Fernanda Brino
Fernanda Brino

Class: SR

Hometown: Sao Paolo, Brazil

Height: 5-10

FERNANDA AT A GLANCE: Gives the Buccaneers one of the two best outside hitters in Division II ... Has a phenomenal jump serve ... Has a heavy, fast arm and can attack with tremendous power ... A high percentage hitter ... Plays extremely well under pressure ... Abilities allow the Bucs to spread out offense ... Made great strides in improving blocking skills in the spring ... Potential All-American candidate.

JUNIOR (2003): Started 21 of 22 matches ... Second on the team with 244 total kills ... Led team averaging 4.0 kills per game ... Second on the team with a .384 attack percentage ... Led the team averaging 3.08 digs per game ... Led the Bucs in total service aces (47) and service aces per game (.77) ... Led team with 11 solo blocks ... Selected as the SSC Player of the Week twice ... Named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year ... Received First-Team All-SSC honors ... Named Second-Team Daktronics All-American ... Set a career-high 18 kills against Florida Southern on Nov. 12 ... Set a career-high .833 attack percentage against Lynn on Oct. 1 ... Posted a career-high 18 twice ... Posted a career-high 11 service aces against Nova Southeastern on Sept. 23, which also ranks second in school history.

COLLEGE: A transfer from Miami-Dade CC ... Helped lead the Sharks to back-to-back NJCAA national titles ... Was selected as a 2002 NJCAA All-American ... All-Florida Community College Activities Association 2001 and 2002 ... Two-time All-State ... Two-time All-State Tournament selection ... NJCAA National Tournament Team selection twice ... All-Southern Conference selection both years.

HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Played for Continental under coach Suely Amaral.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Antonio Carlos and Evanilde Lemer Brino ... Has one older sister, Fabiana ... Majoring in physical education ... The most influential person in her life is God because He helps her in everything she does.

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