Brigit Folland
Brigit  Folland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, United Kingdom

High School:
Ralph Allen School

Height:
5-5

Experience:
4L

Major:
Sport and Entertainment Management



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

  • Team MVP -- 2016, 2017
  • SEC Community Service Team -- 2015
  • ITA Scholar Athlete -- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2014
  • Dean's List -- Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • AD's Honor Roll -- Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Season

  • T1st -- Regular-season SEC singles wins (9 in 2016)
  • T1st -- SEC combined wins (16 in 2016)
  • 1st -- Regular-season SEC singles wins at No. 5 (8 in 2016)
  • T1st -- Regular-season SEC singles wins at No. 6 (8 in 2017)
  • T4th -- Regular-season SEC doubles wins (7 in 2016)
  • T6th -- Regular-season SEC combined wins (14 in 2017)

Career

  • T1st -- Career SEC doubles wins at No. 2 (19)
  • T4th -- Career SEC combined wins (46)
  • T4th -- Career doubles wins (82)
  • 5th -- Career SEC doubles wins (174)
  • T5th -- Career SEC doubles wins (21)
  • T6th -- Career SEC singles wins (19)
  • 7th -- Career SEC singles wins at No. 5 (8)
  • 7th -- Career singles wins (92)
  • 8th -- Career SEC singles wins at No. 6 (8)


2016-17 (SENIOR)

ATHLETICS

  • Finished the season with an 11-match win streak and won 17 out of her last 18 matches
  • Went 27-6 overall in singles on the year, including an 8-1 record in SEC play
  • Dominated in the No. 6 spot, claiming eight SEC wins, tying for the most in school history in a single season
  • Started the season nationally ranked at No. 122, one of six Gamecocks to start the season ranked in singles
  • Tallied an 8-2 record in the fall, advancing to the semifinals of the UVA Invitational (white Draw) and the round of 16 in the ITA Carolina Regional Championships
  • Went undefeated in postseason singles play, posting a 3-0 singles record in the SEC and NCAA Tournament
  • Posted a 16-9 overall record in doubles play, enough for the second most on the team
  • Her 12 doubles wins in dual-match play tied for the most on the team and her six SEC doubles wins led the team
  • Advanced tot he Round of 16 in the Jack Kramer Invitational with teammate Hadley Berg (Nov. 3-4)

  • 2015-16 (JUNIOR)

    ATHLETICS

    • Led the team with 25 singles wins and nine SEC singles wins, playing the majority of the season at No. 5 singles
    • Finished 25-6 in singles and 19-9 in doubles while tying for the team lead with seven SEC doubles wins
    • Posted a 9-3 SEC mark, matching the school record for single-season SEC singles wins
    • Flourished in her role at No. 5 singles, earning the most single-season SEC wins at the position in school history with eight
    • Won nine straight singles matches through the early portion of SEC play and then closed the season strong with six straight wins
    • Clinched the Gamecocks' victory against defending national champion No. 5 Vanderbilt (Mar. 10) with a three-set victory
    • With Caroline Dailey, clinched the doubles point against No. 7 Florida (Mar. 26) with a 7-6 (6) tiebreak victory over the nation's No. 30-ranked tandem
    • Opened the fall with seven wins in her first eight matches en route to a 7-2 singles mark while posting a 10-2 doubles record in the fall


    2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)

    ATHLETICS

    • Became just the third player in school history to win at least 30 doubles matches in a season and the first in over 20 years
    • Her 30 doubles victories ranks as the third most in a single season in school history
    • Played doubles mostly with Meghan Blevins and compiled a 25-9 with the senior
    • Folland and Blevins served as the Gamecocks' primary No. 2 doubles squad for the majority of the spring
    • Competed primarily at the No. 3 spot in singles during the spring for the second year in a row
    • Folland started the spring ranked 33rd in doubles with Blevins after a 12-2 fall together
    • Ended the season with a No. 61 ranking in doubles with Blevins
    • Reached the doubles semifinals of the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championship with Blevins
    • One of four Gamecocks to win at least 20 matches in singles
    • Ranked No. 114 nationally in singles to begin the fall
    • Held a No. 43 doubles ranking with Elixane Lechemia to start the fall as well
    • Named SEC Player of the Week on March 4 following a pair of three-set wins against then-No. 56 Maya Jansen of Alabama and Emily Flickinger of Auburn
    • Had two other ranked wins in singles during the spring against Smith Hinton (114) of Kansas and Courtney Colton (100) of national champion Vanderbilt


    2013-14 (FRESHMAN)

    ATHLETICS

    • One of two true freshmen who played the entire season in the singles lineup
    • Played the Nos. 1-4 singles positions during the spring with the majority of her time coming at the No. 3 spot
    • Held down courts two and three in doubles
    • Made some major noise for South Carolina at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships by advancing to the quarterfinals in singles
    • Pulled off her biggest win of the year against Ester Goldfeld of Duke in the round of 16 with a straight set victory against the 42nd-ranked Goldfeld, who finished the season ranked No. 17 after advancing to the NCAA Singles Championship semifinals
    • Folland also posted a win over then-No. 50 Cindy Chala of VCU at the Kitty Harrison Invitational to wrap up the fall
    • Began the spring as the only Gamecock with a national singles ranking at 113th and ascended as high as No. 85
    • Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after recording a 3-0 record in singles and doubles to help the Gamecocks defeat Furman, Charleston Southern and Davidson
    • Won two critical matches at No. 4 singles against Kentucky during the regular season and Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament that helped the Gamecocks secure a berth to the NCAA Tournament
    • Won seven matches in a row in doubles in February playing alongside Katerina Popova


    HIGH SCHOOL

    • Ranked as high as No. 1 in the United Kingdom
    • Was the Winter National Finals runner-up for the U-16 and U-18 categories in February 2011
    • The Winter National Grand Prix winner for the U-16 in October 2010
    • An ITF Junior International Nottingham semifinalist in April 2011
    • A Bournemouth Women's Open quarterfinalist in July 2011
    • The TE Edinburgh Junior International runner-up in July 2009
    • British Junior National Finals U-14 semifinalist in August 2009
    • British Tour (Open) Exeter semifinalist in February 2012
    • British Tour (Open) Bath semifinalist in January 2012
    • British Tour (Open) Nottingham quarterfinalist in November 2011

    CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
    Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
    2013-14 18-19 8-5 10-14 (3-7) 0-2 (0-0) 2-1 (0-1) 5-10 (1-0) 3-1 (2-0)
    2014-15 22-20 12-7 10-13 (4-8) 1-0 (0-0) 6-12 (4-8) 3-1 (0-0)
    2015-16 25-6 7-2 18-4 (9-3) 2-1 (0-0) 4-0 (1-0) 12-3 (8-3)
    2016-17 27-6 8-4 19-2 (8-1) 2-0 (0-0) 3-1 (0-0) 14-1 (8-1)
    Total 91-51 35-18 56-33 (24-19) 0-2 (0-0) 3-1 (0-1) 13-23 (5-14) 12-2 (3-0) 14-4 (8-3) 14-1 (8-1)

    CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
    Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
    2013-14 16-10 7-4 9-6 (2-6) 7-3 (0-3) 2-3 (2-3)
    2014-15 30-10 17-3 13-7 (6-5) 2-0 (0-0) 11-7 (6-5)
    2015-16 20-8 10-2 10-6 (7-4) 9-6 (7-4) 1-0 (0-0)
    2016-17 16-9 4-3 12-6 (6-4) 8-4 (5-2) 3-0 (1-0)
    Total 81-37 38-12 43-25 (21-19) 2-0 (0-0) 34-20 (18-14) 6-3 (3-3)