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Gennifer Brandon
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Gennifer Brandon 1249964
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
High School: Chatsworth
Experience: 2 Letters

Watch 2011-12 Video Bio

• 2014 Wade Trophy Watch List
• 2014 Naismith Trophy Watch List
• 2014 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
• 2013 WBCA All-Region
• 2013 All-Pac-12 Selection (Coaches)
• 2013 All-Pac-12 Selection (Media)
• 2013 Wade Watch List Midseason Selection
• 2013 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Candidate
• 2013 espnW National Player of the Week (Jan. 21)
• 2013 Pac-12 Single-Game Rebounding Record (26)
• 2012 All-Pac-12 Selection (Coaches)
• 2012 All-Pac-12 Selection (Media)
• 2012 Pac-12 All-Defensive Team Selection (Coaches)
• 2012 California Single-Season Rebounding Record (346)
• 2010 Pac-10 All-Defensive Team Selection (Coaches)
• 2010 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (Media)

As a REDSHIRT SENIOR in 2013-14, a Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy preseason watch list selection...had surgery in the offseason to repair a recurrent right tibial stress fracture...missed 10 of the first 12 games of the season...made her final return to action against Oregon (January 5), putting up nine points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes....hit her 1,000th career point in the game against Oregon, making her one of four players in program history to reach the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound mark...pulled down double-doubles in seven of 20 games played...had a commanding 20-rebound game at Washington State (February 9) to go with 13 points...became the California all-time leading rebounder in that game...had a streak of four double-doubles in five games to spark a seven-game winning streak for Cal...scored a season-high 20 points against Washington State in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal to go with 10 rebounds...averaging 8.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in just 22.2 minutes of action per contest.

As a REDSHIRT JUNIOR in 2012-13, an AP All-American, WBCA All-Region selection, Wade Watch List selection, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award candidate and All-Pac-12 First Team selection by the coaches and media...unanimous selection to All-Pac-12 team...was named the espnW National Player of the Week (January 21) after a 34-point, 40-rebound, four blocks and three steals weekend against USC and then-No. 14 UCLA...broke a 19-year old Pac-12 single-game (conference only) record with 26 rebounds against USC...held the second-best single-game rebounding mark in the NCAA this of 16 in the country averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds...posted 19 double-doubles in 35 games played to average 12.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. 

As a REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE in 2011-12, All-Pac-12 Media First Team...All-Pac-12 honorable mention...Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honorable mention...broke the Cal single-season rebounding record (Ashley Walker, 2007-08, 317) in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, finishing the year with 346 rebounds...her 24 rebounds in a single game was the second most by any player in the NCAA that season...finished the year ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and 30th among all NCAA Division I players with a 9.9 rebound-per-game average...was only the fourth player in Cal history to have more than 300 rebounds in a single season...made her return to the court at Rutgers, putting up a double double (12 pts, 15 rebounds)...pulled in 14 rebounds in 15 minutes against CSU Bakersfield...had a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds (9 offensive) against Santa Clara...had a career high in points (24) and rebounds (24, 9 offensive) against Ohio State...her 24 rebounds vs. Ohio State broke her old Haas Pavilion record of 21 rebounds (set in the first round WNIT game against UC Davis)... scored 17 points with 19 rebounds (9 offensive, 10 defensive) against Oregon...combined with Talia Caldwell for 32 rebounds in the game, more than the entire Oregon steam combined (26)...scored 17 points in back-to-back games, following the Oregon performance with another 17 points at Colorado...scored 15 points, all in the second half, with 15 rebounds at her seventh double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Washington State...scored 22 points with 17 rebounds (8 offensive) in the overtime loss to USC...hit her first career three-pointer on her first career three-point attempt at Oregon...had a double double with13 points and 15 rebounds in the Pac-12 semis against Washington State...started both NCAA Tournament games, scoring 20 points with 18 rebounds.

Sat out the 2010-11 season as a red shirt after suffering a stress fracture in her shin.

As a FRESHMAN in 2009-10, selected to the Pac-10 Media All-Freshmen team...honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team...lead the Bears in rebounding (8.5 rpg)...was the top freshman in the Pac-10 in rebounding, ranking sixth overall...ranked 77th among all NCAA DI players in rebounding...her 297 rebounds ranks as the fourth-highest single-season total by a Cal player in program history...set the Haas Pavilion records for most rebounds in a single game (21)...started the first three games of the season, averaging 8.0 ppg and 8.3 rpg in those starts...scored 10 points with 8 rebounds in her Cal debut against Idaho State...posted first career double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds against Southern, her first game coming off the bench for the Bears...second double double of the season was against Colorado State when she scored 10 points with 12 rebounds...had a stress reaction in her left fibula, causing her to miss two games...went 4-for-4 from the field and scored 10 points against Nevada in her return from the injury....matched her season high with 12 points against Washington State...had a very strong game against Oregon, scoring six points with seven rebounds and zero turnovers in 20 minutes...posted her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Oregon State...moved back into the starting lineup against Arizona, playing 36 minutes and matching her career high in rebounds, pulling in 13, the first time she had double-digit rebounds in back-to-back games...had back-to-back double-doubles in the home game against Oregon followed by the road contest at Arizona...opened up the WNIT Tournament by scoring 19 points with 21 rebounds against UC Davis...had 16 rebounds in the road WNIT game at Oregon... ended the tournament averaging 11.8 rebounds per game and 8.2 points per game...had 10 blocked shots in the 6 tournament games....had at least one blocked shot in each of her last seven games to end the season.

High School: 2009 McDonalds All-American...2009 first team All-State...2009 L.A. Daily News Player of the Year...No. 6 rated forward by ESPN HoopGurlz...ranked as the No. 14 prospect by Blue Star, No. 17 by All-Star Girls Report and No. 30 by ESPN HoopGurlz...ranked No. 6 by ESPN HoopGurlz at her position...led her Chatsworth High School team to two-straight L.A. City sectional titles...averaged 21.2 ppg during the 2008-09 season...also played two years of volleyball in high school, being named first team All-City and was the No. 1 hitter in Los Angeles.

Personal: Gennifer Diane Brandon was born Nov. 23, 1990 in Lynwood, Calif. ...played club basketball for the BBG Spurts...her birth father, Gregory Brandon, was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 1984 out of Creighton University...older sister, Kimberly, plays basketball at Arizona State...wants to become either a police officer or a crime scene investigator...American Studies major.



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