(2003 Junior): One of the top defenders on the team, despite missing several games due to injuries ... helped anchor defensive backfield that allowed just 27 goals the entire season, tying the school record ... was named to both the All-MWC Second Team, and to the MWC All-Tournament Team ... played in 15 games with 10 starts ... also trained with the Mexican Olympic Team, had seven full international caps for the team that qualified for the 2004 Athens Games.
(2002 Sophomore): Played in 19 games with eight starts ... scored one goal in a 9-0 win over Nevada, Reno (Sept. 6).
(2001 Freshman): Played in 20 games of the season with one start ... earned first collegiate starting role versus Kansas ... scored two goals for four points ... knocked in the tying goal against Long Beach State (Aug. 31) in the season opener ... also scored a last-minute goal against league rival BYU (Nov. 10) in the MWC championship game.
High School: A Mountain View All-League selection and three-time MVP ... also an academic All-League honoree ... selected to the 1998 Mountain View First Team ... played with the Olympic Development Program district and state team in 1998 and 1999 ... named Citrus Belt 2001 Athlete of the Year ... also a 2001 Corona-NorCo District Athlete of the Year.
Club: Played with the Southern California Blues soccer club and helped team win a national title in 2000... Personal: Jennifer Marie Ruiz ... born on Aug. 9, 1983, in Orange County, Calif. ... daughter of Lauro and Cindy Ruiz ... has two brothers, Lauro and Edward and one sister, Allison ... majoring in communications..