Summer (2010): Trained with the U.S. National Team.
2009 (Redshirt Junior): NCAA Regional Championship All-Tournament Team ... AVCA First Team All-Mideast Region ... Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten ... Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team (8/29) ... Nittany Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/5) ... Duke Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/12) ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (11/16) ... started 37 matches, playing in 117 sets at opposite ... finished second on the team with 347 kills, averaging 2.97 kills per set ... had double-digit kills in 20 matches ... tied her career-best with 17 kills on .538 hitting vs. Illinois (11/13) ... her .347 hitting percentage ranked fifth on the team and in the Big Ten and was ranked in the top 50 nationally ... finished the season with 187 digs ... tallied at least two digs in 32 matches, including a personal-best 14 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Penn (12/5) and again in the NCAA National Championship against Texas (12/19) ... was second on the team with 28 aces ... had a career-high four aces against Penn (12/5) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... was third on the team with 107 blocks, good enough for 0.91 blocks per set ... had at least one block in 35 of 38 matches ... had three double-doubles, including 13 kills and 10 digs at Minnesota (10/11), 11 kills and 13 digs against Florida (12/11) in the NCAA Regional Semifinals and 13 kills and 14 digs against Texas (12/19) in the NCAA Championship.
2008 (Redshirt Sophomore): AVCA Second Team All-America ... NCAA Regional Championship All-Tournament Team ... First Team AVCA All-Mideast Region ... Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... played in all 38 matches, starting 22, and played in 114 sets ... finished fourth on the team with 217 kills, good for an average of 1.90 kills per set ... had at least five kills in 27 of 38 matches played ... her .426 hitting percentage ranked third on the team and in the Big Ten ... recorded 49 assists for the season ... her 94 total blocks was fourth on the team ... collected six kills and seven block assists versus Yale (9/19) ... had a season-high 11 kills on .625 hitting with four digs at Indiana (10/1) ... posted 10 kills on .421 hitting versus Minnesota (10/31) ... tied her career high with six assists versus Purdue (11/15) ... tallied a combined 16 kills (2.67 kpg) without an error on 22 swings to hit .700 against Northwestern (11/21) ... collected 15 kills on .478 hitting with eight blocks in the two matches of the NCAA Regional Championship ... was third on the team with nine kills against Nebraska in the NCAA Semifinal ... her eight kills ranked third on the squad and her five block assists were second in the NCAA Championship against Stanford.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... played in 35 matches and 110 of 122 matches ... earned first career start versus Stanford at the Yale Classic (9/15), posting 12 kills on .409 hitting ... ranked fourth on the team and third in the Big Ten in hitting percentage (.366) ... provided 210 kills for the season, good for an average of 1.91 kills per game ... set a career high with 17 kills without an error on 23 attacks to hit .739 at Iowa (10/27) ... had four double-digit kill matches and in all four of those instances hit .409 or better ... ranked fifth on the team with 0.92 blocks per game ... provided 101 total blocks, the fourth-highest total on the squad ... had at least one block in 30 matches and posted 20 multiple-block contests ... provided a career-high nine stuffs against Virginia Commonwealth (9/8) and added eight at Indiana (9/28) ... posted first career service ace against Colgate (9/8) and picked up 45 digs for the season ... tallied a personal-best four digs on three occasions, including versus Iowa (10/5), at Iowa (10/27) and at Michigan (11/24).
2006 (Freshman): Redshirt Season.
Four-year volleyball letterwinner, two-year track letterwinner at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Va. ... volleyball team captain for the Vikings in 2005 ... two-time Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year (2004 and 2005) ... member of the 2004 USA Youth National Team that won the NORCECA Championships in Puerto Rico ... two-time PrepVolleyball All-American (2004 and 2005) ... ranked seventh on the PrepVolleyball Top Ten Senior Aces list ... Virginia State Player of the Year in 2004 ... three-time First Team All-Region ... two-time Region Player of the Year ... three-time Dulles District Player of the Year ... posted a 93-14 scholastic team record for a .870 winning percentage ... led the 2004 Vikings to a Virginia State AA Championship with an undefeated 29-0 record, ultimately winning 55 consecutive matches ... Virginia State record holder with 1,463 career kills and 307 solo blocks ... 2004 AA Virginia State High Jump Champion ... member of the Northern Virginia Volleyball Association club program with national tournament appearances in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... member of the 2006 Pittsburgh Renaissance Volleyball Club that participated in the 2006 Junior Olympics ... member and officer of the National Honor Society with a 3.78 grade point average.
Born Jennifer Blair Brown on March 5, 1988 in Purcellville, Va. ... parents are Jeff and Jaima Brown ... has one brother, Tyler (25) ... majoring in English and political science ... hobbies are music, reading and movies, names "The DaVinci Code" as favorite book, "Sense and Sensibility" as favorite movie, the beach as favorite place to visit, mashed potatoes as favorite food, Harrison Ford as favorite actor and Kate Hudson as favorite actress ... nicknames are B, B-Bop, BB.
Quoting Russ Rose
"Blair has the opportunity and talent to step up and be one of the elite players in the country. She's gone from being named a second team All-American to a first team All-American. She has the responsibility to make her presence felt as a team leader and key player. She's a terrific player at the net and has been making good progress as a player who can player all the way around."
"My expecations for the season are for our team to work hard and get better every day together so we can achieve our goals."