Student-Athletes to be well represented in UNLV's 50th Commencement Ceremony.
Men's tennis earns team honor for ninth straight year.
Six players honored for their work in the classroom.
Senior Rebel netter voted to Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large First Team.
Men's tennis sees season end with loss to TCU at MW Championships.
*2011 ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE*
UNLV: One of three seniors on the 2012 squad ... Will compete for time at the top of the lineup in singles ... He and doubles partner Alex Bull earned their first career ITA national ranking at No. 43 in the preseason ... Turned in a 5-3 fall mark in singles, including winning his first two matches at the ITA Mountain Regional in October ... Produced a 4-3 mark in doubles while playing with three different partners ... One of two UNLV men's players to earn 2011 ITA Scholar-Athlete honors ... One of a league-leading seven UNLV members of the 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team.
2011: Finished with an 18-12 overall mark in singles, including 12-8 in duals, compiled at the No. 2-4 positions in the lineup ... Went 3-3 in Mountain West play ... At one point won 12 out of 13 matches during season ... Downed Andre Feliz 6-3, 6-0 at the third spot to help his team upend No. 57 San Diego State in the regular-season finale ... Posted a 16-13 record in doubles, including 7-3 at the third spot in duals ... After sitting out his first year at UNLV, made his collegiate debut at September's UNLV Fall Invite ... Tied for team lead in fall tournament wins with 6-4 mark in singles ... Won all three of his consolation matches at the ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas in October and then ran his winning streak to six by taking the singles title at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic at UNLV ... Ruegamer downed teammate Alex Bull for the championship, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, on Halloween ... Also went 5-4 overall in first semester playing doubles with four different partners ... He and Bull combined for a 4-0 mark and won the doubles title at the Easley Memorial with a 9-8 victory over teammates Mehdi Bouras and Bernard Schoeman.
2010: Member of team but did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Friedrich-Koenig Gymnasium in Wurzburg ... Ranked as high as 64th in Germany.
PERSONAL: Rene Ruegamer was born on Feb. 25, 1988, in Germany ... The son of Elisabeth and Herbert Ruegamer ... Has a sister, Sabina ... Majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player is Alexander Waske.
Ruegamer's Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MW) Total 2010-11 6-4 12-8 3-3 18-12