Ryan begins his senior season with the Rebels and will likely take over second-base duties from departed senior Garett Shitanishi.
2003: Ryan played in 51 games in 2003, starting 40 ... hit .296 (50-for-169) with nine home runs, eight doubles and 41 RBI ... was 8-for-10 in stolen bases ... had 14 multiple-hit games ... drove in four runs with a 2-for-5 performance against Cal on Feb. 1 ... hit a three-run homer against Villanova on Feb. 21 ... hit a game-winning double in the 12th inning for a 10-9 victory over San Diego State on March 30. 2002: Ryan played and started in 59 games in 2002 ... hit .326 (76-for-233) with 20 doubles, 10 home runs, seven triples and 40 RBI ... put together a 17-game hitting streak from April 16 to May 17 ... hit .500 (13-for-26) with three home runs and a 1.038 slugging percentage in six games against conference rival New Mexico ... went 4-for-6 with five RBI against Utah on March 22 ... went 3-for-3 against Nevada, Reno on Feb. 8 ... went 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored against Air Force on April 7 ... had 22 multiple hit games in 2002. 2001: Ryan played in 54 games in 2001 ... hit .221 with 16 RBI and 27 runs scored ... went 3-for-4 with two RBI against Air Force on March 9 ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored against 10th-ranked Clemson on February 23.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ryan helped lead his team to the 2000 State Championship ... was named First Team All-Sunrise, first team all-conference and first team all-state in 2000 ... was named 2000 Nevada Player of the Year ... received an invitation to play on the 1999 Goodwill Series XII-Hispanic "All Star" Team in Long Beach, CA ... played in the 1999 Area Code Games (Arizona Diamondbacks) ... was named the 1999 MVP at the Nevada State American Legion Championship ... received an invitation to the 1999 Team One National Showcase ... was a recipient of the 1998 Silverado High School Scholar Athlete Award.
PERSONAL: Ryan Arthur Ruiz was born on October 18, 1981 ... son of Javier and Kelly Ruiz ... has three sisters ... his career ambition is to play professional baseball ... is majoring in criminal justice ... named to the 2001 and 2002 All-MWC Academic Team ... considers God and his parents to be the biggest influences on his life as an athlete.