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Ronda Brooks
Ronda Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga

High School:
Pope

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
10/03/1984

Experience:
3L

• 2005 SEC Tournament MVP
• 2004 & 2005 All-SEC First Team
• 2004 SoccerBuzz (2nd Team) & NSCAA (3rd Team) All-American
• 2003 SEC All-Freshman Team

2005
NSCAA All-Region Team Selection ... All-SEC First Team ... SEC Tournament MVP ... Named to the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week following the SEC Tournament ... Scored both of Auburn's SEC Tournament game-winning goals ... Anchored a back line that allowed just 28 goals on the season, including six shutouts ... One of just four Tigers to start all 21 matches ... Tied for the team lead with five goals, three of which were game-winners ... Also assisted on two others ... Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17) after scoring the game-winner in AU's SEC -clinching 2-0 win over LSU and assisting on Jada Stewart's double-overtime game-winner against Arkansas ... Had the only assist on Jada Stewart's game-winning goal over South Carolina ... Connected on a PK against Arizona State at New Mexico Classic ... Named to the UNM Classic All-Tournament Team ... Scored Auburn's first goal of the season in 2-1 loss at Rice.

2004
Named second team All-American by Soccer Buzz and third team by NSCAA ... Earned first team All-SEC honors as well as first team all-region honors by Soccer Buzz and NSCAA ... Anchored the Auburn defense, which allowed just 15 goals in 21 games ... Solid defender, who scored a goal and added four assists on the season ... Started all 21 contests ... Most versatile player for the Tigers as she could play any field position.

2003
Earned a spot on the Soccer Buzz All-Freshman Southeast Region team ... Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team ... Second on the team in goals with seven ... Was moved to midfield at the start of the season ... Scored the game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Arkansas ... Scored Auburn's first goal in 2-1 win over Ole Miss ... Scored game-tying goal with Vanderbilt in 3-2 win ... Scored two goals in Auburn's 4-0 win over UNLV ... Tallied two goals in collegiate debut at UAB in 3-0 win.

High School
Graduated from Pope High School ... Key contributor to three-time high school state championship team ... Coached by Jim Haskin ... Member of the GSA 85 Phoenix Red Soccer Club coached by Ted Colburn ... Helped lead club team to U16 national title as captain ... ODP Region III team member ... 2003 NSCAA/adidas High School All-American ... Four-time All-County First Team member ... Named 2002 team Most Valuable Player.

Personal
Born Ronda Ellise Brooks on October 3, 1984 ... The daughter of Jessica Brooks ... Has one brother, Marshall (25) ... Says she chose Auburn because it would better her education and wanted to be a part of a team that cared for each other ... Lists the best advice ever given as "If you are going to do something, do it whole heartedly." and "finish what you started." ... Majoring in geography.

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