May 8, 2002


RIAIAW Names North Kingstown’s
Brandee Trainer as a Distinguished Student-Athlete


Providence, RI--Rhode Island College senior Brandee Trainer (North Kingstown, RI) was named a Distinguished Student-Athlete by the Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a reception held at Bryant College on Wednesday, May 8.


Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and the University of Rhode Island each had one student-athlete from their respective institution receive this distinction.


Trainer is one of the finest women’s volleyball players in Rhode Island College history. In addition to her exploits on the court, Trainer was named a Distinguished Student-Athlete by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE) in 2000 and 2001. She was recently named a Scholar-Athlete by the Rhode Island Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives.


She leaves RIC having played in 432 games in 121 matches. She totaled 2,581 attempts, 941 kills, a .236 hitting percentage, 526 digs, 28 assists and 374 blocks. She is RIC’s all-time leader in career attempts, kills and blocks. Trainer is third in career hitting percentage.


As a senior in 2001, Trainer was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. She played in 109 games in 31 matches. She had 291 kills (2.670/game), a .265 hitting percentage, nine assists (0.083/game), 48 service aces (0.440/game), 149 digs (1.367/game) and 90 blocks (0.826/game). She led the team in hitting percentage, kills and blocks. She was second on the team in service aces and fifth in digs.


As a junior in 2000, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 86 games in 24 matches. Trainer totaled 238 kills (2.767/game), a .234 hitting percentage, ten assists (0.116/game), 31 service aces (0.360/game), 165 digs (1.919/game) and 64 blocks (0.744/game). Trainer led the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks. She was third on the team in service aces and fourth in digs. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the Rhode Island College Invitational for the second consecutive season.


As a sophomore in 1999, she was named to both the RIC Invitational and the Tufts Invitational All-Tournament teams during the season. Trainer was also the RIC Invitational’s Most Valuable Player award-winner. Trainer played in all 117 games in the team’s 34 matches. She led the team with a .248 hitting percentage, 277 kills (2.4/game) and 135 total blocks (1.2/game). She also registered five assists (0.04/game), 26 service aces (0.22/game) and 102 digs (0.87/game). Trainer was fourth on the team in service aces and fifth in digs.


As a freshman in 1998, Trainer played in 120 games in 32 matches. She led the team with 110 digs (.917/game) and was second on the team with 85 total blocks (.708/game). She also had 135 kills (1.125/game), four assists (.033/game) and 44 service aces (.367/game) on the year. Trainer was third on the team in service aces.


She is a Spanish/secondary education major and a 1998 graduate of North Kingstown High School. Her cumulative grade point average is 3.85.


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