Janice Bruner was described by her coach, Kim Fischer, as “one of the best pure shooters among women’s basketball players at Bluffton.” Bruner, who was also a standout in volleyball, had the most career points (1,121), field goals (497) and field goal attempts (1,135) at the time of her graduation in 1986. Her field goals record still stands.
In 1985-86 she set the season mark—also still standing—for field goals made (165) while earning first-team Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference honors. The previous year she was second-team All-WBCC and honorable mention all-district. She led the team in scoring her last two years and was at the top in six statistical categories as a senior. An outside hitter on the volleyball team, she led Bluffton in service aces in 1985.
Bruner has been a social studies teacher at Hilltop High School in the Millcreek-West Unity school system.