1998: Had record-highs for goals (10), shots (56) and game-winning goals (5) as a freshman in 1998?led the Panthers with 26 points?was unanimously chosen as a member of the Big East All-Rookie Team and was the first Panther to ever receive postseason honors ?set a Pittsburgh single-game record for assists (4), shots (10) and points (10) scored in an 11-1 victory over Wagner?also scored three goals in the Wagner win? received Big East Rookie of the Week honors for her efforts in a 3-2 victory over Providence the week of Oct. 5?finished the season tied for first in the NCAA for points in a game (10) and second for assists in a game (4)?earned freshman All-America Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Mid-Atlantic Region honors by Soccer Buzz, the exclusive Web magazine for women?s collegiate soccer?recorded two goals and six shots in Pittsburgh?s 2-1 win over Big East opponent Georgetown?served as a team co-captain...named the team's Most Valuable Player...a University Scholar-Athlete.
1997: Ruiz spent the 1997 season as a redshirt.
High School: A three-time team Most Valuable Player at Santa Clara High School...named Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman...was a first team all-league selection for four years...a three-time all-league MVP.
Personal: Born March 30, 1979...daughter of Raymundo and Rosa Ruiz...has two brothers and one sister...a sociology major...a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
Ruiz's Career Stats:
Season GP/GS S G A Pts. GWG 1997(R) 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1998 19/19 56 10 6 26 5 1999 16/13 13 1 2 4 0 Totals 35/32 69 11 8 30 5
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