Oct. 8, 2009

Sport: Cross Country
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greer, SC
Major: Health Science
Favorite Professor: Cheryl Lossie (Communication Studies)
Favorite Class: Anatomy
Athletic Highlights: Ruck ran a personal-best 5K en route to winning the women's individual championship at the Charlotte Invitational at McAlpine Creek Park. Ruck, who won her first-ever individual title, led the women's team to a runner-up finish. The sophomore easily posted a personal best over the 5K course, turning in a time of 17:02.4 to finish ahead of hometown favorite and defending Atlantic-10 champion Amanda Goetschius. A walk on out of Greer, SC, Ruck's championship was the second individual crown for the Clemson women's cross country team this season.