Updated Oct. 18, 2005
Made significant gains in the offseason and enters the year as one of the Salukis' most improved players from 2004-05...a strong shot-blocker, who is a key component of SIU's inside game...SIU's top shot-blocker and rebounder last season...will challenge for a starting role.
2004-05:Played in 26 games, where she led the Salukis and tied for fourth in the MVC with 28 blocks...averaged 4.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes off the bench...topped the team with 125 rebounds and made 42 percent (49-of-118) of her field goals...scored double figures in points on four occasions and nabbed double-digit rebounds three times...registered a double-double 16 points and 13 rebounds against Northern Iowa (1/14/05)...both of those marks were career-highs...posted a career-high four blocks two times, with the last being against Northern Iowa (1/14/05)...averaged five points and 5.1 boards, and collected all but eight of her blocks against league opponents...started all three of SIU's exhibition games in Canada, where she contributed 13 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and five steals.
As a Prep:Joined the Salukis from Cleveland Central Catholic High School...was named Most Improved Player in each of her prep seasons...garnered second-team all-conference honors and was her team's top student-athlete as both a freshman and sophomore.
Personal:Full name is India Nicole Bruster...born Jan. 6, 1986...Pre-Major...daughter of Theodore and Delores Bruster.TMTM
Bruster's Career Totals at SIU
Bruster vs. MVC Opponents