College: Arizona State
Hometown: Freeport, Illinois
• Named first-team All-Pac-12 three times (2015-16-17)
• Two-time WBCA All-Region Selection (2016-17)
• Earned Pac-12 Defensive honorable mention (2015 and 2016)
AT FIRST GLANCE
Throughout her career at Arizona State, Brunner finished third on the school’s all-time list in career points (1,405) and field goals (551), second in rebounds (921), eighth in field goal percentage (52.3 percent) and ninth in free throws (288). Brunner helped lead Arizona State to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including receiving a No. 2 seed in 2016, which is the highest NCAA seed in program history. Brunner also finished first in program history in career rebounds in the NCAA Tournament (70), second in points (112) and field goals (42), third in free throws (27) and fourth in assists (20).
Nominee for the WBCA All-American Team, the first Arizona State women’s player to earn All-America notice since Briann January in 2009 • WBCA All-Region Selection • All-Pac 12 • Nominee for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team • Pac 12 All-Academic second team • CoSIDA All-District 8 Team • Averaged a team-best 13.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, while also tallying 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals a game • Recorded five double-doubles during the season to reach 20 career double-doubles.
“Sophie’s legacy goes beyond her contributions and statistics and her basketball success. She is an incredible person and has been a tremendous ambassador in our community. She’s one of the most loved players I’ve ever coached. No matter where we traveled there were Sophie Brunner fans in the stands. That doesn’t happen just because of what you do on the court, it happens because of who you are as a person.”
– ASU Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne
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