Brie Groskreutz

#3 Brie Groskreutz

HOMETOWN Reedsburg, Wis. (Reedsburg Area HS)

Senior Season (2010): Groskreutz has 1,377 career digs, which is just nine shy of the school’s career dig record (since 1980) and currently stands third.

Medical Redshirt Junior Season (2009):
Emerged as one the top back row players in the NSIC and in the nation, posting a career-high 534 digs (4.94 d/s) to lead the team, finish second in the conference and 31st in the nation…The three-time NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 31, Nov. 2, Nov. 16) amassed 20 digs in 11 matches, while recording 30-plus digs in four contests…Her 38 dig performance on the final match of the season in a three-set sweep of Upper Iowa established the school record for digs in a match and notched the top single-match dig performance in the entire conference all season…Her 534 digs fell just two shy of BSU’s single-season record…Her presence in the back row guided the Beavers to a 17.41 digs per set mark that ranked fourth in the conference and 16th in the nation…She played in 108 sets and posted 20 service aces that tied for second on the squad…For her efforts in the opening tournament, Groskreutz was named to the Best Western/Runza Fall Classic All-Tournament Team. 

Junior Season (2008): Earned a medical redshirt after suffering a season ending injury three matches into the 2008 season.

Sophomore Season (2007): Played in 95 of 96 games, which was tied for second among her teammates...she led the team with 455 (4.79 d/g) digs, which was the most digs in a season by a Beaver player since 1989 when Mary Gergen recorded 440 digs...she was the first player since 2001 to notch three consecutive 30-plus dig matches...Was fourth on the team in kills with 209 (2.20 k/g)...second on the team in total attacks with 757...led the team 16 times in digs including a career-high 33-dig performance at St. Cloud State (9/11/07)...led BSU with nine 20-dig matches...recorded a career-high .429 (15-3-28) hitting percentage at Minnesota, Crookston (11/3/07)...recorded a career-high four blocks (1-3) at Concordia College (9/1/07)...led BSU with 10 double-doubles...was named the NSIC’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10, 2007...she was the first BSU player to receive NSIC Player of the Week honors since Nov. 1, 2004.

Freshman Season (2006): Played in 84 games, which was second most among freshman...Posted 157 kills (1.87 k/g) to rank fourth on the team last fall...Her 343 digs was good enough for second among her teammates (4.08 d/g)...led the team five times in digs five times including a 27-dig performance at the University of Mary (9/26)...She recorded 62 total attacks versus the University of Mary on (9/26/06)...Finished fifth in hitting percantage at .096...Recorded 5 aces in a game against Concordia-College (9/2/06), five aces was tied for the most in a match among her teammates...finished the season with 4 double-doubles.

At Reedsburg Area High School: A four-year varsity player at Reedsburg Area high School, Groskreutz has led her team to a Badger North Conference Championship and the regional finals...a captain her senior year, she led the team in kills (402) and digs (319) on her way to being selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player...Last fall she was named to the All-State Team and was a member on the Wisconsin All-Star team...She plays club volleyball for Wisconsin Power Club Volleyball...As a prep she has also been active in basketball and softball...Groskreutz also excels in the classroom...She is a member of the National Honor Society...She will have five years to play four.

Personal: Born in Rochester, Minn. on October 30, 1987...She is the daughter of Joel and Brenda Groskreutz...She is pursuing a community health and exercise science degree.