ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
11 - Branden Clemens
Branden Clemens
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Carmel
Position: Outside Hitter

Team USA
Placed ninth at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Umag, Croatia.

Freshman • 2013
Tallied five kills, a .444 hitting percentage, five digs and two blocks at Stevens (Jan. 1) in his collegiate debut ... Totaled six kills, a .625 hitting percentage and three blocks at NYU (Jan. 19) ... Registered 10 kills and five digs at St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 25) ... Turned in seven kills, six digs and two aces at No. 6 Penn State (Feb. 26) ... Named to the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.25 kps with a .529 hitting percentage for the tournament ... Led the Crimson with 15 kills against Loyola-Chicago (Feb. 1) ... Recorded a career-high 19 kills and had a .630 hitting percentage versus Juniata (Feb. 2) ... Compiled 14 kills against Rivier (Feb. 5) ... Notched nine kills in a winning effort over No. 9 Penn State (Feb. 16) … Had four kills against St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 17) ... Had eight kills and registered a .455 hitting percentage in a win against NJIT (Feb. 22) … Scored a match high 12 kills and posted a .625 hitting percentage, three aces, three digs, and two blocks in a team victory over Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 23) ... Tallied five kills and nine digs against George Mason (Mar. 1) ... Credited with six kills versus Princeton (Mar. 2) ... Posted five kills, two blocks, and five digs in a victory over MIT (Mar. 5) ... Tallied with 13 kills, eight digs and four blocks in a victory over Sacred Heart (March 13) … Posted five kills, three digs and two blocks against California Baptist (March 18) … Credited with six kills, four digs and two blocks in a matchup with Concordia (March 19) ... Recorded four kills and three digs in a win over Erskine (March 30) … Tallied eight kills, five digs and two blocks in a victory over Princeton (April 5) … Registered a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs while also recording two blocks against George Mason (April 6) ... Posted two kills, one service ace and six digs in a victory against NJIT (April 12) … Credited with three kills, five digs, two blocks and four service aces in a win over Rutgers-Newark (April 13) ... Tallied seven kills, five digs, one assist and one block in a victory over Sacred Heart (April 20) ... Tallied 12 kills, nine digs and four blocks in the EIVA semifinals against George Mason (April 25) … Registered three kills and one dig in a matchup with Penn State (April 27).

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Carmel High School … Named team captain as a junior and senior … Led Carmel High School to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior … Placed third at the Indiana State Tournament as a freshman and sophomore … Carmel High School finished ranked in the ESPN Fab 50 in 2011 and 2012 … Named Indiana State MVP and to the Indiana State All-Tournament Team as a junior and senior … Won the 2011 AAU Beach U18 National Championship and the 2010 AUU Junior Olympic Games Beach Championship … Took third at the 2011 USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Championships … Took ninth at the 2011 Junior National Indoor Championships U17 Open Division … Placed fourth at the 2009 Junior Nationals U15 Club Division … Represented the USA at the Russia/USA Bilateral Beach Volleyball Tournament in 2010 … Participated in the High Performance A2 Camp in 2011 … Named the High Performance A3 Camp MVP in 2010 … Selected to the Junior Olympic Games All-Tournament Team Club Division in 2009 … Also named to the Smack Attack and Lafayette Invitational All-Tournament Teams … Ranked among the top 3% for GPA at Carmel High School in 2011 and 2012 … Honored as a Distinguished Graduate and Scholar-Athlete from 2008-12 … Member of the National Honor Society and named an AP Scholar with Distinction … 2012 Academic All-State selection … Received the French 4 Student of the Year Award in 2011 and named Academic All-Conference … Served as a French tutor for four years and a Greyhound Kickoff Mentor for two years.