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  Kara Brun
Kara Brun

Player Profile

Glendale, Arizona

High School:
Deer Valley



Selected to participate in the USA Women's National team camp.

Arizona State (2002): Second-team Verizon Academic All-American ... first-team Academic All-Pacific Region choice ... first-team Academic All-Pac-10 choice ... one of 25 finalist for National Player of the Year honors ... earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors ... set single-season records in home runs (10) and RBIs (52) ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (2/25) ... seventh all-time in career batting average (.338) and hits (199) ... second all-time in home runs (24), RBIs (132) and doubles (37) ... played and started in 65 of the team's 66 games ... led the team with 22 two-out RBIs ... hit .425 with runners in scoring position ... third on the team with a .350 batting average ... struck out only 14 times in 206 at bats (once every 15 ab) ... turned a Pac-10 and team-high 17 double plays and lead the team and Pac-10 with 168 assists ... recorded 18 multi-hit games and tied for the team high with 11 multi-RBI games.

(2001): Second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... first-team Academic All-Pac-10 choice ... Academic All-Region honoree ... named the team's co-Defensive Player of the Year and co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... third all-time in Arizona State history in home runs (14) ... fifth all-time in doubles (26) ... tied for sixth all-time with a .332 career batting average ... tenth all-time in RBIs (80) ... had a 12 game hitting streak, second longest on the team and eighth longest in the Pac-10 ... played in and started all 58 games ... batted .311 with 59 hits and a team-high 34 runs ... also posted team-highs in RBIs (42) and doubles (10) ... second on the team in homeruns (6) ... had a .458 slugging percentage ... recorded a team second-best 15 RBIs with two outs ... led the team with 18 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... turned 14 doubles plays, good for fourth in the Pac-10 ... also led the team with 129 assists ... member of the Phoenix Storm National Champions at the ASA Women's Major Fast Pitch National Championships ... earned second-team ASA All-American honors.

(2000): Named to the All-Pac-10 second-team ... Region V All-Tournament team choice after batting .438 (7-for-16) with three doubles and four RBIs ... tied ASU's single-season home run mark (8) ... finished the season leading the team in batting average (.352), runs (44), hits (68), doubles (16) and was second in RBIs (38) ... posted a team-high 16 game hitting streak ... tallied 108 total bases ... had a .560 slugging percentage ... led the team in assist with 133 ... posted 18 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... awarded the team's Freshman of the Year honor and the team's Defensive Player of the Year honor ... second all-time in a single-season with 16 doubles ... One of three Arizona State players to compete on the U.S. Junior Olympic National Team ... earned the silver medal ... played in six games, starting five ... started in the gold medal game against Japan ... batted .400 (6-15) ... finished tied for second on the team with three doubles and third in RBIs with eight ... during Team USA's 6-0 win over China, she put the game out of reach in the sixth inning by smashing a two RBI single ... member of Phoenix Storm National Champions at ASA Women's Major Fast Pitch National Championship ... fifth place finishers at the prestigious Canada Cup, highest finish of non-Olympic team ... first-team ASA All-American ... named the Canadian Cup round robin all-star award for a shortstop ... earned third-team All-American honors at utility in `99 ... youngest athlete named to the 1998 Women's Elite Athlete Pool ... participated in the 1998 USA Softball National Team Festival in Ft. Worth, Texas, winning the bronze medal for the West team.

High School: A 1999 graduate of Deer Valley High School, Glendale, Ariz. ... four-time letterwinner in softball and two-time letterwinner in volleyball ... captained the softball team from 1998-99 ... '99 NFCA second-team West Region All-American ... holds the Deer Valley High School record for most hits in a career ... four-time all-region first team selection ... four-time All-Glendale first team selection ... two-time Arizona first team Super Dozen pick ... two-time Glendale Player of the Year ... Northwest Region Player of the Year in '99 ... Gatorade's Arizona Athlete of the Year ... named the 1996 Defensive MVP and the 1997 and 1998 Offensive MVP ... member of the ASA's Phoenix Storm ... second place finishers at ASA Women's Major Fast Pitch National Championships ... third-team ASA All-American pick ... NFCA second-team All-American in '98 ... two-time Scholar-Athlete award winner.

Personal: Major is communications ... hobbies include working out, watching movies and spending time with friends ... parents are Greg and Kim Brun of Glendale ... has two older brothers, Chad and Travis ... born December 4, 1980 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... full name is Kara Lynn Brun.

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