Nov. 17, 2010

Sport: Cross Country
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greer, SC
Major: Health Science
Favorite Professor: Joni Hurley
Favorite Class: SPAN 406
Athletic Highlights: Ruck became the first female at Clemson in 17 years to earn a trip to the NCAA Cross Country Championships after finishing sixth at the NCAA Southeast Regional at "Tom" Sawyer Park on Saturday. Her sixth-place finish was the best by a Clemson female since Mareike Ressing was fifth in 1993. Ruck recorded an impressive personal best time of 20:20.7, breaking her previous best of 20:26.1 at last season's ACC Championships. Ruck has now made three straight NCAA competitions, having competed at the indoor national meet in March and the outdoor meet in June.