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Brook Bauer

Brook Bauer - Beach Volleyball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
high school
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
other college


AVCA All-American first team – 2019
Volleyball Magazine All-American second team – 2018, 19
DiG Magazine All-American second team – 2019
VolleyMob All-American second team – 2018
West Coast Conference Defender of the Year – 2019
West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year – 2018
All-WCC first team – 2018, 19
All-WCC preseason team – 2019, 20
WCC All-Academic Team – 2019, 20
WCC All-Freshman Team – 2018
WCC April Pair of the Month – 2018
WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll silver honors – 2018; bronze honors – 2019, 20
Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete – 2018, 19, 20
2nd Place USA Collegiate Beach Championships – 2019


Has amassed 43 career wins after three seasons with the Waves, including the shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic … Has amassed a 43-24 overall record for Pepperdine, including a 29-22 output in the No. 1 position … Led the Waves to a WCC Championship crown in 2018 and a pair of NCAA Championship appearances with #5 and #7 finishes in 2018 and 2019 respectively.


Started in the No. 1 position alongside partner Deahna Kraft in all of the Waves seven duals during her junior season … Went 3-4 overall, with all duals against top-15 nationally ranked teams … Defeated #8 Cal Poly’s Torrey Van Winden and Macy Gordon 21-17, 21-16 … Season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Amassed a 17-12 overall record in the No. 1 position for the Waves … Posted a 14-8 record in the No. 1 position alongside Heidi Dyer and a 3-4 record alongside Deahna Kraft in the same position … Clinched three matches for the Waves as a sophomore … Helped the Waves to a 7th place finish in the NCAA Championships.


Had a standout true freshman campaign, earning Pepperdine beach volleyball’s first-ever West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year honor, while tabbing Volleyball Magazine and VolleyMob All-American second team honors … She and partner Madalyn Roh posted a 23-7 overall record, including a near-perfect 14-1 output from the No. 2 position and a 9-6 record from the No. 1 position … The pair posted a 50-17 record by sets, including a 28-2 record by sets from the No. 2-spot … Helped her team to a 5th place finish at the NCAA Championships and to a third-consecutive West Coast Conference Tournament crown … Clinched six duals for the Waves including a win over #4 USC in April … Of the pairs 23 wins, the duo won 20 by straight-set decisions, including the last 12-straight matches of the season.


In 2016, played with USA A1 Beach National Team, placing 4th in HP Championships and finished 2nd at West Coast Junior Olympic Games … In 2015, was a member of USA A2 Beach National Team that placed 2nd at HP Championships and also finished 1s at the West Coast Junior Olympic Games … In 2014, 2015 and 2016, finished 1st in the Florida State Championships … Played for VBBeach and Beach Dig clubs from 2013-17 for beach and Tribe Volleyball club for indoor from 2013 and 2014 … Was a starting outside for Tribe and the one’s pair for all VBBeach Competitions … Has competed against AVP professionals Irene Pollock, Kim DiCello, Kendra VanZweiten and Sarah Day.


Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2017 … Lettered four years as an outside hitter for St. Thomas Aquinas HS in the Broward County league under Head Coach Lisa Zielinski … Throughout her career, tabbed 874 kills on a .363 hitting percentage, with 72 blocks and 552 digs … In her senior campaign, was a State Champion and named Player of the Match and UnderArmour All-American second team … Also named Miami Herald All-Country first team, Broward County Player of the Year, Miami Herald All-Broward Athlete of the Year, All-Tournament team at the Durango Classic, MVP of BCAA All-Star South Central Team and team MVP … Helped her team to a 30-2 record with a State Championship title … In her junior campaign, named State Champion Player of the Match, Max Preps High School All-American, Miami Herald All-County first team, Broward County Player of the Year … Recognized as one of the top-40 high school juniors nationally and awarded the team MVP … Also helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a State title in her sophomore season and a final four appearance in her freshman campaign … During her four years, the team earned BCAA Big 8 Championship titles four times (2013-16) and State Championship crowns three times (2014-16) … Earned a weighted 4.962 cumulative grade point average with 112.5 community service hours … Also a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National English Honor Society and was on the Principal’s Honor Roll (the highest academic award every quarter of high school).


Majoring in business administration … Daughter of Dana and Steve Bauer … Has one younger sibling, Blake … Stated that she chose Pepperdine because “[she] couldn’t see [her]self anywhere else.  It’s in such a beautiful location and holds strong academic, athletic and spiritual standing.”