and had a career-high nine assists in the loss to Florida ... Tallied a team-best 21 digs and added four assists in the win over LSU ... Posted a match-high 21 digs in the win over Florida ... Paced the squad with 24 digs while adding seven assists in the loss to Tennessee ... Notched 22 digs to lead four players in double-figures in the NCAA Tournament match against Michigan.

2007 (Sophomore): Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second team and named to the All-SEC Academic team ... Led the UK defense with 3.45 digs per set ... Posted 10 or more scoops in 20 contests ... Notched a career-best 29 digs and six assists in a UK win over Arkansas ... Paced the team in digs in seven of its last 10 matches ... Recorded her first career kill in a season-opening win over Wright State ... Tallied a career-best three service aces against Arizona and Georgetown.

2006 (Freshman): Saw action in 58 sets and 18 matches in her rookie season, gaining valuable time at the defensive specialist position ... Averaged 2.29 digs per set in limited action, good for third on the team ... Posted a then career-high 19 digs against Alabama.

High School: One of only two defensive players in the nation to be named a high school All-American in 2005 by PrepVolleyball.com ... Also named one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 Defensive Players in 2005 ... Team was state runner-up in 2004 and finished third in the state tournament in 2003 and 2005 ... Named to the Kentucky state all-tournament team in 2004 and 2005 ... Helped her club teams to three AAU National Championships and two runner-up titles ... Named an AAU All-American in 2003 ... Squad won the Junior Olympic National Championship in the summer of 2005, a title they also took home in 2001 ... A three-year member of the track team in high school ... Track squad won three consecutive regional titles with Sauer as a member ... Qualified for the state track meet in eight events over her three-year career ... A member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, the All-American Scholar Program and the National Honor Roll.

Personal: Born May 3, 1988 ... Parents are Chris and Melinda Sauer ... Mother Melinda played field hockey at the University of Louisville ... Had 12 years of perfect school attendance.

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