Sophie Brunner Joins Heat UA Coaching Staff for Summer!
Rockford Heat is excited to announce a huge addition to our Under Armour Coaching Staff this year! Sophie is not only a great player, she is also a great role model for anyone including the next generation of collegiate athletes! @dopie21 we are excited to have you help the athletes from around the Stateline in the Rockford Heat program!
Here is some background on Sophie Brunner:
As a graduate Of Freeport Aquin(2 time State Champ), she was a starter in 117 of 128 career games, Brunner was a two-time honorable mention honoree (2016 and 2017) on the WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team and was the driving force behind ASU’s four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2014-17), which included a berth in the 2015 Sweet 16. Also helped lead ASU to the 2016 Pac-12 regular season championship and a No. 2 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the highest NCAA placement in program history.
• Two-time WBCA All-Region Selection (2016-17).
• Joined Emily Westerberg (2004-07) as the only two Sun Devils to be named first-team All-Pac-12 three times (2015-16-17).
• Concluded her career 3rd on ASU’s all-time list in career points and field goals, 2nd in rebounds, 8th in field goal percentage, and 9th in free throws. She also finished just outside ASU’s career top 10 for most steals.
• Also finished first on ASU’s all-time list for most career rebounds in NCAA Tournament games (70), second in points (112) and field goals (42), third in free throws (27) and fourth in assists (20).
• Had 20 career double-doubles (4 in 2014/6 in 2015/5 in 2015-16/5 in 2017).
• In addition to earning All-Pac-12 honors three times, also earned Pac-12 Defensive honorable mention notice in 2015 and 2016 and earned Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention recognition in 2014.
•Earned Pac-12 All-Academic notice three times: honorable mention in 2015-16 and second team in 2017.
• Was a two-time nominee for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® (2015, 2017).
• Earned a silver medal playing for the U.S. Pan American Games Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
•Played in WNBA for Phoenix Mercury (2017)
•Currently playing in Italy