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11 Branden Clemens
11 Branden Clemens
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Carmel
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Talled five double-doubles in his career.
Ninth on all-time Harvard digs list with 348.
Ninth on all-time Harvard block assists list with 116.
10th on all-time Harvard solo blocks list with 24.

Career Highs
Kills: 19, vs. Juniata, Feb. 2, 2013
Attacks: 43, vs. Concordia, Feb. 25, 2014
Attack pct: .630, vs. Juniata, Feb. 2, 2013 (19-2-27)
Assists: 3 at Springfield, Feb. 21, 2015
Serve aces: 4, vs. Rutgers-Newark, Apr. 13, 2013
Digs: 12, vs. Springfield, March 11, 2015
Blocks: 7, vs. Concordia, Feb. 25, 2014
Block solo: 3, 2x- last at Saint Francis, April 11, 2015
Block assist: 6 vs. MIT, Feb. 3, 2015 

Junior • 2015
All-EIVA first team selection ... EIVA All-Academic Team ... EIVA Championships All-Tournament team ... Named Off The Block/Springbak National Player of the Month for February ... Named Hall of Fame Morgan Classic MVP ... Recorded 11 kills. three digs and two blocks at No. 5 Lewis (Jan. 16) and seven kills, three digs and two blocks at No. 1 Loyola-Chicago (Jan. 17) ... Tallied seven kills, seven digs and two solo blocks in win over No. 14 Ball State (Jan. 23) ... Notched three kills, six digs and three blocks against No. 11 IPFW (Jan. 24) ... Led Harvard with nine kills to go with six digs and two aces against Emmanuel (Jan. 30) ... Totaled four kills and seven blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Alderson Broaddus (Jan. 31) ... Recorded 12 kills, eight digs and six blocks in a 3-0 rout of MIT (Feb. 3) ... Notched nine kills, three digs and three aces in Harvard's opening EIVA win over Sacred Heart (Feb. 6) ... Totaled 14 kills and eight digs at Princeton (Feb. 13) ... Neared a double-double with 16 kills and nine digs in a victory at NJIT (Feb. 14) ... Totaled 15 kills and four blocks against Concordia-Irvine (Feb. 20) and 17 kills and five blocks at Springfield (Feb. 21) in the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic en route to being named the tournament MVP ... Notched second-career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs in a win over Saint Francis (Feb. 27) ... Recorded nine kills against Penn State (Feb. 28) ... Registered second double-double of the season with 10 kills and 12 digs vs. Springfield (March 11) ... Tallied seven kills and eight digs at No. 8 Long Beach State (March 13) and 14 kills, eight digs and six blocks against CSUN (March 14) at the Asics Tournament ...  Recorded 14 kills and five digs at No. 4 Pepperdine (March 17) ... Tied a season-high with 17 kills to go with five blocks at George Mason (March 28) ... Notched 11 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 win over Princeton (April 3) ... Tied a season-best with 17 kills against NJIT (April 4) ... Recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs at Penn State (April 10) ... Tallied 12 kills, six digs, and five blocks at Saint Francis (April 11) ... Neared a double-double with 11 kills and nine digs in a win over George Mason (April 17) ... Set a season-high with 18 kills to go with seven digs and five blocks against Sacred Heart (April 25) ... Recorded a double-double with 14 kills, 10 digs and four blocks in the EIVA Championship semifinal vs. George Mason (April 29)

Team USA
Placed ninth at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Umag, Croatia ... Took ninth-place at the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Lanarka, Cyprus.

Sophomore • 2014
EIVA All-Academic Team ... Recorded 13 kills, 16 digs and five blocks in two exhibition matches at Laval (Jan. 8-9) ... Registered two digs, one block and one kill against Lewis (Jan. 24) ... Contributed one block versus Loyola Chicago (Jan. 25) ... Tallied six kills and five digs at MIT (Feb. 1) ... Served two aces and recorded one dig at Sacred Heart (Feb. 7) ... Registered three kills and four digs versus George Mason (Feb. 16) ... Recorded two kills, two digs and two blocks at Penn State (Feb. 22) ... Posted a match-high 17 kills, eight digs and seven blocks against Concordia (Feb. 25) ... Scored four kills, three service aces and three digs versus Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 28) ... Contributed four kills and one dig at George Mason (March 7) ... Served two aces at Princeton (March 8) ... Notched three digs, two kills and one block versus Marymount (Va.) (March 11) ... Registered six kills, five blocks and three digs against Saint Francis (Pa.) (April 5) ... Tallied 14 kills, seven digs, one block and one ace at NJIT (April 11) ... Recorded 12 kills, seven digs and four blocks at Rutgers-Newark (April 12) … Notched nine kills on a .400 hitting clip and added six digs in the EIVA semifinal match against Princeton (April 24).

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.

Recent Games
Apr 4 NJIT L, 3-1
Apr 10 at Penn State L, 3-2
Apr 11 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-1
Apr 17 George Mason W, 3-1
Apr 25 Sacred Heart W, 3-2
Apr 29 vs. George Mason L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 25 12
Sets 95 49
Kills 295 155
Kills per set 3.11 3.16
Errors 125 64
Total Attacks 637 309
Hitting Percentage .267 .294
Assists 17 6
Assists per set 0.18 0.12
Service Aces 20 12
Service Errors 56 29
Service Aces per set 0.21 0.24
Reception Errors 19 7
Digs 170 84
Digs per set 1.79 1.71
Block Solo 17 9
Block Assist 55 19
Block Total 72 28
Blocks per set 0.76 0.57
Block Errors 2 1
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 359.5 185.5
Points per set 3.8 3.8
Matches started 25 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 16 at No. 5 Lewis L, 3-1 1 4 11 6 29 .172 1 0 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Jan 17 at No. 1 Loyola (Ill.) L, 3-0 1 3 7 7 23 .000 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Jan 23 No. 14 Ball State W, 3-0 1 3 7 5 19 .105 1 0 3 0 7 2 0 0 2 0 9.0
Jan 24 No. 11 IPFW L, 3-0 1 3 3 0 14 .214 0 0 1 0 6 2 1 0 3 0 5.5
Jan 30 Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 3-0 1 3 9 3 18 .333 1 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 12.0
Jan 31 Alderson Broaddus W, 3-0 1 3 4 3 15 .067 2 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Feb 3 MIT W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 21 .429 1 2 1 0 8 0 6 0 6 0 17.0
Feb 6 at Sacred Heart W, 3-1 1 4 9 4 21 .238 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Feb 13 at Princeton L, 3-1 1 4 14 5 26 .346 0 1 3 0 8 1 0 0 1 0 16.0
Feb 14 at NJIT W, 3-1 1 4 16 5 25 .440 0 2 4 0 9 0 2 1 2 0 19.0
Feb 20 vs. Concordia-Irvine W, 3-1 1 4 15 1 27 .519 0 1 5 3 6 1 3 0 4 0 18.5
Feb 21 at Springfield W, 3-1 1 4 17 3 32 .438 3 2 2 1 4 0 5 1 5 0 21.5
Feb 27 Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 18 .389 0 3 1 0 11 1 2 0 3 0 15.0
Feb 28 Penn State L, 3-1 1 4 9 7 22 .091 1 0 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Mar 11 Springfield W, 3-1 1 4 10 6 25 .160 3 1 1 0 12 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Mar 13 at No. 8 Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 3 7 5 24 .083 0 0 3 1 8 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Mar 14 vs. L, 3-1 1 4 14 9 31 .161 0 0 3 3 8 2 4 0 6 0 18.0
Mar 17 at No. 4 Pepperdine L, 3-1 1 4 14 6 30 .267 0 0 1 1 5 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Mar 28 at George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 17 7 32 .313 0 1 4 0 3 3 2 0 5 0 22.0
Apr 3 Princeton W, 3-1 1 4 11 5 21 .286 1 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Apr 4 NJIT L, 3-1 1 4 17 3 27 .519 0 1 2 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 19.0
Apr 10 at Penn State L, 3-2 1 5 11 6 29 .172 1 0 2 1 11 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Apr 11 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-1 1 4 12 8 34 .118 1 0 1 0 6 3 2 0 5 0 16.0
Apr 17 George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 11 7 23 .174 0 0 2 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Apr 25 Sacred Heart W, 3-2 1 5 18 4 31 .452 1 1 1 2 7 1 4 0 5 0 22.0
Apr 29 vs. George Mason L, 3-1 1 4 14 7 35 .200 1 0 2 2 10 0 4 0 4 0 16.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 27 87 203 2.33 93 432 .255 16 0.18 22 0.25 123 1.41 1 42 43 0.49 247.0 2.8
2013-14 23 71 80 1.13 40 205 .195 7 0.10 9 0.13 55 0.77 6 19 25 0.35 104.5 1.5
2014-15 25 95 295 3.11 125 637 .267 17 0.18 20 0.21 170 1.79 17 55 72 0.76 359.5 3.8
2015-16 24 86 314 3.65 101 666 .320 21 0.24 26 0.30 156 1.81 6 49 55 0.64 370.5 4.3
Total 99 339 892 2.63 359 1940 .275 61 0.18 77 0.23 504 1.49 30 165 195 0.57 1081.5 3.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 25 95 295 3.11 125 637 .267 17 0.18 20 0.21 170 1.79 17 55 72 0.76 359.5 3.8
Conference 12 49 155 3.16 64 309 .294 6 0.12 12 0.24 84 1.71 9 19 28 0.57 185.5 3.8
Exhibition 1 3 4 1.33 3 15 .067 2 0.67 1 0.33 7 2.33 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 1.7
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Home 11 40 117 2.92 46 239 .297 9 0.23 10 0.25 83 2.08 7 23 30 0.75 145.5 3.6
Away 11 43 135 3.14 62 305 .239 7 0.16 9 0.21 63 1.47 7 21 28 0.65 161.5 3.8
Neutral 3 12 43 3.58 17 93 .280 1 0.08 1 0.08 24 2.00 3 11 14 1.17 52.5 4.4
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Wins 13 49 162 3.31 56 313 .339 12 0.24 18 0.37 93 1.90 9 31 40 0.82 204.5 4.2
Losses 12 46 133 2.89 69 324 .198 5 0.11 2 0.04 77 1.67 8 24 32 0.70 155.0 3.4
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January 5 16 37 2.31 21 103 .155 3 0.19 2 0.13 25 1.56 5 5 10 0.63 46.5 2.9
February 8 30 102 3.40 31 192 .370 6 0.20 14 0.47 51 1.70 3 19 22 0.73 128.5 4.3
March 5 19 62 3.26 33 142 .204 3 0.16 2 0.11 36 1.89 5 15 20 1.05 76.5 4.0
April 7 30 94 3.13 40 200 .270 5 0.17 2 0.07 58 1.93 4 16 20 0.67 108.0 3.6

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