BOULDER - University of Colorado goalkeeper Annie Brunner was named the Pac-12 Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of August 13-19, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday.

Brunner, a junior from Arvada, Colo., started the 2012 season off hot, with eight saves against Northern Colorado and Colorado College in the Colorado Cup. She came up big against Northern Colorado on Friday, saving the ball three times and facing 15 shots, helping the Buffs to a 3-0 win. It was the sixth time in as many meetings that the Buffs shut out the Bears.

On Sunday, she recorded another shutout against Colorado College. She had five saves, including one in the final minute, allowing the game to finish in a 0-0 draw and the Buffs to win their second consecutive Colorado Cup title. The tie moved her into sole possession of second place on CU's all-time ties list.

Brunner (12-8-6 in her career) currently ranks at the top of the Pac-12 this season in shutouts and sits at second for most saves. Her 109 total saves put her at seventh on CU's all-time list. She is just two wins away from tying for fourth on CU's list of most wins.

Brunner is Colorado soccer's first Pac-12 Player of the Week. Brunner also earned Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors in September 2010.  

Join the CU Soccer team for their home opening weekend at Prentup Field - Friday, August 24 & Sunday, August 26

Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with new head coach Danny Sanchez and the CU Soccer team as the Buffs take on LIU in their home opener on Friday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. as part of the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic. The first 500 fans will receive a FREE CU Soccer t-shirt. The CU Soccer team concludes the Omni Classic on Sunday, August 26 against Wright State at 1:30 p.m. The first 200 fans will receive a FREE CU Mini Ball courtesy of Omni Hotels. Remember, parking and admission are free for all CU Soccer home games. Don't miss any of the action this weekend as the CU Soccer team kicks off the first Buffs athletic events of the season!