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 Brandon Couts
Brandon Couts
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, Texas

High School:
Greenville H.S.

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
02/17/1979

Experience:
2L

03/01/2014

T&F Women Take Second at Big 12 Indoor Championships

Lady Bears tally 102 points to earn highest finish ever at conference's indoor meet.

Career: Enters senior season tied for sixth all-time at Baylor with eight total all-America honors and four individual all-America honors ... Tied with assistant coach Todd Harbour for the most overall conference titles in school history with 11 ... Tied for second all-time at Baylor with five individual conference titles ... Tied for fourth with six relay conference titles.

2000: Established himself as the nation?s premier quarter-miler ... Two-time national champion, winning the indoor 400 meters and running the anchor leg for the Bears? 4x400-meter relay team ... Claimed the Big 12 indoor conference title in the quarter, the outdoor title in the 200 and helped lead the 4x400 team to league titles during both seasons ... Named Trackwire Online men's National Athlete of the Week for the week of April 4 after running the first automatic qualifying 400 time of the outdoor season ... Finished fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 with a 45.09 mark.

1999: Won the Big 12 title in the 200 meters with a time of 21.56 seconds ... Placed second in the 400 meters at the Big 12 meet with a time of 47.01 ... Named the high point scorer at the Big 12 meet ... Finished first in the event at the Silver State Invitational (46.33), Virginia Tech (46.49) and in Norman, Okla. (46.90HT) ... Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 46.95 ... Ran final leg of 4x400-meter relay team that automatically qualified a time of 3:07.08 at Virginia Tech ... Team won relay titles at LSU (3:11.99), Silver State Invitational (3:10.90), and USA Championships in Atlanta (3:07.96) ... Claimed the Big 12 indoor title with a time of 3:08.19 ... Ran on mile relay team that won in Norman, Okla with a 3:12.49 ... Rran a 3:08.90 to finish third at the NCAA Championships ... During the outdoor season, won the Big 12 title in the 400 meters with a time of 45.39 ... Also claimed titles at UCLA Triangular (45.46) and the ACU Classic (45.59) ... Finished third at the Big 12 meet in the 200 meters with a time of 21.02 ... Top 200 meters time of the season was a 20.79 ... Member of the 4x400 relay team that claimed titles at Florida (3:04.89), ACU (3:07.51), UCLA Triangular (3:05.34) and the Drake Relays (3:06.98) ... Best time of the season was a 3:02.73 at the NCAA Championships where they took third place ... Also ran on the mile relay which claimed the Big 12 title with a time of 3:07.68 ... Team also won titles at the Dr Pepper Invitational (3:07.68) and at the Michael Johnson/Southwestern Bell Open (3:07.56) ... Member of 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 39.97 for a third-place finish at the Big 12 meet.

1998: Proved to be one of the top sprinters for the Baylor squad ... Set a school record, meet record and the top collegiate time of the season when he won the indoor 400 meters with a time of 45.53 at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished second at the NCAA meet with a time of 45.90 ... Ran the anchor leg of indoor national vhampion 4x400-meter relay team (3:06.38) ... Team ran a school record 3:04.53 as they claimed the Big 12 Indoor title ... Also ran the 200 meters ... Provisionally qualified with a time of 21.42 at the Iowa State Invitational where he finished fourth ... During the outdoor season, claimed first place finishes in the 400 meters at the Drake Relays (45.04), Sierra/UTEP Invitational (45.35), Jim Click Wildcat Shootout (45.63) and the Dr Pepper Invitational (46.02) ... took the Big 12 outdoor title with a time of 45.39 ... finished fifth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 46.03 ... Ran anchor leg for the 4x400-meter relay ... Relay team won the Texas Relays (3:03.28), Sierra/UTEP Invitational (3:06.90), Jim Click Wildcat Shootout (3:07.43), Drake Relays (3:01.39) and the UTA Open (3:02.41) ... Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:05.85 ... Took the Big 12 title with a time of 3:01.84 ... Ran an outdoor season best of 3:01.39 at the Drake Relays ... Only the second Baylor athlete to be named the MVP of the Drake Relays ... Named Trackwire?s men?s athlete-of-the week twice.

High School: Earned all-America honors as a senior at Greenville High School in Texas ... State runner-up in the 400 meters as a senior ... State 4-A champion in the 400 as a junior ... Turned in the fastest time in Texas in 1996, 1997 ... Ranked No. 1 in 1997 ... One of Dallas Morning News Top 100 recruits in football ... Voted track MVP 1995-97 ... Turned in high school bests of 10.59 in the 100, 20.71 in the 200, 45.74 in the 400, 23-1 in the long jump, 45-1 in the triple jump and 1:52 in the 800.

Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1979 ... Son of Debra Ann Davis and Michael Couts ... Majoring in computer information systems.

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