Cross Country
CU Cross Country BIO
Kim Ruck
Player Profile:
Kim Ruck 824988
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greer, SC
Alma Mater: Major=>Health Promotion and Education
• NCAA Championships Participant (2011)
• All-ACC (2009)
• All-Region (2009-10)
• All-ACC Academic (2008-10)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic (2009-10)
• AgSouth Student-Athlete of the Year (2011)

2010 Highlights
• Advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the first time; in fact, it was the first appearance at the national meet by any Clemson female since 1993
• Finished 90th at the NCAA national meet, she had a time of 21:17.2
• All-Region winner by virtue of sixth-place individual finish in Louisville, where she posted a 6K time of 20:20.7
• Placed 19th to lead Clemson's efforts at the ACC Championships on a chilly day in Boston; had 6K time of 21:02.2 at the meet
• Individual winner at the Clemson Invitational, the debut event at the Tigers' home course of Musser Farms; had 5K time of 16:47.09
• Runner-up at the Charlotte Invitational, she had a time of 16:52.2 over the 5K course
• Led Tigers with 22nd-place effort in a large field at the Pre-NCAA Nationals in Terre Haute, she had a time of 20:46.7

2009 Highlights
• Earned All-ACC and All-Region status as the team's top performer
• Placed ninth at the ACC Championships, the highest finish by a Clemson female at the conference meet since Beth Ahern was seventh in 1998; she produced a personal best 6K time of 20:26.1 at the meet held in Cary, NC
• Posted 11th place individual finish at the Southeast Regionals in Louisville, KY, best finish by a Clemson female since Mareike Ressing was fifth at the district meet in 1993
• Competed in four meets on the season and was top scorer in each meet for the Tigers
• Won the Charlotte Invitational on Oct. 2 with a personal best 5K time of 17:02.4
• Finished runner-up on Sept. 18 at the Mountaineer Open and led Clemson to a second-place team finish

2008 Highlights
• Emerged as team's #2 runner after no previoux experience competing in cross country
• Competed and scored in three meets, including both the ACC Championships and Southeast Region Championships
• Team's second-best scorer with 20th-place finish at ACCs
• Scored at regionals with 62nd-place showing, fourth-best on team
• Team's #2 scorer with 27th-place effort at Auburn
• Best 5K time of the season was 17:17.21 at the Tiger Invitational
• Best 6K time of the season was 21:27.6 at the ACC Championships

Eastside High School Highlights
• Earned several accolades as a standout soccer player
• Named All-State in 2007 and three-time All-Region
• Played in 2007 North/South All-Star Game
• Led 2007 team to state championship
• Led 2004 team to region championship and 2005 team to state finals

• Born 3/24/89
• Majoring in health science
• Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Daughter of Valorie and Gene Ruck
• Brother, Kevin, played soccer at Towson University
• Standout on the track for Clemson, she was a 2010 indoor All-American and ACC champion in the 5K and is a six-time All-ACC performer as well

Collegiate Bests
• 5000m - 16:47.09
• 6000m - 20:20.7
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