Women's Volleyball

    Bria Russ
    Bria  Russ


    Long Beach, Calif.

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    Outside Hitter


    USC Set For 2011 NCAA Final Four In San Antonio; Plays Illinois In National Semifinal

    No. 7 seed Women of Troy faces No. 3 seed Fighting Illini at the Alamodome on Thursday.


    USC Faces Hawai'i In NCAA Honolulu Regional

    No. 7 seed Women of Troy and No. 10 Rainbow Wahine set for NCAA third-round match on Friday.


    USC Starts 2011 NCAA Tournament At Home

    No. 7 seed Women of Troy face Yale on Friday at the Galen Center.


    No. 1 USC Finishes Regular Season At No. 4 UCLA

    With Pac-12 Conference title in hand, Women of Troy look to even season series.


    No. 4 USC Silences No. 20 Oregon, 3-0

    Sara Shaw posts career-high 17 kills while Alex Jupiter reels off career-high five aces in road sweep.

    Russ appeared in 26 matches, utilized mainly for her serving...recorded eight service aces (0.14 saps) and 26 digs (0.46 dps) as a freshman...notched three digs in two sets on Dec. 15 in the NCAA national semifinal against No. 7 Illinois in San Antonio...had a season-high four digs at Oregon State on Nov. 11...recorded a season-high two aces and two assists on Oct. 15 against Oregon State...made her collegiate debut on Aug. 26 against Minnesota.

    High School/Club
    She was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Poly High under coach Leland McGrath in Long Beach, Calif...rated the No. 54 Senior Ace by Prep Volleyball in the nation...earned Prep Volleyball All-America first team, MaxPreps Division I all-state first team and All-CIF Southern Section Division I first team honors in her senior season...named to the Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandies in her junior and senior seasons...named 2010 All-Moore League Co-Player of the Year while earning All-Moore League first team honors...registered 16 kills and 20 digs for Poly in a five-set loss during the 2010 CIF Division I state championship...earned All-Moore League first team honors in her junior season...named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team three years...played four years of club volleyball for Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club...named to the 2010 17-Open Junior Olympics All-Tournament team as a junior in the tournament held in Reno, Nevada...earned 2008 15-Open Junior Olympics All-Tournament team honors.

    Bria Cymone Russ was born on April 6, 1993, in San Diego...mother is Uvette...favorite movies are Coach Carter, Takers, Bridesmaids and The Hangover...favorite television shows are So You Think You Can Dance?, The Game, America's Next Top Model and Chopped...enjoys listening to Travis Porter, Niki Minaj, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys...she has not decided on a major.

    Career Statistics

    Match Highs

    Attacks2 at Colorado (9/30/11)
    Assists2 vs. Oregon State (10/15/11)
    Aces2, two times (last: at Oregon, 11/12/11)
    Digs4 at Oregon State (11/11/11)
    Solo Blocksnone
    Block Assistsnone
    Total Blocksnone
    Points2.0, two time (last: at Oregon, 11/12/11)