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Cara Brown
Cara  Brown


South Bend, IN

High School:
Clay HS

Last College:
Washington State




Toreros Aim For Another WCC Championship

USD enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed, will play No. 9 Gonzaga Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes Tennis Center


Toreros Fall Short to Pepperdine, Lose 4-3

While celebrating senior day, the Toreros rallied from a 3-0 deficit, but fell just short


Toreros Outlast LMU 4-3

Laura Claus wins pressure-packed third set to give USD their fifth WCC win


Toreros Host No. 71 LMU and First Place Pepperdine This Weekend

USD (4-2) looks to move up in the WCC standings with two crucial home matches


Toreros Fall 6-1 to Santa Clara

USD Splits WCC Road Trip


USD Women's Tennis vs. Nevada - 3/9/12

USD Women's Tennis vs. Nevada - 3/9/12 | Hogan Tennis Center | Photos by Brock Scott,

Honors & Awards:
• 2013 WCC All-Academic Team
• 2012 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention
• WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - 2011, 2012 & 2013
• 2011 & 2012 ITA Scholar Athlete

Senior (2012-13):Won a career-high 14 singles matches while posting a 14-9 overall record... Posted a 10-7 dual singles record playing primarily at the No. 6 spot... Started out the 2013 season by winning eight of her first 10 singles matches... Went 10-10 in doubles (8-8 in dual matches)... Teamed mostly with Marta Stojanovic, posting a 6-5 record with her... Named to the WCC All-Academic Team with a 3.73 GPA... Also named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Junior (2011-12):Went 9-3 overall in singles and 5-0 in dual singles play... Played exclusively at No. 6... Won her final seven singles contests of the season... Posted an 11-9 overall doubles record and a 9-7 dual doubles mark... Teamed mostly with Stephanie Hoffpauir at No. 3, going 9-6 as a pair... Named WCC honorable mention All-Academic with a 3.66 GPA... In the fall, went 4-3 in singles and competed in the SDSU Fall Classic I, ITA Southwestern Regionals and SDSU Fall Classic II... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.68 GPA and was an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Sophomore (2010-11):In her first season as a Torero, went 1-0 in dual doubles with Maja Sujica, defeating Cal State Fullerton's Karina Akhmedova and Malorie de la Cruz...Competed in three fall tournaments; the SDSU Fall Classic I & II and the ITA Southwestern Regionals... Went 0-7 in singles during the fall and 1-2 in doubles teaming with Marite Raygada.... Was named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll and an ITA Scholar Athlete after earning a 3.58 GPA.

Freshman (2009-10):Competed in the fall season at Washington State University, compiling a 6-3 singles record.

High School/Prep:Attended Clay High School in South Bend, Ind... Lettered four times in tennis for head coach Randy Styles, earning team MVP honors each year... Named second-team All-State as a senior and academic All-State... Northern Indiana Conference first-team as a junior and senior... Second-team All-NIC as a sophomore and NIC honorable mention as a freshman.

Personal:Born May 5, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Payton and Janey Brown... Older brother, Adam, is an Aerospace Engineering major at UCLA... Mother, Janey, is a middle school teacher's assistant and father, Payton, is a psychiatrist in South Bend, Ind.... Was involved in National Honor Society throughout high school and was class president senior year... Interested in visual arts as a major because she is passionate about film and the artistic side of production... Also, interested in Ethnic Studies because she believes that an understanding of other cultures is necessary to create better global relationships... Enjoys filmmaking and ping pong... Began playing tennis at nine years-old after seeing Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport in the 2000 Wimbledon final... Was also recruited by UC Santa Barbara... Chose USD because of the solid academics, the beautiful campus, and the great city.

"The best feeling I have ever had on the court was my senior year. I was playing my high school regional final. I gave that match my all but fell short. Once I turned around what seemed like 50 people, family, friends, and acquaintances were all cheering for me. I had the greatest support anyone could ever ask for."

Major:Visual Arts

Cara's Career Singles Records

Season Overall Dual Tourn. vs. Ranked vs. WCC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2012-13 14-9 10-7 4-2 --- 3-4 --- --- --- 0-1 1-0 9-6
2011-12 9-3 5-0 4-3 0-1 4-0 --- --- --- --- --- 5-0
2010-11 0-7 --- 0-7 1-1 0-1 --- --- --- --- --- ---
2009-10* 6-3 --- 6-3 0-4 2-0 --- --- --- --- --- ---
Career 29-22 15-7 14-15 1-6 9-5 --- --- --- 0-1 1-0 14-6

Cara's Career Doubles Records

Season Overall Dual Tourn. vs. Ranked vs. WCC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2012-13 10-10 8-8 2-2 --- 5-2 --- 1-1 7-7
2011-12 11-9 9-7 2-2 --- 6-4 --- 0-1 9-6
2010-11 2-2 1-0 1-2 --- 0-1 --- --- 1-0
2009-10* 4-3 --- 4-3 --- 1-0 --- --- ---
Career 27-24 18-15 9-9 --- 12-7 --- 1-2 17-13

*at Washington State

Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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