2014 Nashville Regional All-Tournament Team
2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
1x BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
2014: Led Xavier in the Nashville Regional of the NCAA Tournament with a .455 batting average (5-of-11), plus an RBI, run, walk and stolen base to earn Nashville Regional All-Tournament Team honors ... In Xavier's 6-4 win over Clemson, the centerfielder was a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish ... Scored a run in each of Xavier's three wins in the BIG EAST Tournament to help lead XU to the conference crown ... Named All-BIG EAST Second Team after hitting .283 with 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored this season ... Earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after batting .500 (6-for-12) with two doubles, a triple, a homerun, seven RBIs and five runs scored in Xavier's sweep of Villanova ... Went 5-for-10 in the Musketeers' series at No. 12 North Carolina, which included an RBI in Xavier's 2-1 win in the series opener and a 4-for-4 effort in the series finale.
2013: Entered season on a 12-game hitting streak, which was extended to 21 games after getting hits in the first nine games of the season ... Campaign was shortened due to a season-ending injury and will receive a medical redshirt ... Played in 17 games, securing hits in 14 contests with seven multi-hit games ... Had two RBIs and two runs scored against UAB ... Belted a grand slam in a three-hit, five-RBI effort against Middle Tennessee.
2012: Played in 52 games, splitting time between the outfield and first base ... Hit .273 on the season, with 29 runs scored, 25 RBI and 14 walks ... Posted a .335 OBP and .354 slugging percentage ... Concluded the season on an 11-game hitting streak, with four multi-hit games, 10 runs scored and six RBIs in that stretch ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 5-3 win versus Michigan ... Picked up two hits and three RBI against Pittsburgh ... Helped Xavier to an 8-3 win over Miami (Ohio) with a 2-for-4 performance, knocking in two runs and scoring three times ... Collected two hits and a pair of RBI at Western Illinois ... Helped Xavier to a 5-4 win over Charlotte with two hits and an RBI ... Scored a run in Xavier's 4-2 win over Cincinnati ... Was 3-for-5 at the plate against Rhode Island with an RBI ... Started 11-game hitting streak with a 2-for-4 performance against Fordham ... Scored three runs and batted in two runs with a 3-for-4 game against George Washington.
2011: Posted a .327 average his rookie season at Xavier ... A-10 All-Rookie team selection ... Scored three runs thrice during the 2011 season ... Started all but two games his rookie year mostly in right field..recorded 10 doubles.
Prior to Xavier: Played two years of varsity baseball at Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio ... Earned a .466 career batting average with 45 RBI, 42 runs, with seven strike outs ... Scholar Athlete award winner...All-League, All-District, and All-Metro winner ... Helped Bishop Watterson win the Central Catholic League Championship his junior year.
Personal: Son of Matthew and Christine Bruening ... Finance major.