#5 Kelli Browning
2012: Sophomore at Creighton
• MVC Defensive Player of the Year.
• First Team All-MVC and Honorable Mention AVCA All-American.
• Set Creighton single-season records for block assists, total blocks and hitting percentage.
• Her 204 total blocks tied for the national lead.
• Finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in blocks per set (1.65 bps.), 32nd in hitting percentage (.370) and 177th in points per set (3.84).
• Led the MVC in blocking, second in hitting percentage and 12th in kills per set.
• Owned five matches with kill/block double-doubles, compared to four by rest of the MVC combined.
• Named to All-Tournament Team at Bluejay Invitational (9/1) and Northern Colorado Classic (9/8).
• Had 16 kills on .600 hitting vs. Wisconsin in title match of USF Invitational (8/25).
• Had 15 kills on .542 hitting in final match of Bluejay Invitational vs. Denver (9/1).
• First career double-double came vs. Tulsa on Sept. 8, finishing with 11 kills and 15 blocks.
• Her 15 block assists tied an MVC record for a single-match, and helped her be named MVC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.
• Closed out Northern Colorado Classic with 13 kills on .571 hitting vs. Northern Colorado in 3-0 sweep (9/8).
• Posted 16 kills in five-set win over Missouri State (9/14), adding 11 blocks to notch her second double-double.
• Earned third double-double at Kansas (9/19) with 15 kills and 11 blocks.
• Had career-high 18 kills and added six blocks in win over South Dakota (9/25).
• Had 14 kills and eight blocks vs. Southern Illinois (10/27) while setting CU record for hitting percentage (.684) in a four-set match.
• Hit .714 with 10 kills in 14 swings in 3-0 win vs. Indiana State (11/9).
• Tallied 17 kills and five blocks on .438 hitting in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State (11/10).
• Had 10 kills and 10 blocks at Wichita State in five-set victory that clinched MVC outright title (11/16), while also serving match point.
• Produced 17 kills and 12 blocks in 3-2 win at Missouri State (11/17).
• Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week for second time on Nov. 19th.
• Had 12 kills and four blocks on .600 hitting in 3-0 NCAA Tournament win vs. Marquette (11/30).
• Generated 12 kills and nine blocks in spring exhibition win at Nebraska (4/12).
• Led team in blocks 23 times, kills 10 times and aces on seven occasions.
2011: Freshman at Creighton
• Had six blocks vs. UTSA (8/26), most in school history in a debut.
• Also had 11 kills vs. UTSA, second-most in program history in a debut and the best mark since 1994.
• Earned MVC Freshman of the Week honors on Aug. 29 for her efforts.
• Had four matches of five or more kills and two matches with at least five blocks.
• Provided a spark off the bench with five kills in eight swings during the final three sets at Bradley (11/12).
Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School
• Named first team all-state as a senior and second team all-state as a junior while helping the Crusaders to state titles both seasons.
• Named all-tournament at the state tournament her last two seasons.
• State runner-up as a sophomore.
• Team was 46-4 as a senior, with 42 sweeps.
• Played four years on varsity, which included three Classic 8 Conference titles.
• First team all-area by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a junior and senior.
• Set a state tournament record with nine blocks in a four-set match as a senior.
• Had 14 kills and seven blocks in her final high school match, a 3-1 win over Madison Edgewood that clinched the state title.
• As a junior, set a state tournament record by hitting .632 in a three-set match.
• Had three prep teammates sign to play collegiately as well, Patti Abshire (Duquesne), Kate Acker (Denver) and Aly Kujawa (Minnesota-Duluth).
• Club team, Badger Region High Performance, won a national title in 2009.
• Played for coaches Ted Schulte, Lisa Gamalski and Lori Gamalski.
Creighton Awards & Honors
2011 MVC Freshman of the Week, 8/29
2012 AVCA All-Central Region First Team
2012 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
2012 Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team
2012 First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
2012 MVC Defensive Player of the Week, 9/10
2012 MVC Defensive Player of the Week, 11/19
2012 MVC Defensive Player of the Year
2012 Northern Colorado Classic All-Tournament Team
2012-13 Dean’s List
2012-13 MVC Academic Honor Roll
More About Kelli
Full Name: Kelli Clare Browning
Birthday: Sept. 5, 1993
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
Parents: Gary and Patricia Browning
Sibling: Sam (18)
Nicknames: Bambi, Brownie, Browntown, Karen
Why Creighton: Nursing program/athletics
Best Volleyball Memory: Winning The Valley Tournament
Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: The gym and locker room
Favorite Creighton Professor: Dr. Thomas Pisarri
Thoughts on Joining the BIG EAST: Excited, especially because we get to play in Milwaukee
Team I Wish We Could Play: The Olympic team
Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas
2013 Summer Job: Working camps