33 Natalia Bruening
33 Natalia Bruening
Height: 6-4
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar HS
Position: Center
gp 18
pts/g 2.3
fg % 48.5
3pt % -
ft % 90.0
reb/g 1.8
a/g 0.1

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for four years at Corona del Mar HS under coach Mark Decker…Set the school record for career rebounds and career blocks…She averaged a double-double in each of her final three seasons, including her 18 point and 12 rebound average as a senior…That same year, she recorded two blocks per game…Set her career-high in blocks with six against Bishop Amat HS and also scored 23 points and 18 rebounds…She led her team to the semifinals of CIF and to the second round in state…Was the Pacific Coast Athlete of the Year and Corona del Mar Athlete of the Year in 2016, as she was also recognized as First Team All-CIF, league MVP, the Newport Mesa Player of the Year, Second Team All-County, OC Sidelines First Team All-County, and First Team All-State (Div. IV)…As a junior, she led the Sea Kings to a league championships after she averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game, and was named First Team All-CIF, league MVP, and the Newport Mesa Player of the Year…Scored a career-high that season with a 39-point outing versus Valencia, as she also recorded 17 rebounds and two blocks…Ten days later, she set her career-high with 20 rebounds against Rancho Cucamonga, as she also added 27 points and five blocks…That year, she brought her team to a league championship, the semifinals of the CIF, and the first round of state…During her sophomore year, she averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game and led her team to the semifinals of CIF and to the first round of state…That year, she was named First Team All-CIF for the first time, and First Team All-Pacific Coast League…As a freshman, she averaged 12 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, and was voted to the Newport Mesa Dream Team and second team all-league…Her team reached the second round of CIF that year...Also played volleyball at an all-county level…Was an AP Scholar Award winner and earned the Academic Lamp with Highest Honors…Also was the school’s yearbook editor in 2014 and 2016.

PERSONAL
Natalia Ann Bruening was born on Nov. 14, 1997 in Frankfurt, Germany to parents Julia and Christoph…Has a younger sister, Tatiana, and a younger brother, George…Nickname is Nashortia…Her most memorable sports moment was being named the Pacific Coast League Athlete of the Year…Favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the New England Patriots…Lists Kobe Bryant, Candace Parker, and Rob Gronkowski as her favorite athletes…For movies, she loves anything Disney…Her favorite TV shows are Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Saturday Night Live…Enjoys reading the Harry Potter series, as her favorite author is JK Rowling…Beyoncé is her favorite music artist…In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, watch Netflix, or go to Disneyland…Was recruited by USC, Colorado, Dartmouth, and Cornell…She was also recruited to play collegiate volleyball…Majoring in economics or film & media studies…Aspires to be a sports journalist.

Recent Games
Feb 1 Cal State Fullerton W, 57-37
Feb 4 UC Davis L, 62-48
Feb 9 Cal State Northridge L, 62-55
Feb 11 at Hawai'i W, 67-52
Feb 16 at UC Riverside L, 73-69
Feb 18 at Long Beach State L, 59-45
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 10
Games started 1 1
Minutes 161 71
Minutes per game 8.9 7.1
FG 16-33 7-11
FG Pct 48.5 63.6
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 9-10 1-1
FT Pct 90.0 100.0
Off rebounds 11 2
Def rebounds 21 5
Total rebounds 32 7
Rebounds per game 1.8 0.7
Personal fouls 30 16
Disqualifications - -
Assists 1 0
Turnovers 9 7
Assist to turnover ratio 0.1 0.0
Steals 3 1
Blocks 1 0
Points 41 15
Points per game 2.3 1.5
Points per 40 min 10.2 8.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 6 Cal St. L.A. W, 90-53 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Iowa St. L, 77-60 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Pepperdine W, 66-57 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Seattle L, 58-53 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 Northern Arizona W, 60-51 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at San Diego L, 77-63 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 Santa Clara L, 69-58 - 6 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 3
Dec 2 at Loyola Marymount L, 57-55 - 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 11 at San Diego State L, 84-70 - 22 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 11
Dec 14 UCLA L, 71-52 - 20 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 16 at Fresno State W, 50-49 - 10 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 19 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi W, 66-60 - 8 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Dec 20 vs. North Dakota St. W, 66-59 - 18 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Dec 31 Yale L, 64-60 - 3 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 5 at Cal Poly L, 78-67 - 3 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 7 at Cal State Fullerton W, 56-49 1 10 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 14 UC Riverside W, 58-54 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 19 Long Beach State W, 65-60 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 21 Hawai'i W, 74-62 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 at Cal State Northridge L, 75-61 - 15 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 28 at UC Irvine W, 85-60 - 15 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Feb 1 Cal State Fullerton W, 57-37 - 8 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 5
Feb 4 UC Davis L, 62-48 - 1 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 9 Cal State Northridge L, 62-55 - 13 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 11 at Hawai'i W, 67-52 - 3 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 16 at UC Riverside L, 73-69 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 at Long Beach State L, 59-45 - 1 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 25 at UC Davis   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 8 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 6 Cal St. L.A. W, 90-53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at Iowa St. L, 77-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Pepperdine W, 66-57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Seattle L, 58-53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 Northern Arizona W, 60-51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 at San Diego L, 77-63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 Santa Clara L, 69-58 - 6 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Dec 2 at Loyola Marymount L, 57-55 - 3 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 11 at San Diego State L, 84-70 - 22 3 3 6 0 0 - 1 1 4 -
Dec 14 UCLA L, 71-52 - 20 3 4 7 0 0 - 0 0 4 -
Dec 16 at Fresno State W, 50-49 - 10 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 2 -
Dec 19 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi W, 66-60 - 8 1 3 4 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 -
Dec 20 vs. North Dakota St. W, 66-59 - 18 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 31 Yale L, 64-60 - 3 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 5 at Cal Poly L, 78-67 - 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 7 at Cal State Fullerton W, 56-49 1 10 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 14 UC Riverside W, 58-54 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 19 Long Beach State W, 65-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 21 Hawai'i W, 74-62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 at Cal State Northridge L, 75-61 - 15 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 28 at UC Irvine W, 85-60 - 15 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 1 Cal State Fullerton W, 57-37 - 8 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 4 UC Davis L, 62-48 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 9 Cal State Northridge L, 62-55 - 13 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 11 at Hawai'i W, 67-52 - 3 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 16 at UC Riverside L, 73-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 at Long Beach State L, 59-45 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 25 at UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 8 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Big West Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 18 1 8.9 0.9-1.8 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.5-0.6 90.0 2.3
Total 18 1 8.9 0.9-1.8 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.5-0.6 90.0 2.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 18 1 161 16-33 48.5 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 41
Total 18 1 161 16-33 48.5 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 41
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 18 1 8.9 4.0-8.2 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-2.5 90.0 10.2
Total 18 1 8.9 4.0-8.2 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-2.5 90.0 10.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 18 1 8.9 0.6 1.2 1.8 1.7 - 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1
Total 18 1 8.9 0.6 1.2 1.8 1.7 - 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 18 1 161 11 21 32 30 - 1 9 0.1 3 1
Total 18 1 161 11 21 32 30 - 1 9 0.1 3 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 18 1 8.9 2.7 5.2 8.0 7.5 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.1 0.7 0.2
Total 18 1 8.9 2.7 5.2 8.0 7.5 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.1 0.7 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 18 1 8.9 0.9-1.8 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.5-0.6 90.0 2.3
Conference 10 1 7.1 0.7-1.1 63.6 0.0-0.0 - 0.1-0.1 100.0 1.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 7 - 7.6 0.7-2.0 35.7 0.0-0.0 - 0.3-0.3 100.0 1.7
Away 9 1 9.1 1.0-1.4 69.2 0.0-0.0 - 0.3-0.4 75.0 2.3
Neutral 2 - 13.0 1.0-3.0 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-2.0 100.0 4.0
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Wins 8 1 9.3 1.0-1.8 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-0.6 100.0 2.6
Losses 10 - 8.7 0.8-1.9 42.1 0.0-0.0 - 0.4-0.5 80.0 2.0
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November 1 - 6.0 1.0-1.0 100.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.0-1.0 100.0 3.0
December 7 - 12.0 1.1-3.0 38.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.0-1.1 87.5 3.3
January 5 1 9.0 0.8-1.0 80.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 1.6
February 5 - 5.2 0.6-1.2 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.2-0.2 100.0 1.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 18 1 161 16-33 48.5 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 41
Conference 10 1 71 7-11 63.6 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 15
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 7 - 53 5-14 35.7 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Away 9 1 82 9-13 69.2 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 21
Neutral 2 - 26 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 8
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Wins 8 1 74 8-14 57.1 0-0 - 5-5 100.0 21
Losses 10 - 87 8-19 42.1 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 20
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November 1 - 6 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 3
December 7 - 84 8-21 38.1 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 23
January 5 1 45 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
February 5 - 26 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 7
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 18 1 8.9 4.0-8.2 48.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-2.5 90.0 10.2
Conference 10 1 7.1 3.9-6.2 63.6 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-0.6 100.0 8.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 7 - 7.6 3.8-10.6 35.7 0.0-0.0 - 1.5-1.5 100.0 9.1
Away 9 1 9.1 4.4-6.3 69.2 0.0-0.0 - 1.5-2.0 75.0 10.2
Neutral 2 - 13.0 3.1-9.2 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 6.2-6.2 100.0 12.3
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Wins 8 1 9.3 4.3-7.6 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.7-2.7 100.0 11.4
Losses 10 - 8.7 3.7-8.7 42.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.8-2.3 80.0 9.2
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November 1 - 6.0 6.7-6.7 100.0 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-6.7 100.0 20.0
December 7 - 12.0 3.8-10.0 38.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.3-3.8 87.5 11.0
January 5 1 9.0 3.6-4.4 80.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 7.1
February 5 - 5.2 4.6-9.2 50.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.5-1.5 100.0 10.8
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 18 1 8.9 0.6 1.2 1.8 1.7 - 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1
Conference 10 1 7.1 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.6 - 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 - 7.6 0.6 1.0 1.6 0.9 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
Away 9 1 9.1 0.4 0.9 1.3 2.4 - 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.1
Neutral 2 - 13.0 1.5 3.0 4.5 1.0 - 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
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Wins 8 1 9.3 0.6 1.3 1.9 1.6 - 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0
Losses 10 - 8.7 0.6 1.1 1.7 1.7 - 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.1
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November 1 - 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
December 7 - 12.0 1.3 2.3 3.6 2.0 - 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1
January 5 1 9.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 2.4 - 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
February 5 - 5.2 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.8 - 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 18 1 161 11 21 32 30 - 1 9 0.1 3 1
Conference 10 1 71 2 5 7 16 - 0 7 0.0 1 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 - 53 4 7 11 6 - 0 0 - 0 0
Away 9 1 82 4 8 12 22 - 0 7 0.0 3 1
Neutral 2 - 26 3 6 9 2 - 1 2 0.5 0 0
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Wins 8 1 74 5 10 15 13 - 1 5 0.2 1 0
Losses 10 - 87 6 11 17 17 - 0 4 0.0 2 1
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November 1 - 6 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
December 7 - 84 9 16 25 14 - 1 2 0.5 2 1
January 5 1 45 0 3 3 12 - 0 6 0.0 1 0
February 5 - 26 2 2 4 4 - 0 1 0.0 0 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 18 1 8.9 2.7 5.2 8.0 7.5 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.1 0.7 0.2
Conference 10 1 7.1 1.1 2.8 3.9 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.6 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 - 7.6 3.0 5.3 8.3 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
Away 9 1 9.1 2.0 3.9 5.9 10.7 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.0 1.5 0.5
Neutral 2 - 13.0 4.6 9.2 13.8 3.1 0.0 1.5 3.1 0.5 0.0 0.0
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Wins 8 1 9.3 2.7 5.4 8.1 7.0 0.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 0.5 0.0
Losses 10 - 8.7 2.8 5.1 7.8 7.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.9 0.5
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November 1 - 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
December 7 - 12.0 4.3 7.6 11.9 6.7 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5
January 5 1 9.0 0.0 2.7 2.7 10.7 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.0 0.9 0.0
February 5 - 5.2 3.1 3.1 6.2 6.2 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0