Michelle Bruns enters her third season as Grove City College's head women's basketball coach.

She made an immediate impact in her first season at the College, guiding Grove City to a 14-13 record -- the team's best campaign since 2005. 

The 2010-11 Wolverines ranked among the national leaders in foul shooting and fewest fouls per game.  Individually, forward Christine Slater led the Presidents' Athletic Conference in scoring and concluded her career as the No. 2 scorer in program history with 1,634 points.

A 2005 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, Bruns joined the Grove City staff during the summer of 2010 after working as an assistant master trainer/performance enhancement specialist at the Army Center for Enhanced Performance in West Point, N.Y. since January 2009.

Prior to her position at West Point, Bruns spent three seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach. She worked as a graduate assistant coach during the 2005-06 season at Eastern Washington University.

Bruns then served as the head assistant women's basketball coach at Adams State (Colo.) College during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

At Adams State, she helped the squad triple its win total while also recording the program's first winning record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference since 1992.

Bruns also worked as Adams State's Senior Woman Administrator during the 2007-08 academic year. In addition, she advised the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

A native of Hecla, S.D., Bruns scored 1,645 career points at Southwest Minnesota State. She earned Daktronics Division II All-America Honorable Mention as a senior, along with North Central Region Co-Player of the Year honors.

Bruns also earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Player of the Year honor and SMSU's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award as a senior. In addition, she earned CoSIDA Academic All-America distinction in 2005.

Bruns graduated from Southwest Minnesota State in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in wellness and human performance. She completed her master of arts degree in human performance and physical education in December 2008 at Adams State.

Bruns is the sixth head coach in Grove City women's basketball history and holds the rank of assistant professor of physical education and exercise science.

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