10  Veronica Ruiz
Veronica Ruiz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
College Station, Texas

High School:
A&M Consolidated

Position:
Defense

Experience:
3L


Quick and speedy player with a knack for finding holes in the defense...Versatile role player has spent time at almost every position except goalkeeper...2002: Saw action in eight matches including drawing her first-career start against Southeast Missouri State ... Versatility showed up making the switch to forward late in the season ...The switch paid off as she scored her first-career goal in a 4-0 victory over Tulane that secured the team's first appearance in the C-USA Tournament since 1997...The Lady Tigers outscored their opponents 16-10 in the eight matches she saw action in ...2001: Received significant minutes in four matches...Competed against C-USA squads Cincinnati, Southern Miss, TCU and SEC West champion Mississippi State...2000: Played in 12 matches...Played in five consecutive matches during the last month of the season, including conference opponents Louisville, Cincinnati, Houston and Saint Louis...Played in a total of seven league matches...Finished with one point and three shots taken...Notched first career point with an assist during 6-2 conference victory against Louisville...PREP: Four-year varsity letterwinner at A&M Consolidated H.S. ...All-district selection and all-MVP senior year...Three-year member of `81 Demolition club out of Houston, Texas...Teamed with fellow sophomore Rebecca Sparrow to help lead Demolition side to Texas state tournament finals in 1998-99...Also lettered three years in cross-country, becoming a regional qualifier in her sophomore season...Two-year letterman in softball...Received the Wayne Smith Award during her senior year, given annually to the athlete who demonstrates heart, courage and endurance.

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