Brigit Folland
Brigit  Folland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, United Kingdom

High School:
Ralph Allen School

Height:
5-5

Experience:
3L

Major:
Sport and Entertainment Management



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

  • ITA Scholar Athlete -- 2014, 2015, 2016
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2015, 2016
  • 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)
  • T4th -- Regular-season SEC doubles wins (7 in 2016)

Career

  • T4th -- Career SEC doubles wins at No. 2 (13)
  • 10th -- Career SEC doubles wins (18)


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

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • A member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


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

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • An ITA Scholar Athlete honoree for having a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for having at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Dean's List member for fall 2014 and spring 2015 for achieving at least a 3.5 GPA
  • AD's Honor Roll member for fall 2014 and spring 2015 for achieving at least a 3.0 GPA
  • A member of the SEC Community Service Team
  • Event volunteer at the Tunnels to Towers 5k as well as the Catawba Trail Elementary School fall festival
  • Assisted with the Harvest Hope Food Drive and cleaned and organized a Ronald McDonald House for the holidays
  • Participated in a free tennis clinic given to members of Wildewood Club and was involved in a free tennis clinic hosted by Babcock Foundation


2013-14 (FRESHMAN)

ACADEMICS

  • 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

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • An ITA Scholar Athlete honoree for having a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member for having at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Dean's List member for fall 2013 and spring 2014 for achieving at least a 3.25 GPA
  • AD's Honor Roll member for fall 2013 and spring 2014 for achieving at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Assisted in conducting a free tennis clinic for Wildewood Country Club and a Ladies League Night


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)
Total 65-45 27-14 38-31 (16-18) 0-2 (0-0) 3-1 (0-1) 13-23 (5-14) 10-2 (3-0) 12-3 (8-3)

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)
Total 66-28 34-9 32-19 (15-15) 2-0 (0-0) 27-16 (13-12) 3-3 (2-3)