OVERVIEW: Braker is a long, lanky post player who is a versatile asset for Notre Dame, particularly on the defensive end of the floor with her rebounding and shot-blocking prowess. She's agile and aggressive with good athleticism that can be valuable in traps and presses. Braker also has the size and potential to play bigger than her 6-foot-1 frame, giving Notre Dame talent and depth in the post that it has not had in recent years … her production as a freshman was somewhat limited due to lingering effects from knee surgery during her high school career, but she is expected to make a full recovery in time to make her presence felt during the 2011-12 season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Highly-efficient defensive presence who led the team with one rebound every 2.7 minutes played … nearly had "5-5-5" game in her college debut against New Hampshire, registering five points, five rebounds and four steals in 12 minutes … grabbed four rebounds in six minutes against Morehead State ... (read more)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., where she was a four-year letterwinner and mainstay for head coach Gary Bennett, helping the Norsemen to a combined record of 94-11 (.895), including a school-record 24-game winning streak during her senior season (2009-10) ... (read more)
PERSONAL DATA: Born July 11, 1991 ... daughter of Veronica and Daniel Braker ... one of five children, growing up in Evansville, Ind. ... is 17th player from state of Michigan to suit up for Notre Dame, second only to Indiana's 19 residents on the Fighting Irish all-time roster ... (read more)