CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Sept. 28)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Nov. 2)
2010 All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 13-19)
2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
JUNIOR (2012): Brunner started every game, playing 1,816 total minutes and allowing 23 goals. The defense-driven season led her to numerous records. She once again added her name to the CU season lists, ranking third with 7.1 shutouts, tying for sixth with eight wins (her second season doing so) and landing at eighth with 70 saves. She also ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-12 in goals-against average (1.14), saves, saves per game (3.5) and save percentage (.753), including a second-ranked shutout total. Brunner began with a bang, earning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors on her way to helping the Buffs to a record-setting three shutouts to start the season. She also moved up in the CU career record books, ranking in the top five in shutouts, GAA, saves and wins.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Brunner continued her role as the lead goalkeeper for the Buffs, starting 14 of the team's 19 games. She had 40 saves, averaging 2.86 per game, which ranked in the top 10 of Pac-12 goalkeepers in 2011. She only allowed 23 goals. She had two shutouts, moving her into sole possession of fourth place on CU's all-time list. Both shutouts happened in the Colorado Cup against Colorado College (5-0) and Northern Colorado (3-0). Her 0.14 shutouts per game average ranked eighth on the Pac-12 list.
FRESHMAN (2010): She secured her spot as CU's starting goalkeeper playing all 20 games and starting 19. She recorded 61 saves allowing just 22 goals in 1,804 minutes giving her a 1.10 goals against average which ranks 10th on CU's single season list. Her 61 saves puts her in 10th on that list as well, and she is tied for sixth with five shutouts and eight wins in her debut season. She earned two player of the week awards (Big 12 Conference and College Soccer 360) after the Buffs beat No. 6 Texas A&M 2-1 in overtime and tied Texas 0-0 in double overtime.
HIGH SCHOOL: She arrived early at CU after graduating from Arvada West High School in December of 2009 and enrolled into CU for the spring 2010 semester. She was a member of her high school's soccer team for two years at left back and then focused on playing club ball for the Colorado Storm Soccer Club under coach Scott Dedycker. She led the Storm to the state championship in 2007, '08, '09 and '10. She also has significant experience at the Olympic Development level and was a member of the ODP State team for four years (2004-07). She was recognized as an academic letterman for four years and received the Masonic Award her junior year.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Brunner is majoring in management in the Leeds School of Business at Colorado.
PERSONAL: She was born January 31, 1992, to Bill and Maggie Brunner. She has two older brothers, Matt and Will. She chose CU because she fell in love with Boulder and the campus. She is a counselor at the Rock Christian Camp and enjoys most outdoor activities, especially fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowboarding and tennis.