Kevin Ruiz
36 Kevin Ruiz
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Wesleyan

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/21/1989

Experience:
2L

UGA Career: Batted .272-2-29 in 92 games including 55 starts; Also 0-0, 4.50 ERA in 5 relief appearances (4 IP).

2012 (RS-Junior):Appeared in 23 games with 12 starts (11-LF, 1-DH), hitting .174-0-5 as team went 31-26

*Provided 1-out, walk-off RBI-single to beat Western Illinois on March 3

*Hit .143 with two RBI in 21 at bats over a span of nine games in SEC action

*Named to SEC Community Service Team for superior service efforts

*Posted a perfect fielding percentage in 23 total chances (21 putouts, 2 assists)

*Graduated with a degree in finance and accepted a position with AON Company in Atlanta

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (RS-Sophomore): Appeared in 32 games with 21 starts (15-RF, 5-1B, 1-DH) plus made five relief appearances in helping team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Batted .241 with one home run and eight RBI, 0-0, 4.50 ERA in 4.0 IP
*Went 3-for-3 with an RBI against #4 Florida on April 17, also collected first career outfield assist in the series
*Posted a 3-hit game against #3 Florida in SEC Tournament semifinal game in Hoover, Ala., with two doubles on May 28
*Made debut on the mound with one perfect inning at Stetson on Feb. 19

*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 (Redshirt-Freshman): Played in 37 games with 22 starts (12-1B, 10-3B)
*Utility corner infielder, batted .352 with one home run and 16 RBI overall and .333-0-8 in SEC action
*Posted a .976 overall fielding percentage including a perfect 1.000 in 96 total chances at first base
*Registered two four-hit games, going 4-for-5 with two RBI against Ga. State on May 11 and 4-for-4 with a career-high four RBI against Kentucky on May 21, reaching base in all six plate appearances against the Wildcats, drawing two walks
*Hit .625 (5-for-8) with three runs scored and two RBI in the series with Tennessee
*Smacked first career home run on Feb. 27 against Stetson
*Named to the UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll

High School:
*A graduate of Wesleyan School where he played for Mike Shaheen
*Four-year baseball letterman and a three-year football letterman
*Led the Wolves to the 2008 state championship with a team-best .450 batting average, 13 home runs and also had 41 RBI
*Named First Team All-Region and First Team All-County as a senior
*Earned First Team All-Region honors as a junior, hitting .440 with six home runs and 37 RBI
*Named All-County Honorable Mention as a sophomore, batting .462 with nine home runs and 47 RBI on Wesleyan's state runner-up squad
*Hit .413 with five home runs as a freshman
*National Merit Scholarship Program finalist
*Played summer baseball with the East Cobb Patriots and named the East Cobb MVP

Personal:
*Born Sept. 21, 1989
*Son of Ivan and Susan Ruiz
*Awarded UGA Charter Scholarship by admissions office, given to first-year students with stellar academic records, leadership and community involvement and a respect for and commitment toward intellectual, social and cultural diversity
*Major: Finance

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