KU Volleyball Standout Brown Earns Second Professional Contract Overseas

July 27, 2009


Former Kansas volleyball player Emily Brown will travel to France in August for her second professional volleyball stint overseas. Brown, who played for the Jayhawks from 2004-07, returned to the U.S. in May after spending four months playing professional volleyball in Slovakia.

Brown’s newest contract is with the Nantes Atlantique volleyball team in Nantes, France. She will leave for France in mid-August and spend nine months overseas playing throughout France, as well as a few other nearby countries.

Brown made her first trip to Europe in January 2009 where she was quickly picked up by the Doprastav Volejbal Klub out of Bratislava, Slovakia, and played until the end of the season in May.

A native of Baldwin City, Kan., Brown left Kansas as the only player in KU volleyball history to amass 1,000 kills, digs and assists for her career. She also finished in the top 10 on five career lists, including kills (5th–1,168), total attempts (5th–3,048), games played (5th–430), digs (7th–1,034) and assists (9th–1,107).