2007 - Sophomore: Achieved a personal-best 5K time of 18:16.65 at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet, placing ninth overall...Placed 48th in the Pre-Nationals open race with a 6K time of 22:37, placing fourth for the Illini.
2006 - Freshman: Debuted at the Illini Open, finishing the 4K race in a time of 15:40...Finished eighth for Illinois at the Illini Challenge with a 5K time of 20:02.
Was named 2005-2006 Buffalo Grove Athlete of the Year... First Buffalo Grove female athlete to obtain 12 varsity letters...Letterwinner in diving, gymnastics and track...Track state qualifier in 2004, 2005 and 2006...Participated in Senior All-Star Meet in 2006...Received conference and sectional track medals in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Parents are Ron & Linda Brusa ... Has one sister ... Her father most influenced her athletic career ... Majoring in environmental science.