11 Branden Clemens
11 Branden Clemens
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Carmel
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Talled ten double-doubles in his career.
Third on all-time Harvard digs list with 504. 
Fourth on all-time Harvard kills list with 892.

Fifth on all-time Harvard service aces list with 77.
Sixth on all-time Harvard solo blocks list with 30.
Seventh on all-time Harvard block assists list with 165.
Ninth on all-time Harvard total blocks list with 195. 

Career Highs

Kills: 23, at Springfield, Feb. 6, 2016
Attacks: 43, vs. Concordia, Feb. 25, 2014
Attack pct: .708, vs. No. 15 Saint Francis (Pa.), Feb. 13, 2016 (19-2-24)
Assists: 3, 2x last vs. Cal Baptist, March 14, 2016
Serve aces: 4, vs. Rutgers-Newark, Apr. 13, 2013
Digs: 13, 3x- last at George Mason, Feb. 19, 2016
Blocks: 7 at NJIT, Feb. 27, 2015
Block solo: 3, 2x- last at Saint Francis, April 11, 2015
Block assist: 7 at NJIT, Feb. 27, 2015 

Senior • 2016
All-EIVA first team ... EIVA All-Academic Team ... AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Recorded sixth career double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs against No. 8 Lewis (Jan. 7) ... Tallied 10 kills at No. 7 Hawaii (Jan. 8) ... Registered 11 kills against King (Tenn.) (Jan. 10) ... Named to the Outrigger Resorts Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Notched seventh double-double in loss aagainst No. 15 Ball State (Jan. 15) ... Totaled 14 kills in three-set win over IPFW (Jan. 16) ... Registered match-high 18 kills vs. University of Puerto Rico (Feb. 5) and career-high 23 kills at Springfield (Feb. 6) and was named to 29th Annual Morgan Classic's All-Tournament team ... Registered 19 kills and a career-high .708 hitting percentage in win over No. 15 Saint Francis (Feb. 13) ... Tallied eighth career double-double in win over George Mason, 3-0, with 11 kills and 13 digs (Feb. 19) ... Recorded ninth career double-double in victory at George Mason, 3-1, with 11 kills and 11 digs (Feb. 20) ... Tallied 16 kills in 3-0 win over Princeton (Feb. 26) ... Recorded 10th career double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs against NJIT (Feb. 27) ... Finished a 3-0 sweep of Sacred Heart with 11 kills (March 5) ... Registered 14 kills versus Holy Names (March 11) ... Notched 14 kills versus No. 15 Cal Baptist (March 14) ... Finished with eight kills at Sacred Heart (March 26) ... Totaled 14 kills (April 1) and nine kills (April 2) versus Charleston (W.Va.) ... Recorded six kills against No. 11 Penn State (April 8) ... Registered 16 kills against St. Francis (Pa.) (April 9) ... Tallied 10 kills in 3-0 victory on senior night over Princeton (April 15) ... Totaled 16 kills against NJIT in deciding match to clinch a spot in the EIVA Tournament (April 16) ... Dropped nine kills in loss against Geroge Mason in EIVA Semifinals (April 21).

Junior • 2015
All-EIVA first team selection ... EIVA All-Academic Team ... EIVA Championships All-Tournament team ... Named Off The Block/Springbak National Player of the Month for February ... Named Hall of Fame Morgan Classic MVP ... Recorded 11 kills. three digs and two blocks at No. 5 Lewis (Jan. 16) and seven kills, three digs and two blocks at No. 1 Loyola-Chicago (Jan. 17) ... Tallied seven kills, seven digs and two solo blocks in win over No. 14 Ball State (Jan. 23) ... Notched three kills, six digs and three blocks against No. 11 IPFW (Jan. 24) ... Led Harvard with nine kills to go with six digs and two aces against Emmanuel (Jan. 30) ... Totaled four kills and seven blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Alderson Broaddus (Jan. 31) ... Recorded 12 kills, eight digs and six blocks in a 3-0 rout of MIT (Feb. 3) ... Notched nine kills, three digs and three aces in Harvard's opening EIVA win over Sacred Heart (Feb. 6) ... Totaled 14 kills and eight digs at Princeton (Feb. 13) ... Neared a double-double with 16 kills and nine digs in a victory at NJIT (Feb. 14) ... Totaled 15 kills and four blocks against Concordia-Irvine (Feb. 20) and 17 kills and five blocks at Springfield (Feb. 21) in the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic en route to being named the tournament MVP ... Notched second-career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs in a win over Saint Francis (Feb. 27) ... Recorded nine kills against Penn State (Feb. 28) ... Registered second double-double of the season with 10 kills and 12 digs vs. Springfield (March 11) ... Tallied seven kills and eight digs at No. 8 Long Beach State (March 13) and 14 kills, eight digs and six blocks against CSUN (March 14) at the Asics Tournament ...  Recorded 14 kills and five digs at No. 4 Pepperdine (March 17) ... Tied a season-high with 17 kills to go with five blocks at George Mason (March 28) ... Notched 11 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 win over Princeton (April 3) ... Tied a season-best with 17 kills against NJIT (April 4) ... Recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs at Penn State (April 10) ... Tallied 12 kills, six digs, and five blocks at Saint Francis (April 11) ... Neared a double-double with 11 kills and nine digs in a win over George Mason (April 17) ... Set a season-high with 18 kills to go with seven digs and five blocks against Sacred Heart (April 25) ... Recorded a double-double with 14 kills, 10 digs and four blocks in the EIVA Championship semifinal vs. George Mason (April 29)

Team USA
Placed ninth at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Umag, Croatia ... Took ninth-place at the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Lanarka, Cyprus.

Sophomore • 2014
EIVA All-Academic Team ... Recorded 13 kills, 16 digs and five blocks in two exhibition matches at Laval (Jan. 8-9) ... Registered two digs, one block and one kill against Lewis (Jan. 24) ... Contributed one block versus Loyola Chicago (Jan. 25) ... Tallied six kills and five digs at MIT (Feb. 1) ... Served two aces and recorded one dig at Sacred Heart (Feb. 7) ... Registered three kills and four digs versus George Mason (Feb. 16) ... Recorded two kills, two digs and two blocks at Penn State (Feb. 22) ... Posted a match-high 17 kills, eight digs and seven blocks against Concordia (Feb. 25) ... Scored four kills, three service aces and three digs versus Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 28) ... Contributed four kills and one dig at George Mason (March 7) ... Served two aces at Princeton (March 8) ... Notched three digs, two kills and one block versus Marymount (Va.) (March 11) ... Registered six kills, five blocks and three digs against Saint Francis (Pa.) (April 5) ... Tallied 14 kills, seven digs, one block and one ace at NJIT (April 11) ... Recorded 12 kills, seven digs and four blocks at Rutgers-Newark (April 12) … Notched nine kills on a .400 hitting clip and added six digs in the EIVA semifinal match against Princeton (April 24).

Freshman • 2013
Tallied five kills, a .444 hitting percentage, five digs and two blocks at Stevens (Jan. 1) in his collegiate debut ... Totaled six kills, a .625 hitting percentage and three blocks at NYU (Jan. 19) ... Registered 10 kills and five digs at St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 25) ... Turned in seven kills, six digs and two aces at No. 6 Penn State (Feb. 26) ... Named to the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.25 kps with a .529 hitting percentage for the tournament ... Led the Crimson with 15 kills against Loyola-Chicago (Feb. 1) ... Recorded a career-high 19 kills and had a .630 hitting percentage versus Juniata (Feb. 2) ... Compiled 14 kills against Rivier (Feb. 5) ... Notched nine kills in a winning effort over No. 9 Penn State (Feb. 16) … Had four kills against St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 17) ... Had eight kills and registered a .455 hitting percentage in a win against NJIT (Feb. 22) … Scored a match high 12 kills and posted a .625 hitting percentage, three aces, three digs, and two blocks in a team victory over Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 23) ... Tallied five kills and nine digs against George Mason (Mar. 1) ... Credited with six kills versus Princeton (Mar. 2) ... Posted five kills, two blocks, and five digs in a victory over MIT (Mar. 5) ... Tallied with 13 kills, eight digs and four blocks in a victory over Sacred Heart (March 13) … Posted five kills, three digs and two blocks against California Baptist (March 18) … Credited with six kills, four digs and two blocks in a matchup with Concordia (March 19) ... Recorded four kills and three digs in a win over Erskine (March 30) … Tallied eight kills, five digs and two blocks in a victory over Princeton (April 5) … Registered a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs while also recording two blocks against George Mason (April 6) ... Posted two kills, one service ace and six digs in a victory against NJIT (April 12) … Credited with three kills, five digs, two blocks and four service aces in a win over Rutgers-Newark (April 13) ... Tallied seven kills, five digs, one assist and one block in a victory over Sacred Heart (April 20) ... Tallied 12 kills, nine digs and four blocks in the EIVA semifinals against George Mason (April 25) … Registered three kills and one dig in a matchup with Penn State (April 27).

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Carmel High School … Named team captain as a junior and senior … Led Carmel High School to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior … Placed third at the Indiana State Tournament as a freshman and sophomore … Carmel High School finished ranked in the ESPN Fab 50 in 2011 and 2012 … Named Indiana State MVP and to the Indiana State All-Tournament Team as a junior and senior … Won the 2011 AAU Beach U18 National Championship and the 2010 AUU Junior Olympic Games Beach Championship … Took third at the 2011 USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Championships … Took ninth at the 2011 Junior National Indoor Championships U17 Open Division … Placed fourth at the 2009 Junior Nationals U15 Club Division … Represented the USA at the Russia/USA Bilateral Beach Volleyball Tournament in 2010 … Participated in the High Performance A2 Camp in 2011 … Named the High Performance A3 Camp MVP in 2010 … Selected to the Junior Olympic Games All-Tournament Team Club Division in 2009 … Also named to the Smack Attack and Lafayette Invitational All-Tournament Teams … Ranked among the top 3% for GPA at Carmel High School in 2011 and 2012 … Honored as a Distinguished Graduate and Scholar-Athlete from 2008-12 … Member of the National Honor Society and named an AP Scholar with Distinction … 2012 Academic All-State selection … Received the French 4 Student of the Year Award in 2011 and named Academic All-Conference … Served as a French tutor for four years and a Greyhound Kickoff Mentor for two years.

Recent Games
Apr 2 Charleston (W.V.) W, 3-0
Apr 8 at No. 11 Penn State L, 3-0
Apr 9 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-2
Apr 15 Princeton W, 3-0
Apr 16 NJIT W, 3-1
Apr 21 vs. George Mason L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 24 15
Sets 86 52
Kills 314 178
Kills per set 3.65 3.42
Errors 101 60
Total Attacks 666 386
Hitting Percentage .320 .306
Assists 21 13
Assists per set 0.24 0.25
Service Aces 26 14
Service Errors 39 21
Service Aces per set 0.30 0.27
Reception Errors 16 10
Digs 156 86
Digs per set 1.81 1.65
Block Solo 6 3
Block Assist 49 33
Block Total 55 36
Blocks per set 0.64 0.69
Block Errors 4 3
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 370.5 211.5
Points per set 4.3 4.1
Matches started 23 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 7 vs. No. 8 Lewis L, 3-2 1 5 14 10 41 .098 1 1 1 1 13 0 3 0 3 0 16.5
Jan 8 at No. 7 Hawaii L, 3-0 1 3 10 4 18 .333 1 2 2 0 6 0 1 1 1 0 12.5
Jan 10 vs. King (Tenn.) W, 3-0 1 3 11 3 25 .320 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Jan 15 at No. 15 Ball St. L, 3-1 1 4 18 7 50 .220 1 2 2 2 13 0 2 0 2 0 21.0
Jan 16 at IPFW W, 3-0 1 3 14 1 25 .520 1 0 1 1 8 2 2 0 4 0 17.0
Feb 5 vs. P.R.-Mayaguez W, 3-1 1 4 18 6 30 .400 0 2 1 1 4 0 3 0 3 0 21.5
Feb 6 at Springfield L, 3-2 1 5 23 3 36 .556 0 2 4 1 7 0 3 0 3 0 26.5
Feb 12 No. 7 Penn State L, 3-0 1 3 1 3 19 -.105 1 2 0 1 4 1 3 0 4 0 5.5
Feb 13 No. 15 Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-0 1 3 19 2 24 .708 1 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 20.0
Feb 19 at George Mason W, 3-0 1 3 11 8 32 .094 0 0 1 0 13 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Feb 20 at George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 11 3 24 .333 0 2 3 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Feb 26 at Princeton W, 3-0 1 3 16 3 26 .500 0 0 1 2 4 0 3 1 3 0 17.5
Feb 27 at NJIT L, 3-2 1 5 19 5 40 .350 2 0 4 2 11 0 7 0 7 0 22.5
Mar 5 Sacred Heart W, 3-0 1 3 11 3 27 .296 1 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Mar 11 Holy Names W, 3-0 1 3 14 4 25 .400 1 3 1 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Mar 14 No. 15 Cal Baptist L, 3-1 - 4 14 3 30 .367 3 0 3 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 15.0
Mar 26 at Sacred Heart L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 21 .190 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Apr 1 Charleston (W.V.) W, 3-1 1 4 14 6 28 .286 0 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 16.5
Apr 2 Charleston (W.V.) W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 12 .583 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Apr 8 at No. 11 Penn State L, 3-0 1 3 6 7 25 -.040 0 0 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Apr 9 at Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-2 1 5 16 5 37 .297 1 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Apr 15 Princeton W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 15 .667 2 2 1 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 14.0
Apr 16 NJIT W, 3-1 1 4 18 6 35 .343 1 1 1 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 21.0
Apr 21 vs. George Mason L, 3-0 1 3 9 3 21 .286 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 9.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 27 87 203 2.33 93 432 .255 16 0.18 22 0.25 123 1.41 1 42 43 0.49 247.0 2.8
2013-14 23 71 80 1.13 40 205 .195 7 0.10 9 0.13 55 0.77 6 19 25 0.35 104.5 1.5
2014-15 25 95 295 3.11 125 637 .267 17 0.18 20 0.21 170 1.79 17 55 72 0.76 359.5 3.8
2015-16 24 86 314 3.65 101 666 .320 21 0.24 26 0.30 156 1.81 6 49 55 0.64 370.5 4.3
Total 99 339 892 2.63 359 1940 .275 61 0.18 77 0.23 504 1.49 30 165 195 0.57 1081.5 3.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 24 86 314 3.65 101 666 .320 21 0.24 26 0.30 156 1.81 6 49 55 0.64 370.5 4.3
Conference 15 52 178 3.42 60 386 .306 13 0.25 14 0.27 86 1.65 3 33 36 0.69 211.5 4.1
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Home 9 30 110 3.67 29 215 .377 11 0.37 12 0.40 48 1.60 4 17 21 0.70 134.5 4.5
Away 11 41 152 3.71 50 334 .305 8 0.20 11 0.27 86 2.10 2 25 27 0.66 177.5 4.3
Neutral 4 15 52 3.47 22 117 .256 2 0.13 3 0.20 22 1.47 0 7 7 0.47 58.5 3.9
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Wins 13 43 176 4.09 47 328 .393 8 0.19 14 0.33 80 1.86 4 26 30 0.70 207.0 4.8
Losses 11 43 138 3.21 54 338 .249 13 0.30 12 0.28 76 1.77 2 23 25 0.58 163.5 3.8
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January 5 18 67 3.72 25 159 .264 4 0.22 5 0.28 43 2.39 2 9 11 0.61 78.5 4.4
February 8 30 118 3.93 33 231 .368 4 0.13 8 0.27 63 2.10 2 22 24 0.80 139.0 4.6
March 4 13 47 3.62 14 103 .320 7 0.54 3 0.23 22 1.69 1 6 7 0.54 54.0 4.2
April 7 25 82 3.28 29 173 .306 6 0.24 10 0.40 28 1.12 1 12 13 0.52 99.0 4.0