U.S. National Team: A member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team pool in 1998, she was the back-up goalkeeper on the 1998 Nordic Cup Team ... Earned a spot in 2000 Olympic Residency Camp in San Diego ... Earned her first full national team cap against Denmark at the Algarve Cup in Portugal on March 14, 2000 ... Also a member of the U.S. Under-16 National Team pool, playing in the U.S. Soccer Festival in Blaine, Minnesota in 1997. First Appearance: March 14, 2000, vs. Denmark. First Shutout: June 25, 2000 vs. Costa Rica.
College: The starting goalkeeper for North Carolina as a freshman in 1999, helping the Tar Heels to an NCAA Championship ... Started 22 of the 26 games played by the Heels in 1999, allowing just six goals for a sterling 0.30 goals against average while earning 14 shutouts ... She did not allow a goal in the NCAA playoffs, earning shutouts in both the NCAA semifinal and championship game ... Earned an assist in the NCAA championship game after Kim Patrick scored off her long clearance at the end of the match ... Named the Heels Rookie of the Year ... Named Second-Team All-ACC.
High School: Graduated on June 16, 1999 from El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif ... played four years of high school soccer as a forward and goalkeeper ... was MVP of league in soccer as a junior ... was Most Valuable Player of soccer team as a sophomore and junior ... second-team All-CIF selection as a junior in soccer ... was a first-team All-Empire League selection in soccer as a sophomore and junior ... named third-team All-CIF as a freshman in soccer ... also competed on the football team for two years as a kicker ... named Football Special Team Player of the Week ... was a member of the track team for two years, competing in shot put and discus ... was Most Valuable Player of the track team as a freshman.
Personal: Given name is Jennifer Lea Branam ... goes by Jenni ... is the daughter of Bryant and Karen Branam ... has one brother and one sister ... was born October 8, 1980 in Anaheim, Calif ... member of the Girl Scouts for 11 years ... plans to major in sports medicine ... wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer ... athlete she most admires is Billy Mills ... hobbies include rollerblading, hockey and mountain blading ... says that she is a klutz when she walks.