32 Natalia Bruening
32 Natalia Bruening
Height: 6-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar HS
Position: Center
gp 2
pts/g 15.5
fg % 57.1
3pt % -
ft % 53.8
reb/g 13.5
a/g 0.5

UC SANTA BARBARA
2017-18
Played in 28 games with one start...Led the team with 12 blocks...Her 44.4 shooting percentage and 75.9 free throw percentage were second and third-best on the team, respectively...Scored her first points of the season against Seattle (Nov. 17), finishing with five points in 10 minutes...Began the year making 11-of-12 free throws, including two straight 4-for-4 efforts...Enjoyed her top-two offensive performances in back-to-back outings, scoring a season-high nine points on 4-of-5 shooting against CSF (Feb. 15) and posting eight points on 3-of-4 shots against UCI (Feb. 17)...Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds at New Mexico St. (Dec. 29)...Recorded second multi-block game of the season with a career-high three at Cal Poly (Feb. 21)...Made at least one field goal in 15 of 28 appearances...Averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

2016-17
Appeared in 21 games while making one start as a freshman center…Made her UCSB debut on Nov. 30 against Santa Clara and tallied three points in six minutes…Three games later set a career-high with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes at San Diego State (Dec. 11)…Pulled down a career-best seven rebounds in the very next game against UCLA in 20 minutes of action on Dec. 14…Made her first career start in a 56-49 win over Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 7…Averaged 2.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game…Went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. 

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
Oct 29 Cal St. San Bernardino W, 70-53
Nov 6 at Utah Valley L, 63-54
Nov 9 CSU Bakersfield L, 56-48
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 2 -
Games started 2 -
Minutes 75 -
Minutes per game 37.5 -
FG 12-21 0-0
FG Pct 57.1 -
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 7-13 0-0
FT Pct 53.8 -
Off rebounds 9 -
Def rebounds 18 -
Total rebounds 27 -
Rebounds per game 13.5 -
Personal fouls 6 -
Disqualifications - -
Assists 1 -
Turnovers 5 -
Assist to turnover ratio 0.2 -
Steals 1 -
Blocks 2 -
Points 31 0
Points per game 15.5 -
Points per 40 min 16.5 -
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 29 Cal St. San Bernardino W, 70-53 - 25 8-15 53.3 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 18
Nov 6 at Utah Valley L, 63-54 1 38 9-14 64.3 0-0 - 2-6 33.3 20
Nov 9 CSU Bakersfield L, 56-48 1 37 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 11
Nov 15 at USC   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Loyola Marymount   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 at UNLV   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 St .Mary's (CA)   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Grand Canyon   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 8 at Pacific   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 at Cal   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 19 California Baptist   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 at San Diego State   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 New Mexico St.   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 5 at CSUN   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 19 Long Beach State   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 Cal State Fullerton   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at UC Riverside   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 CSUN   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 at Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Cal State Fullerton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Long Beach State   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 UC Riverside   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 at UC Davis   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 29 Cal St. San Bernardino W, 70-53 - 25 5 7 12 0 4 0.0 0 2 2 -
Nov 6 at Utah Valley L, 63-54 1 38 3 8 11 0 2 0.0 0 1 3 -
Nov 9 CSU Bakersfield L, 56-48 1 37 6 10 16 1 3 0.3 1 1 3 -
Nov 15 at USC   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Loyola Marymount   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 at UNLV   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 St .Mary's (CA)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Grand Canyon   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 8 at Pacific   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 at Cal   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 19 California Baptist   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 at San Diego State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 New Mexico St.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 5 at CSUN   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 19 Long Beach State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 Cal State Fullerton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 at UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at UC Riverside   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 CSUN   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 at Hawai'i   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 UC Irvine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Cal State Fullerton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Long Beach State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 UC Riverside   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 9 at UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 21 1 8.8 0.9-1.8 47.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.4-0.5 90.0 2.1
2017-18 28 1 9.3 0.9-1.9 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.8-1.0 75.9 2.5
2018-19 2 2 37.5 6.0-10.5 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-6.5 53.8 15.5
Total 51 4 10.2 1.1-2.2 47.8 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-1.0 73.1 2.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 21 1 184 18-38 47.4 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 45
2017-18 28 1 259 24-54 44.4 0-0 - 22-29 75.9 70
2018-19 2 2 75 12-21 57.1 0-0 - 7-13 53.8 31
Total 51 4 518 54-113 47.8 0-0 - 38-52 73.1 146
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 21 1 8.8 3.9-8.3 47.4 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-2.2 90.0 9.8
2017-18 28 1 9.3 3.7-8.3 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 3.4-4.5 75.9 10.8
2018-19 2 2 37.5 6.4-11.2 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-6.9 53.8 16.5
Total 51 4 10.2 4.2-8.7 47.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.9-4.0 73.1 11.3
  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 21 1 8.8 0.7 1.3 2.0 1.7 - 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
2017-18 28 1 9.3 0.8 1.7 2.5 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.4
2018-19 2 2 37.5 4.5 9.0 13.5 3.0 - 0.5 2.5 0.2 0.5 1.0
Total 51 4 10.2 0.9 1.8 2.7 1.7 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 21 1 184 14 27 41 36 - 1 11 0.1 3 2
2017-18 28 1 259 23 47 70 45 0 2 21 0.1 0 12
2018-19 2 2 75 9 18 27 6 - 1 5 0.2 1 2
Total 51 4 518 46 92 138 87 0 4 37 0.1 4 16
  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 21 1 8.8 3.0 5.9 8.9 7.8 0.0 0.2 2.4 0.1 0.7 0.4
2017-18 28 1 9.3 3.6 7.3 10.8 6.9 0.0 0.3 3.2 0.1 0.0 1.9
2018-19 2 2 37.5 4.8 9.6 14.4 3.2 0.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 0.5 1.1
Total 51 4 10.2 3.6 7.1 10.7 6.7 0.0 0.3 2.9 0.1 0.3 1.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 2 2 37.5 6.0-10.5 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-6.5 53.8 15.5
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition 1 - 25.0 8.0-15.0 53.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-4.0 50.0 18.0
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Home 1 1 37.0 3.0-7.0 42.9 0.0-0.0 - 5.0-7.0 71.4 11.0
Away 1 1 38.0 9.0-14.0 64.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-6.0 33.3 20.0
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Losses 2 2 37.5 6.0-10.5 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-6.5 53.8 15.5
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November 2 2 37.5 6.0-10.5 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-6.5 53.8 15.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 2 2 75 12-21 57.1 0-0 - 7-13 53.8 31
Conference - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Exhibition 1 - 25 8-15 53.3 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 18
-
Home 1 1 37 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 11
Away 1 1 38 9-14 64.3 0-0 - 2-6 33.3 20
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
-
Wins - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Losses 2 2 75 12-21 57.1 0-0 - 7-13 53.8 31
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November 2 2 75 12-21 57.1 0-0 - 7-13 53.8 31
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 2 2 37.5 6.4-11.2 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-6.9 53.8 16.5
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition 1 - 25.0 12.8-24.0 53.3 0.0-0.0 - 3.2-6.4 50.0 28.8
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Home 1 1 37.0 3.2-7.6 42.9 0.0-0.0 - 5.4-7.6 71.4 11.9
Away 1 1 38.0 9.5-14.7 64.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.1-6.3 33.3 21.1
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
-
Wins - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Losses 2 2 37.5 6.4-11.2 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-6.9 53.8 16.5
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November 2 2 37.5 6.4-11.2 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-6.9 53.8 16.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 2 2 37.5 4.5 9.0 13.5 3.0 - 0.5 2.5 0.2 0.5 1.0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition 1 - 25.0 5.0 7.0 12.0 2.0 - 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
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Home 1 1 37.0 6.0 10.0 16.0 3.0 - 1.0 3.0 0.3 1.0 1.0
Away 1 1 38.0 3.0 8.0 11.0 3.0 - 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 37.5 4.5 9.0 13.5 3.0 - 0.5 2.5 0.2 0.5 1.0
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November 2 2 37.5 4.5 9.0 13.5 3.0 - 0.5 2.5 0.2 0.5 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 2 2 75 9 18 27 6 - 1 5 0.2 1 2
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition 1 - 25 5 7 12 2 - 0 4 0.0 0 2
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Home 1 1 37 6 10 16 3 - 1 3 0.3 1 1
Away 1 1 38 3 8 11 3 - 0 2 0.0 0 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 75 9 18 27 6 - 1 5 0.2 1 2
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November 2 2 75 9 18 27 6 - 1 5 0.2 1 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 2 2 37.5 4.8 9.6 14.4 3.2 0.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 0.5 1.1
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition 1 - 25.0 8.0 11.2 19.2 3.2 0.0 0.0 6.4 0.0 0.0 3.2
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Home 1 1 37.0 6.5 10.8 17.3 3.2 0.0 1.1 3.2 0.3 1.1 1.1
Away 1 1 38.0 3.2 8.4 11.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 1.1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 37.5 4.8 9.6 14.4 3.2 0.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 0.5 1.1
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November 2 2 37.5 4.8 9.6 14.4 3.2 0.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 0.5 1.1