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Bruna Lima

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    Action shots of Bruna Lima, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team




    May 31, 1992




    Pedro Gomes High School University of Massachusetts, Boston ('18 Bachelors in Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Current, PhD in Computational and Systems Biology)

    Started playing handball at 10 years old in Cape Verde, where she played for both junior and senior national teams...Was called to represent Cape Verde in the 2010 Challenge Trophy Zone II U20 Championship in Bamako, Mali, where Cape Verde won its first international handball event (for both male and female teams)...Attended college in Portugal and lived there until her mother won a lottery visa to come to the United States as a legal emigrant...Moved to Boston, Massachusetts in January of 2012, where her and her mother started a new life...Has been playing for Boston Team Handball and coaching handball for the Boston community ever since...As a member of the Boston Team Handball Board of Directors, she has been working to grow the sport in the greater Boston area...Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, working out, going to the movies, staying cozy at home and watching Netflix, cooking and baking.

    Career Highlights
    • 2021: Named to U.S. Women's National Team for North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Women's Championships
    • 2012-2019: Athlete, Boston Team Handball Club
    • 2018 North American Classic – 1st, Most Valuable Player (Springfield, MA)
    • 2010 Challenge Trophy Africa Zone 2 U20 Championship – 1st (Bamako, Mali)
    • 2008-2010: Seven Stars Club – 2nd (Praia, Cape Verde)
    • 2007-2008: Boavista Club – 2nd (Praia, Cape Verde)
    • 2004-2007: Revolution Club – 1st (Praia, Cape Verde)
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