11 - Caroline Gruening
Caroline Gruening
Birth Date: 03/16/1980
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Juneau, Alaska
High School: Juneau-Douglas HS
Position: Guard

A former walk-on now a team captain on scholarship... earned honorable mention All-WCC honors and is a returning starting on the wing... possesses an excellent shot and is a relied-upon defender... described as one of the hardest workers on the team away from practice.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2000-01: Named to the honorable mention All-WCC Team... also named to the WCC All-Academic first team... started all but one game during the season... was second on the team in scoring average, with a 10.1 per game mark... finished fourth in league standings for three-point field goal percentage (.395) and fifth in three-point field goals made (1.79)... made five three-pointers against 12th-ranked Oregon en route to 19 points... recorded a career-high 21 points against Columbia... went 7-9 from the field, 3-5 from behind the arc, and made all four free throws against the Lions... with 29 seconds left in regulation, drove in for a layup on the right side of the paint to give SCU a two-point victory at Pepperdine and sole possession of first place in the league race with two weeks remaining in the conference season... closed the regular season with 15 points and five assists at Portland.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1999-00: Appeared in all 30 games... averaged 2.8 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 10.3 minutes per game... tallied 19 steals for the season... shot .850 from the line making 34 of 40 free throws... established a career-high nine points against Oakland, and seven assists against Gonzaga... scored 7 of 21 from the three-point range.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1998-99: Averaged 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game after making the squad as a walk on... appeared in 11 contests while averaging 5.6 minutes.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played guard at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska.. .averaged 14 points and six assists her senior season... led team to league titles her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons... helped Juneau-Douglas capture the 1996 Alaska State Championship... was an honorable mention USA Today All-American her senior season... also lettered in softball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Caroline Beatrice Gruening... born on March 16, 1980 in Tacoma, Wash... parents are Win and Anne Gruening... relative of Ernest Gruening, State Senator of Alaska and B.M. Behrends, founder of the first bank in Alaska... majoring in combined sciences with a minor in religious studies.

 

Gruening's Career Statistics

 

Year G-GS MIN FG-AT PCT 3P-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB AVG PF-D A TO B S TP AVG
98-99 11-0 62 0-8 .000 0-2 .000 6-11 .546 5 0.5 6-0 10 9 0 1 6 0.5
99-00 30-0 309 22-55 .400 7-21 .333 34-40 .850 20 0.7 28-0 50 40 0 19 85 2.8
00-01 28-27 839 91-220 .414 50-130 .385 50-63 .794 62 2.2 60-0 90 72 2 31 282 10.1
01-02 31-29 938 106-265 .400 75-167 .449 77-87 .885 102 3.3 50-0 108 77 2 36 364 11.7
Totals 100-56 2148 219-548 .400 132-320 .413 167-201 .831 189 1.9 144 258 198 4 87 737 7.4

 

 

 

Gruening's Career Highs

Points 34 vs. Saint Mary's, March 1, 2002
Field Goals 11 vs. Saint Mary's, March 1, 2002
Field Goal Attempts 16 vs. LSU, March 15, 2002
Three-Point Field Goals 8 vs. Saint Mary's, March 1, 2002
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts 12 vs. Saint Mary's, March 1, 2002
Free Throws 9 vs. Saint Mary's, Jan. 31, 2002
Free Throw Attempts 9 vs. Saint Mary's, Jan. 31, 2002
Rebounds 9 vs. LMU, Feb. 21, 2002
Assists 8 at Pepperdine, Jan. 25, 2002
Blocked Shots 1 four times, last at Portland, Feb. 7, 2002
Steals 6 at TCU, Jan. 3, 2002
Minutes 46 vs. Saint Mary's, Jan. 31, 2002