Minnesota fall sports total 70 recipients
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts
The tale of the season was coming up short, as eight of the Gophers' 10 losses were by one goal.
2013 SENIOR SEASON:
2 goals 2 assists 6 points 20 shots with 6 shots on goal
Played in all 20 games during the 2013 season Recieved the Gopher's Sportmanship Award
2012 JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten Collected three points before ending her season early due to injury Tallied one goal and one assist in 212 minutes played Scored unassisted and served one assist in the 2-3 loss to San Diego (Aug. 24).
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started in 15 of her 16 appearances while missing the final five matches in 2011, due to a leg injury had one assist on the year named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District, second team recorded her lone point of the season with an assist in the 5-0 home opening win over South Dakota State (8/21).
2010 FRESMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 23 matches with17 starts as a redshirt freshman for the Gophers in 2010 earned Minnesota's Newcomer of the Year Award finished fourth on the team with 16 points tied for the team lead with seven goals (tied for 10th in the Big Ten) paced Minnesota with four game-winning goals in 2010 -- finished one off a three-way tie for most in the conference added two assists over the 2010 campaign recorded 37 shots on the season, landing17 of themon goal made first career start against No. 4Notre Dame (8/20) scored first career goal in Minnesota's 2-0 win over UCSB (9/3), netting the eventual game winner as Minnesota opened the Minnesota Gold Classic with a win in route to the eventual tournament title earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 20 named to the Academic All-Big Ten team earned first letter.
2009 REDSHIRT SEASON:
Redshirted, did not appear in a match.
2009 graduate of Rochester Century High School played for coach Karen Ladue 2008 NSCAA/adidas All-American Ms. Minnesota Soccer 2008 2007 and 2008 all-state 2005-2008 all-conference 2008 team captain 2006 and 2008 Big 9 Conference champions 2005 HS Section Champions 2006-2008 Section runners-up member of Woodbury Eclipse club team 2007 Orange Classic Tournament champions 2008 Minnesota State semifinalists 2008 Midwest Regional League 1st Division champions member of Minnesota 1991 State ODP team from 2004-2008, with fellow Gopher signees Olivia Bagnall and Allie Phillips 2007 Region II ODP champions 3rd place at 2008 ODP National Championships Rochester Century HS National Honor Society (NHS) Honors Diploma Big 9 Scholar-Athlete Award perfect 4.0 grade point average 2008 MSHSSCA Academic Excellence Award also lettered in basketball 2006-2009.
Born March 19, 1991 daughter of Dave Brandt and Dr. Kathy Brandt, a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate has two brothers, Ben (20) and Michael (13) mother, Kathy, played tennis at Luther College and father, Dave, ran track at Luther College brother (Ben) currently plays football at Gustavus Adolphus College majoring in biology.
Getting to know Steph...
Favorite food: Lasagna.
Favorite professor: Professor Besboer.
Favorite class at Minnesota: Spanish.
Best soccer memory: My entire senior season in high school.
Biggest celebrity from your hometown/highschool: Marcus Sherels (Golden Gopher football player).
Why you chose your number: I wanted to make 13 a lucky number.
Toughest player you've ever faced: Kate the Great.
Any superstitions: Never open an umbrella inside.
Favorite kids joke: Q. What does a pig say on a hot summer day? A. I'm Bacon.
After college I want to...: Go to graduate school.
I cannot live without my: Communication devices.
Favorite thing about Minneapolis-St. Paul: All the things there are to do.
Best birthday present you ever received: Ipod.
Ultimate soccer dream: USA wins the Women's World Cup Again!!
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