Made big strides in the offseason with her strength and ball control, as well as her ability to see the game... Will make impact for our team as she continues to develop and enhance those parts of her game.
2011 SEASON (FR.):
Redshirted during her first year at Utah State.
Earned first-team all-region honors all four years at Westlake High School, including first-team all-state accolades as both a junior and senior... Was also named her team's Best Offensive Player as a junior and Most Valuable Player as a senior... Was also a member of the Junior Olympics team helping them to a 25th-place finish in the Club Division in 2009 and an 18th-place finish in the Open Division in 2010... Also played for Club Utah... Along with volleyball, was also a three-year starter in basketball, earning all-state honors as a junior... Earned academic all-state honors as both a junior and senior, and was a member of the High Honor Roll.
Born September 10, 1993 in Orem, Utah... One of four children of Bruce and Lori Brainard... Undeclared on a college major... Her first name is pronounced El-e and her last name is pronounced Bray-nard.