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Andrea Ruiz
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
High School: Colegio CIEDI

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)

2013-14 (Junior)
In her second season as a Husker, Andrea Ruiz delivered several solid performances as one of Nebraska’s leaders. Ruiz contributed to a win over Central Missouri on the first day of the NCAA Tournament by tallying an impressive 217 to help the team to a second-place finish overall.

Ruiz delivered an impressive start to the third day of the Big Red Invitational, Nebraska’s lone home meet of the season, as she bowled a solid 225. Her performance contributed to a victory for the Huskers.   

Ruiz produced a strong total pinfall of 1,048 to help the team to a third-place finish among 13 teams at the Mid-Winter Invite in Jonesboro, Ark.

Succeeding on and off the lanes, Ruiz earned academic All-Big Ten honors in her junior season. She earned the Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award, which honors exceptional leadership, consistent and dedicated community service, and positive influence on the team. She was also named to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, which honors student-athletes for their outstanding commitment to community service.  

2012-13 (Sophomore)
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.

Personal
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.

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