Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
A new member to the Nebraska bowling family in 2012-13, sophomore Andrea Ruiz made herself a mainstay in the starting lineup throughout the season. Ruiz posted a 190.9 average during her sophomore campaign including a 183.2 average at the NCAA Championships.
Ruiz shined in Nebraska's NCAA Championship match victory over Vanderbilt, rolling her first strike in the eighth frame to seal a crucial Husker win.
Ruiz posted a pair of stellar performances in back-to-back regular-season tournaments. She notched a season-high 202.6 average at the Central Missouri Women's Bowling Invitational (March 1-3). Ruiz produced 100 pocket hits with only 12 open frames in the tournament. Her effort at Central Missouri followed her 200.8 averaged to help the Huskers at the Morgan State Invite (Feb. 15-17).
A solid performer in the classroom, Ruiz earned spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
Before Nebraska (Bogata Central College)
Ruiz came to Nebraska after competing as one of the top players in Colombia. A member of the Colombian National Team, Ruiz has represented Colombia in international competition and won medals at several events around the world.
Andrea is the daughter of Nicolas Ruiz, and Ayda Luiz Valencia. Andrea earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.