Prior to Coastal Carolina: At Illinois: 2009:Opened the season at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and placed first for the Illini and 11th overall with a 5K time of 18:22 ... Finished the Wisconsin Inter-Regional with a 5K time of 18:26 ... Came in fifth for the Illini at the Pre-National Invitational with a 6K time of 22:28.0 ... Had a time of 22:18 at the Big Ten Championships and finished in 56th place ... Finished 51st overall and fifth for the Illini with a personal-best 6K time of 22:07.4 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Came in 207th in her first appearance at the NCAA National Championships with a 6K time of 22:08.3 ... Academic All-Big Ten....2008:Redshirted... 2007: 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: 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. High School: Named 2005 and 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....
Personal: Full Name: Jamie Louise Brusa...Daughter of Ron and Linda Brusa...Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Biology...Pursuing Master's Degree in Marine Science
Brusa's Personal Bests:
5K: 18:16 - Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/14/07)
6K: 22:07 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (10/14/09)