Honors and Awards:
Earned 2019 All-ACC Academic team
2018 Cross Country:
Helped lead Georgia Tech to the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championship for the first time since 2001, finishing with a 6K time of 21:34.0… finished 15th with a 6K time of 21:03.4 at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships… earned a sixth-place finish at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational, setting a 5.5K PR time of 21:01.0… set a 5K PR with a time of 17:47.2 at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown… ran a 21:10.9 6K at the Penn State Nationals Open… competed in the ACC Championships, finishing with a 6K time of 21:21.0.
Indoor: ran a 1:43.80 in her lone 600m event at the Orange & Purple Invitational … ran a personal-best indoor 800 time of 2:14.84 at the Bob Pollock Invitational … set a PR in the mile with a time of 4:47.61 (second) at the Music City Challenge … posted a PR in the 3K, finishing fourth with a 9:58.07 at the Commodore Invitational … helped the DMR group to a first-place finish at the Charlie Thomas Invitational (11:35.76). Outdoor: Helped break the 23-year-old 4x1500m relay school record by finishing seventh with a time of 18:15.33 – 11 seconds faster than the previous time … Set a PR in the 800m by turning in a 2:12.38 to finish sixth at the Georgia Tech Invite … also PR-ed in the 1500m, where she ran a 4:24.00 to finish third at the Tiger Track Classic.
2017 Cross Country:
Set a new 6K PR at the Paul Short Invitational, running a 20:40.0 … went on to run a 21:44.5 at the ACC Championships before a 20:49.2 time at South Regionals … also turned in a 14:20.5 time at Jacksonville State Opener’s 4K.
Indoor: Competed in five meets during the indoor season, primarily racing the mile … Registered a career-best time in the mile at the ACC Championships of 4:53.20. Outdoor: Finished third in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational … Took ninth in the 5000m at the Florida State Relays … Posted a career-best time in the 800m at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Won the 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Clocked a career-best time in the 1500m prelims at the ACC Championships of 4:25.69, advancing to the finals.
2016 Cross Country:
Led the Yellow Jackets in four of the five meets she competed in … Recorded a career-best 5k time at the UGA Invitational with a time of 18.35.0 … Raced a career best in the 6k at the ACC Championships with a time of 21:17.8, finishing 45th … Finished 59th out of 212 finishers at the NCAA South Regionals to finish first among the Yellow Jackets.
Indoor: Finished 28th in the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 2:16.88 … Along with Samantha Kiblinger, Haley Anderson and Charlotte Stephens, finished third in the 4×800 relay at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a time of 9:16.26. Outdoor: Finished 13th in the 1500m at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:32.25 … Along With Haley Anderson, Samantha Kiblinger and Caroline Kissel, finished ninth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 9:02.21 at the Penn Relays.
2015 Cross Country:
Did not compete.
Lettered three years in track, cross country at Milton High School … Senior captain in cross country … Cross country team finished first at county in 2011, 2012, finished first at regions in 2013, 2014 … Team’s MVP in 5k in 2014.
Full name is Amy Alejandra Ruiz … Attended Milton High School in Milton, Ga. Honor Roll, BETA Club, National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society in high school … Chose Georgia Tech because of exceptional engineering programs, national recognition of school, campus atmosphere immersed in city with suburban feel.