30 - Gina Grussing
Gina Grussing
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Penfield, Ill.
High School: Armstrong
College: Parkland College
Position: F
AS A JUNIOR (2004-05): Saw action in the team's first 18 games of the season before an ACL tear ended her first season at Butler early...started two games...averaged 1.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game...of her 53 total rebounds, 28 came on the offensive end...posted career-highs of 10 rebounds and six points Dec. 21 against IPFW...despite missing the final 10 games, her 28 offensive rebounds were still fourth on the team...scored the first three points of her Butler career Nov. 26 against Austin Peay in the Billiken Classic in St. Louis.

Signed with the Bulldogs during the early signing period in November of 2003, prior to her sophomore season at Parkland College.

AT PARKLAND COLLEGE: In 2002-03, her play garnered her both "Player of the Year" and "Freshman of the Year" accolades by the Collegiate Conference of Central Illinois...finished seventh in the nation following the 2002-03 season with a 59.4 field goal percentage...as a freshman, posted 13.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg...injury limited her to nine games during the 2003-04 campaign...averaged 10.2 ppg and 3.8 rpg, while shooting 59 percent from the field...the Cobras finished the regular season ranked #1 in the final D-II NJCAA poll in 2003-04 and placed sixth in the national tournament...helped team to two Conference of Illinois titles...coach: Tim Wulf.

AT ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP HIGH: As a senior, posted 22.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game...registered 2,043 points during her high school career and was the MVP of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game, in addition to being an Illinois "All-State" honorable mention selection...three-time captain...team had 47-11 record in her final two years...played four years of volleyball and one year of softball...National Honor Society...class president...high school coach: Tara Tighe. PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1984...daughter of Norlyn and Jane Grussing...marketing major.