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#21 Sophie Brunner
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Freeport, Ill.
High School: Aquin
Experience: High School


• 2014 Pac-12 Freshman Honorable Mention

• Played in every game (22 starts) and finished 2nd on the team in FG pct. (49.7) and rebounding (6.4 rpg) and 4th in scoring (7.6 ppg).

• Notched double figures in scoring 12x and rebounds 8x while accounting for 4 double-doubles.

• Averaged 10.5 ppg and shot 57 pct. (9-14) in 2 games vs. Stanford.

• Averaged 10.5 pts/9.5 rebs in ASU’s 2 NCAA Tournament games.

• Connected on 77 percent of her free throws (57-74) in the 13 games in which she attempted 4 or more free throws.

• Tied for team lead with 12 points (6-9 FGs) at San Diego (Nov. 13).

• Earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 9.0 ppg and 6.3 rpg while shooting 82 pct. in helping ASU win its games vs. Illinois, No. 11 UNC and Arkansas State at the Cancun Classic (Nov. 28-30). Recorded her first double-double (10 points/10 rebounds) as she scored all 10 of her points and had 7 of her 10 rebounds in the 2nd half and OT of ASU’s upset of UNC. Also played a big role helping ASU defeat Arkansas State as she scored 11 of her 13 points in the 2nd half.

• Named MVP of the ASU Classic after averaging 16.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 2.5 spg while shooting 78.6 pct. (11-14 FGs) in wins over Sacred Heart (Dec. 7) and Long Beach State (Dec. 8). Tied for team lead with 15 points to go along with 7 rebs vs. Sacred Heart. Scored 12 of her career-high 17 points 2nd half/OT of win over LBSU. Also had 12 rebs.

• Scored 13 points (5-6 FGs, 3-3 FTs) at Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 14).

• Grabbed 11 rebounds (7 offensive) to go along with 4 points in ASU’s win over No. 20 Syracuse (Dec. 30).

• Had 3rd double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) at Wash. (Jan. 3).

• Came 1 point short of double-double (9 points, career-high 13 rebounds) in win vs. UCLA (Jan. 12).

• Scored 5 points, had 8 rebounds and a career-high 4 assists in ASU’s win over No. 15 Cal (Jan. 17).

• Posted her 4th double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds, 5-9 FGs) of the season vs. Stanford (Jan. 20).

• Averaged 10.0 points/5.0 rebounds and connected on 54.5 pct. of her FGs (6-11) and all 8 of her FTs in ASU’s road wins at Utah (Jan. 24) and at Colorado (Jan. 26). With ASU down 62-61 and fewer than 9 seconds left at Utah, calmly knocked down 2 FTs to put ASU up 63-62 in 65-62 win... Scored 8 of her 12 points at Colorado in the 2nd half.

• Scored 10 points in ASU’s win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

• Scored 9 points (4-5 FGs) and had 7 rebounds at Stanford (Feb. 14).

• Was 2 points shy of double-double (8 pts/10 rebs) at Cal (Feb. 16).

• Scored 10 points and was 6-6 from the line at Oregon (Feb. 28).

• Came 1 rebound short of a double-double (14 points, 9 rebounds, 7-9 FGs) in ASU’s NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt (Mar. 22). 

• Closed her remarkable freshman campaign scoring 7 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds vs. Notre Dame in second round of the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 24).


• A 2013 graduate of Aquin High School (Freeport, Ill).

• Twice named to the AP’s All-State First-Team, Brunner had her No. 21 jersey retired at the conclusion of her Aquin High School after playing a central role in her team winning to back-to-back Class 1A state girls basketball titles (2012-13).

• Set 17 records in Illinois tournament finals play.

• As a senior, averaged 20.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in leading Aquin to a 31-3 record and its second consecutive 1A state title.

• Scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the state 2013 1A final.

• Named to the Champaign News Gazette’s 15-player, all-class first-team as a junior after averaging 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

• In 2012 her play helped lead Aquin to a school-record 32 wins and the Class 1A girls basketball title.

• Averaged 32.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.0 steals, 3.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in the 2012 state semifinals and championship game.

• Played club basketball for Illinois Elite.


• Exploratory major.

• Parents are Tom and Darcy Brunner.

• Has three siblings: Ellen (19), Gabby (16) and Heath (12).

• Hobbies include hanging with friends & family, laying by the pool, snowmobiling, and tubing.

• Born August 30, 1995 in Freeport, Ill.

• Full name is Sophia Elizabeth Brunner.

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