#23 Brendan Ziegler

Men's Basketball
Class Senior Height 6'4"
Hometown Issaquah, Wash.
High School Issaquah Position Guard/Forward
Club Team Emeral City BB Academy Major Psychology


Junior season (2007-08) -- Started two games and played in all 24, averaging about 15 minutes a game ... Scored 15 points off the bench in a win over UC-Santa Cruz, connecting on four of six 3-point shots while grabbing five rebounds ... Enjoyed his best game of the season against Puget Sound, hitting four of six six attempts from three-point range and seven for 11 overall en route to a career-high 18 points.

Sophomore season (2006-07) - Saw action in all 25 games this season ... Served as a strong offensive weapon off the bench, shooting 42.6 percent from the floor for the season ... Tallied a career-high 17 points against crosstown rival Walla Walla University, making seven of 10 field goal attempts.

Freshman season (2005-06) - Played in 13 games as a freshman ... Hit a 3-pointer to give Whitman the lead in a game they eventually won against Concordia-Portland.

Prep - Played two seasons of varsity basketball as an Issaquah Eagle under Coach Jeff Patrick ... Team captain and Second Team All-Kingco as as senior as Issaquah won a Kingco League title ... Eastside Newspaper Player of the Week ... Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds his senior year.

Academics - Majoring in psychology ... Placed seventh and third in regional high school competition for DECA (an association of marketing/business students) ... Helps with kids church at Journey Church in Walla Walla ... Went on a Spring Break trip to Costa Rica for a class called Costa Rican Volcanoes and their Ecosystems ... Also involved with the Whitman Student Athlete Advisory Council.

Personal - Brendan Aubrey Ziegler was born on Dec. 1, 1986 in Elgin, Ill. ... Son of Freya Secrest and Brian Ziegler ... His step-dad is Jeremy Berg ... Has one older sister, Megan Lyra Ziegler (24) ... Has competed on an intramural volleyball team for two years ... Enjoys playing guitar, church, and hanging out ... After Whitman he plans to travel around Europe while visiting family and pursue graduate studies in industrial/organizational psychology.

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