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Ruiz Named 2016 ITA Scholar Athlete

Ruiz Named 2016 ITA Scholar Athlete

CLEMSON, S.C. – Rising junior Daniela Ruiz was named an ITA Scholar Athlete for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the association on Thursday. The Industrial Engineering major earned the ITA Scholar Athlete distinction by recording a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the 2015-16 academic year.

Ruiz, who is from Beni, Bolivia, finished 2015-16 with a 15-12 overall record in doubles, including a 10-2 record in dual doubles matches played with teammate Joana Eidukonyte. Ruiz also finished the season strong in singles play, moving into the lineup at No. 6 singles on a consistent basis over the last two months of the season. In her final seven matches, she earned wins over players from Duke, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Louisville.