Blugold Hall of Fame
Tammy Brandt (Stanius)
A Blugold Super Six winner in 1996, Tammy Brandt, as she was known during her playing days, is a top figure in the record books for both soccer and softball.
Stanius played four years of soccer before finishing up with two seasons of softball after her soccer days were complete. She was a three-time All-Conference pick in soccer and twice named All-Conference for softball. She was named to the All-Region first team and All-American third team her senior season of soccer and the All-Region third team her second year of softball when she was named an NSCA All-American Scholar-Athlete.
She ranks second on the Blugold all-time career points list in soccer with 118. She still holds the single season assists mark of 17 set in 1994 and tied the school single season goals record with 16 in 1992. That mark has been exceeded four times since and now stands at 20. Her career point total might have been higher but assists were not tracked her freshman season.
During her soccer career, the Blugolds compiled an overall mark of 56-21-5. Among her team awards were Rookie of the Year, Playmaker Award and Top Offensive Player. She also served as team captain her senior season.
She still holds the school career batting average mark of .439 and owns the school career stolen base mark of 67 set in just two seasons. In addition, she owns the single season runs mark of 49 and has the top two single season stolen base totals of 34 and 33. The Blugolds had a combined record of 46-23 during her two campaigns.
Stanius graduated from UWEC in 1996 as a comprehensive physical education major. She had an emphasis in adaptive physical education and coaching. She earned her master's degree from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota.
Since 1998, she has taught and coached in the White Bear Lake School District after starting her teaching career in Hopkins, Minnesota at the John Ireland Schools. She currently is a PE and adaptive PE instructor for grades 6-8 while coaching ninth grade girls soccer and 10th grade girls fastpitch. Her eight-year soccer record is 102-8-2 and her six-year softball record is 60-42. She received the Distinguished Educator Award for the 2005-06 academic year.
She and her husband Chad Stanius, a real estate appraiser, have a 2-year-old daughter named Hailey and four-month-old son named Jack.