Senior middle blocker Elise Ruddins had a career night with 23 kills and a .677 hitting percentage to power the Trojans to victory
2016 Brittany Abercrombie is a junior opposite hitter for the Women of Troy.
2015 As a sophomore, Abercrombie was chosen to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team and was awarded AVCA Pacific South All-Region honorable mention… appeared in 35 matches, with 22 starts, and 127 sets… finished with 300 kills (2.36 kps, third on team), 80 blocks (0.63 bps), and 105 digs (0.83 dps)… logged 350.0 points (2.76 pps, fourth on team)… chosen to the Women of Troy Baden Invitational All-Tournament Team… posted new career highs with 16 kills and a .500 hitting percentage (16-2-28) at Washington State (Nov. 1); and 35 attacks at Colorado (Oct. 9)… recorded her first-career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs in the NCAA San Diego Regional Final against Kansas (Dec. 12)… toured China with the U.S. Collegiate National Team prior to the beginning of the season.
2014 As a freshman, Abercrombie appeared in 15 matches and played in 31 sets… finished with 56 kills (1.81 kps), and a .219 hitting percentage… registered six service aces and 17 blocks for a total of 71.0 points (2.29 pps)… named to the Commonwealth Classic All-Tournament Team… logged a career high 13 kills and 16.5 points at Pacific (Aug. 30)… had 12 kills (1e, 25att) and hit .440 against Northern Iowa (Sept. 6)… served a career-best three aces against Texas A&M (Sept. 11).
HIGH SCHOOL Abercrombie prepped at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif., under head coach Pat McDougall, the same school that produced USC All-Americans Katie Fuller and Natalie Hagglund… a 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection… ranked the No. 10 Student Sports Top 25 Seniors for 2014… 2013 Volleyball Magazine All-America second team and MaxPreps Preseason All-American… No. 4-ranked PrepVolleyball Senior Ace… Under Armour All-American First Team choice… CIF Scholar-Athlete, All-CIF First Team San Diego Section… San Diego Hall of Champions and Union-Tribune Athlete of the Week… 2012 Avocado West League Player of the Year and First-Team selection… All-San Diego County… ESPNHS Junior Standout… two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team (2011-12)… 2011 finalist for the ESPNHS Sophomore of the Year… PrepVolleyball Top 50 Juniors… led LCCHS to 2011 CIF DII championship and 2013 Avocado West League title.
CLUB VOLLEYBALL Abercrombie played for Coast VBC for four years under head coach Ozhan Bahrambeygui… won the 2014 Junior National Championships title and the 2014 Salt Lake City Triple Crown with Coast… 2013 Volleyball Now Player of the Year… named to PrepVolleyball Top 70 Sophomores and Top 50 Juniors lists… helped Coast win the 2012 Junior National Championships… four-year member of the Junior National Open Division All-Tournament Team.
PERSONAL Brittany Rose Abercrombie was born on Dec. 28, 1995, in Escondido, Calif.… parents are Bob and Dee Abercrombie… has one sister, Ashley (24)… uncle Dave Higgins played soccer at UNC-Charlotte… lists three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh as her sports heroine… majoring in international relations.