|High School:||Juneau-Douglas HS|
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
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|