About Gruenbaum: Drew time at second base and outfield freshman year, then found a home in the outfield last year ... will be among challengers for vacancies in both right and left field and lends depth there as well ... provided solid depth to Army bench last two years ... ranked among team's top pinch hitters and pinch runners last year ... ... solid defender with ability to chase down balls in gaps ... has good mechanics ... boasts surprising strength ... has solid bat and speed on the bases ... capable of hitting both sides of the plate ... gives great flexibility to staff ... expected to fill significant role once again ... two-year letterwinner.
2010: Spent majority of 24 appearances as pinch hitter and pinch runner ... drew two starts in the outfield ... scored all nine runs as a pinch runner ... crossed the plate in five straight Patriot League appearances ... most significant crossing was in 5-1 come-from-behind league win over Colgate that clinched the regular-season title ... scored the game-tying run in go-ahead six-inning explosion that scored five runs ... with one out, entered the game as the pinch runner for Erin McClain, who singled ... moved to third on Alexis AuBuchon's double and was one of two runs delivered by Reanna Johnson's two-run double as Army erased a 1-0 deficit ... scored the Black Knights' lone run in 2-1 elimination game loss to Bucknell at the Patriot League Tournament ... went into game as pinch runner for AuBuchon following her one-out double up the middle in the top of the fifth inning ... advanced to third on a fielder's choice and drew Army to within 2-1 after crossing on the first baseman's error ... scored six times against league opponents ... stroked three hits in 17 at-bats ... batted .333 in league games ... went 1-for-1 and scored a run in 9-2 nightcap decision in first day of league opening sweep of Lafayette ... ripped a single to right center field, advanced to second on Johnson's single to left field and scored on an illegal pitch as Army tacked on four runs in the bottom of the fifth to stretch a slim 3-2 lead to a 7-2 advantage ... started in the outfield in first two games of the season ... one of four Black Knights to collect a hit in 3-0 loss to Manhattan at the Rebel Spring Games in Florida.
2009: Appeared in 39 games with four starts ... twice earned nod in right field and at second base ... committed just one fielding error in 13 attemps ... batted .231 with one double, 15 runs scored and three runs batted in ... posted .308 slugging percentage and .286 on-base percentage ... twice batted No. 2 in the lineup ... scored five runs as a pinch runner at the Rebel Spring Games versus Manhattan, Akron, St. Peter's, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Wagner ... season-high two RBI and two runs scored along with first career double recorded in 7-6 heartbreaker loss to Delaware ... drew starting nod at second base in that game, doubling home a pair of runs that put Army in front 5-3 after two innings ... RBI suicide squeeze bunt in 4-0 nightcap blanking of CCSU recorded a week later ... plated a pair of runs in league games against Holy Cross, closing out the scoring in the fourth game of the series ... appeared in 15 of 20 league games.
High School: Alternated between second base and shortstop as a four-year letterwinner at Paul VI H.S. ... all-state second team selection as a shortstop senior year ... led team to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) regular-season title in 2008 after helping them to runner-up honors in 2006 ... three-time second team all-WCAC selection along with honorable mention honors ... played travel ball for Vienna Stars 18-U ... also lettered as a fullback in soccer ... member of the National Honor Society ... earned honors junior year as a history student and member of the math league.
Personal: Given name is Natalia Paola Gruenbaum ... parents' names are David and Adriana Gruenbaum ... younger sister Danielle (17) ... father retired in 1998 from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. ... enjoys reading, writing, history and politics ... majoring in International History.